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The Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C., has awarded scholarships to each of the four NIU students who interned this summer in the nation’s capital, but the real payoff was in the experience itself. The interns rubbed shoulders with political powerhouses, such as Speaker of the House John Boehner and NIU alumnus and former Speaker...
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Proton Computed Tomography. STEM education. Aerospace job creation. NIU’s significant accomplishments in advancing the creation and application of knowledge will move into the spotlight today in Washington, D.C., where federal lawmakers and their representatives will participate in the university’s first Research Roundtable. Led by President Doug Baker, Board of Trustees Chair John Butler and immediate...
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Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has initiated a friendly wager with Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH-17) on tonight’s Mid-American Conference Championship game at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Hultgren represents No. 19-ranked Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb, Ill., and Ryan represents No. 18-ranked Kent State in Kent, Ohio. The NIU Huskies will face the Kent State...
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A trio of NIU students is headed to Capitol Hill for Congressional Visit Days. The annual two-day event brings scientists, engineers, researchers, educators and technology executives to Washington, D.C., to raise visibility and support for science, engineering and technology. Congressional Visit Days are scheduled Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 25. They are coordinated annually...
MAC champions!
NIU’s MAC champion Huskie football team continues to win – only now it’s off the field. The Huskies are winning kudos from Capitol Hill. Northern Illinois now will close out its record-setting 2011 season Sunday, Jan. 8, versus Arkansas State, champions of the Sun Belt Conference, at the GoDaddy.com Bowl in Mobile, Ala. For more...
Congressman Joe Walsh
The NIU College Republicans invite students and the public to its November general meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Stevenson North Fishbowl Room. Congressman Joe Walsh, a Republican from McHenry who represents the 8th District of Illinois, will speak at the event. Because of redistricting, Walsh faces a primary election run...
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The Senate and the House of Representatives have both taken a week of district time over the last several weeks, with both chambers scheduled back this week. The major issue facing Congress and the Obama administration is the need to increase the nation’s debt ceiling before the U.S. government begins to default on its borrowing,...
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There has been a lot of activity in Washington, D.C., over the past week, primarily related to the federal FY2011 budget. Unfortunately, there is no good news for higher education or NIU. We want to provide you with the best information that we have been able to compile, recognizing that this information may change as...