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Diversity talk sparks free speech, unlawful assembly ordinance conversation

Diversity talk sparks free speech, unlawful assembly ordinance conversation

By Satta Kendor | March 24, 2016

“We learn and grow from each other,” said Chief Diversity Officer Vernese Edghill-Walden. “I don’t think the world would be a good place if we all thought the same thing and did the same thing.”About 100 people attended NIU’s first monthly...

State warns of hoverboard dangers

State warns of hoverboard dangers

By Satta Kendor | February 8, 2016

In agreement with NIU’s ban, the Office of the State Fire Marshal is warning Illinois residents of the dangers of hoverboards because they have been known to “burst into flames,” according to a Wednesday news release.NIU banned the use and storage...

Photo Poll: MAP Grants

By Satta Kendor | January 29, 2016

Freshman psychology major Briana StaleyQ: Why is receiving the MAP Grant important to you?A: Not all financial aid pays for everything and it’s like the MAP Grant helps pay for everything else.Q: How long have you received the MAP Grant?A: Entire college...

OMIS students raise funds for needy schoolchildren

By Satta Kendor | December 7, 2015

Sixteen needy students at Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School, 3225 Sangamon Road, will receive gifts for the holidays thanks to NIU students.A group of operations management and information systems seniors formed the Adopt a Child Foundation as a part...

Student starts Saudi Arabian research journal

By Satta Kendor | November 16, 2015

The first ever Saudi Arabian instructional and technology research journal, launched by an NIU student, is currently accepting submissions for its January 2016 publication.Adel Qahmash, NIU doctoral candidate for Instructional Technology, founded The...

Applications open for SA director of Environmental Affairs

By Satta Kendor | November 9, 2015

The application window for the Student Association’s director of Environmental Affairs position will be open on HuskieLink until the end of the week.The director of Environmental Affairs will coordinate environmental service projects, collaborate with...

Style Section: Chic Scarves

Style Section: Chic Scarves

By Northern Star staff | October 20, 2015

Staying cozy isn't hard with cute fall scarves. Here are how students are wearing this trend:Senior psychology major Shay Taylor said she got her scarf from her pledge mom in her sorority.How do you feel about the fall season?: “I love the season,...

Students mourn lost friend

By Satta Kendor | October 1, 2015
Kimberly Escamilla (left), sophomore occupational therapy major, Abraham Murguia, sophomore physical therapy major and sophomore undecided major Tristan Rodriguez stand at a vigil Tuesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons.
A variety of healthy options served at Gilbert Hall.

Health: How to eat for your fitness goals

By Northern Star staff | September 10, 2015

The number one challenge with eating healthy on campus is trying to plan ahead, said Nutrition program coordinator Meg Burnham.Thinking ahead about where you’ll be and what food options you’ll have available is helpful, as well as packing healthy...

Terrance Terry, freshman business administration major, votes online in the 2015 Student Association executive elections March 24 in Neptune Hall. This fall’s SA Senate elections will also use social media website Huskie Link as a voting platform, as well as include candidate information and endorsements.

SA to add candidate profiles to Huskie Link ballots

By Satta Kendor & Jackie Nevarez | September 8, 2015

Students will be able to access verified candidate information and endorsements online when they vote for their Student Association Senate representatives this month.The 2015 SA executive elections piloted online voting through Huskie Link, a social media...

Reggie Thomas, jazz studies coordinator and Jazz Ensemble director, directs Jazz Ensemble during a rehearsal Sept. 29 in the Music Building. Music and theatre and arts will be reviewed in the spring.

Academic program inventory released

By Satta Kendor | July 27, 2015

Academic programs set for review as part of the program prioritization process were announced earlier this month, with administrative programs soon to follow.Program prioritization is an initiative that began with community talks in the spring by NIU...

Chief diversity officer ready for NIU journey

By Satta Kendor | July 13, 2015

NIU’s first chief diversity officer said her educational and professional experiences as an African American woman helped prepare her for her journey at NIU starting Aug. 1.Vernese Edghill-Walden will infuse diversity throughout the curriculum and help...