Alan Baxter

A record three Huskie football players honored with Capital One Academic All-American nods

A season of “firsts” for the Northern Illinois football program continued Thursday as for the first time in NIU history, three Huskie football players were named to the Capital One Academic All-America© Division I Football Team as selected by the College Sports

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Nabal Jefferson

Defensive tackle Nabal Jefferson to be honored Tuesday during NFF Annual Awards Ceremony

Northern Illinois defensive tackle Nabal Jefferson (Chicago, Ill./Marist) will be honored Tuesday as a National Scholar-Athlete, presented by Fidelity Investments, during the 55th annual National Football Foundation Awards Ceremony. Jefferson, who is pursuing a master’s degree in accountancy and sports a 3.781

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First-year engineering students present design at EIGERlab competition, bring back top prize

One year ago, as Sean Dwyer celebrated a few days off from his NIU classes during the Thanksgiving holiday, the first-year student in the College of Engineering & Engineering Technology got to work. It wasn’t finishing the leftover turkey, braving the Black

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President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting Monday, Nov. 19, with President Thein Sein of Burma at the Burma Parliament Building in Rangoon, Burma. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

NIU joins Institute of International Education for new Myanmar Higher Education Initiative

Following on the heels of President Obama’s historic trip to Myanmar this week and his stated commitment to advance education, the Institute of International Education has launched an institute-wide initiative involving the participation of nine U.S. higher education institutions in a strategic

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Graduation success for Huskie student-athletes climbs to all-time high, ranks second in MAC

NIU has reached a new high-water mark in graduating its student-athletes, according to Thursday’s release of the Graduation Success Rate report from the National Collegiate Athletic Association. At 83 percent, Northern Illinois’ latest overall Graduation Success Rate (GSR) – which includes student-athletes

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