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NIU President Doug Baker discusses his trip to the State Senate, at which he and other university administrators testified about how a 12.5 percent or 20 percent budget would affect the university, during Wednesday’s University Council meeting in the Holmes Student Center. University Council members also voted to pass a student grievance policy and discussed how online class guidelines need to be reviewed by the council.

Baker’s fall midterm earns a mixed grade

By Northern Star Editorial Board | October 26, 2014

NIU President Doug Baker has focused on revitalizing the campus through the Master Plan Thesis, but the results have been mixed: Total enrollment has continued to drop and projects are behind schedule, but NIU has seen gains in retention and international...

Pass/Fail: Castle Challenge unites school rivals; Central parking is dangerous problem

By Carl Nadig | September 22, 2014

Pass: Castle Challenge unites school rivalsWhen rival high school sport teams clash, game nights are usually full of aggressive chanting and smack talk from spectators.But, the Castle Challenge, a fundraiser started by Castle Bank, “was created to increase...

Weekly Gripe: 2,018 trees goal met on accident

By Danny Cozzi | April 17, 2014

The Master Plan Thesis has yet another reason to drop its plan to plant 2,018 trees by the fall semester.DeKalb was dubbed a 2013 Tree City by the Arbor Day Foundation.The Tree City award is given to cities that take good care of their trees. Evidently,...

InFocus: What should replace Lincoln?

InFocus: What should replace Lincoln?

By Perspective Staff | April 8, 2014

The Northern Star Perspective staff tackles what should be put in place of Lincoln Hall.Jeremiah CaterinaWhy settle for only one use for the area Lincoln Hall occupies?Cut the lot in half between Lincoln Drive and Lucinda Avenue and address two things...

Editorial: Prioritize needs of commuters

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 1, 2014

With commuter students a significant part of NIU’s population, issues pertaining to commuting should be among the university’s top priorities.Commuter students often have problems parking with the limited amount of parking lots on campus. Commuters...

5 ways to replace Douglas

By Anthony Szudarski | March 31, 2014

What does NIU need now that a beloved residence hall is slated for demolition?As a former resident of Douglas Hall, I’ve thought of a few ideas that might be more beneficial to the campus than the plan of extending Lucinda Avenue.No. 1: A Giant Huskie...

Weekly Gripe: Shoo geese with parking lots, not robots

By Danny Cozzi | March 26, 2014

I’m sure by now you’re familiar with the famed Goosinator NIU and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources unveiled.That’s about $3,500 worth of silly solutions to even sillier problems. Geese are as much a part of the NIU experience as is Corn...

InFocus: What should change in the SA?

By Perspective Staff | March 23, 2014

Jeremiah CaterinaThe next Student Association leaders need to communicate more with the student body. I think this should be accomplished in two ways.First, our student leaders need to utilize more technology to reach out to students. Each executive position...

Greenbrier to become resident-only parking

By Lark Lewis | October 14, 2013

Greenbrier residents are going to be the only ones able to park on their road starting in several weeks.City Council discussed parking changes during its meeting Monday night. An ordinance for Greenbrier will prohibit parking on the north side of the...

Temporary parking bans in place

By Erin Kolb | October 9, 2013

Homecoming will bring thousands of Huskie fans, friends and family to DeKalb, but parking restrictions may leave them looking for places to park.Chad McNett, DeKalb community relations officer, said Thursday through Monday, parking in the Eco Park area...

Parking changes implemented for Homecoming weekend

By Northern Star Staff | October 9, 2013

Parking may require a little more finagling than usual during Homecoming weekend.Thursday to Monday, Greenbrier Road will be a no parking/tow zone. Parking will not be allowed from 2 to 6 a.m. on streets in neighborhoods west of Annie Glidden Road and...

200 commuter parking spots to be created

By Hannah Krawczyk | September 9, 2013

Nearly 200 more yellow permit parking spots will open up for students.Parking Services plans to make changes to deal with the issues some students have had finding open parking spots around campus. In particular, Parking Services Director Scott Kangas...