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Man charged in stabbing of ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend is NIU student

By Northern Star Staff | October 19, 2014

The Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct is working with the DeKalb Police Department to handle the status of student Mustafa C. Sahin, who is charged with attempted first degree murder (Class X Felony), said NIU spokesman Paul Palian.Sahin,...

Hazing taken seriously at NIU

Hazing taken seriously at NIU

By Chelse Boutan | December 4, 2011

When a student came to class exhausted and wasn't acting like his normal self, a professor noticed and asked, "Why are you looking like this?" "I'm pledging," he answered. The professor suspected that the student might have been hazed and alerted Larry...

Homecoming weekend is ‘peak time’ for reported drug and alcohol violations

By Chelsey Boutan | October 12, 2011

Junior kinesiology major Anthony Nielsen realizes not drinking alcohol - especially during homecoming week - makes him somewhat of an anomaly among many college students. Nielsen said he doesn't drink because he's seen what people do when they are intoxicated....

Arrested or referred?: Punishment determined on case-by-case basis

By Alex Fiore | April 7, 2011

DeKALB | Busted. When an NIU Police officer catches a student in violation of the university’s alcohol or cannabis policies, they have a choice to make: arrest the student or refer them to the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct (OCSSC)....

NIU campus crime blotter for March 7

By Northern Star staff | March 6, 2011

Feb. 25 At 3:42 p.m., the theft of a purse was reported to have occurred in Douglas Hall. The purse was left unattended in a classroom. After canvassing the area and finding no evidence, this case is administratively closed. Tuesday At 8:52 p.m., a...

Self plagiarism becomes new violation in Student Code of Conduct

By Amy Kreeger | October 28, 2010

Self plagiarism, a new concept for most students and a good portion of faculty, is a violation that was added in the recent revisions of the Student Code of Conduct. "I have no idea what self plagiarism even is," said Alex Poderys, junior political science...

Campus blotter for 10/19/10

By Northern Star Staff | October 18, 2010

The following was taken from the University Police. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The University Police Department provides police reports on the Web at OCT. 3 At about 2:23...