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NIU students, family and friends of Steven Agee gather in November 2012 for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Agee. Agee, a student at NIU, died in an off-campus shooting on Nov. 23, 2011.

Community holds memorial for Agee

By Gino Hernaiz | November 19, 2012

Larry Bolles told people at the memorial for Steven Agee II not to cry. The former director of Community Standards and Student Conduct said Agee would have wanted all of the attendees to smile. The memorial, held Monday at the corner of Edgebrook Drive...

NIU releases its annual safety and security report

By Northern Star Staff | October 1, 2012

The 2012 annual safety and security report and fire safety report was released by NIU Monday. NIU Police Sgt. Alan Smith said the safety and security report makes it possible for people to make an informed decision on whether they want to visit NIU. The...

Richard Schmack spoke in a Stevenson smart classroom Wednesday evening. Schmack is running for DeKalb County states attorney this year, and took the opportunity to explain the roles of the position and why he feels he is the proper candidate.

Candidate for DeKalb County state’s attorney speaks at Stevenson Wednesday night

By Jessi Haish | September 26, 2012

Richard Schmack, DeKalb County state’s attorney candidate, answered students’ questions at the NIU College Democrats meeting Wednesday night at Stevenson South. Chris Pitts, senior political science major, said he attended the meeting to find out...

Elliot Echols Senior current President of Student Association and Delonte Leflore Student Association president elect enjoy a meal together after the close of the last Student Association Senate meeting of the year at the Student Association banquet in the Campus Life building sunday evening.

SA Senate adds new residence hall to District 2 at last meeting of semester

By Felix Sarver | May 6, 2012

The 43rd session of the Student Association (SA) Senate ended swiftly with a recognized student organization, a bylaw amendment and a change SA Supreme Court procedure. The Senate passed a bill to add the new residence hall from District 3 to District...

Dr. Larry Bolles, director of the Office of Community Standards & Student Conduct, will be retiring at the conclusion of the school year after over 30 years at NIU.

Larry Bolles to retire after 34 years at NIU

By Chelsey Boutan | April 25, 2012

After finding out that he’s retiring, Larry Bolles said students stop by his office almost every day with one pleading request: “Please don’t go. What are we going to do without you?” “That tells you that you must have done something right,”...

NIU students participate in Breaking the Ice, a rally to protest violence, held across campus Wednesday afternoon. Students gathered to pray in Central Park, led by members of Alpha Phi Alpha.

Alpha Phi Alpha hosts anti-violence rally, march

By Hailey Kurth | April 4, 2012

Over 200 people gathered at the MLK Commons yesterday to “break the ice against violence” at an event hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Alandis Phillips, senior sociology major and president of Alpha Phi Alpha, said to “break the ice” means...

Harold Raddle Jr., fourth year mechanical engineering major, wears a hoodie at the vigil for Trayvon Martin Friday afternoon.

Community members gather for Trayvon Martin vigil

By Hailey Kurth | April 1, 2012

Over 75 people gathered at the MLK commons Friday afternoon to remember the life of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed in a gated Florida community last month. Hoodie-filled vigils for Martin like this one have occurred around the...

Kimberly Agee, mother of the late Steven Agee II, discusses her
son and the scholarship the family is setting up in his name Monday
night at the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center.

Scholarship created to honor Agee

By Hailey Kurth | February 13, 2012

There wasn't an empty seat at the Steven R. Agee II scholarship fund kickoff Monday. The event was hosted by Steven's mother, Kimberly Agee, in the Holmes Student Center Capitol Room. "I think it was a wonderful night," Kimberly said. "So many students...

Austin Quick, Student Association Speaker of the Senate,
addresses the senators during the final meeting Sunday night in the
Carl Sandburg Auditorium.

SA Senate supports new police station at meeting Sunday

By Felix Sarver | December 4, 2011

The Student Association Senate showed support for the construction of a new police station during the last meeting of the year Sunday. Senate Speaker Austin Quick said DeKalb purchased the area on Lincoln Highway where a new police station will be built....

Students, faculty react to Agee’s death

By Lauren Dielman | December 4, 2011

Former NIU student Ryan Chambers was in the apartment when Steven Agee II, senior sociology major, was fatally shot Wednesday Nov. 23. "During the incident I was upstairs in my room," Chambers said in an email. "The shooting happened two floors under...

SA calls for improvements to emergency text alert system

By Felix Sarver | December 1, 2011

While some students feel the NIU text alert system is making progress, the Student Association University Services committee continues to look into the program.The committee was satisfied that text alerts were sent out after the shooting death of Steven...

Visitation for Agee to be held

December 1, 2011

A visitation will be held for NIU student Steven Agee II from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Leak & Sons Funeral Home in Country Club Hills. His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church in Glenwood.Agee, 22, was fatally shot in the...