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Northern Illinois University

Founded in 1895, the public university is located in DeKalb, Ill., with a student body of approximately 23,000. The school is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with 60 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate- and doctoral- level programs in seven colleges: Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. Northern also runs satellite centers in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford, Hoffman Estates and Oregon, Ill. NIU's 16 NCAA Division I athletics teams are known as the Huskies and compete in the Mid-American Conference. On Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2008, five students were shot to d... Show more »
Founded in 1895, the public university is located in DeKalb, Ill., with a student body of approximately 23,000. The school is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with 60 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate- and doctoral- level programs in seven colleges: Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. Northern also runs satellite centers in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford, Hoffman Estates and Oregon, Ill. NIU's 16 NCAA Division I athletics teams are known as the Huskies and compete in the Mid-American Conference. On Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2008, five students were shot to death in a lecture hall by gunman, Steven Kazmierczak, a former student, who then killed himself. Killed were NIU students Gayle Dubowski, 20; Catalina Garcia, 20; Julianna Gehant, 32: Ryanne Mace, 19; and Daniel Parmenter, 20. « Show less

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  • Rankings of online college and graduate programs released

     
    Reflecting growing interest in -- or at least curiosity about -- online education, U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its first rankings of fully online college and graduate degree programs. The magazine has for decades ranked more traditional...
  • The Internet: Americans have gone from loving a good deal to loving a good steal

     
    I've been thinking about stealing lately. No, not as in "Hey, let's go rob a bank." Rather, as in "Why are so many people doing it"? Call it the Rise of the Cyberthief: Several Times articles recently have reinforced my...

    Stress in trauma's wake: Genes play a major role

    Stress in trauma's wake: Genes play a major role
    Ten years after terrorists hijacked four American jetliners and killed nearly 3,000 people, there's growing evidence that people with a previous history of depression, or who have been traumatized before, are far more vulnerable to developing post-...

    Study: Facebook profile beats IQ test in predicting job performance

    Study: Facebook profile beats IQ test in predicting job performance
    Can a person's Facebook profile reveal what kind of employee he or she might be? The answer is yes, and with unnerving accuracy, according to a new paper published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. And if you are smugly thinking to yourself,...

    Chaplains visit Anaheim Hills and Yorba Linda after Freeway Complex fire

    Chaplains visit Anaheim Hills and Yorba Linda after Freeway Complex fire
    When they respond to disasters, chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team usually encounter throngs of desperate victims. So the evangelical Christians were surprised Monday as they searched deserted, mountainous neighborhoods of Anaheim...