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The south side of Patterson Hall East after flooding occurred earlier in the hall. (Daija Hammonds | Northern Star)

Approximately 35 students forced to relocate after flooding in Patterson East

By Bridgette Fox, News Editor | December 6, 2022

DeKALB – At around 10:30 a.m. Monday, approximately 35 students living in Patterson Hall East were displaced by flooding from a burst pipe in the fire alarm system, according to a statement by NIU. The university has provided students with free lodging...

A door in Gilbert Residence Hall shows a sign stating No Visitors Allowed

Firsthand account: Living in a dorm during a pandemic

By Summer Fitzgerald | September 13, 2020

Attending college during a pandemic was assuredly not on my bucket list for this lifetime, but it is now a reality that I have had to face and make the best of while living in Stevenson Residence Hall at NIU. Ever since March, I have been dreaming...

Community adviser meeting approaches fast

By Northern Star Staff | January 27, 2014

If students want to be a community adviser they have one last opportunity to attend a mandatory meeting to become one.Students interested in being advisers are required to attend at least one informational meeting. The last meeting will be held on Thursday...

Playful advice for making a res hall room your own

By Hayley Devitt | August 27, 2013

Students this week have been settling in to their new class schedules, making friends and buying school supplies. In the midst of all this excitement, one must not neglect one’s living quarters.In other words, I would advise NIU’s young adults living...

Students seek renovations to Lincoln Hall

By Logan Love | April 16, 2013

Students like Dan Wulff, sophomore accounting major and Lincoln Hall resident, want to see improvements in the 52-year-old residence hall. Joe King, assistant director of media and public relations, said there are no improvements planned for Lincoln Hall...

Pause-Off provides resources for students dealing with domestic violence

By Colin Remes | November 1, 2011

One group that you might have seen advertised in chalk on a sidewalk lately is Pause-Off. Pause-Off is a peer educational theater troupe that acts as an educational tool and resource for students who may be dealing with issues of sexual assault and/or...

Alicia Artner (left) and Brian Walsh (middle), both junior English majors, and Alexis Paull (right), sophomore psychology major, dine at the Dog Pound Deli in Douglas Hall.

Dining hours put busy students in a pickle

By Danny Cozzi | April 24, 2011

Some students at NIU have mixed feelings about dining hours in residence halls. Though there are those who don't mind the times of available dining, others urge Housing and Dining to re-establish serving hours to be more easily accessible to all students....

New dorms will offer plenty to students

By Portia Kerr-Newman | November 29, 2010

NIU's idea for a new residence hall could possibly bring a lot to the campus. The dorm's semi-suite style rooms, along with individual rooms, could be a new attraction to students and bring a new look to the campus as a whole. I spoke with Michael Stang,...

Freshman pre-optometry major Lindsay Johnson (right) and freshman pre-nursing major Brianna Frenzel have blended styles to decorate their room in Neptune Hall.

Neptune never looked so good

By Jack Baker | September 19, 2010

When Lindsay Johnson and Brianna Frenzel were still seniors in high school last Jan., they began to plan for their first dorm room. "We went shopping every weekend," Johnson said. "We weren't looking for something but if we saw something we wanted for...

Freshmen residence hall approved

By Lauren Stott and Ryan Griesmeyer | September 16, 2010

The Board of Trustees voted Thursday to approve a plan for a construction and maintenance contract on a 1,000-bed campus residence hall. The board unanimously approved the university's request to negotiate an agreement with Collegiate Housing Foundation,...