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Northern Illinois University

Founded in 1895, the public university is located in DeKalb, Ill., with a student body of approximately 23,000. The school is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with 60 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate- and doctoral- level programs in seven colleges: Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. Northern also runs satellite centers in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford, Hoffman Estates and Oregon, Ill. NIU's 16 NCAA Division I athletics teams are known as the Huskies and compete in the Mid-American Conference. On Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2008, five students were shot to d... Show more »
Founded in 1895, the public university is located in DeKalb, Ill., with a student body of approximately 23,000. The school is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with 60 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate- and doctoral- level programs in seven colleges: Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. Northern also runs satellite centers in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford, Hoffman Estates and Oregon, Ill. NIU's 16 NCAA Division I athletics teams are known as the Huskies and compete in the Mid-American Conference. On Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2008, five students were shot to death in a lecture hall by gunman, Steven Kazmierczak, a former student, who then killed himself. Killed were NIU students Gayle Dubowski, 20; Catalina Garcia, 20; Julianna Gehant, 32: Ryanne Mace, 19; and Daniel Parmenter, 20. « Show less

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  • Connie Curran, nurse and health care executive, dies

     Connie Curran, nurse and health care executive, dies
    Connie R. Curran started out as a nurse before moving into consulting and executive positions during a career focused on health care and education.
  • Lombard School District 44 hires new superintendent

    Lombard School District 44 hires new superintendent
    A new superintendent is heading to Lombard Elementary School District 44. The board has hired Michael Robey as superintendent, effective July 1, 2015. Robey will earn a salary of $197,000 a year. Robey is replacing two interim superintendents, Kenneth...

    Hinsdale hires new public services director

    Hinsdale hires new public services director
    The Village of Hinsdale has hired a new public services director. George Peluso, who currently served as public works director for the Village of Flossmoor, will start the job Dec. 15. He will earn $128,000 a year. Peluso, will be responsible for...

    Study: More CPS graduates completing college, but rate still troubling

    Study: More CPS graduates completing college, but rate still troubling
    Of 100 freshmen who start at a Chicago public high school, about 14 will graduate from a four-year college by their mid-20s, a number that has improved over time but is still troubling and below the national average, according to a report to be released...

    Helping CPS students to and through college

    Helping CPS students to and through college
    Back in 2006, the University of Chicago calculated that just 8 out of every 100 freshmen in Chicago Public Schools eventually earn a college degree. That was a dismal gauge of Chicago's future. While not everyone is destined for college, people who do...