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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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  • They're playing our poem

    They're playing our poem
    If you want to make Stephen Sondheim mad enough to swat you over the head with a rolled-up musical score, try this: Call him a poet. As Sondheim insists in interviews, essays and in the introduction to his book "Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics...
  • 2 indicted in shooting of NIU football player

    Two Northern Illinois University students have been indicted on attempted first-degree murder and other charges in connection with last month’s off-campus shooting that injured an NIU football player. In addition to attempted murder, a DeKalb...
  • Woman shot at 57th Street Beach dies

    A 22-year-old Calumet City woman who was critically shot at the 57th Street Beach late Memorial Day has died, authorities said this morning. The death of Aeyanuna Rogers raised the holiday slaying total to seven. At least 20 other people were wounded...
  • 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...
  • Drilling could unearth global forecast

    Dropped down a hole melted through 267 feet of floating ice, a diamond-toothed drill had to travel another 2,776 feet through seawater before it reached the bottom of an offshore moat in Antarctica and pierced the ocean floor. There, it began to drill...
  • NIU gunman reportedly tried to kill self 4 times

    Steven Kazmierczak struggled mightily with mental illnesses, attempted suicide at least four times and was fascinated by the shooters of students at Virginia Tech and Columbine High School, a new magazine article says. But nothing in the investigative...
  • Emotional struggles detailed in essays

    Well before his murderous rampage at Northern Illinois University, Steven Kazmierczak described himself as a victim who had overcome hard times. In graduate school applications, reviewed exclusively by the Chicago Tribune, Kazmierczak wrote that his...
  • 'We hold in our hearts those that we lost'

    Pain lingered just beneath the surface on the second anniversary of the DeKalb shootings that killed five Northern Illinois University students. But members of the NIU community seemed determined to both remember and move forward Sunday, as family,...
  • Donors' kids get free ride at school

    In a friendship that spans decades, state Sen. Louis Viverito, D-Burbank, and Ettore "Hector" Cesario serve together on the Stickney Township Board, attend the same church and live on the same south suburban avenue. Viverito attended First Communions and...
  • Deeds of kindness after evil

    The postcards started arriving last week, and every day Kate Braser tapes a few more on the windows of her office in the Campus Life building at Northern Illinois University. "I filled up my sister's car with gas.""My roommate was feeling down so I...
  • Father says shooting motives a mystery

    Four days before he terrorized Northern Illinois University, Steven Kazmierczak spoke with his father, who lives in Florida, about the future and made plans for him to visit in April. In his first interview since the NIU tragedy, Robert Kazmierczak...
  • Rod Blagojevich urged SIU to let 2 into law school

    Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich sent two letters of recommendation on behalf of applicants to Southern Illinois University's law school, the university said Friday after a search of its admissions records in response to a federal subpoena. The university,...