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Fill in the blank: My favorite spot on campus is…

By Northern Star Perspective Staff | January 31, 2019

Ashley Hines | Contributor... DuSable HallBeing a political science major, almost all of my classes the last two semesters have been in DuSable Hall. The building is the closest building to my dorm, which inherently makes it superior to any other building....

History’s Foundations: Altgeld Hall

By Olivia Willoughby | April 29, 2012

It looks like a castle that is not-so-ironically placed on Castle Drive, just without the flying, flaming arrows like in the old days, and it’s the oldest building at NIU. “The story is that Governor Altgeld had really liked castles,” said Cindy...

McMurry Hall, built in 1911, was previously used as a practice school.

History’s foundation: McMurry Hall

By Olivia Willoughby | April 8, 2012

Paul Palian, director of media and public relations, said unlike other buildings on campus, McMurry Hall is named after two people: Charles McMurry and his sister-in-law, Lida Brown McMurry. Palian said after being built in 1911, McMurry Hall used to...

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