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A copy of the first edition issue of the newspaper that came to be known as the Northern Star rests on a podium. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

NIU library digitizing Northern Star issues from 1899 to 1997

By Michael Mollsen, News Editor | February 7, 2023

DeKALB – Through the NIU Library, the Northern Star’s older issues, dating back to 1899 (the first year the Northern Star began printing), are being digitized and will be available for the public to read online later this year. Before the old print...

Learning altered by textbook cost

By Ashley Hines | February 21, 2019

Students pay an exorbitant amount in collegiate fees to achieve a higher education. The needlessly high cost of textbooks erects barriers which prevent students from achieving their fullest academic potential.Since fall 2017, NIU and student association...

Library closes due to possible fire alarm malfunction

By Northern Star staff | April 3, 2016

Founders Memorial Library has been closed the rest of today and until 7:30 a.m. Monday due to the suspicion of a malfunctioning fire alarm system sensor.At about 2:50 p.m., a fire alarm went off but firefighters were not able to locate evidence of a fire...

NIU library reconstructs website for better navigation

By Candice Beasley | January 19, 2011

NIU's University Libraries launched a reconstructed web page in hopes it will be easier to navigate. TJ Lusher, assistant dean for Automated Library Systems, along with subject librarians, created an easier-to-use guide that is more specific to classes...