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K-12, Higher Education Worlds Must Collide to Improve Student Outcomes

Douglas D. Baker | Posted 02.24.2015 | College
Douglas D. Baker

We believe that budget discussions should consider the growing role that institutions like ours play in educating our young people, long before freshmen check into their residence hall rooms for fall semester.

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AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 11.24.2013 | Sports

Northern Illinois moved ahead of Fresno State in the BCS standings and up to No. 14 as the Huskies and Bulldogs jockey to be the last BCS buster. NIU...

Hoops Team Held To NCAA-Record Four Points In 1st Half

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.26.2013 | Sports

Four points. One ... two ... three ... four points is all the men's basketball team from Northern Illinois could manage during a first half for th...

State Universities Skim Profits From Cap-And-Gown Rentals

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A final round of tuition payment isn't the only expense many graduates faced before collecting their diplomas: Roughly half of Illinois' public univer...

Report On Steven Kazmierczak: NIU Shooter Was 'Fragile,' 'Angry'

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Northern Illinois University graduate who killed five students and wounded 21 others in one of the worst college shootings in U.S. history may hav...

NIU Shooting 2010: Suspect Zach Isaacman Set To Appear In Court, Victim Brian Mulder Tells His Story

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: Zach Isaacman, suspect in the recent NIU shooting, had a brief court date on Tuesday. He was asking to be released on recognizance, or to hav...

NIU Shooting 2010: Student Wounded In Northern Illinois University Shooting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Northern Illinois University student was shot Friday morning in an apparent "isolated incident" on the DeKalb campus. The shooting comes one week af...

NIU Shooting: One Year Since Deadly School Attack, Motive Still Unknown

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DEKALB, Ill. — If the police chief of Northern Illinois University had his way, the name of the man who gunned down five students in a lecture h...

Ill. Gunman's Rampage Baffles Friends

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DEKALB, Ill. — If there is such a thing as a profile of a mass murderer, Steven Kazmierczak didn't fit it: outstanding student, engaging, polite...