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‘Like I’m trapped’: Africans in China lockdown see no escape

By CARA ANNA and ELIAS MESERET | January 28, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The normally bustling supermarket in Wuhan was deserted, looking more foreign than ever. Khamis Hassan Bakari walked the aisles and saw just two other shoppers, and fear sank in.“Everybody is scared. Scared of seeing anyone,”...

Democrats struggle with how directly to knock Sanders

By BILL BARROW and ALEXANDRA JAFFE | January 27, 2020

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — As Bernie Sanders exudes confidence in his ability to win next week's Iowa caucuses, his moderate rivals are struggling with how — and whether — to directly take on the progressive Vermont senator who some Democrats worry...

Most legal experts say crime not required for impeachment

By ERIC TUCKER | January 27, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's defense relies in part on arguments made in the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson more than 150 years ago: that impeachment requires a crime.But most legal scholars disagree, including a law professor...

Medical board complaint filed against Ohio State president

By KANTELE FRANKO | January 27, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Complaints against Ohio State University's president and one of its former student health directors were filed Monday with the State Medical Board of Ohio in relation to alleged sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard...

Bloomberg vows steadfast commitment to US aid for Israel

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and ELANA SCHOR | January 26, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday made his case for the presidency to fellow Jewish Americans, vowing not to revisit U.S. aid to Israel -- an approach that contrasts Bloomberg with several of his Democratic rivals, including his only fellow...

Pritzker plans to conquer higher education struggle by targeting enrollment

By Sophia Mullowney | January 28, 2019

DeKALB — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has plans for addressing enrollment in higher education, and students can anticipate an increase in financial aid opportunities.The governor announced a threefold plan for Illinois education reform, targeting increasing college...

The eight students made their way to Springfield Tuesday to lobby for higher education and Monetary Award Program grants pose with a state legislator.

SA lobbies for higher education

By Madison Kacer | November 17, 2016

The eight students made their way to Springfield Tuesday to lobby for higher education and Monetary Award Program grants pose with a state legislator.

Rep. Bob Pritchard (R-Hinckley) talks about the likelihood of there being no Illinois budget before July 1, 2015, at the Board of Trustees meeting on June 18, 2015.

Short-term funding bill could keep higher ed afloat

By Alexander Chettiath | April 21, 2016

Rep. Bob Pritchard (R-Hinckley) talks about the likelihood of there being no Illinois budget before July 1, 2015, at the Board of Trustees meeting on June 18, 2015.

Real life situation: finding a job

By Colin Remes | March 26, 2012

Graduation. It looms it’s big scary head on the near horizon for many of us on the homestretch at NIU. The big question on many of our minds is this: now what? I’m certain many of us have heard unfortunate stories about leaving college with a mountain...

Education shouldn’t aim at employment

By Letter to the editor | February 15, 2012

I wish I could bring some comfort and relief to Linze Griebenow ("Theory of Higher Education Doesn't Match Reality") and her "emotionally and mentally exhausted" classmates. Unfortunately, what she says about the job market is quite right, and she's in...

Who’s responsible?: NIU faculty, students respond to criticism of higher education

By Jacqueline Evans | January 27, 2011

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently reported on the findings of the book, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, which comments on college graduates, stating that "more than a third of college seniors are no better at crucial...

President John Peters introduced The Vision 2020 Initiative at the State of the University address Thursday afternoon in Altgeld auditorium.

Peters outlines vision for changing landscape

By Jalen Cobb | September 2, 2010

"THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF HIGHER EDUCATION" was the title of NIU President John Peters State of the University address Thursday. Peters introduced the creation of "The Vision 2020 Initiative," an idea to enhance NIU's academic future. "The NIU Great...