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State of the University 2012

By Gavin Weaver | October 11, 2012
NIU President John G. Peters give his annual State of the University Address in Altgeld Hall Thursday afternoon.  In his speech he announced his resignation, effective in 2013, and discussed major improvements that NIU has made over the last several years.

High school students spend a week brushing up on their communication skills with NIU Forensics

By Tony Osborne | July 18, 2011

DeKALB | High school students from across the Midwest spent the week on campus hoping to spruce up their speeches at the NIU Speech Camp.The 26th annual summer camp helps high school students from Illinois and Iowa improve their communication skills before...

Obama faces a no-win situation with Libya

By Dave Thomas | March 28, 2011

President Barack Obama laid out his plan for U.S. intervention in Libya in a speech Monday night. And while I don't think it will be a speech that historians will cherry pick for quotes, I have come to the realization that he has said everything he could...

NIU needs to get better commencement speakers

NIU needs to get better commencement speakers

By Jessica Jenks | February 1, 2011

I am not just envious. I am green with jealous rage at schools that have people whom I admire give their commencement addresses. Unfortunately, NIU never has fun speakers for commencement. "If CAB looked into it I'm sure something could possibly happen,"...