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Black History Month events through February

Black History Month events through February

By Northern Star Staff | February 11, 2019

DeKALB — Various organizations have geared up for Black History Month with a variety of screenings, lectures and other events throughout February.• Diversity Dialogues, a program operated by the Center for Black Studies, is presenting six 45-minute...

NIU continues to advocate for undocumented students

By James Krause | February 5, 2018

DeKALB — NIU is working to assist students that are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program with a month remaining before its expiration deadline.The deadline for legislation that would continue to allow renewals of legal status for...

Week events to honor MLK Jr.

By Batul Cutlerywala | January 16, 2018

DeKALB — This year’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will challenge people to step outside of their comfort zone through new thought-provoking events.Events have been planned each day of the week following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s...

Rev. Jackson to visit Pick Museum of Anthropology

By Lindsey Salvatelli | September 5, 2017

DeKALB — The Rev. Jesse Jackson will be on campus Tuesday to celebrate the opening of Quilts and Human Rights, a traveling exhibit, and deliver a keynote speech.Quilts and Human Rights opened in 2008 at Michigan State University and focuses on social...

BSU and TKE meet about racist Snapchat

By Sophia Phillips | April 20, 2017

DeKALB — Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon and the Black Student Union met Friday morning to discuss a video of a man in front of the TKE house using racial slurs that circulated after being posted on social media April 8.The discussion was facilitated by...

President addresses changes

By Northern Star staff | March 8, 2017

DeKALB — An update of President Doug Baker’s November Program Prioritization progress report will be released March 22.The update will include a chart breaking down progress related to Program Prioritization thus far and pending work for administrative...

Diversity resource centers to report to chief diversity officer

By Northern Star staff | November 30, 2016

DeKALB | President Doug Baker acknowledged the importance of NIU’s diversity resource centers but said they are in need of “[a] clear mission and foci” in a report issued Monday.In the report, Baker responded to recommendations regarding Program...

Administrators chalk for peace

By Madison Kacer | November 17, 2016

DeKALB | Administrators stood in the MLK Commons handing chalk to passersby and encouraging them to write messages of happiness and unity.The initiative, which took place Wednesday, was partially in response to the presidential election, which has struck...

Therest Arado (left), deputy director of the College of Law Library, speaks with Greg Long (right), University Council executive secretary, about new programs, such as the Human Diversity requirement, being discussed at NIU.

Diversity requirement progresses

By Clarissa Hinshaw | November 7, 2016

DeKALB | The Human Diversity requirement was put in front of University Council members during a meeting 3 p.m. Wednesday.University Council members focused on discussion of the bill, which would require all undergraduate students enrolled after fall...

Protestors hold “12 years too long” signs, advocating for a better resource facility for the Asian American community Tuesday in the MLK Commons. NIU gave the resource center to students 12 years ago as “temporary” space. 

NIU officials rethink facility

By Leah Nicolini | October 27, 2016

DeKALB | About 35 students have or have almost fallen down the basement stairs of the Asian American Resource Center.The narrow staircase that fits one person at a time and is difficult to climb is among the list of issues the resource center has along...

Students protest for better resources

By Northern Star staff | October 25, 2016

DeKALB | About 35 students protested in favor of a better facility for the Asian American community 4 p.m. today in the MLK Commons. The Asian American Resource Center was given to students 12 years ago and was intended as a temporary space for...

Costumes could be offensive

Costumes could be offensive

By Northern Star editorial board | October 24, 2016

Students should understand their costume choices for Halloween could have an impact on a diverse community and culture. Certain costumes could potentially offend people of a specific culture if that outfit perpetuates a negative stereotype.“Halloween...

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