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NIU graduate shot outside Texas TV station
Dec 17, 2014 3:47 PM
A weather forecaster who attended Northern Illinois University was shot multiple times outside a central Texas television station Wednesday morning, according to reports.
Palatine family's suit against fraternity dismissed
Dec 12, 2014 6:32 PM
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against a fraternity by the family of a Northern Illinois University student from Palatine who died after a night of heavy drinking.
NIU routs Bowling Green 51-17 for MAC title
Dec 6, 2014 12:08 AM
Needing one more win for a second straight Mid-American Conference title, Bowling Green was upstaged by a familiar rival with a fast-paced offense of its own. Drew Hare threw for two touchdowns and ran for one, and Northern Illinois wrested the MAC crown from Bowling Green in emphatic fashion Friday night, beating the Falcons 51-17. The Huskies set MAC championship game records for points and margin of victory. "They left no doubt in everyone's mind who the best football team in the conference is this year," Bowling Green coach Dino Babers said.
School officials to meet with Obama
Daily Herald report
Dec 4, 2014 5:01 AM
A delegation of suburban educators will meet with President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden Thursday to talk about increasing the numbers of students completing college.
Suburban college presidents meeting with Obama Thursday
By Madhu Krishnamurthy
Dec 4, 2014 2:08 PM
A delegation of suburban college presidents will meet with President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden Thursday to talk about increasing the numbers of students completing college. Northern Illinois University President Douglas Baker is heading up the delegation, which includes Elgin Community College President David Sam, who is representing community colleges as part of the Northern Illinois Regional P-20 Network at the White House College Opportunity Summit in Washington, D.C.
Harper, CLC both going 100% smoke-free Jan. 1
By Katlyn Smith
Nov 20, 2014 1:32 PM
Students, employees and even casual visitors won't be allowed to smoke on college campuses starting next summer. But Harper College and the College of Lake County will ban tobacco on campus starting Jan. 1. "I think that this is going to be a surprise for many people, and I think it is going to take time for people to understand how this is working," says Janet Mason, who's managing the rules at College of Lake County.
Elgin man named Illinois Professor of the Year
By Madhu Krishnamurthy
Nov 20, 2014 12:04 AM
Longtime Northern Illinois University professor Dan Gebo, of Elgin, has been named the 2014 Illinois Professor of the Year. Among his accomplishments is leading research teams that discovered the world's smallest primate fossil in 2000, a 55 million-year-old, thumb-length primate in China, and the oldest primate skeleton in 2013, dating back 60 million years.
NIU hangs on to beat Ohio 21-14
Nov 18, 2014 11:11 PM
Drew Hare threw an 18-yard touchdown strike to a wide open Chad Beebe in the end zone with 6 minutes left, and Northern Illinois held on to beat Ohio 21-14 on Tuesday night. Hare's game-winning TD pass capped an 8-play, 70-yard drive for the Huskies (9-2, 6-1 Mid-American Conference).
Stingily runs for 2 TDs, NIU tops Toledo
Nov 11, 2014 11:56 PM
Cameron Stingily ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns to help Northern Illinois move into a 1st-place tie in the West Division of the Mid-American Conference with a 27-24 win over Toledo on Tuesday night. Northern Illinois (8-2, 5-1) has won four consecutive division titles.
Back to Antarctica, a little delayed, for NIU scientists
By Susan Sarkauskas
Nov 10, 2014 5:07 AM
Two NIU professors from Elburn are happy their research on what's happening beneath Antarctica's ice sheets and shelves is back on track this year, after the federal government shutdown last fall threw a big monkey wrench in their plans.
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