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Joseph Flynn hears the anxiety in his NIU classroom. “We have conversations about the institutional violence being perpetrated against black men, and it’s a soulful and challenging intellectual issue,” says Flynn, a professor in the College of Education who also teaches a course on the social philosophy of hip-hop through the Center for Black Studies....
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The Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality (CSWGS) might be the new kid on the block, but it arrived at NIU with a rich Huskie history. “Before this, we were just a program, which didn’t have the same institutional clout or recognition as other diversity centers,” said Kristen Myers, Presidential Teaching Professor...
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act as Martin Luther King Jr. and others look on. Cecil Stoughton, White House Press Office
National leaders in education will gather at NIU in October to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. An academic symposium is planned Tuesday, Oct. 21. Two days later – Thursday, Oct. 23 – an alumni panel will discuss the historical aspect of the civil rights movement and the current status of civil...
Every fall, the Latino Resource Center and the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies organize academic, social, cultural and professional events for the NIU student body and community to celebrate Latino Heritage Month. Latino Heritage Month recognizes the richness and diversity of Latino culture and history in the United States and Latin America. This year’s activities will highlight...
The NIU Unity Conference and Celebration, a campus-wide collaboration scheduled in late September, will celebrate the university’s unity and diversity and feature Freireian-inspired social justice work. Coordinators are Molly Swick, instructor in both the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations (LEPF) and the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, and Adam Lopez, NIU...
University Honors kicked off the year with its annual Welcome Back Barbeque, with guest of honor President Doug Baker in attendance. Baker shared his six priorities with attendees and encouraged students to take advantage of the many opportunities and initiatives at NIU. More than 200 University Honors students were in attendance and enjoyed from a...
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