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Northern Illinois University alumnus Patrick Crawford was shot three times after leaving his job as a TV weatherman in Texas. 

Crawford underwent surgery yesterday and is now in stable condition.

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A Cook County judge has thrown out a lawsuit against a fraternity in the death of a Northern Illinois University student.

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Northern Illinois University is moving forward on a sweeping plan to deal with sexual assault on campus.

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Prolonged use of a tablet’s touch-screen keyboard can cause shoulder discomfort.

That’s according to a study led by Northern Illinois University faculty, which was published in the journal Applied Ergonomics.

Researchers found users must keep their fingers hovering to avoid accidentally activating the keys. According to NIU professor Jeong Ho (Jay) Kim, this causes prolonged static in shoulders and causes pain.

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The U.S. education department awarded NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies more than $2 million. The two grants are for program language and culture study and research over the next four years.

This is the fifth time the program has received funding since 1997.

NIU Hosts Internship Fair Today

Oct 21, 2014
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Northern Illinois University will host an internship fair today at the NIU Convocation Center. The event is free and requires resume copies and professional dress.

There will be a full-time job fair tomorrow, also at the NIU Convocation Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. It's free for enrolled NIU students, $5 for alumni and $10 for other attendees.

Both events are for all majors. For more information about attending companies and other career enhancement programs, visit the NIU Career Fairs page.

Update: NIU's Stevens Building Overhaul Is Halfway There

Sep 23, 2014
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Northern Illinois University broke ground Monday on the $27 million expansion of the Stevens Building. The renovation of the university’s home of theater, dance, and anthropology has been on the school’s priority list for years.

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The "ramen noodle diet" may once have been a badge of honor for the college student on a strict budget. But now, with changing demographics and skyrocketing education costs, “food insecurity” is being seen as a serious problem on campuses across the nation. 

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Tomorrow is Move-In Day at NIU. 4,000 students are expected to move into their dorms throughout the day.

The Starting Line For Common Core Training

Jun 18, 2014
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There's a push across the U.S. to align common core standards in classrooms. The standards, which have been adopted by dozens of states, are defined goals for what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade.

But the implementation process doesn't just involve making sure veteran teachers are up to speed. Teaching universities face pressure to prepare tomorrow's educators about what they'll encounter.

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