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One of the goals of Hispanic Heritage month is to build pride among the Latinx community, but it doesn’t always take parades or museum exhibitions to meet that goal. NIU Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management Mayra Lagunas has seen such pride happen a few times this semester just by showing up at recruitment events....
College students from all backgrounds often require assistance with even the most basic human needs, including food, housing and mental health. For those who are undocumented and worried about revealing their immigration status while in search of help, Sandy Lopez has a message. “Typically, the students I work with are first-generation, low-income students who are...
Among 19 “pathbreaking institutions,” NIU was chosen by the Association of American Colleges and Universities to host a new Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center. The honor further establishes NIU as a leader in the areas of racial and social justice, equity and inclusion. NIU joins a total of only 49 such centers—described as...
Northern Illinois University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sean T. Frazier agreeing to extend his contract. The university also intends to promote Frazier to vice president and director of Athletics and Recreation, pending Board of Trustees approval at a future meeting. The move extends Frazier’s contract through June 30, 2026. His new title...
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, together with the Center for Black Studies, the College of Law and Delta Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. proudly welcome noted civil rights leader and attorney Ben Crump as the next guest in their Rebuilding Democracy Lecture Series at 7 p.m. CST Sept. 22. The...
NIU’s Strategic Enrollment Management Plan, adopted in 2019, included a call for the university to identify and pilot innovative financial aid programs. That work is ongoing – and already paying dividends. While NIU celebrates the fifth straight year of growth among incoming freshmen, with that specific enrollment sector climbing by nearly 12% this fall over...
Among a group of universities leading the charge for diversity, equity and inclusion, NIU has earned national recognition. The university received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The national honor recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding...
As much as the size of NIU’s 2021 freshman class is notable, so are the many characteristics that make up this new class of Huskies. This fall’s freshman class has the second highest high school GPA average among entering freshman in more than a decade at NIU. The university also welcomed the most diverse freshman...
NIU’s Unity Walk returns for its seventh year Tuesday, Sept. 21 — calling all Huskies and members of the larger community to come together in support of positive change. This year, the event is interwoven with the approaching one-year anniversary of the Belonging initiative ongoing as a partnership between NIU and the cities of DeKalb...
NIU is among only 46 four-year institutions saluted in the 2021 roster of “Great Colleges to Work For,” one of the country’s largest and most respected workplace recognition programs. The university made its debut on the national list, which was unveiled Monday, thanks to excellent results in categories of shared governance; faculty experience; and diversity,...
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...
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