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SA Senate approves new club

By Morgan Fink | February 6, 2017

DeKALB — A new video game design club was approved in a 24-0 vote at a Jan. 29 Student Association meeting and will give students an opportunity to become involved in a field that is growing on campus.Robert Kondratowicz, Video Game Design Club president...

Senior Novella Blackmon creates a poster for a rally held Tuesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons. Students at the rally called for unity and an end to inequality and police brutality. “The purpose of this rally is to awaken the ones who are sleep and bring light to darkness,” Blackmon said.

Black students rally for safety, equality

By Kelly Bauer & Andre Phillips | April 30, 2015

Students are seeking ways to unify DeKalb’s black community and put an end to inequality, topics which were discussed at a Tuesday rally.The rally was organized by Stephen Samuels, graduate adult and higher education student, to spread awareness of...

Students call for equality and unity during a rally Tuesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons.

Black students focus on fight for equality at rally

By Andre Phillips | April 30, 2015
Stephen Samuels, graduate adult and higher education student, speaks during a Tuesday rally in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons. Samuels encouraged students to be safe in light of the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

Students protest death of Freddie Gray, treatment of black community

By Kelly Bauer | April 29, 2015

Students called for unity in the black community and for an end to inequality at a Tuesday rally.The rally was organized by Stephen Samuels, graduate adult and higher education student, to spread awareness of the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Gray,...

The new DeKalb Police Station along Lincoln Highway has caused stir among some members of black student organizations due to its proximity to the Center for Black Studies.

Police station’s location draws ire of some students

By James Bartley | November 6, 2013

As the DeKalb police station prepares to open at its new location, a debate about it being located across from the Center for Black Studies continues.The station is located at 700 W. Lincoln Highway and is near the Center for Black Studies, 621 W. Lincoln...

M.O.V.E leaders gather by Liberty Bell.

M.O.V.E leaders gather by Liberty Bell.

By James McCarter | September 11, 2012

The leaders of newly founded student organizations M.O.V.E (Men Of Excellence, Vision, and Empowerment) gathered near the Liberty Bell in front of the NIU Convocation center after marching from the center for black studies. Co-founder Rasaan Akbar stated...