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University Plaza renovations continue

By Satta Kendor | July 6, 2015

The north and south towers of University Plaza, 900 Crane Drive, will be fully converted into apartments by late summer.Renovations are in progress for the north tower and central building, which will be completed by August 20, said John Chapman, development...

Black studies major proposal stalled for program prioritization

By Satta Kendor | June 15, 2015

The Center for Black Studies and NIU students said they hope to expand black studies from a minor to a major pending program prioritization.NIU administrators met with the Center for Black Studies on April 29 to discuss the possibility of black studies...

Senior Randiss Hopkins speaks to crowd of 15K for We Day

By Satta Kendor | May 4, 2015

Randiss Hopkins’s role in founding the Remember Project allowed him to speak to 15,000 students and teachers at Illinois’ first We Day on Thursday at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.We Day Illinois, co-chaired by hip-hop artist Common, is an event...

DeKalb election winners want change: Jacobson

By Northern Star Staff | April 7, 2015

First ward Alderman David Jacobson, who garnered 116 votes as he ran unopposed in the 2015 DeKalb aldermanic election, said those who won the elections are looking to change things.“I think there’s a whole lot the city needs to look at ... I think...

LaVerne Gyant (left), Center for Black Studies director, helps senior engineering major Krystal Wilson at the center. The chief diversity officer, who will be hired in May, will be in charge of promoting diversity in academic and social settings on campus.

Apps for chief diversity officer to be reviewed Friday

By Satta Kendor | April 6, 2015

Applications for the chief diversity officer, who is expected to make $100,000 to $175,000, will be reviewed Friday, said Provost Lisa Freeman.Despite NIU’s uncertainty surrounding next year’s state allocation, interviews for a pool of eight to 10...

Duck Soup Coop to close due to $60K debt

By Alexander Chettiath | March 30, 2015

Duck Soup Coop, a cooperatively owned food market, will close due to being $60,000 in debt and the members’ belief that the business was not economically feasible.The $60,000 included debt to vendors who would no longer fill orders, leaving the store...

The city of Geneva and village of Bensenville offer features like online payments and concern reports on their websites, which were designed by CivicPlus. DeKalb hired the company to bring the city’s website to code with the Americans with Disabilities Act and provide features like in the websites above. 

DeKalb pays 50K for site redesign

By Satta Kendor | February 23, 2015

DeKalb is undergoing a $50,570 website renewal project — a project $30,570 over budget — to comply with standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act.First ward Alderman David Jacobson said the renewal of the city’s website has been in discussion...

Douglas Hall torn down to make way for Lucinda Avenue extension

By Satta Kendor | January 12, 2015

The ramped-up deconstruction of Douglas Hall during winter break was the first step in extending Lucinda Avenue.The deconstruction is part of NIU President Doug Baker’s Master Plan Thesis, an outline of ideas to improve campus. The extension of Lucinda...