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The Faculty Senate voted to table a vote of confidence in President Doug Baker at its meeting April 26. 

Letter to the Editor: Trustees exclude faculty

The Faculty Senate voted to delay any action on a “vote of confidence” for Douglas D. Baker last Wednesday. This vote, if passed, would have put members of the Faculty Senate on record as supporting Dr. Baker to continue as NIU President. This action...

Letter to the Editor: New city laws need revision

By Michael Haji-Sheikh | January 25, 2016

It has come to my attention that the City of DeKalb is interested in two ordinances detailing unlawful assemblies called “Section 52.92 “Unlawful Assemblies” and Section 52.93 “Weapons at Unlawful Assemblies””. These two ordinances are meant...

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,...

David Jacobson:116 votes (100 percent)

Turnout down in elections

By Andre Phillips and Satta Kendor | April 9, 2015

About 1,241 votes were cast Tuesday in the 2015 DeKalb aldermanic election, a 60 vote decline from the last odd-numbered ward election in 2011.One alderman is elected from each of the seven wards in the city and serves a four-year term. The odd-numbered...

DeKalb election winners want change: Jacobson

By Northern Star Staff | April 7, 2015

First ward Alderman David Jacobson, who garnered 116 votes as he ran unopposed in the 2015 DeKalb aldermanic election, said those who won the elections are looking to change things.“I think there’s a whole lot the city needs to look at ... I think...

Election results: Jacobson, Marquardt, Noreiko, O’Leary take alderman spots

By Northern Star staff | April 7, 2015

Michael Marquardt and Kate Noreiko will join the City Council as the 3rd and 5th ward aldermen, respectively.Marquardt won the 3rd ward with 237 votes to candidate Steve Kapitan's 228 votes.Noreiko with 247 votes defeated Michael Haji-Sheikh with 220...

2015 5th ward alderman candidate: Michael Haji-Sheikh

By Andre Phillips | April 2, 2015

Involvement: Associate engineering professor at NIU, former soccer coach, music boosters member, Faculty Senate member and DeKalb County Community Gardens volunteer Q: What do you think is the most pressing issue in your ward?A: Right now we have a large...

2015 Aldermen Elections: Candidates Night

By Jackie Nevarez | March 19, 2015

The League of Women Voters of DeKalb County will hold a Candidates’ Night 6:30 p.m. today in the second floor of the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St.Candidates in contested races, including the 3rd, 5th and 7th wards, will answer questions...

Faculty Senate addresses cellular device stipend policy, phone privacy concerns

By Northern Star Staff | November 19, 2014

Matt Parks, senior director of Network and Communications Services, presented a cellular stipend policy proposal Wednesday to Faculty Senate, some members of which were skeptical of the proposal.The policy applies to NIU departments and employees that...

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...