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FEMA Presidential Alerts are in a flawed state

By Lucas Skye | October 14, 2018

Federal Emergence Management Agency’s Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS) is vital to the safety of the American people, despite being highly flawed in its current state.The issues with IPAWS are threefold. The alert system is deceptive in...

Kavanaugh’s appointment instigates rape culture

By Northern Star Editorial Board | October 10, 2018

The Northern Star Editorial Board feels the hearings and election of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court perpetuate rape culture, the belittling of sex crimes as a result of societal attitudes about gender and sexuality.President Donald Trump...

Students and faculty commend appointment of Freeman

By Sophia Mullowney | October 7, 2018

DeKALB — Following Lisa Freeman’s appointment as NIU’s first female president, women across campus shared their perspectives regarding the milestone.Freeman’s designation made her one of 89 women currently serving as a university president or...

Board appoints Freeman as the thirteenth and first female president of NIU

By Jessie Kern | September 24, 2018

The Board of Trustees unanimously voted Acting President Lisa Freeman as the thirteenth president of NIU, making her the first female president in university history.The appointment was made during a Board of Trustees Special Meeting Thursday, with an...

Students must remain hopeful for Freeman’s presidency

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 19, 2018

Lisa Freeman was approved for contract negotiations Thursday as NIU’s first female president, and the Northern Star Editorial Board would like to express a cautiously optimistic attitude.Despite disagreeing with the override, the Editorial Board recognizes...

Fill in the blank: NIU’s presidential choice is…

By Northern Star Perspective Staff | September 16, 2018

Chris Grask | Perspective Contributor acceptable choice.A new president is one of the most newsworthy events to happen on campus. Freeman has been the temporary president since Doug Baker resigned. Dr. Freeman being appointed as the first ever...

Lisa Freeman begins to cry as the Board applauds her after approving Freeman for contract negotiations to become NIUs first female president.

Freeman approved for contract negotiations

By Jessie Kern | September 13, 2018

Lisa Freeman begins to cry as the Board applauds her after approving Freeman for contract negotiations to become NIU's first female president.

Presidential process incites debate

By Northern Star staff | July 30, 2018

DeKALB — Former State Senator Robert W. Pritchard and student Nathan Hayes were sworn in as trustees by Chairman Wheeler Coleman July 16.“I look forward to putting the experiences I’ve had over the last fifteen years in the legislature working on...

Acting President Lisa Freeman discusses her possible presidency in her office.

Freeman reconsiders her candidacy

By Jessie Kern | July 23, 2018

DeKALB — After unexpectedly stepping into the role of acting president for the last year, Lisa Freeman has reconsidered her candidacy for president.NIU has been preparing for the presidential search after Doug Baker’s unexpected departure in June...

Fire Truck is parked in the garage at the first DeKalb Fire House, 700 Pine St. 

City Council looks to staffing solutions

By Jessie Kern | June 25, 2018

DEKALB - The current topic of conversation among DeKalb City Council members encompasses the measures being taken to pilot the city manager search and recruitment process.During the June 18 Special Committee of the Whole meeting, City Council members...

Pass/Fail: Illinois recieves vital grant to aid in the fight against opiod crisis; Presidential search lacks any organization and focus

By Lucas Skye | April 30, 2018

See what’s a pass and what’s a fail as judged by PerspectiveEditor Lucas Skye.PassIllinois receives vital grant to aid in the fight against opiod crisisThe Illinois Department of Human Services is receiving a generous grant of $16 million in federal...