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Identifying equity as a top priority, NIU aims to close graduation gaps for students of color, first-generation college-goers and low-income students. University leaders, including NIU President Lisa Freeman, recently joined representatives from 25 community colleges and universities throughout northern Illinois as part of the Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative led by the Partnership for College...
Northern Illinois University Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier was honored by NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) Thursday, April 18, as one of the recipients of the 2019 Deacon Davis Diversity Award at the PCSM’s Annual Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center on...
A special memory of her 28 years at NIU? For Monique Bernoudy, that’s not an easy question. “Wow, I have a scroll of memories,” she says. “Recently, it was seeing a student that I previously advised and who excelled as an Academic All-American and student-athlete return to NIU as our head football coach—Thomas Hammock. He...
Your ideas matter and NIU wants to hear them. The Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has launched the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) survey, a comprehensive survey gauging the experiences and perceptions concerning the living, learning and working environment of NIU. “Our engagement in this survey is indicative of our clear and...
Founded in 2016, the NIU Presidential Commission on Interfaith Initiatives is the primary advisor to President Lisa C. Freeman on issues and concerns related to the diversity of belief systems represented at NIU. Andrew Pemberton, internal communications manager, Web and Internal Communications, became the commission chair when it was formed three years ago. “In today’s...
The Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (PCSOGI) and Prism seek nominations every spring for the Eychaner Award, which is presented to recognize individuals affiliated with NIU who have made outstanding contributions that enhance the lives of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer spectrum (LGBTQ+). The award is presented in...
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