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Northern Illinois University is now offering a new academic program that will put some undergraduates on the fast track to earn a law degree. The six-year Accelerated Law Degree program will enable designated political science majors to shave a year’s worth of time and expense off the typical seven years needed to earn both bachelor’s...
Graphic: Rethinking the role of women in politics
What is the appropriate role of women in political life? Are women fundamentally different than men? How does “femininity” qualify or disqualify women from political participation? These questions have been debated for millennia, going back to Plato and the ancient Greeks. But award-winning NIU Department of Political Science professor Andrea Radasanu says the topic has...
Manny Sanchez
Manuel “Manny” Sanchez, a former member of the NIU Board of Trustees, is the featured speaker for the close of Latino Heritage Month. The NIU alum will speak about his education and professional journey as a Latino. His talk begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center....
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NIU students are invited to apply for the university’s annual congressional internship program in Washington, D.C. The highly competitive program, open to all majors, will provide four students with the opportunity to live, learn and work in the heart of the nation’s capital. The program runs from late May through early August 2014. Each student...
Grace Deason and Rebecca Hanagan
Questions of political psychology and gender were probed Aug. 27 and 28 during a research workshop at NIU-Naperville. Rebecca Hannagan, a professor in the NIU Department of Political Science, and Grace Deason, a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, organized scholars from the fields of political science and psychology who study the...
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...
From the moment he stepped on campus in 2012, Nay Yan Oo has taken full advantage of every opportunity at NIU. Originally from Burma (also known as Myanmar), Oo came to NIU after realizing the political climate of his country was drastically changing. After 50 years of military dictatorship, Burma’s 2010 election changed the political...
Wayne Duerkes and Anastasia Kocher
Wayne Duerkes and Anastasia Kocher – NIU’s inaugural University Honors Scholars – delivered the findings of their Honors Capstone projects at a public presentation and reception hosted April 25 by the University Honors Program. In attendance? The 2013 University Honors Summer Scholars: Octavio Escalante-Aguirre, Elliott Ihm and Lauren Nale. Provost Ray Alden and about 50...
Photo of a canal in Amsterdam. Photo courtesy Christopher Jones.
The NIU Study Abroad Office, in partnership with the NIU University Honors Program, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Political Science, is launching “Peace, Justice, and the International Courts: The Hague and Amsterdam, Netherlands (Holland),” a short-term Study Abroad program and a Vision 2020 initiative. NIU students, both undergraduate and...
Matt Streb
by Matt Streb The presidential debates are now over and we are two weeks away from Election Day.  The national polls show a dead heat, and that is unlikely to change, even after Monday night’s debate.  Simply put, there are not many undecided voters left, and those who are undecided probably were not watching a...
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With Election Day less than a month away, television is filled with talking heads spreading the conventional wisdom of what a Republican or Democrat president might mean for the economy. But when it comes to the relationship between presidential politics and the behavior of the financial markets, a group of business researchers says that conventional...
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NIU students are invited to apply for the university’s annual congressional internship program in Washington, D.C. The highly competitive program will provide four students with the opportunity to live, learn and work in the heart of the nation’s capital. The program runs from late May through early August 2013. Each student will intern for a...
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