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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.