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The Remember Project, a nonprofit organization that engages college students in building a better Chicago through service, will host a “One Voice” project from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18. One Voice will unite between 100 and 125 college students from NIU to speak and provide positive inspiration to eighth-grade students at 10 Chicago Public...
Souper Wednesday: Jaclyn Vasquez
Jaclyn Vasquez told honors students on Wednesday to be ready for the “politics of life,” something often discovered on the job and not in the classroom. The students, who came to meet the NIU alum and have lunch as part of Souper Wednesday, learned that Vasquez faced a roadblock from coworkers and administration during her...
Bryan Moles
Use a chainsaw while wearing a blindfold. Would you do it? Two students from the NIU Special Education program were champing at the bit to be able to do so after being accepted into the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Teacher of Tomorrow Program. The program debuted in 2010 with a cohort of 16 students...
Cynthia Taines
While social inequities and educational gaps in high schools across the United States have long been the subject of discussion, one voice that has not been previously heard is that of the constituents most directly affected: high school students. Thanks to Cynthia Taines, an assistant professor in NIU’s Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations...
Michael Day
Michael Day, professor of English and director of First-Year Composition at NIU, recently hosted the Centennial Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), which drew 6,800 English teachers from across the country and overseas. The convention was held the week of Nov. 17 at the Chicago Hilton and Palmer House. As general...