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Alumni share their stories of social change

By Dan Doren | February 20, 2020

DeKALB — Five NIU alumni shared their personal stories of social change leadership both on- and off-campus at a university-hosted speaking event titled “125th Anniversary Dialogue on Diversity: Groundbreakers” 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Sandburg Auditorium...

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 9

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 9

By Northern Star Staff | September 8, 2019

MondayNIU Archery Club: NIU’s Archery Club will be holding its first meeting 4 to 6 p.m. in Anderson Hall, Room 100. Individuals of any skill level are invited to attend. The first two visits are free, and a membership fee is required after. They can...

Guzette Espinal, first-year commuter student, talked about healthy relationships and time-management during Girl Talk Wednesday.

Women discuss common challenges during ‘Girl Talk’

By Kierra Frazier | October 18, 2018

DeKALB — The Latino Resource Center [LRC]  and Tashena Briggs, Director of TRIO Upward Bound at Kishwaukee College, held a "Girl Talk"  Wednesday inviting women of color and all female students to discuss obstacles they all had in common.The event,...

Students react to a six-part documentary series about Kalief Browder

By Batul Cutlerywala | February 5, 2018

DeKALB — The Center for Black Studies and the Latino Resource Center began Black History Month Tuesday with a documentary series about the Kalief Browder Story.The documentary series is an ongoing event that explores concerns about mass incarceration,...

NIU continues to advocate for undocumented students

By James Krause | February 5, 2018

DeKALB — NIU is working to assist students that are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program with a month remaining before its expiration deadline.The deadline for legislation that would continue to allow renewals of legal status for...

Latin American students create a sense of community

By Haley Galvin | September 21, 2017

September is Hispanic Heritage month, providing a time for students to recognize their fellow Latino figures on campus and the role they play in providing a diverse and welcoming campus.Yvonne RodallegasLadies of Distinction coordinatorYvonne Rodallegas,...

Two NIU students, Alicia Gonzalez, junior psychology and sociology major, and graduate student Christine Diaz, hold a banner next to three other demonstrators at the protest against President Donald Trumps decision Tuesday.

DACA students deal with repeal

By Lindsey Salvatelli | September 11, 2017

An intensification of emotional and mental stress has gripped undocumented students since the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was announced Tuesday.That same day, acting President Lisa Freeman responded to President Donald...

3 ways to eat free on campus

3 ways to eat free on campus

By Northern Star staff | August 26, 2016

DeKALB | Are you looking to score some free food around campus and don’t want to eat at the dining hall?1. Students can check out the Welcome Holmes event 5 to 11 p.m. today at the Holmes Student Center. While you are enjoying your snacks you can play...

Weekend Guide August 27

By Northern Star staff | August 27, 2015

Northern Star staffCongratulations! You’ve successfully made your way through the first week of classes. Take some time to unwind and escape from the strenuous homework and not-so-friendly professors at these events this weekend:TodayGraduate student...

Mario Sifuentez

Mario Sifuentez

By Kelsey Oppegard | February 5, 2014

Mario Sifuentez, University of California assistant history professor, spoke Tuesday night at the Latino Resource Center. His speech centered around immigration reform, South American politics and undocumented workers within the U.S. Sifuentez urged students...

Speaker: Work in history important

Speaker: Work in history important

By Jack Manning | February 5, 2014

Historian Mario Sifuentez urged students to see the importance in work as a historian at a Latino Resource Center presentation Tuesday night.Sifuentez, University of California assistant history professor, is writing a book about immigrant workers, documented...