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One of the youngest programs in the country, NIU’s undergraduate mock trial program started in 2012 and is already earning a national reputation, recently hosting a tournament on campus that drew teams from across the United States. Last month, NIU’s Political Science Department and the Law School hosted 22 teams from across the country who...
Political scientist Dwight King, an expert in Indonesia, collected numerous artifacts from the country over the course of his career, including Indonesian puppets.
In 1978, the Department of Political Science hired Dwight King, an Indonesian specialist from Connecticut College. Clark Neher had been teaching political science and Thai studies at NIU for nearly a decade, and the two Southeast Asian scholars soon became fast friends as colleagues, neighbors and as companions on early morning runs four times a...
The verdict is in on NIU’s mock trial team, and they’re guilty of winning. At the American Mock Trial Association regional competition held last month in Joliet, an NIU mock trial team went undefeated and advanced to the national tournament for the first time in the university’s history. “We’ve made remarkable strides since the beginning...
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Northern Illinois University invites alumni Tuesday, March 10, to its annual regional event in Washington, D.C., for a networking opportunity at the National Press Club. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and will hear about NIU initiatives from Joseph Matty, associate vice president of the Division of University...
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On Jan. 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that political spending is a form of protected speech. Five years later, NIU political science professor Scot Schraufnagel examines the playing field since then.
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The NIU Department of Political Science is launching two new mentoring efforts. One reaches out to students before they ever arrive on campus; the other features prominent alumni among its mentors, including a congresswoman. The new “Diplomat Program” is perhaps the most unique to campus. Beginning this week, many of the department’s majors will begin...
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Each year, NIU students create flyers, buttons and speeches to petition support as they run for an elected office or position on campus. They pursue efforts to get involved, gain leadership experience and enhance their educational journey at Northern Illinois University. Join the Women’s Resource Center from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in...