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Common Core needs to be revamped

By Noah Thornburgh | February 14, 2019

If education is about raising humans, then the Common Core needs a revamp. Otherwise, the next generation may be more machine than man.The Common Core State Standards Initiative started in 2010 as a way to promote country-wide learning standards for K-12...

General education classes are pointless

General education classes are pointless

By Cody Laplante | February 20, 2013

COMS 100, ENGL 103, MATH 109: the dreaded courses first assigned to every freshman entering the gates of NIU. I think it is safe to assume there is not a single person on this campus that has not once thought something along the lines of, “Why do I...

Free math tutoring offered in DuSable

By Kia Clair | February 11, 2013

The faculty in the department of mathematics want to do their best to help Huskie students succeed, so they’re now offering free tutoring for students from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in DuSable Hall, Room 326. “The tutoring center provides...

STEM Cafe event features strengthened materials

By Northern Star Staff | September 4, 2012

The latest STEM Cafe event will feature research and theories on strengthening materials at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, according to a press release from Outreach, Engagement, and Information Technologies.STEM Cafe speaker Michael Haji-Sheikh, an NIU associate...

NIU should accept more transfer credits

By Colin Remes | October 2, 2011

Like many students at NIU, this is not my first institution. According to NIU's website, about 85 percent of graduates have at least one semester of transfer credits towards their degree. I would very much like to know how that breaks down, however. ‘Transfer...

NIU hosts first STEMfest

By Ryan Griesmeyer | October 21, 2010

NIU will be hosting its first STEMfest from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Convocation center. There is a estimate of 2,000-5,000 people planning to attend the event. STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Math. "We are having this...