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The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

New laws affect university life

By Noah Johnson | January 15, 2020

DeKALB — Over 250 new laws went into effect in Illinois at the start of the new year, some of which impact higher education in Illinois.Retention of Illinois Students and Equity ActHB 2691 allows transgender and undocumented students to be eligible...

Melanie, an undocumented student at NIU, prepares for a final exam. She currently has a 4.0 GPA.

Undocumented students work toward better life at NIU

By Kelly Bauer | May 6, 2013

Editor’s note: The names of “Ernesto,” “Melanie” and “Ana” have been changed to protect the identity of sources. One of Ana’s earliest memories is of crossing the border into the United States. The NIU student was 5 years old when she...