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. 

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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


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

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4:37 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Undocumented NIU Student Tells Her Story

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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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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5:32 am
Mon October 15, 2012

NIU President Reflects On His Tenure Ahead Of Planned Exit

Last week, Northern Illinois University President John Peters announced he would step down in June 2013. The day after his announcement, Peters sat down with WNIJ's Mike Moen.

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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
NIU Media Relations

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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