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Everett Barnett, a first-year majoring in computer science, stand with his mom Catherine in front of Grant Towers on Thursday. First-year and returning students moved over the weekend in preparation for the Fall semester. (Joey Trella | Northern Star)

NIU move-in day beats the heat

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | August 27, 2023

DeKALB – NIU Housing and Residential Services as well as volunteers were able to beat the heat and help move in NIU’s incoming residents. During NIU’s move in, from Aug. 23 to Aug. 27, a late summer heat wave hit DeKalb, reaching a high of 95...

The entrance to Patterson Hall West. Rises to room and board fees were among the changes voted for approval by the Board of Trustees. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Fees for housing, graduation, student support to rise

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | February 19, 2023

DeKALB – Starting the fiscal year of 2024, July 2023, room and board fees for Neptune Hall, Gilbert Hall, Grant Towers, Stevenson Towers and Patterson Hall will increase by $200, and room and board fees for Northern View will increase by $100. Increased...

The southern Grant Towers sit vacant on Saturday night as the northern Towers light up the surrounding parts of campus. The Grant Towers were built between 1965 and 1966, with the southern Towers most recently having been used for COVID-19 surveillance testing. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

What’s Up With: The South Grant Towers?

By Rachel Cormier and Joseph Howerton | February 5, 2023

Editor's note: This story is a part of the "What's Up With?" series. To submit a question for the Northern Star to see, fill out the form here. DeKALB – A quartet of towers stand resolute between the West Lagoon and Central Park. Grant Towers are...

Neptune Residence Hall Central.

Neptune Hall receives renovations

By Morgan Fink | August 31, 2017

Neptune Residence Hall West and North received updates over the summer. Neptune Residence Hall East will receive the same updates during the fall semester.