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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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  • 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...
  • Long-time NIU president to step down

    Long-time NIU president to step down
    John Peters, Northern Illinois University’s long-time president who was praised for his leadership during the deadly 2008 campus shootings, announced Thursday that he will retire after this academic year. Peters, 67, president of the DeKalb-based...
  • NIU official's house repainted on student volunteer day

    NIU official's house repainted on student volunteer day
    Armed with tools and trash bags, the Northern Illinois University students who fanned out across DeKalb didn't just spruce up schools and parks during NIU Cares Day last year: Some were sent to paint the house of the employee who oversees the annual...
  • Private workers, public pensions

    Private workers, public pensions
    Jason Leahy hasn't set foot on the Illinois State University campus this school year, doesn't teach classes there and doesn't report to anyone at the school, an hour away from his office. But through a contract with ISU, he is deemed an "employee" of the...
  • Stress in trauma's wake: Genes play a major role

    Stress in trauma's wake: Genes play a major role
    Ten years after terrorists hijacked four American jetliners and killed nearly 3,000 people, there's growing evidence that people with a previous history of depression, or who have been traumatized before, are far more vulnerable to developing post-...
  • Many find their way into state's higher education pension system

    For a few days' work proctoring exams in 1999 at a Downstate community college, Raymond Roskos Jr. earned $364. He'll be paid much more later. That brief service in the state higher education system is all it took to qualify Roskos to eventually draw a...
  • Juan Rivera speaks to law students after his exoneration, release from prison after nearly 20 years

     
    Juan Rivera, who spent nearly 20 years in prison before his Lake County murder conviction was overturned by an Illinois appeals court, told law students …...
  • Edison Elementary Team Captures Third Place in Illinois State Destination ImagiNation Competition

     
    On Saturday, April 14th, the 2012 Illinois Destination ImagiNation Affiliate Finals were held at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. The Pink Leprechauns, a team …...
  • NIU marks anniversary of student’s death

     
    It has been one year since her roommate left their Northern Illinois University dorm for an afternoon walk. Kellianne Nottelmann said the sound of her …...
  • School District 204 to move high school graduation ceremonies to NIU

     
    Indian Prairie District 204 high school graduations will be held at Northern Illinois University's Convocation Center next spring. Superintendent Kathy Birkett said at Monday's board …...
  • ICHS Graduates Honored With 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award During Catholic Schools Week

     
    On Wednesday, February 1st, Immaculate Conception High School held its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony – a key event in the celebration each year of …...
  • City attorney by day, author by night

     
    Des Plaines City Attorney Dave Wiltse writes legal memos and articles often for his job, but he's been flexing a new set of literary muscles in …...