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ACCESS and PAL tutoring centers now open

By Northern Star Staff | September 4, 2012

ACCESS and PAL tutoring centers opened Tuesday with new hours and new locations, according to an ACCESS press release.A new tutoring center will be open from 6 to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday in the New Residence Hall Complex’s West Hall, Room B004.The...

History’s Foundation: Williston Hall

By Olivia Willoughby | April 22, 2012

During the early 1900s, this building was for ladies only. Shevawn Eaton, director of Access to Courses and Careers through Educational Support Services (ACCESS), said Williston Hall was the first women’s residence hall and was dedicated to the university’s...

Study Space Series: Campus tutoring services help students focus, apply skills

By Kyla Gardner | April 13, 2011

Some students may feel they know the best places to study, searching out nooks in the academic buildings or reclining in the Gallery Lounge in the Holmes Student Center. But once they sit down and crack open those textbooks and class notes, some students...

Study space series: Scattered studiers sequester in scholarly spots

By Kyla Gardner | April 6, 2011

If you wish the day had 26 hours instead of 24, the answer to gaining some extra minutes might be studying in NIU's academic buildings. Follow the Northern Star through its weekly installment of the best places to study on campus and around DeKalb to...

Andrew Dodd and Tim Lydon have a drink at Lord Stanley located at 142 E Lincoln Hwy. Bars are just one place in DeKalb that students are not condusive to studying

Study space series: Worst places to study on campus

By Kyla Gardner | March 31, 2011

Annoyed by noise when you're trying to study? Turn into a chatterbox when friends are around? Do you get lost in your thoughts staring at a poster on a wall? Everyone prefers different studying environments, but this week's edition of the Study Space...

Be successful here at NIU with these 3 easy tips! Guaranteed!

By Aaron Brooks | August 24, 2010

Welcome back! And for those new students: what is up! Summer in DeKalb was certainly peaceful, but it is so nice to know that there will finally be more action around town. Whether you are a freshman or an upperclassman, the best thing about returning...