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NIU alum named to new Indonesia president’s cabinet

Anies Baswedan
NIU alumnus Anies Baswedan (Ph.D., political science, 2007), president of Paramadina University in Jakarta, has been named minister of Primary and Secondary Education in the cabinet of new Indonesia President Joko Widodo. After receiving his Ph.D. from NIU, Baswedan made his mark as a researcher and public policy consultant before being named rector at Paramadina. In 2008, Foreign Policy…

‘One Breath’: NIU New Music Festival begins Nov. 3

NIU New Music Festival poster
The fifth NIU New Music Festival offers something for everyone. This year features guest artist ensemble the nief-norf Project, founded by NIU alumni Andy Bliss (2004) and Kerry O’Brien (2006). They are joined by incredibly talented colleague ensemble members Erin Walker Bliss, percussion; Ashley Walters, cello; and Christopher Adler, piano and composition. Adler’s music will feature prominently in…

NIU Law alums, clinical professor honored as ‘40 under 40’

Photo of a gavel resting on law books
Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni Kenya Jenkins-Wright (’03) and Heather Wier Vaught (’05) join clinical assistant professor Colleen Boraca in being honored as “40 under 40” attorneys by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The Law Bulletin Publishing Co. conducts the “40 under 40” survey annually to determine who they believe are the “up and coming”…

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