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NIU reaches Facebook milestone

By Northern Star Staff | October 21, 2012

NIU reached 30,000 likes on its Facebook page during Homecoming week, according to NIU Today. The milestone comes after NIU reached 20,000 likes one year ago, according to NIU Today. The milestone was reached about three months ahead of the target set...

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...

NIU Mobile App makes improvements

By Joe Palmer | March 28, 2012

The NIU Mobile App is getting a face lift with some major improvements, including access to the campus Huskie Bus tracker, Huskie Tracks. The revised app hit both the Android and Apple app stores earlier this month. The app is free to download and includes...

Photo illustration - Social media sites such as Twitter are
beneficial to students to get their news, but can be a hindrance to
police investigations.

Social media can help or hinder information flow about events around campus

By Faith Healy | September 29, 2011

Social media websites can be both beneficial and a hindrance when providing information on events like Wednesday's shooting.Anna Kedyk, sophomore business administration major, heard about the shooting while on Facebook around noon Thursday."My friend...

NIU switches things up with a new school logo and motto

By Faith Healy | August 23, 2011

A new academic year brings with it many changes. This year, students may begin to notice a new logo popping up around campus. NIU unveiled its new logo Aug. 15, along with a new motto: "Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow." The logo will be used on all NIU...

Streb takes year-long position as associate to President Peters

By Katie Leb | August 24, 2010

Some opportunities are too good to pass up. This was the belief held by Matthew Streb, associate political science professor, when President John Peters approached him to become associate to the president. The position is meant to expose mid-career faculty...