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There is dramatic evidence that the population is aging nationwide. There will soon be more older Americans than children for the first time in U.S. history. Illinois’ population is no exception to this trend, with residents aged 60 and older growing at a much faster rate than other age groups. As the population ages, communities...
It turns out that communities that are good for older people are actually good for people of all ages, according to Mim Evans, a senior researcher at the NIU Center for Governmental Studies (CGS). Evans says communities that are designated “age-friendly” are also often called “livable communities” because they provide a healthy and positive environment...
A three-part speaker series in October and November will look at transforming America’s economy through local economic innovation. The series, sponsored by NIU’s Center for Governmental Studies and the international collaborative known as the PASCAL Observatory, will feature three different views on building a more equitable economy. The first session (Oct. 4, 10 a.m. –...
Far too many students walk onto college campuses unprepared for what it takes to earn degrees. Within six years, about half of those who enroll with high hopes will have failed to graduate and bid farewell to their dreams, some for financial reasons and many others simply because they weren’t ready. It’s not helping them....
John L. Lewis
John L. Lewis, a champion of community engagement whose NIU career spanned nearly four decades, and whose work will live on through myriad economic development initiatives, died Friday, May 13, in Chicago. He was 71. Lewis retired from NIU in June of 2014 as senior research scholar for health and information technologies, a role in...
Five organizations with a stake in the DeKalb County’s economic development future – NIU included – recently completed a county-wide data and information collection effort. A summit titled, “DeKalb County Thriving!” will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore, to...
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