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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to members of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency on Sept. 11 in Springfield. Dillon Domke, Student Association speaker, is calling for students to attend a rally during Rauner’s visit to NIU on Oct. 29.

Student Association to rally during Rauner visit

By Margaret Maka and Keith Hernandez | October 12, 2015

With the state budget still at an impasse, Dillon Domke, Student Association Senate speaker, called for students to attend a rally for Gov. Bruce Rauner’s arrival in DeKalb during a University Council meeting Wednesday.The Governor, who has been locked...

NIU Huskies Cricket Club to head to national tournament

By Margaret Maka | October 8, 2015

The NIU Huskies Cricket Club will go on to the American College Cricket national tournament in the spring after having won its regional tournament.Rizwan Mirza, president of the NIU Huskies Cricket Club, said the group has put in a lot of strong performances...

Appropriate Use policy to be reviewed by administration

By Margaret Maka | October 8, 2015

A revised policy on appropriate use of the NIU Network will be submitted to the president’s cabinet for final review in January.The Division of Information Technology has been working for more than a year to revise the Appropriate Use policy, formerly...

Students pet huskies between classes

Students pet huskies between classes

By Jackie Nevarez | September 30, 2015

Brandon Lesnicki (left), freshmen business management major, and junior engineering major Bianca Garcia pet Romeo, a husky from Raven's Husky Haven and Rescue, during Sigma Nu's Pet the Huskies event Wednesday outside of Stevenson Hall. The event, which...

Students hold counter-protest against Campus Ministry USA members

Students hold counter-protest against Campus Ministry USA members

By Margaret Maka | September 14, 2015

Clara Treadway, senior music performance and psychology major, holds up a sign that reads "I heart pussy" Monday in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons  in response to members of the Campus Ministry USA members protesting against lesbians, among other...

NIU swim wants Division 1 restoration

By Margaret Maka | September 14, 2015

A group of students have begun a journey to return D1 swimming to NIU.The club NIU Swimming was approved through Huskie Link, NIU’s social media website for clubs, on Wednesday. NIU had a D1 swim team that started in the 1960s, but ended in 2001. Caleb...

Chief Information Officer Brett Coryell talks to faculty during a University Council meeting Sept. 9. The information technology department spends around $750,000 a year on printing, Coryell said.

Coryell: IT to cut down on printer usage, costs

By Margaret Maka | September 10, 2015

Students, faculty and staff may see less printers next year as NIU plans to cut down on the amount of material printed to save costs.Departments will have the option to consolidate all of their personal printers into fewer print devices, Chief Information...

Associate professor of nursing and health studies

Associate professor receives grant for bisexual mental health study

By Margaret Maka | September 8, 2015

Wendy Bostwick, associate professor of nursing and health studies, was awarded a grant from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health, to research the relationship between microaggressions...

City Attorney Dean Frieders speaks during the June 22 City Council meeting. The city approved a new Freedom of Information Act policy.

City passes FOIA policy

By Margaret Maka | June 29, 2015

City Council approved a 27-page policy pertaining to Freedom of Information Act requests made to DeKalb at a June 22 meeting.The Freedom of Information Act states government bodies must present all documents and records, permitting certain exceptions,...

Beat the heat with this Northern Star guide to cold treats in DeKalb

Beat the heat with this Northern Star guide to cold treats in DeKalb

By Northern Star staff | April 22, 2015

A cool treat like ice cream, a smoothie or juice is just the thing on a sunny DeKalb day.Here's a guide to where to grab a cold treat in DeKalb. Scroll down for photos, hours and locations, or check out this interactive map. Aspen Leaf YogurtAspen Leaf...

SA senator charged with election info leak resigns

SA senator charged with election info leak resigns

By Keith Hernandez | April 13, 2015

Student Association Senator Jake Swick resigned Wednesday night due to allegations of disclosing election information as an SA Board of Elections member.Swick was to appear before the SA Senate on Sunday to face charges of giving election information...

Former Student Association director of Governmental Affairs.

Directors Donovan, Martin resign SA

By Margaret Maka & Keith Hernandez | April 9, 2015

Two Student Association directors resigned from the SA shortly after the 2015 SA executive election was decided April 1.Governmental Affairs Director Ben Donovan resigned April 1 and Academic Affairs Director Alex Martin resigned at the end of last week,...