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Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group Student Health Center at NIU is offering monkeypox vaccinations on Monday by appointment.

On-campus monkeypox vaccine clinic to be held Monday

By Ethan Gonzales, Assistant Sports Editor | September 23, 2022

DeKALB – A Monkeypox vaccination clinic will be open on Sept. 26 at the Student Health Center. The clinic will be open to students, faculty and staff from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday only. Additional days to receive a monkeypox vaccination will be...

NIU President Lisa Freeman was in attendance Friday during the 25th Annual Pride Dinner in the Chandelier Room of Adams Hall. 

Annual Pride Dinner honors and awards LGBTQ+ advocates

By Kierra Frazier | April 14, 2019

DeKALB — Associate professor Katy Jaekel and senior Ronan Kaiser were presented with the Howard and Millie Eychaner Award during the 25th Annual Pride Dinner and Awards Banquet for their advocacy on LGBTQ+ issues on campus.The event is sponsored by...

Hate crimes cannot be masked by the police and media

By Ashley Hines | February 11, 2019

The softened language used by the media when discussing hate crimes dilutes the discriminatory motivation behind the injury.To recognize the true heinousness behind hate crimes, they must be addressed as such. Calling hate crimes what they are will open...

Transgender rights should not be erased

By Lisa Lillianstrom | November 7, 2018

The Trump administration has announced on Oct. 22 that they are looking to rollback an Obama administration decision and define gender as a biological immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, and this announcement is cause for alarm among...

LGBTQ student attributes bullying to election

By Sam Malone | November 28, 2016

DeKALB | On Nov. 9, the day after the presidential election, a senior transgender student was threatened by two boys who pretended to point a gun at him on his way home from class.After the incident, Sam, who didn’t want to disclose his last name and...

This gender-neutral bathroom is located in the basement of Neptune North. NIU is working on a draft for the inclusion of more gender-neutral restrooms on campus.

NIU looking to implement gender-neutral bathrooms

By Ashley Morse | April 4, 2016

NIU is currently working on a draft for the inclusion of more gender-neutral restrooms on campus and expects it to be ready by the end of the semester.Gender-neutral does not refer to either sex but only to people in general. The benefits to these restrooms...

Struggle not over for LGBTQ rights

Struggle not over for LGBTQ rights

By Angela Pagan | July 6, 2015

This past Fourth of July was the first for legal gay marriage in the United States and it shows progress for the LGBTQ community, but more must be done.We celebrate freedom on the Fourth of July because freedom is supposed to be the best part about living...

Question ‘gender boxes,’ masculinity

By Ryan Lee | September 24, 2014

A lack of masculine discourse is being discussed at NIU due to the efforts of the renamed Gender and Sexuality Resource Center.Combining the Women’s Resource Center and the LGBT Resource Center into one facility, the centers were merged to make one...

Students walk outside of New Residence Hall West Sunday. New Residence Hall West will be adding a new LGBTQA floor that will be apart of a segment of the Living Learning Community.

Living Learning Community gives home to LGBTQA students in need

By Keith Hernandez | June 30, 2014

Students will now be able to sign up this fall for the first LGBTQA Living Learning Community at NIU, as part of a project that began last spring.Living Learning Communities are programs sponsored by Housing and Dining and program-specific academic units,...

Centers team up to be more inclusive

By Keith Hernandez | June 15, 2014

The LGBT and Women’s Resource Centers officially united June 5 under a single name and mission in the final step of a merging process which began in September.The centers will now be known as the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center and will operate...

Ally Awards a social movement

Ally Awards a social movement

By Ariel Owens | February 19, 2014

Allies are necessary factors in any kind of social justice movement, and it is vital they are recognized.Nominations for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning Ally Awards are being accepted until Feb. 28. The effects of positive recognition,...

LGBT, Women’s Resource centers merge on Normal

By Northern Star Staff | January 16, 2014

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center has recently moved.The new location, 105 Normal Road, is in the Women’s Resource Center. During the spring semester the two will share the building.The move was finalized after Molly Holmes,...