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All I am saying is give TAs a chance

By Martha Lueck | August 30, 2011

Just when I thought all five of my classes were put into the perfect schedule to fulfill requirements and graduate on time, there was a dilemma regarding Sign Language 201. There was no professor for the class at the scheduled time. In this type of situation,...

Grade appeal system needs checks and balances

By Jennifer Irocky | June 30, 2011

When it comes to making decisions, the more educated inputs available, the better.  Always get a second opinion, and then a third and maybe even a fourth.  Unfortunately, the input from an advising voice has disappeared from NIU in the arena of grade...

Its still not too late to raise your grades

It’s still not too late to raise your grades

By Portia Kerr-Newman | March 21, 2011

Everyone knows it's crunch time when it starts getting close to the end of the semester. Most students think that, at this point, grades are pretty much set in stone. Don't worry; there is still plenty of time to improve your grades. First off, you have...

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...

Former NIU professor dies

September 22, 1988

Former NIU communications professor Paul Crawford, 81, died Tuesday in Oak Crest_DeKalb Area Retirement Center, 2944 Greenwood Acre Drive.

NIU communications professor Richard Johannessen said Crawford was "considered one of the founders of the (NIU communications) department."

The department only had been in existence two years when Crawford joined NIU in 1940, Johannessen said.

Crawford taught at NIU until his retirement in 1974.

Johannessen called Crawford a "major builder in communications at NIU, especially in terms of the graduate program."

The communications department each year grants an award in Crawford's name for excellence in graduate study.

The Mass of the Resurrection will be held for Crawford at 11 a.m. this morning in Christ the Teacher Parish of the Newman Center, 512 Normal Road.

Visitation services will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. in Ronan-Moore Mortuary, 310 Oak. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.