Top 25 of 2012: Printmakers draw high praise

Michael Barnes
Michael Barnes

As 2012 draws to a close, NIU Today is offering a look back at 25 of the top stories from the year.

No. 16

Printmakers in the NIU School of Art celebrated a U.S. News & World Report ranking in 2012, one that places their program in the nation’s top 20.

NIU, tied with Syracuse University at No. 19, is one of only two schools on that prestigious honor roll that is neither a private art school nor a flagship institution.

“This is a major accomplishment for any institution, and it confirms what those of us here have known all along: We have world-class arts programs that educate and train world-class students,” said Rich Holly, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

“A strong ranking such as this will act as a springboard for more potential students and their parents to know the truly high quality of our programs,” Holly said. “We continue to push the envelope, raise the bar and recruit students who want to come along for the ride.”

The complete story is available online.

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