Northern Star

Northern Star

Northern Illinois University’s student news organization since 1899


Ensure student journalism survives. Donate today.

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

NIU switches to Google

By Sierra Lowe | September 4, 2012

Google has reached NIU. With the efforts of Information Technology Service’s (ITS) Green Up initiative, students this semester have switched to a new system that provides access to variety of Google applications. Part of the reason the ITS sought to...

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...

Cut fiber results in Internet slowdown

By Kelly Bauer | February 20, 2012

Internet speed around campus slowed down for several hours Monday.A “major fiber cable” was cut, resulting in the slowdown, said Walter Czerniak, Associate Vice President for NIU Information Technology Services. He was unsure of when the fiber would...

MyNIU faces technical difficulties Tuesday

By Jessica Wells and Ryan Felgenhauer | January 17, 2012

Ryan FelgenhauerCity EditorDeKALB | Some NIU students experienced problems accessing their class schedules through MyNIU Tuesday.Walter Czerniak, associate vice president of Information Technology Services said this is a campus-wide problem, but individual...

Load More Stories