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Freeman assumes presidency with $360K base salary

By Angela L. Pagan | June 28, 2017

Acting President Lisa Freeman speaks after accepting her new position at a Wednesday Board of Trustees meeting. 

Women’s gymnastics uses leadership as motivation

By Matt Hopkinson | January 29, 2013

With a roster featuring just two seniors and less than half of the total being upperclassmen, the women’s gymnastics team is still not short of leadership. Leaders can show their importance in a few different ways, both leading by example and being...

Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Ryan Mishler

By Ali Combs | January 29, 2013

Ryan Mishler is a senior community leadership and civic engagement major. Northern Star: Why is community leadership and civic engagement your major? Ryan Mishler: I want to make a difference in the world, to make the world a better place. Specifically,...

Assistant volleyball coach talks about his first season at NIU

By Mike Romor | October 1, 2012

Both assistant coaches left NIU volleyball after the 2011 season, but coach Ray Gooden quickly rebuilt a strong supporting cast. Former Lakeland College standout player and coach Joe Julkowski jumped from Division III to Division I by taking an assistant...

Editorial: Occupy movement needs organization and leadership

By Editorial Board | November 16, 2011

After exactly two months of protests, the Occupy Wall Street movement is no closer to accomplishing any sort of goal. The movement started Sept. 17 when protesters tried pitching tents in front of the New York Stock Exchange to protest the uneven distribution...

An ROTC member rehearses for a mission in Marseilles in March.
The mission was just part of the spring field training exercises
for the NIU ROTC.

ROTC competes in four-mile course

By Chelsey Boutan | October 21, 2011

Not many people can say they have dragged cement blocks, climbed over 12 foot high walls or carried a 35 pound backpack across six miles of rugged terrain. Lt. Colonel David Dosier said the Huskie Battalion participates in local competitions like the...