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Baker Report: IHSA excitement fosters Student Career Success

NIU President Doug Baker
Last weekend, Northern Illinois University and the City of DeKalb hosted the Illinois High School Association state football championships. Our university and community welcomed more than 30,000 visitors Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving for a football marathon: four championship high…

NIU’s first ‘MOOC’ enjoys successful conclusion

Greg Long
Northern Illinois University’s first-ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) – Perspectives on Disability – came to a successful close Nov. 17. Led by Presidential Teaching Professor Greg Long of the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, the 10-week experience  was a…

Top 25 of 2013: Pension tension

Photo of hammer about to break nervous piggy bank
NIU’s campus continued to grow in 2013 with the return of Gilbert Hall as residential housing, the opening of the Kenneth and Ellen Chessick Practice Center and the long-awaited start of the process to renovate the Stevens Building.

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