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German anchors a talented roster, defensive improvements key for team success

By Jarrett Huff | December 5, 2019

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team has been having a historic run the past couple weeks, winning six consecutive games after starting the season 0-2. This marks the longest win streak since the 2015-16 season, when the Huskies won seven straight games...

Then-first-year guard Tyler Cochran looks to get the edge on a screen Monday during NIUs 65-48 win against Longwood University at the Convocation Center.

German comes in clutch for men’s basketball with four-point play late in game

By Jarrett Huff | November 24, 2019

DeKALB — Wins keep rolling in for men’s basketball as it defeated Southern Illinois University — Edwardsville in a close game on Saturday. Senior guard Eugene German’s four-point play in the final 10 seconds lifted the Huskies over the Cougars...

Redshirt senior forward Lacey James attempts a shot Wednesday while James Claar, WIU redshirt senior forward, pressures the Huskie at Western Hall.

Huskies march out of Macomb with victory over Western Illinois

By Mike Knapp | November 20, 2019

DeKALB — After winning three-straight home games over the weekend, the men’s basketball team headed back on the road Wednesday to take on Western Illinois University at Western Hall for the first time since 1994.After starting the season with two...

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

By Northern Star Staff | October 6, 2019

MondayBoard of Trustees Professor Seminar: Ross Powell, Board of Trustees professor of geology and environmental geosciences, will give a seminar on NIU’s research into climate change 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room....

Illinois public higher education takes hit to enrollment numbers

By James Krause | September 25, 2017

Enrollment at state universities in Illinois has been showing a downward trend, including NIU, and officials from universities across the state are looking for reasons and solutions.NIU’s ten-day enrollment numbers were released Sept. 12 and with them...

This year, 3,724 students signed up to live in residence halls this year, which is 449 less than last year, following a three-year downward trend.

Residence hall sign-up decreases by 449 students; Vice president proposes fix

By Leah Nicolini | November 22, 2016

This year, 3,724 students signed up to live in residence halls this year, which is 449 less than last year, following a three-year downward trend.

NIU President Doug Baker (left) and Provost Lisa Freeman speak at the Board of Trustees special meeting Thursday at Altgeld Hall. The trustees approved the potential school of nursing, which now has to be approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Trustees approve new school of nursing

By Alexander Chettiath | February 22, 2016

NIU President Doug Baker (left) and Provost Lisa Freeman speak at the Board of Trustees special meeting Thursday at Altgeld Hall. The trustees approved the potential school of nursing, which now has to be approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Then sophomore Simon Formont hits a ball back against Toledo April 12, 2014, in DeKalb. Men’s tennis (5-3) played three games over the weekend, starting with a 4-3 loss to Southern Illinois University on Friday but moving on to finish the weekend 2-1 with wins against Chicago State University on Friday and Saint Louis University on Saturday.

Men’s tennis goes 2-1 over weekend

By Patrick Smith | February 11, 2016

Then sophomore Simon Formont hits a ball back against Toledo April 12, 2014, in DeKalb. Men’s tennis (5-3) played three games over the weekend, starting with a 4-3 loss to Southern Illinois University on Friday but moving on to finish the weekend 2-1 with wins against Chicago State University on Friday and Saint Louis University on Saturday.

Lincoln Hall sits in front of New Hall and will be torn down to be turned into a Health Informatics Technology Center.

NIU says no to vet group housing

By Alexander Chettiath | June 29, 2015

NIU has declined Save-A-Vet’s proposal to renovate Lincoln Hall, a project that would have provided housing for disabled veterans and canines.Save-A-Vet, created by Danny Scheurer, Marine and Army veteran, rescues retired military and service dogs from...

Ben Donovan, Student Association director of Governmental Affairs, talks to senators at a Jan. 25 SA Senate meeting about a proposal to lower DeKalb’s bar entry age from 21 to 20. Donovan said the SA will give a statement about the idea at today’s City Council meeting.

Lower bar entry age gaining support: Student Association

By Ashley Morse | January 26, 2015

The Student Association Senate held a reading and discussion Sunday for a resolution to support lowering the entrance age to bars from 21 to 20 in DeKalb.Ben Donovan, Student Association director of Governmental Affairs, said the SA is aiming to change...

Northern Star File Photo - NIUs Sarah Mclaughlin backhands a tennis ball.

Men’s women’s tennis set for weekend matches

By Sean Anderson | February 22, 2012

NIU men’s and women’s tennis will both hit the hard top this weekend.The women’s team will travel south to Carbondale for matches against Arkansas State and Southern Illinois.The Huskies (5-2) opened the season with a loss, but have turned their...