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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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  • West Aurora School District names three new administrators

    West Aurora School District names three new administrators
    West Aurora School District 129 will add three new administrators to the roster next year.
  • Ex-Yorkville school chief recalls no misconduct complaints against Hastert

     Ex-Yorkville school chief recalls no misconduct complaints against Hastert
    James Garnett, who was superintendent of the Yorkville school district for five of the years Dennis Hastert taught there, said Friday there were no complaints of misconduct lodged against the now-indicted House speaker during that time. Hastert, who...

    Greyhound planning route through north Naperville

    Greyhound planning route through north Naperville
    A new daily Greyhound bus route running between Chicago and Davenport, Iowa, via Interstate 88 is being planned with a stop at Naperville's Route 59 Metra commuter train station. City Council members Tuesday will be asked to grant a license to the...

    Hastert, the accidental House speaker, faces his own scandal

    Hastert, the accidental House speaker, faces his own scandal
    He was the longest-serving Republican House speaker in U.S. history, and proud of how far he'd come from his days as a small-town high school teacher and wrestling coach. "Coach," in fact, was a nickname that stuck. So news Thursday that Dennis...

    Local Roundup: Elgin hires Anthony Mason as head football coach

    Former Northern Illinois University defensive back Anthony Mason has been hired as Elgin's head football coach, according to Maroons athletic director Paul Pennington. Mason, who is athletic director and boys basketball coach at the Noble Network's...