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NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning is currently accepting site supervisor applications for the Huskie Service Scholars (HSS) program for the 2016-2017 academic year. The deadline is Sunday, Jan. 31. Registration is available online. HSS provides opportunities for first-generation or low-income freshmen or first-semester transfer students to engage on campus and in the...
Linda Burton
Linda Burton, the James B. Duke Professor of Sociology at Duke University, will present a talk titled “Childhood Adultification: A Matter of Risk and Resilience” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. Light refreshments will be available starting at 3:30 p.m. Burton’s research integrates ethnographic and demographic...
Washington Monthly cover
NIU has placed 57th on a newly created Washington Monthly list: “America’s Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges.” The honor is “pretty exclusive,” the magazine editors write. “Out of the 1,572 colleges and universities in our broader rankings, only 349 made the cut as best-bang-for-the-buck schools.” Colleges ranked must meet four criteria: At least 20 percent of their students...
Northern Illinois University has furthered its commitment to enhancing broadband opportunities for under-served Illinois residents by acting as a third-party evaluation consultant for a federally funded high-speed Internet project. “Getting Illinois Low Income Seniors and People with Disabilities Online Demonstration Project” provides Internet connectivity and training to 23 public housing facilities across northern Illinois. The...
Collage photo of law books, gavel, scales of justice
The non-profit Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) will present “Test In Test Out” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, to help minority and/or low-income students who are considering law school. The event co-sponsored by the NIU College of Law and NIU Student Support Services takes place in Swen Parson Hall Room...