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4:52 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Circus No Longer Coming To Convocation Center

NIU Convocation Center
Credit WNIJ

Citing inclement weather, Carden Entertainment canceled its March 4 "Circus Spectacular" at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb. Tickets will be fully refunded.

Ticket refunds for the Convocation Center event will be available starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, using the following refund guidelines:

• Tickets purchased at a Ticketmaster outlet must be returned there;

• Tickets purchased at the NIU Convocation Center box office must be returned there;

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February 14th Memorial
6:13 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Low-Key NIU Observance Marks Six Years Since Campus Shooting

NIU community members stop and reflect at the memorial garden near Cole Hall on the sixth anniversary of the 2/14 campus shootings.
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Northern Illinois University paused Friday to remember five students who were killed in a classroom six years ago. 


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NIU Football
12:59 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Slideshow: Jordan Lynch Reacts To Heisman Invite

NIU Athletics

Northern Illinois University’s quarterback says he has earned his trip to New York City this weekend. Jordan Lynch is one of six finalists for the Heisman Trophy, college football’s highest honor.

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Government
6:52 am
Thu November 21, 2013

NIU Workers Talk Pensions With Lawmakers

Credit NIU

Employee councils from NIU co-hosted a forum Wednesday, which included several area state lawmakers. The event was viewed as an opportunity for NIU faculty to offer their thoughts as the General Assembly continues to explore how to fix Illinois' troubled pension system.

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President Doug Baker
3:18 am
Thu November 14, 2013

The Inauguration of NIU's 12th President

NIU President Doug Baker delivers his inaugural speech.
Diane Drake WNIJ

Wednesday was a day for celebrations at Northern Illinois University…even before the undefeated Huskies crushed Ball State, 48 to 27. It was Inauguration Day for NIU president Doug Baker, and student achievement was the focus.

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John La Tourette returns for inauguration
2:54 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Former NIU President "Enthusiastic" About School's New Leader

Retired NIU President John La Tourette visits campus
Susan Stephens WNIJ

An important figure in Northern Illinois University’s history is back on campus today to celebrate the school’s future. NIU’s tenth president John La Tourette will attend the inauguration of the 12th president, Doug Baker. 

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Education
12:25 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Inauguration Week At NIU

Dr. Dana Stover and Dr. Doug Baker
Credit Diane Drake / WNIJ

It’s inauguration week at Northern Illinois University. Doug Baker will be welcomed as NIU’s 12th president in ceremonies throughout the week…even though he’s held the position for more than four months now. 

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Death investigation
5:06 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Woman Jumps From NIU Parking Garage

NIU police block access to the campus parking garage Friday afternoon after a young woman jumped to her death.
Credit Eric Hradecky / WNIJ

A young woman fell to her death Friday afternoon at Northern Illinois University. Police say the unidentified woman was in her late teens or early twenties and apparently killed herself by jumping from the campus parking deck .

The university says the person was not a student, nor was she an NIU employee.

The area around the parking garage was blocked off by NIU and DeKalb police this afternoon shortly after the incident. First responders tried to resuscitate the woman, who was taken to Kishwaukee Hospital where she died.

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Superintendents Summit at NIU
2:16 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Community Leaders: The Changing Role of School Superintendents

School Superintendents James Briscoe, Kathy Countryman, Brian Harris, and Ehren Jarrett ponder a question posed by NIU's Patrick Roberts.
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

The role of a school superintendent has changed a lot recently: four local district leaders proved that Thursday night during the Northern Illinois University Education Department’s Superintendents Summit.

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Announces several leadership changes
6:29 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

NIU's President Baker Shaking The Organizational Tree

Credit NIU

Northern Illinois University's new president is putting his mark on the school's organizational charts. President Doug Baker announced a number of leadership changes at the university today.

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