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NIU President Lisa Freeman hugging Patrick Korellis (left) and Harold Ng, two surviving victims of the Valentines Day shooting that took place in 2008 within Cole Hall, at the 15-year anniversary Forward Together Forward memorial for the victims this afternoon at the Peaceful Reflection Garden outside of Cole Hall. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

NIU continues to stand forward, together

By Bridgette Fox, Written Managing Editor | February 14, 2023

DeKALB – The NIU community stood together in remembrance of the students who were killed 15 years ago. Tuesday’s vigil also came less than 24 hours after a fatal mass shooting on the campus of Michigan State University. On Feb. 14, 2008, five NIU...

Health Services provides confidentiality, services for alcohol-related issues

By Felix Sarver | April 18, 2012

Students can expect confidentiality and services to help them with drinking problems at NIU. NIU Health Services does not ask students questions regarding alcohol-related issues or do blood work to screen for alcohol, said Christine Grady, director of...

Cosmetics ingredients lack risk assessment

Cosmetics ingredients lack risk assessment

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | February 27, 2012

Shampoos, conditioners, lotions, deodorants and makeup are just a few of the personal care products used every day by millions of people. However, most of the ingredients found in these products lack safety testing and risk assessment. Consumers use about...

NIU offers free condoms to promote a safer-sex environment

By Faith Healy | September 20, 2011

Students looking to get intimate and keep it safe can rest easy; Health Enhancement provides condoms for free. "Our goal was to remove barriers so that students who wanted to use condoms could get them quickly and cheaply," said senior health educator...

Warmer weather can still pose health risk

By Eric Beesley | February 15, 2011

Despite the warm weather over the last few days, winter still has a lot of fight left in it. College students who tend to cut loose every once in a while are at particular risk of allowing extreme weather to get the best of them. "A spring thaw like we...

Dr. Allen Williams speaks at the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event Monday night at the Regency Room in the Holmes Student Center.

AIDS decrease as financial cost of treatment rises

By Kyla Gardner | February 8, 2011

DeKALB | The human cost of HIV/AIDS is decreasing, but the financial costs of treatment are rising. During an HIV/AIDS question and answer panel Monday night, Allen Williams, doctor of internal medicine, said less people are dying now from HIV/AIDS than...