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Lincoln Hall sits in front of New Hall and will be torn down to be turned into a Health Informatics Technology Center. Lynda Ransdell, the dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences was involved in the planning process for the center.

Health Center to replace Lincoln Hall

By Ally Formeller, Columnist | March 10, 2022
Health Informatics Technology Center will promote collaboration and will include students within all disciplines.

Group requests Lincoln Hall for vet housing

By Alexander Chettiath | June 15, 2015

A military veteran organization is seeking to use Lincoln Hall as a living facility for disabled veterans attending NIU and retired military and police dogs that would otherwise be put down.Save-A-Vet, a group that rescues retired military, police and...

Student Association Senator Robert Kreml talks about the addition of an ad hoc committee, of which he is chairman, on April 11 at SA Senate in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room.

SA Senate to amend election bylaws

By Ashley Morse | April 13, 2015

The Student Association Senate is considering 12 amendments to its bylaws to reflect the move to online elections.The 2015 executive elections saw the SA’s first use of online voting through HuskieLink, a social media platform for student groups. Now,...

InFocus: What should replace Lincoln?

InFocus: What should replace Lincoln?

By Perspective Staff | April 8, 2014

The Northern Star Perspective staff tackles what should be put in place of Lincoln Hall.Jeremiah CaterinaWhy settle for only one use for the area Lincoln Hall occupies?Cut the lot in half between Lincoln Drive and Lucinda Avenue and address two things...

Lincoln as study hall proposed by student

By Carlos Galvez | April 8, 2014

Lincoln Hall, which is vacant, might become a new home for students to study at, with 509 students responding to the idea through a survey.Freshman accounting major Selena Saucedo was part of an English 104 class that pitched the idea of turning Lincoln...

5 ways to replace Douglas

By Anthony Szudarski | March 31, 2014

What does NIU need now that a beloved residence hall is slated for demolition?As a former resident of Douglas Hall, I’ve thought of a few ideas that might be more beneficial to the campus than the plan of extending Lucinda Avenue.No. 1: A Giant Huskie...

Students seek renovations to Lincoln Hall

By Logan Love | April 16, 2013

Students like Dan Wulff, sophomore accounting major and Lincoln Hall resident, want to see improvements in the 52-year-old residence hall. Joe King, assistant director of media and public relations, said there are no improvements planned for Lincoln Hall...

Blotter 9/21-9/23

By Northern Star Staff | September 24, 2012

The following was taken directly from the University Police. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law. The University Police Department provides police reports on the Web at finfacil.niu.edu/PublicSafety. Sept. 21, 2012...

Blotter 9/19-9/20

By Northern Star Staff | September 23, 2012

The following was taken directly from the University Police. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law. The University Police Department provides police reports on the Web at finfacil.niu.edu/PublicSafety. Sept. 19, 2012...

Campus Blotter 8/26

By Northern Star Staff | August 28, 2012

The following was taken directly from the University Police. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law. The University Police Department provides police reports on the Web at finfacil.niu.edu/PublicSafety.   Aug. 26,...

Residence hall accomodations for students with disabilities are good, need some improvement

By Felix Sarver | April 30, 2012

For a student with a disability like Zack Olson, the residence halls could improve on some issues, but they do provide good accommodations overall. “It is an issue from a disability rights perspective, but it’s not a huge issue,” Olson said. Olson,...

Campus blotter

By Northern Star Staff | August 31, 2011
The following was taken directly from the University Police log using the fullest information provided. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law. The University Police Department provides police reports on the Web at finfacil.niu.edu/PublicSafety. April 3 - Illegal possession by a minor reported at 1:42 a.m. at Lincoln Hall. The case was cleared by refusal to cooperate. - Thomas E. Beegle, 36, of Genoa, Ill., was arrested for an in-state warrant at 7:10 a.m. at Barsema Hall. - Theft of $300 and under occurred at 11:40 a.m. at Founders Memorial Library. The case was administratively closed. - Theft of labor or services was reported at 2:50 p.m. at the Transportation Depot. The case was cleared by refusal to cooperate. April 4 - Hannon M. Hines, 21, was arrested for deceptive practices and forgery. It allegedly occurred at 9 a.m. Oct. 13, 2006 at TCF Bank in the Holmes Student Center. Bail was $1,000 and was posted. - Possession of cannabis 30 grams and under and possession of drug equipment was reported at 12:20 a.m. at Lincoln Hall. The case was cleared by refusal to cooperate. - Theft of over $300 occurred at 11 a.m. at Faraday Hall. The case was administratively closed. April 5 - Adam T. Fall, 19, of Oswego, Ill., was arrested for illegal consumption by a minor and possession of cannabis 30 grams and under at 3 a.m. March 31 in parking lot J. Bail was $2,000 and was posted. - Dennis M. Penaranda, 19, of DeKalb, was arrested for illegal possession by a minor and possession of drug equipment at 10:50 p.m. at Douglas Hall. Bail was $100 and was posted. - Battery occurred at 8:30 a.m. at Cole Hall. The case is pending investigation. April 6 - Theft of, lost, or mislaid property occurred at 8:19 a.m. at Lincoln Hall. The case was cleared by refusal to cooperate. - Nicholaus R. Goegan, 20, of Lindenhurst, Ill., was arrested for all other disorderly conduct at 12:01 a.m. at Douglas Hall. Bail was $75 and was posted. - Assault occurred at 12:06 a.m. at 800 Lucinda Ave. The case is pending investigation. - Theft of over $300 occurred between 6:30 p.m. on April 5 and 2:22 a.m. on April 6 at Grant Towers South. The case is pending investigation. - Possession of drug equipment occurred at 12:15 p.m. at Grant Towers South. The case was cleared by refusal to cooperate. - All other disorderly conduct occurred at 5:15 p.m. at Eco Park. The case was administratively closed. April 7 - Steven A. Escarez, 19, of Waukegan, Ill., was arrested for illegal consumption by a minor, possession of cannabis 30 grams and under and possession of drug equipment at 11:57 p.m. at parking lot 15E. Individual bond was posted. - All other disorderly conduct occurred at 3:30 p.m. at University Apartments. The case was cleared by refusal to cooperate. April 8 - Harassment by telephone occurred between 9:37 p.m. and 9:53 p.m. at Lincoln Hall. The case is pending investigation.
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