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Sophomore nutrition major Fayth Springer leads a protest against the Title IX process Friday May 3.

Students call for change to Title IX

By Sophia Mullowney | May 3, 2019

Sophomore nursing major Ashley Burkhardt embraces sophomore psychology major Cassandra Kamp at a Friday May 3 protest against the Title IX process.

Law enforcement hopes to improve relationship with students

By Sophia Mullowney | September 13, 2018

DeKALB - Campus and DeKalb police, various Greek organizations and students gathered at 5 p.m. Wednesday evening at Barsema Hall for a safety meet-and-greet intended to connect the campus with law enforcement.Various Greek liaisons and campus organizations...

Morgan Brickley, Fraternity and Sorority Live associate director, shows the certificate she received after graduating from the Citizen Police Academy 2017 spring program.

NIU Campus Police train residents

By Lindsey Salvatelli | January 18, 2018

DeKALB — NIU Campus Police is preparing for its citizen police training academy.The 11-week Citizen Police Academy program is free and allows DeKalb residents and the campus community the opportunity to partake in a simulated training exercise to offer...

Gun violence prompts NIU response

By Jessie Kern | November 2, 2017

DeKALB — The recent spark in gun-related incidents on and around campus inspired a second community meeting during which students, campus officials and local law enforcement addressed safety concerns and initiatives.NIU employees including acting President...

Police increase Halloween patrol

By Michael Urbanec | October 30, 2017

DeKALB — As Halloween approaches, students prepare for a week full of costumes and candy, but the recent influx of shootings may damper the excitement for some.Since the start of the semester, there have been five shootings located in the northwest...

3 charged in connection with LSD delivery

3 charged in connection with LSD delivery

Michael Kielhack (left), 20, of Elgin; Michael Montgomery, 19, of Naperville; and Thomas Quirke, 19, of Aurora, all face charges of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. The three were arrested Thursday and Friday for their alleged roles in obtaining the LSD that was found in Oluwarotimi Okedina’s system when he fell 11 stories from a Stevenson Hall tower.

NIU police: Student who died after Stevenson Tower fall was on acid

By Northern Star staff | October 27, 2015

Police have concluded Oluwarotimi "Timi" Okedina was on acid at the time of his fall from a Stevenson Tower window and his death was accidental.Police reached their conclusion after conducting interviews with people who were with the student on Sept....

NIU police leading bomb threat investigation

By Keith Hernandez | October 12, 2015

NIU police continue to investigate a bomb threat that shut down campus for three hours Thursday and was later determined to be a hoax.Police from several local agencies and volunteers evacuated and closed all university buildings after a bomb threat was...

Increased drug violations may be due to more patrol

By Sabreena Saleem | October 8, 2015

The increase in drug law violations, as reported in the 2015-2016 Annual Safety and Security Report, may be a result of increased patrolling, said NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips.The report, which was published in compliance with the Clery Act, among other...

Drug arrest increase shows police are doing better job

By Angela Pagan | October 8, 2015

The rise in drug law violation arrests at NIU is actually good news.The 2015-2016 Annual Safety and Security Report, which was released Oct. 1, shows that the number of reported drug law violations had about doubled since 2013; the report shows 113 violations...

Safety Bulletins send wrong message

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 16, 2015

The NIU Police Department should place greater accountability on those who are accused of sexually assaulting others by examining the Safety Tips and Resources section in its safety bulletins.There was a reported attempted sexual assault Sept. 5 on West...