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State of the University
10:10 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Reaction To NIU President's Planned Exit

Northern Illinois University’s long-time president is stepping down at the end of the academic year. John Peters made the announcement at his annual State of the University address Thursday. 

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The State of Northern Illinois University
5:08 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Dr. Peters Helped Build NIU Through Dedication

Dr. John G. Peters with NIU Huskie state on campus
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The son of first-generation immigrants from Eastern Europe, John Peters grew up understanding the importance of hard work and the value of education. The core values of dedication, family and sacrifice, which he learned on a small dairy farm in Strongsville, Ohio, helped prepare him to meet the challenges and changes of leading a 21st century university, a position he has held since 2000.

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The State of Northern Illinois University
3:50 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Dr. Peters Will Leave NIU In June 2013

Dr. John G. Peters, 11th President of Northern Illinois University
NIU Media Services

Dr. John G. Peters will step down as president of Northern Illinois University effective with the end of the current academic year. Peters announced his plans during this afternoon's State of the University address.

The  respected political scientist became the 11th president of NIU in June 2000.

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Education
4:45 am
Thu October 11, 2012

NIU Honors Local Alumni

Richard Johannesen Professor Emeritus, Communication 1971-2002
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Five DeKalb-area residents are among 11 alumni who will be recognized this weekend by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Northern Illinois University for their accomplishments and service NIU.

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Politics
10:13 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Fact Checking Becoming Part Of The Norm In Covering Presidential Race

NPR's Mark Stencel

The media's role in covering the race for the White House was discussed Tuesday night at Northern Illinois University. It's part of a series of speeches from national experts in the final weeks of the presidential race.

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NIU
4:03 am
Fri October 5, 2012

NIU Tweaks Late Night Rides

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Northern Illinois University is rolling out changes to its late night ride service.  Until now, people could request rides from all over the DeKalb-Sycamore area.  But university officials say to prevent abuse of the service, they're setting up two sets of boundaries.  One of the zones mostly surrounds the campus area and will be available to anyone during normal hours of operation.  The other zone covers more ground, but will be limited to students, faculty and staff.  It will also have scaled back hours.

Campus Safety
4:48 am
Wed October 3, 2012

NIU Burglaries, Drug Referrals Rise in 2011

http://www.niu.edu/clery/

Burglaries on the Northern Illinois University campus doubled from 2010-2011 and drug referrals rose nearly 90% from the same period according to a campus security report issued this week.  The number of instances of aggravated assaults has fallen since 2009, but remain flat from 2010. This report includes statistics for the most recent three years containing reported crimes that occurred on campus and in property owned by NIU.  It also includes public property accessible from university property. 

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Arts
6:30 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Melville's "Bartleby" Opens At NIU

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The NIU School of Theatre and Dance opened its season this past weekend with an adaptation of a Herman Melville story. Bringing ‘Bartleby the Scrivener’ to the stage involved some unusual additions.

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Education
6:17 am
Fri September 21, 2012

NIU Still Waiting On State Payments

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Northern Illinois University President John Peters has told members of the university's board of trustees that the state is once again behind on payments. 

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NIU shakeup
11:45 am
Thu September 6, 2012

UPDATE: NIU Official Allegedly Had University Custodian Clean His Home

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More details are surfacing into the reasons two senior NIU administrators resigned in July for allegations of misconduct. John Gordon, director of the university's Convocation Center, allegedly had a university custodian go at least four times in the past year to his home to clean, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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