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Patrick Sheridan, the president of AFSCME Local 963 labor union criticizes the universitys budget cuts for university staff and service workers on Sept. 21 at the Board of Trustees meeting. (Devin Oommen | Northern Star)

NIU board of trustees faces union backlash

By Devin Oommen, News Reporter | September 23, 2023

DeKALB – NIU administrative staff union members packed the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday to express dissatisfaction with existing pay structures. Union members said the university needs to address low wages that lead to difficult decisions...

Hare heals; Graham leads

By Patrick Smith | September 15, 2016

DeKALB | The Huskies (0-2) will be without redshirt senior quarterback Drew Hare for their home opener at 2:30 p.m. Saturday against the San Diego State University Aztecs (2-0).Hare went down during the third quarter of Saturday’s contest in which the...

Former player turned coach

By Keelen Holcomb | September 8, 2016

DeKALB | Melvin Rice returned to NIU, his alma mater, this summer to take over as assistant cornerback coach.Rice, a letter-winning cornerback for NIU from 2005-08 , was a solid three-year starter for the Huskies defense from 2006-08, accruing 175 tackles,...

A photo showing the view from the Yordon Center’s Terrace Club ticket package. A 10-person single package for the Terrace Club is $1,500, according to the NIU Huskie Athletic Fund website. Students who went to every home football game in 2015 will be given seats in the Yordon Terrace to watch the Huskie Bowl on April 22, according to an email from Morris White, assistant director of Marketing and Game Experience, on Wednesday.

Athletics to award Huskie Bowl tickets, $100 to Mission 6 eligible students

By Alexander Chettiath | February 11, 2016

A photo showing the view from the Yordon Center’s Terrace Club ticket package. A 10-person single package for the Terrace Club is $1,500, according to the NIU Huskie Athletic Fund website. Students who went to every home football game in 2015 will be given seats in the Yordon Terrace to watch the Huskie Bowl on April 22, according to an email from Morris White, assistant director of Marketing and Game Experience, on Wednesday.

Registration open for graduate seminar

By Northern Star Staff | September 1, 2014

Registration for the Graduate School Preparation Seminar on Sept. 27 is now available.The Graduate School Preparation Seminar is 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the McCariens Classrooms of the Yordon Center near Huskie Stadium. The seminar will provide participants...

InFocus: What should replace Lincoln?

InFocus: What should replace Lincoln?

By Perspective Staff | April 8, 2014

The Northern Star Perspective staff tackles what should be put in place of Lincoln Hall.Jeremiah CaterinaWhy settle for only one use for the area Lincoln Hall occupies?Cut the lot in half between Lincoln Drive and Lucinda Avenue and address two things...

Two high-definition robotic cameras have been installed at
Huskie Stadium to eliminate the use of aerial lifts and platforms
when filming football practices.

Dual purpose high-tech installations hit Huskie Stadium

By Dave Gong | November 17, 2011

Two robotic cameras were installed at Huskie Staduim in order to improve safety and provide quality footage for NIU football coaches to use for training purposes. According to a press release, the new cameras will replace the use of aerial lifts and platforms...