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Letter to the Editor: Student course evaluations do matter

By Ryan Pumroy | May 2, 2016

On Thursday, the Northern Star published the column “NIU lacks transparency with course evaluations.” I agree that evaluations are important and students should take them seriously. Let me try to explain how evaluations are used, what they actually...

Letter to the editor: 6K requirement asks too much of NIU students

By Ryan Pumroy | February 8, 2016

I want to comment on a few quotes in the Feb. 4 edition of the Northern Star attributed to Morris White, assistant athletic director for marketing and game experience.White seems to blame students for why Athletics’ promotional campaign offering students...

Reflect on reasons for school

By Ryan Pumroy & Nick Fleming | October 20, 2014

We would like to comment on the Pass/Fail column in the Oct. 16 edition of the Northern Star.“If I don’t go to class I won’t know what will be on the test,” according to the column. This is likely true; however, what if there were no tests or...

Artist connects sampling to open access

By Shaz Sheikhali | October 22, 2013

Alumnus Scott Potter looked at the connection between the open access movement and musical mashups at a presentation Tuesday.Potter, a musician known as “Hell Yeah Party Time,” graduated with a bachelor’s in science. He returned to campus for Open...

What’s on your NIU bucket list

By Aaron Brooks | February 26, 2012

Come May 11, I am gone. Goodbye NIU. But before I graduate, there are a few more things I have to do: see a play, give out free hugs in the MLK Commons and howl from the roof of the Holmes Student Center. Three items left on my bucket list. What is on...