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Educational Leadership
5:14 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Leadership Academy Pairs NIU and Dist. 205

Ehren Jarrett (left) La Vonne I. Neal (Right)

School district officials in Rockford are partnering with NIU's College of Education to better train administrators.  The goal is to build leaderships skills among Rockford's 100 public school principals and assistant principals.

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Poems recorded for WNIJ
6:44 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Remembering Zen Poet And NIU Professor Lucien Stryk

Lucien Stryk
Credit Northern Illinois University

Internationally renowned poet, Lucien Stryk, died January 24th in London at the age of 88.  Stryk wrote and edited more than two dozen books, including collections of his poetry, and translations of Chinese and Japanese Zen poetry.  He also taught creative writing and Asian literature at Northern Illinois University from 1958 until he retired in 1991. 

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Orange Bowl
6:46 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Win Or Lose, Huskies Stand By Their Team

Super-fans Daniel Tamayo and Sara Espinoza at Fatty's in DeKalb
Susan Stephens WNIJ

Northern Illinois University’s football team came up short last night in their first appearance in one of the nation’s top bowl games. The Huskies lost to the Florida State Seminoles 31 to 10 in the Orange Bowl. 

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Huskies Football
12:57 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Orange Bowl 2013: FSU 31, NIU 10

It was a disappointing end to an incredible season for Northern Illinois University's football team. The Florida State Seminoles bottled up the Huskies offense to win the Discover Orange Bowl, 31 to 10. 

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Orange Bowl-Bound
4:45 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Orange Means A Lot Of Green For NIU

Hy-Vee in Sycamore shows its bowl spirit
Mike Moen WNIJ

Tomorrow’s the big day for NIU football fans. 

Aired 12/31/12

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Pi Kappa Alpha Death
5:34 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

22 NIU Students Face Arrest In Hazing Death

Twenty-two Northern Illinois University students face arrest in the hazing death of fellow student David Bogenberger.  The 19 year old was found dead in a bed at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house November 2nd. 

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Orange Bowl 2013
6:34 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Underdogs: The Impact of the Orange Bowl on NIU

Jenna Dooley

NIU may be an easy target to illustrate some frustration with the way the Bowl Championship Series are decided. Larger schools with winning records which have played bigger teams were left out.  NIU plays in the Mid-American Conference, and a MAC team has never made it into a BCS bowl. But a lot of things had to go right for the Huskies to get the nod--and they did.

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Toni Keller Death
5:03 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Attorneys File Motions in Curl Case

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Attorneys have filed additional motions in the case of the man accused of killing Northern Illinois University student  "Toni" Keller.

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Immigration
4:37 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Undocumented NIU Student Tells Her Story

cse.unt.edu

President Barack Obama has an offer for many undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. They can qualify for work papers and a deportation reprieve. His administration’s been taking applications for that so-called “deferred action” since August. Of roughly a million immigrants who could qualify, though, only 180,000 have applied. A pair of young roommates at Northern Illinois University find themselves contemplating this question.

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politics
10:45 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Election Forecast Expert Visits NIU

Alan Abramowitz speaking at NIU

A political expert known for forecasting presidential races spoke at Northern Illinois University Thursday night. Based on his model, Alan Abramowitz gives President Obama a slight edge over Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

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