Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mentoring 2.0

Photo of the bridge over Watson Creek
The NIU Department of Political Science is launching two new mentoring efforts. One reaches out to students before they ever arrive on campus; the other features prominent alumni among its mentors, including a congresswoman. The new “Diplomat Program” is perhaps the most…

Physicist to explain ‘importance of making mistakes’

NIU physics professor Stephen Martin at Fermilab
The natural scientist is constantly in search of truth, characterized by the ideal of an uncompromising intolerance for mistakes. However, everyone makes them. Recognizing mistakes is an indispensable part of the learning process. Indeed, mistakes – by both student and teacher – can…

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