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This past month, The Education Trust, a national nonprofit that works to close opportunity gaps in preschool through college, released a report about the quality of school funding data provided by all 50 states. Illinois was the only state to earn a perfect score for providing clear, comprehensive, and easily accessible data about K-12 school...
It wasn’t just fun and games when a team of NIU Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) students battled others from around the country in the first-ever National Cell Bowl sponsored by The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). MLS students Samantha Ortiz, Elaina Kinney, Brooke Gainer, Kieran Van Vliet, Yesenia Garcia Rivera, Josh Naser, Rebekah Gonzalez,...
Dozens of people gathered in Wirtz Hall Atrium on Oct. 27 for the inaugural College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) Research and Scholarly Activity Showcase. With presentations about health and human science, engineering and the fine arts, the event was a celebration of faculty and student researchers from across the university. “It was an...
Feeling safe to be yourself is the foundation for dreaming about your best possible future. At Northern Illinois University, Huskies can come home to a residential community on campus where they feel connected and respected right away. Or, as Molly Holmes (she/hers) puts it: “You don’t have to search for your sense of place at...
The NIU College of Business welcomes Elois Joseph (MBA, ’15) as one of the newest members of the Business in Action team. Joseph brings extensive experience to the program, guiding undergraduate students through a hands-on course that provides them with a unique opportunity to solve real-world problems for major companies.  “Understanding how broad business is helps students identify areas...
NIU Law Professor Evan Bernick was interviewed for the Wall Street Journal article, “The Amendment That Remade America” on his new book, “The Original Meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment: Its Letter and Spirit (2021).”  Professor Bernick is featured in the article with his co-author, Georgetown Law School Professor Randy E. Barnett. Adopted in 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment profoundly...
Jim and Colleen Johnson read an exhibit panel. Born in 1932, Jim Johnson grew up in the tiny village of Ellsworth, Wis., about an hour southeast of Minneapolis. His education – like that of his wife, Colleen, who grew up in nearby River Falls – began in a one-room schoolhouse. “I enjoyed it immensely, and...
Four faculty members and two students received the Richard A. Flournory Award in recognition of their efforts to promote inclusivity at NIU.  Dawn Brown, Joseph Flynn, Harvey Green, Janice Hamlet, Lichuan Liu and Brittany Price were honored during the Richard A. Flournory Homecoming Inclusion Reception in October. Sponsored by the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity...
With spring class registration open this week and fall finals just a month away, it’s a critical time for staff and faculty to check in with Huskies. Stress in the midst of the semester, coupled with the onset of colder weather, can tempt students to procrastinate on assignments and even skip classes. Leaders in Northern...
Northern Illinois University College of Law has been named a top law school for Criminal Law for the second year in a row by preLaw Magazine, increasing to an A rating for 2021.  NIU Law is one of only three Illinois schools on the list.  According to the article, “The top schools in this area seek to...
Ever since last spring’s pandemic shutdown, NIU Center for Southeast Asian Studies associate Jui-Ching Wang, professor of world music, looked forward to rescheduling what was going to be a showcase of Southeast Asian performing arts to celebrate NIU’s 125th anniversary year and to mark NIU’s long history with Southeast Asian studies. This free public event is now back on the calendar,...
When Kellie Martial, J.D. ’10, was growing up in Chicago, she was a go-getter who took ballet and piano lessons and interned on the set of two television talk shows that taped in Chicago. During her junior year of high school, she studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain, living with a host family and attending a...
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