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NIU’s 115th Homecoming is coming up October 3-9

NIU President Lisa Freeman is inviting everyone to attend the university's 115th Homecoming, with a host of events being held October 3-9. https://youtu.be/RTIcvzN0EgM   Dozens of staff, faculty and alumni are hard at work on the week’s events, which will...

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing available Jan. 10-12

NIU, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the DeKalb County Health Department are partnering to offer our community free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, through Tuesday, Jan. 12.  Employees and students who are not in the...

Community conversation “Belonging” with john a. powell, Oct. 22

The City of DeKalb and Northern Illinois University present, "Belonging" a community conversation with Dr. john a. powell. It is a virtual conversation, from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, October 22. In January 2020, the NIU Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion...

Huskies Vote: National Voter Registration Day

Participating in elections is one of the key freedoms of American life. Many people in countries around the world do not have the same freedom, nor did many Americans in centuries past. No matter what you believe or whom you support, it is important to exercise your...
A message from Chief Diversity Officer Vernese Edghill-Walden

A message from Chief Diversity Officer Vernese Edghill-Walden

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, Something is happening in our world. The masses of people are rising up. And wherever they are assembled…the cry is always the same: ‘We want to be free.’ These are words spoken by Martin Luther King Jr. more than five decades ago....

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Real Impact: Student Emergency Fund keeps NIU students in school

Real Impact: Student Emergency Fund keeps NIU students in school

When the COVID-19 crisis first hit, NIU sophomore Robert Hodges says he felt like he might be living in an alternate universe. “Losing both my jobs in one week’s span, that’s something you see in the movies,” he says. But Robert’s predicament was very real–a fact that...

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NIU removes use of standardized test scores for 2021 applicants

NIU removes use of standardized test scores for 2021 applicants

NIU Student Government Association President Naomi Bolden knows what it’s like to stress over standardized tests. The Chicago native, graduating in December of 2020 with a double major of political science and journalism, said she suffers from test anxiety. “I am one...

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Consider supporting student scholarships for #GivingTuesday

Consider supporting student scholarships for #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday, a fairly new “holiday” that encourages people around the world to give to causes that are important to them. For all of us, our students’ success is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts. To that end, I ask that you consider making a...

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