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In more than 12 years at NIU, Debra Miller, the outgoing Director of the Disability Resource Center has seen a lot of dramatic, positive changes in how the university supports students with disabilities. Her accomplishments, and those of the center under her leadership, are reflected in her selection as this year’s winner of the Presidential...
DREAM Action NIU and the Office for Undocumented Student Support will host the annual Undocumented Ally Training on Tuesday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to noon via Zoom. This training is for NIU faculty, staff and those who wish to become allies to undocumented students. This training focuses on how to assist, support and welcome cultural and...
Dawn Brown was recently elected as the Director of Clinical Education representative to the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy’s (ACAPT) newly established National Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (NEDI) Commission. “Being elected as part of this commission means that I have an opportunity to lend my voice and abilities to creating not only awareness, but...
The Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion launched a new award this year to honor the person who founded the NIU Inclusion Reception. The event, now known as the Richard A. Flournory Homecoming Inclusion Reception occurs each October and brings together alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members for an inclusive celebration. The new...
Flying high for the first time at the Holmes Student Center, two Progress LGBTQ+ Pride Flags symbolize more than NIU’s celebration of diversity in all its forms. They are a visual reminder of continued work to ensure the retention and persistence of LGBTQ+ Huskies. Individuals are encouraged to take pictures with the flags—on display through...
As the Department of English offers writing courses to almost every first-year student at NIU, they want our university community to know that they have committed to take action to ensure that English is a welcoming place for Black, Indigenous and people of color students, faculty and staff. The Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee,...
Northern Illinois University and the Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence have joined forces with community partners in DeKalb and Rockford to offer intersectional conversations hosted by an international expert. All Huskies and members of the public are invited to register and attend “Belonging,” a free event hosted by the University of California, Berkeley’s Dr....
The Northern Illinois University Center for Black Studies and the College of Visual and Performing Arts are hosting an art for social justice event, “Art and Soul.”  The event will be held Thursday, October 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the main entrance of the university on Castle Drive. The Huskie Bus Line buses will be...
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