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DuSable Hall is home to multiple types of humanities classes and is located on the west side of campus. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

What’s Up With: DuSable’s disrepair?

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | February 28, 2023

Editor's note: This piece is part of  an investigative news series called "What's Up With?" You can fill out the form for potential coverage of a topic here. DeKALB – Plans are underway to renovate NIU campus buildings including Watson Hall and...

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

By Northern Star Staff | October 6, 2019

MondayBoard of Trustees Professor Seminar: Ross Powell, Board of Trustees professor of geology and environmental geosciences, will give a seminar on NIU’s research into climate change 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room....

Organization must be made to clean campus

By Angela Pagan | April 22, 2015

Students should make it a priority to create an organization dedicated to cleaning up as snow melts around campus and trash becomes visible.With the weather improving students can be seen walking around campus and enjoying the fact that it is not negative...

Study abroad fair hosts 22nd event

By Northern Star Staff | September 23, 2014

The Study Abroad Office will hold its 22nd annual Study Abroad Fair Thursday.The event is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Duke Ellington Ballroom. More than 300 study abroad programs will be represented at the fair. Peer advisers will also be available to speak...

ACCESS tutoring now open for fall

By Northern Star Staff | September 1, 2014

ACCESS tutoring centers around campus will open their doors to students beginning today.Sign-ups for one-on-one tutors for the fall semester will be available in Williston Hall, Room 100.Tutoring will be located in the following centers:• 10 a.m.-10...

Transfers get info during informational event

By Shikha Duttyal | February 23, 2014

“Once a Huskie, always a Huskie” was the theme of Friday’s Transfers Get Info Fridays event.The TGIF was held 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday at Williston Hall. TGIF events provide an opportunity for students and parents to meet with admissions counselors,...

Study abroad when you still have time

By AJ Edwards | November 25, 2013

As college students, we have the pleasure of summer vacations and month-long Christmas breaks. There’s no better way to take advantage of this time off than to visit places entirely different from home.By seeing a different part of the world, you’re...

History’s Foundations: Altgeld Hall

By Olivia Willoughby | April 29, 2012

It looks like a castle that is not-so-ironically placed on Castle Drive, just without the flying, flaming arrows like in the old days, and it’s the oldest building at NIU. “The story is that Governor Altgeld had really liked castles,” said Cindy...

History’s Foundation: Williston Hall

By Olivia Willoughby | April 22, 2012

During the early 1900s, this building was for ladies only. Shevawn Eaton, director of Access to Courses and Careers through Educational Support Services (ACCESS), said Williston Hall was the first women’s residence hall and was dedicated to the university’s...

Katie Gauthier, program coordinator for NIU administered study abroad programs, helps Alecia Eschenbrenner sign forms in preparation for a study abroad program.

Students should take care to safely study abroad

By Mary Diamond | March 20, 2012

Students should begin planning their trips well in advance and take advantage of online resources available for traveling safely, according to the Study Abroad office website. Students interested in studying abroad this summer have until April 16 to apply...