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Presidential process incites debate

By Northern Star staff | July 30, 2018

DeKALB — Former State Senator Robert W. Pritchard and student Nathan Hayes were sworn in as trustees by Chairman Wheeler Coleman July 16.“I look forward to putting the experiences I’ve had over the last fifteen years in the legislature working on...

Apathy in the younger generation: a breakdown of factors

By Lauren Dielman | April 24, 2012

According to an April 3 Northern Star article, the Millennial generation is less concerned about caring, community and political engagement. The article stated students who said it was important to have knowledge of current political affairs decreased...

The Dark Side of Facebook: Study finds correlation between social media activities and narcissim

By Mary Diamond | April 1, 2012

With 845 million monthly users as of December 2011, Facebook is a social media trend that has touched more lives than just about any other website. So many people interacting in one virtual place has researchers looking for correlations between Facebook...

Study: Facebook useful in predicting job success

By Lauren Dielman | February 28, 2012

A recent research study found that Facebook is more useful in predicting job success than personality tests employers use. Don Kluemper, assistant professor of management, performed his research with Kevin Mossholder, assistant professor of management...

 Vice-president for Administrative Affairs of the Graduate
Professional Student Council, Rheanna Pulley, junior, and Joshua
Potter, vice-president for Graduate School Affairs with the GPSC,
shout With our faculty...solidarity! repeatedly while protesting
Thursday in front of SIUs Anthony Hall.

Censorship issues arrise on Facebook for SIU

By Faith Healy | November 10, 2011

The six-day faculty strike at Southern Illinois University (SIU) came to an end Thursday, but the ordeal brought a new issue to light: censorship on Facebook. Students posted questions and other comments pertaining to the strike while it was happening,...

Gaebler: Googling law school applicants is time consuming

By Dan Martynowicz | October 27, 2011

According to a recent Kaplan study, 41 percent of law school admissions officers Google search applicants' names.This is compared to 27 percent of business school admissions officers, and 20 percent of college admissions officers, as shown by the same...

Small Town Skate Shop, 229 E. Lincoln Highway, uses Facebook as
a way to reach more customers.

Local business owners turn to social media to keep in touch with customers

By Dave Gong | October 17, 2011

An internet presence is essential for local businesses looking to market their products, said Holly Nicholson, social media specialist for university relations. "Almost everything can be done online now, and people are spending more and more of their...

The Associated Press - Flowers, apples and notes are displayed
in tribute to Steve Jobs outside of an Apple store in Chicago,
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. Jobs, the Apple co-founder and former CEO
who invented and masterfully marketed ever-sleeker gadgets that
transformed everyday technology, from the personal computer to the
iPod and iPhone, has died. He was 56.

Students show mixed reactions to death of former Apple CEO

By Olivia Willoughby | October 6, 2011

Facebook and Twitter overflowed with numerous "R.I.P. Steve Jobs" statuses and updates in reaction to the Apple co-founder's death Wednesday night."I was on Facebook and I saw everyone's statuses saying ‘R.I.P. Steve Jobs,'" said freshman marketing...

Facebook changes may not be enough for students to switch to Google+

By Andrea Azzo | October 5, 2011

The newest social network site officially launched to the public two weeks ago, but some students say they won't make the switch.Google+ officially launched Sept. 20 as Facebook's newest rival. Holly Nicholson, NIU social media specialist, said Google+...

Photo illustration - Social media sites such as Twitter are
beneficial to students to get their news, but can be a hindrance to
police investigations.

Social media can help or hinder information flow about events around campus

By Faith Healy | September 29, 2011

Social media websites can be both beneficial and a hindrance when providing information on events like Wednesday's shooting.Anna Kedyk, sophomore business administration major, heard about the shooting while on Facebook around noon Thursday."My friend...