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Executive Vice President Faculty Senate President Ismael Montana (left) and Provost Beth Ingram listen to SGA Speaker Dallas Douglas give a report detailing SGA’s recent activities to the university council. (Evan Mellon | Northern Star)

University Council considers new minor, dissolving old major

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | March 2, 2023

DeKALB – According to a report from the University Advisory Committee to the Board of Trustees, a request has been made to dissolve two academic programs and add another. The UACBOT, which is responsible for advising the Board of Trustees, created...

 The NIU sign and Holmes Student Center on a snowy afternoon in MLK Commons. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Faculty Senate update on ChatGPT, rising graduation fee

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | February 23, 2023

DeKALB – During the second Faculty Senate meeting of the year, attendees gave an update on the use of ChatGPT in classrooms along with a change in the graduation fee. ChatGPT is an AI technology system originally designed to mimic human responses...

Members of the Faculty Senate sitting in banquet style seating at Wednesdays meeting at Altgeld Hall in the second floor auditorium. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Faculty Senate talks phishing scams, AI cheating

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | January 26, 2023

DeKALB – In NIU’s first Faculty Senate meeting of 2023, members discussed virtual threats, artificial intelligence boosting plagiarism and the future of SURSMAC.   CYBER CRIME AGAINST NIU In a report explaining the role of information...

Film focuses on roles of African women

By Troy Doetch | March 27, 2011

DeKALB | Our idea of the African woman bartering in market stalls doesn't usually include a ride to work in a chauffeured, black Mercedes-Benz. Maybe it should. Mama Benz: An African Market Woman will be screened at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Center for...