The campus said “hello” to a new president – as well as a trio of new top-level administrators – while bidding “farewell” to a longtime leader.
Students and alums labored boldly toward, and achieved, the shared aspiration of career success.
Quarterback Jordan Lynch, who made history by finishing third in the Heisman Trophy voting, led the NIU Huskie football team to a 12-0 mark at the end of the regular season. Ribbons were cut, research was published and rankings were earned.
NIU Today spent most of December counting down 25 of the biggest stories of 2013, topped by the arrival of new president Doug Baker and his blueprints for Bold Futures and Student Career Success.
Here are links to the Top 25:
- No. 1: A new leader for critical times
- No. 2: In search of Bold Futures
- No. 3: Rankings, rankings, rankings
- No. 4: Economic engine
- No. 5: Gridiron glory
- No. 6: Chasing the Bowl Crashers
- No. 7: John Peters bids farewell
- No. 8: Frigid findings
- No. 9: New faces
- No. 10: Building, one layer at a time
- No. 11: Primitive primate
- No. 12: Head of the Class
- No. 13: Sweet little nothings
- No. 14: Good chemistry
- No. 15: Rescue mission
- No. 16: Royal welcome
- No. 17: Celebrating Excellence
- No. 18: Sarah Stuebing, super scholar
- No. 19: ‘You can’t give them a tractor’
- No. 20: Summer on the Hill
- No. 21: (Ful)bright futures
- No. 22: Broadcast news
- No. 23: Teacher makes the grade
- No. 24: New spaces
- No. 25: Pension tension
Here’s to a wonderful 2014, NIU. Happy New Year!