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BOT committee recommends student fee, room rate increases

By Kyla Gardner | March 4, 2011

DeKALB | The Board of Trustees’ Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee voted Thursday in unanimous approval for increases in students fees and room rates to start in fall semester 2012. The committee approved recommendations that NIU President...

Peters, Quinn talk money, state budget

By Jessica Sabbah | February 16, 2011

NIU President John Peters discussed Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2012 and its potential impact on the university at the University Council meeting Wednesday. Quinn presented the $52.7 billion budget Wednesday that included increasing...

Quinn will present 2012 budget, NIU hopes to be addressed

By Meaghen Harms | February 15, 2011

DeKALB | Governor Pat Quinn will present his budget for the 2012 fiscal year today. The center of the governor's plan to pay the state's bills is expected to be a new borrowing plan. "Many are anticipating that the governor will want to sell bonds to...

Forward, Together three years later: Community gathers to remember the five victims

By Candice Beasley | February 14, 2011

DeKALB | Monday marked the third anniversary of the Feb. 14 shootings at Cole Hall. NIU President John Peters spoke to an estimated 2,000 students, staff members and community members in front of the Forward, Together Forward Memorial Garden on Monday...

Forward, Together, Forward Scholarship awarded to 5 students

By Kyla Gardner | February 14, 2011

DeKALB | Five students were each awarded the prestigious Forward, Together, Forward scholarship Monday. The recipients of the scholarship were Kelsey Borg, junior speech-language pathology major; Mayra Diaz, junior Spanish and international politics major;...

NIU students leave flowers and candles at Cole Hall after the 2009 candlelight vigil honoring the victims of the Feb. 14 shootings.

Students move ‘Forward Together,’ 3 years later

By Jessica Sabbah | February 13, 2011

Three years ago today, the NIU community was changed forever. On Feb. 14, 2008, gunman Stephen Kazmierczak opened fire in a Geology 104 class in Cole Hall, Room 101 killing five students and injuring 21, before killing himself. Those killed were Gayle...

University Council discusses branding, student retention

By Alex Fiore | December 1, 2010

The University Council discussed branding and student retention during its final meeting of the Fall 2010 semester. NIU President John Peters called the meeting to order Wednesday afternoon in the Holmes Student Center Sky Room. Peters updated the Council...

Future campus renovations and additions take spotlight

By Alex Fiore | November 3, 2010

Campus security and future campus renovations were the main topics at Wednesday's University Council meeting in the Holmes Student Center Sky Room. NIU President John Peters began the meeting by reading letters of support the university had received in...

NIU needs to cancel classes, pack Huskie Stadium next Tuesday

By Editorial Board | November 2, 2010

NIU is always looking for a way to strengthen the campus community. The Northern Star Editorial Board has the perfect date in mind to achieve that goal: Nov. 9. Next Tuesday evening, NIU football hosts MAC-rival Toledo, in what is one of the biggest games...

Faculty and staff honorees voted best of the best

By Rikki Cottrell | October 27, 2010

DeKALB | Eleven people were honored at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences first Annual Distinguished Alumni, Faculty and Staff Awards on Oct. 15.Eight of the eleven honorees attended the event. These people were selected from nominations submitted...

NIU to receive Governor’s Award

By Ryan Griesmeyer | October 21, 2010

Today at 10:30 a.m., NIU will be named recipient of the Governor's Award for Excellence in Veterans Education during a special awards ceremony. This is an award the state gives out to recognize the veterans education. Speakers at the event include Dan...

New look for Faraday Lecture Halls

By Jalen Cobb | September 14, 2010

Faraday Hall went under the knife this summer. The on-campus building received technological renovations in the form of interactive monitors, digital document cameras and other learning tools. This state of-the-art renewal has been in the works for a...