Wow, that’s a long way down: Reed Scherer shot a photo of his computer screen showing the live video feed down the borehole.

Fallout from government shutdown: Antarctic season canceled for NIU researchers, students

The government shutdown was resolved last week, but it wasn’t soon enough to save a multimillion-dollar NIU research project in the Antarctic. The National Science Foundation, which was funding the research, has notified NIU scientists and two participating graduate students that their

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NIU among U.S. best in innovation, economic development, finalist in national award program

Northern Illinois University is among the inaugural 16 institutions nationwide designated as an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity University” by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU). The designation, announced last week, acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in

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Baker announces administrative changes

Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker announced sweeping organizational changes designed to promote collaboration and integration within the academic and operational structures at the university. “Over the past three months, I’ve found that NIU has many, many excellent and hard-working faculty and

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Gear up for STEMfest 2013!

STEMfest will wow spectators at the NIU Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. This annual festival introduces learners of all ages to cutting-edge technologies and intriguing science phenomena that will amaze students, parents and educators alike. The

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