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Representative Bob Pritchard (R-Hinckley) speaks with a group of
NIU students during Wednesdays March on Springfield. The students
asked Pritchard questions about why the state has delayed paying
NIU the money it owes the university.

Students rally in Springfield to support MAP grant funding

By Kelly Bauer | October 26, 2011

College students need grant money, and they're willing to fight for it. NIU students marched on Illinois' capitol Wednesday, intent on gaining support for increased - or, at least, a stabilization - of monetary award program (MAP) grant funding. Delonte...

President Peters discusses Vision 2020, new online degree programs

By Matt Liparota | September 1, 2011

By 2020, NIU hopes to have 30,000 students enrolled.This announcement came as part of President John Peters' annual State of the University address Thursday afternoon. For the second year, the speech focused on the Vision 2020 initiative.During last year's...

Christine Johnson sworn in as Ill. senator

By Eric Beesley | February 15, 2011

DeKALB | Illinois swore in its newest state senator Christine Johnson on Monday. Johnson, a graduate of NIU, will be taking over the 35th district for the former senator Brad Burzynski, who recently retired. "I am very excited to serve the people of the...

State senator Burzynski retires after 20 years

By Joseph Olmo | January 28, 2011

DeKALB | After 20 years on the job, Republican Sen. Brad Burzynski stepped down from his seat to move on in his life. “It was all about timing for me,” Burzynski said. “It was time to move on. My wife and I had two more grandchildren--giving us...