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The entrance to Patterson Hall West. Rises to room and board fees were among the changes voted for approval by the Board of Trustees. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Fees for housing, graduation, student support to rise

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | February 19, 2023

DeKALB – Starting the fiscal year of 2024, July 2023, room and board fees for Neptune Hall, Gilbert Hall, Grant Towers, Stevenson Towers and Patterson Hall will increase by $200, and room and board fees for Northern View will increase by $100. Increased...

A pile of Northern Star newspapers is scattered.

Granted fee will save student newspaper

By Northern Star Editorial Board | December 11, 2017

The Northern Star Editorial Board has chosen to be part of student fees beginning in the fall semester and would like readers to know that doing so is the most viable option for the publication to continue producing news.The Board of Trustees approved...

Weekly Gripe: About time for bus workshop

By Danny Cozzi | April 10, 2014

I’m going to be honest: As much as I love the way the bus system has changed over the year, I hate the way the bus system has changed over the year.I’m still never really sure when my bus will round the corner to the stop I meticulously plan to be...

InFocus: What should change in the SA?

By Perspective Staff | March 23, 2014

Jeremiah CaterinaThe next Student Association leaders need to communicate more with the student body. I think this should be accomplished in two ways.First, our student leaders need to utilize more technology to reach out to students. Each executive position...

Rec shouldn’t charge extra for summer

By AJ Edwards | June 19, 2013

Going to college is a huge financial investment. You have to pay for your books, your tuition and your housing—all of these in the name of higher education. One of the perks of going to NIU is the availability of a very decent Recreation Center where...

 Trustees Marc Strauss (left), John Butler (middle), and Robert Marshall (right) chat during an executive session during the Board meeting Monday afternoon.

Board of Trustees approves increase in student fees, room and board rates

By Kelly Bauer | March 1, 2012

The Board of Trustees (BOT) voted to approve all the university’s recommendations, including increasing the room and board rate, increasing student fees and approving the proposed salary guidelines. The university requested the BOT approve an aggregate...

Angela Dreessen is the subject after controversy after the director of student involvement and leadership development sent a group of NIU Cares Day volunteers to paint her house.

Editorial: Dreessen deserves to be reprimanded

By The Editorial Board | May 8, 2011

People expect a lot from their leaders. People, understandably, demand even more from leaders who are tasked with teaching people how to lead. These expectations make it all the more disappointing when a leader really drops the ball. On Saturday, the...

SA should release time cards of paid employees

By The Editorial Board | April 20, 2011

How does the Student Association spend its money? Good question. Transparency is very important in government, even student government. In order for the public to ensure that any body is being run responsibly, they must be able to see where the money...

NIU President John Peters speaks at a past Board of Trustees meeting.

Board of Trustees approve student fee, room rates increase

By Kyla Gardner | March 24, 2011

DeKALB | Next year, NIU students enrolled in at least 12 credit hours will pay about $55 more in student fees. The increase was approved by the Board of Trustees on Thursday morning. Undergraduate, graduate and professional students will all see the increase....

Don’t waste your student fees

By Jack Baker | January 18, 2011

It is always the most nerve-wracking part of getting ready for school to begin: logging into MyNIU and seeing just how much you have to pay. With tuition and fees, not to mention housing and books, it seems like everything just keeps adding up. There...