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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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  • Illinois comfort dogs head to Oklahoma in wake of deadly tornado

    Illinois comfort dogs head to Oklahoma in wake of deadly tornado
    Money, personnel and supplies have poured into Oklahoma from across the country after Monday's devastating tornado, but one Chicago-area church is sending a different kind of assistance — a team of golden retrievers. Lutheran Church Charities,...
  • 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...
  • Dogs to help mend hearts in Newtown

    Dogs to help mend hearts in Newtown
    A team of golden retrievers made an 800-mile journey from the Chicago area to Newtown, Conn., over the weekend to comfort those affected by the recent school massacre. Lutheran Church Charities deployed about 10 of the canines Saturday evening for...
  • NIU names Idaho educator as new president

    NIU names Idaho educator as new president
    An executive from the University of Idaho has been chosen as the new president of Northern Illinois University, officials announced today. Doug Baker, executive vice president at Idaho, replaces John Peters as NIU's president at a pivotal moment in...
  • NIU police chief on leave after misconduct allegations against department

    NIU police chief on leave after misconduct allegations against department
    Northern Illinois University’s police chief was put on paid leave today and banned indefinitely from the police department because of allegations of misconduct by the department. It’s the latest disruption for a school that has faced a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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:...
  • 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...