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New leaders ensure consistency

By Morgan Fink | January 17, 2017

DeKALB — Leaders of the Division of Student Affairs will oversee the department as the search continues for a permanent replacement of former Vice President Eric Weldy.Weldy, who left NIU Jan. 1 after accepting the position of vice chancellor of student...

Student Association President Nathan Lupstein

Lupstein to search for new SA trustee

By Leah Nicolini | February 22, 2016

Student Association President Nathan Lupstein

Board of Trustees talks change to conflict policy

By Northern Star staff | October 15, 2015

The Board of Trustees Governance Ad Hoc Committee discussed employee salaries and possible language changes to the conflict of interest policy at a Wednesday meeting.The committee members spent time discussing the hiring process of administrators and...

Committee plans bylaw alterations

By Northern Star Staff | November 17, 2014

Clarification: Faculty Senate President Bill Pitney said the committee was interested in receiving more information about faculty tenure decisions, not any changes.The Board of Trustees’ Governance Committee is set to present bylaw change recommendations...

Members of Alpha Phi Alpha celebrate the fraternity’s 50th anniversary Friday in the Stevenson Multipurpose Room. Alpha Phi Alpha brothers will host service events and motivational speakers to celebrate the anniversary.

Alphas mark 50 years with week of service

By Jackie Nevarez | September 9, 2014

Alumni of the Epsilon Phi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the chapter’s founding through their motto of “First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All.”Alpha Phi Alpha’s Epsilon Phi chapter was established...

Sexaul assault prevention task force to prevent, handle violence against women on campus

By Kelly Bauer | July 9, 2014

The university's newly launched sexual assault prevention task force will put NIU on the "leading edge" of preventing and handling violence against women and will change the way police disclose offenses to the public, NIU President Doug Baker said.Calling...

Plus/minus grading gets final approval at University Council

By Felix Sarver | December 5, 2012

An appeal to let students have more input on the plus-minus grading policy failed at a University Council meeting Wednesday. Student Association (SA) members put together a petition for an appeal after the plus-minus grading policy was not vetoed at a...

Students deliver letters in support of Chief Grady to NIU leaders

By Brooke Shinberg | November 16, 2012

NIU Police Chief Donald Grady received support from a group of students Friday. Randiss Hopkins, junior music education major, and Eric Evans, junior political science major, led students on a walk to support the NIU police. Hopkins said the walk was...

Search committee begins work for next NIU President

By Felix Sarver | November 11, 2012

The search for the next president of NIU has begun. The presidential search advisory committee (PSAC) met Thursday to review and discuss search procedures for finding the next president. For Cherilyn Murer, Board of Trustees chair, the search comes at...

University Council lets plus/minus grading system through

By Felix Sarver | November 7, 2012

Plus/minus grading will soon go into effect at NIU. The option to veto the plus/minus grading policy was brought up again at a University Council (UC) meeting Wednesday. The UC decided during an Oct. 10 meeting to send the policy to the Undergraduate...