NIU Profs Part Of Antarctica Study

Jul 12, 2013

Two Northern Illinois University professors are part of an international research team trying to anticipate rising sea levels in Antarctica. They  will also be looking into which life forms can survive in one of the coldest places on earth.

“Doing this sort of research is really fun understanding that you’re undoubtedly the first people who have ever seen this sort of thing,” said Ross Powell, Professor of Sedimentology and Climate Change.

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Illinois House Republicans are pushing a proposal that aims to reduce higher education costs for middle-class students.

NIU Board Approves Tuition Hike

Jun 20, 2013

Tuition is going up at Northern Illinois University. On Thursday, the Board of Trustees approved a 2-percent increase for incoming freshman and graduate students.

NIU Prof Part Of Fossil Discovery

Jun 6, 2013

An international research team has made a major fossil discovery. An NIU professor played a role in compiling the findings, which were announced this week.


A push to bring high speed internet access to smaller communities and rural areas was a key part of President Obama’s 2009 stimulus package.  One of the first projects to gain funding in Illinois was the DeKalb Advancement of Technology Authority, or DATA.  It was followed soon after by iFiber, a project to bring broadband to counties in north central and northwest Illinois.  Both are now moving from the construction phase to implementation.

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Four NIU students pleaded “not guilty” to felony hazing charges Tuesday. They’re charged in the death of freshman David Bogenberger, who died of alcohol poisoning in the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house last year.

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Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson never attended Northern Illinois University…but this weekend, his connections to the law school earned him an honorary doctorate.

Eddie Williams: Job History At NIU

May 20, 2013

Northern Illinois University Executive Vice President Eddie Williams has returned to the campus after nearly two months of paid leave.  Here is an overview of his employment history with NIU.  Information was provided to WNIJ through a Freedom of Information Act Request.

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NIU president John Peters isn’t the only one saying goodbye to the university at the end of June…so is his wife, Barbara Cole Peters.      

NIU Police

When classes resume this fall, NIU administrators say they hope to have to someone new running the campus police department. Plans for a national search were announced Tuesday. The need for a new department leader arose after the university fired Don Grady back in February.