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Students to meet, talk retention rate

By Northern Star Staff | March 30, 2014

A town meeting where students can discuss NIU’s retention rate will be held Wednesday.The meeting is 2 to 3:15 p.m. in DuSable Hall, Room 440, and attendees will discuss the issue of students not returning to NIU, according to a flier promoting the...

Newly elected members to meet at City Council meeting

By Ali Combs | May 6, 2013

The newly elected City Council will be seated at a special meeting today. Circuit Court Judge Thomas Doherty will swear in the new council members--second ward alderman-elect Bill Finucane, fourth ward alderman-elect Robert Snow, sixth ward alderman Dave...

SA senate approves new directors at meeting

SA senate approves new directors at meeting

By Erin Kolb | May 5, 2013

The Student Association (SA) Senate held its last meeting for the spring 2013 semester Sunday. The Senate discussed a bill that would create an athletics committee for the SA. This bill has been brought up multiple times throughout the semester and was...

Faculty Senate holds final meeting of the semester

By Logan Love | April 25, 2013

Passing three resolutions, members of the Faculty Senate sent a message to the administration about the meaning of shared governance at its final meeting of this academic year on Wednesday. Representatives at the meeting said shared government should...

City Council approves new waste removal contract

By Ali Combs | April 23, 2013

City Council will move forward with a new waste removal contract that will include expanded recycling and a pilot program for composting in the community. The city’s current waste removal agreement is with Waste Management. The city opened the new contract...

SA Speaker James Zanayed discusses aspects of the 2013-2014 school year at Sunday nights Student Association Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Centers Sky Room. The 2014 academic budget was approved during the meeting.

Next semester’s budget discussed in SA Senate meeting

By Erin Kolb | April 14, 2013

The Student Association (SA) Senate discussed aspects of next semester like budget and SA staffing Sunday night in the Holmes Student Center’s Sky Room. The 2014 Academic Budget was approved, which SA Treasurer Josh Venaas said is the first of five...

City Council establishes special service area for Heratland Fields

By Ali Combs | April 9, 2013

A special service area (SSA) will be established for Heartland Fields subdivision as a result of Monday’s City Council meeting. After holding a public hearing on the Heartland Fields SSA, the city decided to move forward with establishing the SSA so...

City Council to vote on budget for new police station

By Ali Combs | April 7, 2013

City Council will vote on a bid of $86,766 to build the foundation and main component of a communications tower for the new police station at today’s meeting. The construction of the communications tower is a necessary step toward completing the police...

NIU President-Elect Douglas D. Baker thanks President Peters and the search committee for believing and trusting in him to help move NIU forward and build upon President Peters achievements within the campus on Wednesday afternoon at University Council in Altgeld Hall.

University Council welcomes new president

By Logan Love | April 3, 2013

The University Council (UC) welcomed incoming NIU president Douglas Baker on Wednesday. The UC met for a regular meeting that was highlighted by current President John Peters introducing Baker. Baker introduced himself and his wife, Dana Stover, and talked...

Jon Sauser, of DeKalb, speaks on Monday night at the DeKalb City Council meeting about the Irongate housing development. Sauser believes there is no need for the new development due to lower NIU student enrollment this year.

City Council greenlights library expansion

By Ali Combs | March 26, 2013

City Council approved the $20 million library expansion project for the DeKalb Public Library at a regular meeting of the Council Monday night. The library expansion project was originally a $24 million project involving an $8.5 million grant from the...

Campus recreation discussed at SA Senate meeting

By Erin Kolb | February 24, 2013

The Student Association (SA) Senate met Sunday night to discuss student input on the state of campus recreation at NIU. Recreation Center Director Sandi Carlisle showed SA Senate a narrated PowerPoint presentation which presented feedback from students...

City Council to hold public hearing about Irongate

By Northern Star Staff | February 24, 2013

A public hearing will be held during the DeKalb City Council meeting today to hear citizen’s concerns in the Irongate annexation and development, according to the council’s posted agenda for the meeting. The City Council meeting will be held at 7...