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‘Last lecture’ professor knows some ingredients to recipe of life

By Shaun Zinck | April 7, 2011

In NIU professor Chris Jones' mind, he wasn't the ideal candidate to give a "last lecture." The last lecture series asks the speaker to talk about what matters most to them, acting as if it were their final message they could relay to others. Jones, associate...

Harvard professor Joseph Nye talks power to packed auditorium

By Dave Thomas | February 23, 2011

The U.S. needs to think differently about power in the 21st century, world-renowned political science professor Joseph Nye told a packed auditorium Wednesday. Nye spoke to a group of about 200 NIU students, faculty and community members about how Americans...

Saying goodbye after 24 years at NIU

By Letter writer | February 15, 2011

An Open Letter to NIU: One of the few positive aspects of otherwise sad partings is that they provide a rare moment during which we often recollect and thank those to whom we are indebted. As some of you already know, on July 1, 2011 I will leave Northern...

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