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NIU partners with Kishwaukee college for accelerated degree program

NIU President Lisa Freeman poses Oct. 7 with Kishwaukee College President Laurie Borowicz at the signing of the agreement.

Ahyen Labanan

October 28, 2019

DeKALB — Students can earn two degrees in three years through NIU’s partnership with Kishwaukee College and DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa-Kingston, Hiawatha, Indian Creek and Rochelle Township high schools.The “2 Degrees in 3 Years” program allows students to pursue one of five career pathways: busi...

Vision 2020 should take care of transfer students’ needs

Editorial Board

September 28, 2011

According to the NIU's fast facts website, "NIU yields the highest number of transfer students out of all the Illinois state universities." However, under President Peter's Vision 2020 Initiative there are few, if any, plans to attract a higher caliber of transfers.The university spends valuable tim...

Things to consider when deciding where to take summer classes

Portia Kerr-Newman

April 19, 2011

It's getting close to the end of the school year and students are wrapping up midterms and preparing for final exams. While some students are excited for their chance to relax following the stressful school year, not everyone is going to take a break for the summer. Some students want to continue thei...