Town Hall meeting glimpses ‘vibrant future’

Despite significant challenges in state funding and enrollment, NIU President Doug Baker expressed optimism Thursday for a “vibrant future” at the university.
Baker’s hopes are buoyed in a campus-wide commitment to improve recruitment and retention, to transforming the undergraduate experience and to the

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‘What NIU is all about’

Provost Lisa Freeman explains NIU PLUS during town hall
No matter how well a university is marketed to prospective students, NIU Executive Vice President and Provost Lisa Freeman said, it must back up its claims with “a quality product.”
“NIU PLUS is a quality

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CLAS leadership engages in diversity training

Department chairs and interdisciplinary program directors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recently took progressive steps in the area of diversity by engaging in a two-day diversity training workshop.
“The workshop focused on helping department chairs to understand that academic leadership

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Gillian King-Cargile

Science fiction, science fact

Gillian King-Cargile remembers well a phone call from an administrator at Sycamore High School, where she’d recently handed out free copies of a science fiction novel titled “The Maze Runner.”
“You made a kid’s mom cry,” the caller told her.
What? How? Was the

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Get ready to rock the vote!

If Nov. 8, 2016, is your first national election while living on campus – or the first election ever for you – you should know you can vote here at NIU. Voter registration is taking place all over campus and DeKalb.
Voter registration

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