Daily News Scan – 7/10


NIU W.I.N. – What’s Important Now
Three things you should know about Northern Illinois University, higher education and the world around you.

NIU in the News

Task force meets to enhance sexual assault prevention and awareness
(DeKalb County Online, 7/9/14)

NIU task force takes aim at sex assault
(DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 7/9/14)

Rockford Health System announces Minority Scholarship recipients 
(Rock River Times, 7/9/14)

Free Big Band Outdoor Concert in Elgin July 15
(Chicago Tribune, 7/9/14)

EXHIBITOR FastTrak to Bring Accelerated Learning to Chicago-Area Exhibit and Event Marketing Professionals
(WebWire, 7/9/14)

Wing Park’s summer concert series continues with the Jazz Consortium Big Band
(Elgin Courier-News, 7/9/14)

Reel life: Fests celebrate horror, 70 mm. films
(Daily Herald, 7/9/14)


NIU alumni in the News

OFS Capital Corporation Appoints Bilal Rashid as Chairman and CEO
(MarketWatch, 7/10/14)

Solt joins Bancorp
(Delaware Business Daily, 7/9/14)

Davidson adds football assistant
(Huntersville Herald, 7/10/14)

OFS Capital Corporation Appoints Bilal Rashid as Chairman and CEO
(Morningstar, 7/10/14)


Sports News

NIU men’s soccer adds six more to incoming class
(DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 7/9/14)

The All-22: 49ers’ Jimmie Ward the face of a changing defensive reality
(Sports Illustrated, 7/9/14)

McCaskill questions athletics-department role in sex-assault cases involving athletes
(Washington Post, 7/9/14)


Higher Education News

Smaller Share of Freshmen Stick It Out to Sophomore Year, Report Says
(Chronicle of Higher Education, 7/10/14)

Report: First-Year Persistence and Retention Rates by Starting Enrollment Intensity (PDF)
(National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, 7/9/14)

U Of I Non-Tenure Track Faculty Union Certified
(WILL-Radio/TV, 7/10/14)

Seeking New Models for Public Urban Universities
(Inside Higher Ed, 7/9/14)

Teacher Pensions, Recruitment, and Retention
(Education Next, 7/9/14)

What does higher-ed look like in 2023?
(eCampus News, 7/8/14)

Some 83% of College Graduates During Recession Are Working
(Wall Street Journal, 7/9/14)


Around the state

Illinois Ends Fiscal Year In The Black…Temporarily
(Northern Public Radio, 7/10/14)

Don’t hold back Illinois colleges
(Chicago Sun-Times, 7/9/14)

Trio of Stark board members question statewide mutual aid network
(Peoria Journal Star, 7/9/14)

How the High Costs of Public-Sector Pensions Affect States’ Economic Growth
(The Corner, 7/9/14)

Durbin urges students to avoid Everest College
(Chicago Sun-Times, 7/9/14)

Public pensions overly optimistic about returns
(Benefits Pro, 7/9/14)

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