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Northern Illinois University

Founded in 1895, the public university is located in DeKalb, Ill., with a student body of approximately 23,000. The school is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with 60 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate- and doctoral- level programs in seven colleges: Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. Northern also runs satellite centers in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford, Hoffman Estates and Oregon, Ill. NIU's 16 NCAA Division I athletics teams are known as the Huskies and compete in the Mid-American Conference. On Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2008, five students were shot to d... Show more »
Founded in 1895, the public university is located in DeKalb, Ill., with a student body of approximately 23,000. The school is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with 60 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate- and doctoral- level programs in seven colleges: Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. Northern also runs satellite centers in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford, Hoffman Estates and Oregon, Ill. NIU's 16 NCAA Division I athletics teams are known as the Huskies and compete in the Mid-American Conference. On Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2008, five students were shot to death in a lecture hall by gunman, Steven Kazmierczak, a former student, who then killed himself. Killed were NIU students Gayle Dubowski, 20; Catalina Garcia, 20; Julianna Gehant, 32: Ryanne Mace, 19; and Daniel Parmenter, 20. « Show less

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  • Distinguished Alumni award for Chicago Tribune Editor

    Distinguished Alumni award for Chicago Tribune Editor
    The Indiana University School of Journalism will honor 10 former students this weekend with its Distinguished Alumni Awards, including Chicago Tribune Editor Gerould Kern, who is a graduate of the Class of 1971. Since becoming editor in 2008, Gerry...
  • Taking the less-known route

     Taking the less-known route
    If you can't get in — or can't afford — a top business school, is an MBA from a lesser-known school worth it? The answer depends largely on the student. Those gunning for the top of the organizational chart, and without the networking...
  • Ex-NIU police officer pleads innocent to sexually assaulting student

    Ex-NIU police officer pleads innocent to sexually assaulting student
    A former Northern Illinois University police officer pleaded not guilty this morning to raping a student, less than four months after prosecutors dropped an identical charge against him and a week after the FBI raided the campus police department. Andrew...
  • The big schools

     The big schools
    Here's a look at major schools that offer Master of Business Administration programs in the Chicago area. Many schools give students a choice of part-time (including evening and weekend options), flexible, full-time, accelerated, dual-degree,...
  • Trib Nation half-off discount on TribU career courses

    Trib Nation half-off discount on TribU career courses
    We wanted to make you aware of a special half-off Trib Nation discount that will work for four upcoming career-focused TribU classes -- on researching the decision to get an MBA; on more effective workplace conversations; on better time management; and on...
  • CSO's Citizen Musician seeks right note

    CSO's Citizen Musician seeks right note
    A little more than two years ago, the curtain lifted on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra-led Citizen Musician initiative, and CSO Association President Deborah Rutter told an overflow crowd at the Chicago Cultural Center: “All of you are citizen...
  • A great jazz soiree takes root in Elmhurst

    A great jazz soiree takes root in Elmhurst
    As everyone knows, America's jazz hotspots are Chicago, New York, New Orleans and … Elmhurst? Well, as of tomorrow evening, at least, the western suburb will indeed be pulsing with the music, as jazz stars and student ensembles from across the...
  • NIU hazing case: Attorney seeks names of more at party where student died

    NIU hazing case: Attorney seeks names of more at party where student died
    An attorney for the family of a Northern Illinois University freshman who died earlier this school year during a pledge party is seeking the names of additional students who attended the party to possibly add them to a lawsuit. The wrongful death suit,...
  • College intramural sports cultivate, reward female players

    College intramural sports cultivate, reward female players
    Kellie Holpuch capped her intramural basketball game at Naperville's North Central College by firing a 21-foot bomb that dropped straight through the center of the hoop. Boom. Four points. That is not a typo. Under the rules adopted by the college,...
  • Former NIU cop re-indicted on rape charges

    Former NIU cop re-indicted on rape charges
    A DeKalb County grand jury has re-indicted a former Northern Illinois University police officer for rape less than three months after prosecutors dropped an identical charge against him and just days after the school fired its police chief for allegedly...
  • NIU remembers mass shooting

    NIU remembers mass shooting
    The pain of the loss persists, but the legacies of five Northern Illinois University students fatally shot on Valentine's Day in 2008 have an even greater resonance. A bell tolled Thursday as nearly 500 people solemnly stood on a wind-swept plaza at 3:...
  • Comfort Dogs Helping Ease Town's Unbearable Burden

    Comfort Dogs Helping Ease Town's Unbearable Burden
    Maili Pieragostini, 6, opened a box of crayons Tuesday, selected one and drew a butterfly on a piece of folded paper. The artwork was for her friend, Charlotte Bacon, 6, who was killed in Friday's mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. As Maili...