Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a public research university in DeKalb, Illinois, United States, with satellite centers in Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford, and Oregon. It was founded as Northern Illinois State Normal School on May 22, 1895, by Illinois Governor John P. Altgeld as part of an expansion of the state's system for producing college-educated teachers. Douglas Baker was named the university's twelfth president in May 2013.

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Northern Illinois University
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  • Joseph Flynn, an associate professor in the NIU College of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, talks to Chicago’s WVON-1690 AM about the representation of African-Americans in Summer 2018 blockbuster movies and the “punching of the diversity card.” Are the doors “as wide open as they ought to be?”

Northern Illinois University
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  • Tedra is a Sterling, IL native and an alumna of NIU. She has worked in higher education for close to a decade and is passionate about the learning process and providing students access to higher education. It was through her experiential learning opportunities on campus that she was able to find her passion. Tedra received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and her master’s degree in Organizati...

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  • Alexis es un nativo de Chicago pero ha hecho DeKalb su nuevo hogar. Él es un alumno de NIU que recibió su licenciatura en Servicios de Rehabilitación con énfasis en Terapia Ocupacional. Su pasión por ayudar a los estudiantes a navegar a través del proceso de admisión comenzó a través de su empleo como trabajador estudiantil en la oficina de admisiones. Alexis es uno de nuestros consejeros bilingüe...

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  • Why choose NIU? First and foremost, we offer high quality academic programs. You can choose from more than 100 courses of study, from STEM fields to the visual and performing arts-with so much in between. Other reasons students choose NIU include affordability, scholarship opportunities, engaged learning experiences, caring and knowledgeable faculty, NCAA Division I Athletics, more than 300 studen...

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