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President to visit state lawmakers

By Lindsey Salvatelli | March 20, 2017

DeKALB — President Doug Baker delivered a report about legislative progress being made in Springfield during a March 9 Board of Trustees meeting.Baker said all presidents from Illinois universities were given a 20-hour notice to appear in front of the...

Budget proposed for FY18

By Northern Star Staff | February 23, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner recommended $77,465,000 in state appropriations for NIU in his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018.The proposed budget, issued Feb. 15, comes following two years in which NIU did not receive full state appropriations because of an inability...

Dean seeks program expansion

By Lindsey Salvatelli | January 17, 2017

­DeKALB — Eric Dannenmaier, College of Law dean, is no stranger to experiential learning.While teaching in the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University, he created a two-credit summer course that replaced the classroom with a canoe ride...

The eight students made their way to Springfield Tuesday to lobby for higher education and Monetary Award Program grants pose with a state legislator.

SA lobbies for higher education

By Madison Kacer | November 17, 2016

The eight students made their way to Springfield Tuesday to lobby for higher education and Monetary Award Program grants pose with a state legislator.

Senator Greg Shinderman asks Senator-at-Large Garrett Culligan about Culligan’s ability to perform well as a senator while still being an athlete on the soccer team during a Student Association Senate meeting 5 p.m. Sunday at Holmes Student Center, Sky Room. Culligan’s main platform is bridging a gap between students and student-athletes at NIU.

SA Senate plans November lobbying trip

By Nancy Galan | October 10, 2016

Senator Greg Shinderman asks Senator-at-Large Garrett Culligan about Culligan’s ability to perform well as a senator while still being an athlete on the soccer team during a Student Association Senate meeting 5 p.m. Sunday at Holmes Student Center, Sky Room. Culligan’s main platform is bridging a gap between students and student-athletes at NIU.

Students call for funds from state

Students call for funds from state

By The Associated Press | April 21, 2016

A student shows off signs in support of increased funding to education while attending a rally near the Illinois State Capitol complex on Wednesday in Springfield. The rally was sponsored by the Illinois Coalition to Invest in Higher Education and hundreds of students from other colleges attended.

Pass/Fail: Res halls need more events like ’50s night, High school weapon policy is overreaching

By Danny Cozzi | October 27, 2013

Pass: Res halls need more events like '50s nightWhen I was in high school, I fell in love with doo-wop, rock ‘n’ roll and all the rebellious sounds of the 1950s.Yes, I know. Four-part harmonies and cheesy guitar solos don’t exactly ring as being...

Pass/Fail: ‘Paperless classrooms’ set for school district, Opposing same-sex marriage is outdated

By Danny Cozzi | October 23, 2013

Pass: 'Paperless classrooms' set for school districtDeKalb School District 428 is planning to have electronic devices available to every student by 2016, according to the Daily Chronicle.Students in elementary school will likely use iPads, while high...

Pass/Fail: Troops to receive holiday surprise, Cullerton says no pension crisis

By Danny Cozzi | October 22, 2013

Pass: Troops to receive holiday surpriseThe ROTC program is set to send soldiers in eastern Afghanistan care packages for Thanksgiving, according to today’s Northern Star article.I’ve had relatives overseas during holidays in the past, and holidays...

Springfield Mobile Vet Units reaches out to NIU campus

By Northern Star Staff | April 17, 2013

Wednesday’s thunderstorms didn’t hinder the Springfield Mobile Vet Unit’s first visit to NIU. The Springfield Mobile Vet Unit is an RV-turned-office used to reach out to veterans at Illinois college and university campuses. Various resources, like...

Representative Bob Pritchard (R-Hinckley) speaks with a group of
NIU students during Wednesdays March on Springfield. The students
asked Pritchard questions about why the state has delayed paying
NIU the money it owes the university.

Students rally in Springfield to support MAP grant funding

By Kelly Bauer | October 26, 2011

College students need grant money, and they're willing to fight for it. NIU students marched on Illinois' capitol Wednesday, intent on gaining support for increased - or, at least, a stabilization - of monetary award program (MAP) grant funding. Delonte...

NIU names 2011 Lincoln Laureate recipient

By Northern Star staff | October 18, 2011

NIU announced its top senior this week.Nora Lindvall, senior English and political science major, was named the 2011 Student Lincoln Laureate, according to a Monday NIU Today article.Lindvall speaks five languages and has travelled to 19 countries, according...