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We Can’t Wait: Helping Manage Student Loan Debt

By Barack Obama | November 2, 2011

Over the last few weeks, I've had the opportunity to get out of Washington and talk with folks across the country about how we can create jobs and get our economy growing faster.This is a tough time for a lot of Americans - especially young people. You've...

Former NIU president dies

By Northern Star Staff | September 22, 2011

Former NIU President Clyde J. Wingfield died Thursday, according to NIU Today. He was 80. Wingfield served as NIU's ninth president for 10 months from July of 1985 to May of 1986 in a term marked by controversy. Wingfield earned his bachelor's and master's...

In Focus: Should Congressmen tweet during presidential speeches?

September 8, 2011

Aaron Brooks Columnist Congressmen should not tweet during presidential speeches; it is disrespectful. Congressmen, you have not been elected by a majority of the American people, so even though you think you are better qualified to speak on such matters,...

BSU needs to get its act together

By Kiara Herring | September 6, 2011

Generally on large college campuses like NIU, a lot of minority groups may feel underrepresented. Luckily for NIU, minority students have organizations such as Black Student Union (BSU) to help alleviate some of the problems they face on a daily basis...

Faculty Senate discusses Illinois debt, adds SA representative

By Matt Liparota | August 31, 2011

"Welcome to another wonderful year at Faculty Senate."With these words Wednesday afternoon, Faculty Senate President Alan Rosenbaum opened another year for the legislative body and urged its members - which counts one voting member for each university...

Streb takes year-long position as associate to President Peters

By Katie Leb | August 24, 2010

Some opportunities are too good to pass up. This was the belief held by Matthew Streb, associate political science professor, when President John Peters approached him to become associate to the president. The position is meant to expose mid-career faculty...