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NIU Using “Game Of Thrones” To Teach About Media And History

Some 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.

04/16/2015

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NIU Students Working On Fuel-Efficient Car For Shell Eco-Marathon

It’s all about the gas mileage as students from Northern Illinois University prepare for a competition next month.

03/18/2015

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NIU Teaming Up With Elgin Community College

Northern 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.

03/10/2015

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Parents Of NIU Student Who Died At Frat Party Continuing Court Fight

Another 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.

02/23/2015

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DeKalb Mayor Opposes Idea To Allow Underage People Into Bars

The Student Association of Northern Illinois University is considering asking DeKalb officials to allow underage people to go into bars to be with some of their older friends, even if they’re not allowed to drink alcohol, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

01/12/2015

Crews are demolishing Douglas Hall, a 51-year-old dormitory at Northern Illinois University, as part of a plan to expand the school's main drag, Lucinda Avenue. (Credit: NIU)

NIU Demolishing Douglas Hall To Extend Main Drag

Northern Illinois University spokesman Paul Palian said the school wanted to create a more accessible route across the main drag on campus, Lucinda Avenue. So it’s demolishing Douglas Hall, which was named for Abraham Lincoln political rival Stephen A. Douglas.

12/17/2014

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Central Michigan Runs Past Northern Illinois, 34-17

The Huskies fell to 4-2.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2014

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Baker Leads Northern Illinois Past Toledo 74-66

Travon Baker scored 17 points and Jordan Threloff added 13 to lead Northern Illinois to a 74-66 victory over Toledo Wednesday night.

02/26/2014

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NIU Marks Anniversary Of Shootings With Bell Ringing

The campus planned a bell-ringing for Friday afternoon at 3:06 p.m. to honor those killed Feb. 14, 2008. The students killed were Gayle Dubowski, Catalina Garcia, Julianna Gehant, Ryanne Mace and Daniel Parmenter. The gunman also died.

02/14/2014

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NIU Falls To Utah State In Poinsettia Bowl

Brian Suite intercepted Jordan Lynch’s pass and recovered a fumble by the Heisman Trophy finalist to help Utah State beat No. 24 Northern Illinois 21-14 on Thursday night in the Poinsettia Bowl.

12/26/2013

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NIU’s Lynch Named Among AP All-Americans

Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton and Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey have been selected to The Associated Press All-America team for the second straight season.

670 The Score–12/17/2013

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NIU’s Undefeated Streak Ends In MAC Showdown With Bowling Green

Matt Johnson threw four of his career-high five touchdown passes in the first half and Bowling Green routed No. 16 Northern Illinois 47-27 on Friday night for the Mid-American Conference title, ending the Huskies’ shot at playing in a marquee bowl game.

12/06/2013

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NIU Student Faces Weapons Charges After Guns, Body Armor Found In Dorm Room

A 29-year-old Northern Illinois University freshman faces weapons charges and has been barred from campus — after campus police found a rifle, a handgun and body armor in his dorm room, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

11/13/2013

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Best College Productions To See This Year In The Chicago Area

Local Chicago-area colleges offer professional and exciting drama productions at reasonable prices.

10/14/2013

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Northwestern, NIU Football To Meet In 2014

Two collegiate football teams in Illinois on the upward swing will face off in the 2014 season.

670 The Score–09/24/2013

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NIU Hires New Police Chief

Northern Illinois University announced Wednesday it hired a new police chief to replace longtime former chief Donald Grady, who was fired amid accusations that he mishandled evidence in an alleged sexual assault case involving an officer.

08/28/2013

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Convicted Killer Seeks To Withdraw Plea In NIU Student’s Murder

It might be two weeks before a DeKalb County judge rules whether the man who pleaded guilty to the murder of Northern Illinois University student Toni Keller can change that plea.

08/21/2013

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New Details In Fatal Hazing On NIU Campus

It was a year ago today when a college student from Palatine headed off to Northern Illinois University for his freshman year.

08/15/2013

Anthony Wells celebrates NIU's MAC Championship Game win with an orange. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Harris: NIU Looks To Turn The Page After Orange Bowl Run

Coming off possibly the most successful year in Northern Illinois Football history, new head coach Rod Carey has one message for his team: turn the page, the Orange Bowl is behind them.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2013

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MBA Fuels Consultant’s Career Advancement In Chicago

Consulting Firm Principal Jay Beaton shares his experience with education and shaping a career.

07/22/2013

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