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Student Affairs faces changes, new positions and roles

By Sophia Mullowney | September 27, 2018

DeKALB — The Office of Student Affairs is phasing in new leadership positions and a presence in the Holmes Student Center for Student Involvement and Leadership Development [SILD].After facing some vacancies due to staff departures in the last academic...

Lupstein ticket calls for disqualification of Donovan ticket, citing biased relationship with Northern Star

By Maragaret Maka & Keith Hernandez | March 25, 2015

The Voice of Change ticket has called for the disqualification of the Standing for Every Student ticket from the 2015 Student Association executive elections for allegedly working with the Northern Star to write negative articles against the Voice of...

‘Solutions’ focus of updated SA motto

By Ashley Morse | February 9, 2015

Student Association President Joe Frascello announced the Student Association’s new motto, “Engaging Student Solutions,” as well as the SA’s initiatives for the spring semester and beyond at SA Senate Sunday.Experience, safety and health and sustainability...

Student leaders should utilize campus calendar

By Jordan Clayton-Taylor | September 18, 2014

NIU’s calendar site is supposed to be a tool for exposing people to organizations, promoting diversity among groups, but those groups aren’t using it enough.NIU features a calendar,, to inform students of campus activities. But, not...

Huskie Link website will act as portal for students

By Keith Hernandez | September 10, 2014

The soft launch of a system that will enhance student organizations’ ability to communicate with the campus is underway in Student Association.Collegiate Link, a $22,000 software purchased and renamed Huskie Link by SA, will provide a student organization...

Fans cheer on the Huskies Nov. 13 during the game aginst Ball State.  The football team is headed to Detroit Friday for the MAC Championship game — NIU’s fourth consecutive appearance in the match — but NIU’s student travel package has already sold out. The package offered a round trip, meal and entry to the game. NIU does not currently have an alternative plan to help students get to the game.

Tickets going fast as NIU heads to Detroit

By Allison Krecek | December 3, 2013

Students were so eager to see the Huskies play in the MAC Championship game Friday that tickets for the round trip package were sold out by Monday morning.NIU arranged for five buses to take students to see the football team play in Detroit for the championship...

Barb City Manor gives students chance to volunteer with elderly

By Maria Ahmad | August 30, 2012

Students volunteering at Barb City Manor (BCM), 680 Haish Blvd., can expect to do a variety of activities with the residents while learning more about the senior population. Various student groups at NIU host special volunteer sessions at the retirement...

NIU Police offer security at off-campus parties

By Chelsey Boutan | May 2, 2012

If the NIU police show up at your door, it’s probably not because you invited them to your party. But a new policy will allow students to have NIU police provide security services at off-campus parties and social events located at private residences...

Angela Dreessen is the subject after controversy after the director of student involvement and leadership development sent a group of NIU Cares Day volunteers to paint her house.

Editorial: Dreessen deserves to be reprimanded

By The Editorial Board | May 8, 2011

People expect a lot from their leaders. People, understandably, demand even more from leaders who are tasked with teaching people how to lead. These expectations make it all the more disappointing when a leader really drops the ball. On Saturday, the...