Education Week Interview: Doug Baker, President, Northern Illinois UniversityDoug Baker, President of Northern Illinois University talked about what Northern Illinois University looks for in prospective students.
Retired Navy Veteran Donning Cap And Gown At NIU 63 Years LaterAn 85-year-old Korean War veteran is reliving his college years this week at Northern Illinois University, and will experience something very special on Saturday.
Are Texts, Email, Instant Messages Causing Too Much Stress For Students?A new study has found some college students’ health suffers by the constant pressure they feel to respond quickly to text messages, email, and instant messages.
Charred Body Found On Northern Illinois University Campus A charred body was discovered on Northern Illinois University’s campus in DeKalb.
NIU Students Getting Booster Shots Amid Mumps OutbreakHundreds of students at Northern Illinois University have received booster shots, as the university tries to keep a mumps outbreak under control.
NIU Student Dies In Fall From Dorm WindowThe student removed the window screen and fell from the 11th floor of the Stevenson Towers residence hall on the university’s campus in DeKalb, according to campus alert sent out Sunday night by Eric Weldy, vice president of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
NIU Offering Free Tuition As Incentive For Attending Football GamesAt the end of the season, any student who has attended all six home games, and stayed to the end, will have a chance to win free tuition for the spring semester. One qualifying student will be chosen at random.
Earthquake Expert Says Midwest Risk Is MinimalWhat regions of the U.S. are at risk for a major earthquake? WBBM's Lisa Fielding talked to an earthquake expert about fault lines and risks here in America.
NIU Using "Game Of Thrones" To Teach About Media And HistorySome might hear about a class on “Game of Thrones” and think it’s just a time to sit around talking about TV, but NIU professor Jeff Chown said students have to think.
NIU Students Working On Fuel-Efficient Car For Shell Eco-MarathonIt's all about the gas mileage as students from Northern Illinois University prepare for a competition next month.
NIU Teaming Up With Elgin Community CollegeNorthern Illinois University has inked an agreement with Elgin Community College, allowing NIU to provide a double degree or a safety net for community college transfer students.
Parents Of NIU Student Who Died At Frat Party Continuing Court FightAnother court date Monday in the criminal case against more than 20 young men accused in the death of a 19-year-old NIU freshman fraternity pledge, reports WBBM's Steve Miller reports.