Northern Illinois University

public university in DeKalb, Illinois, United States

Northern Illinois University is a public university in DeKalb, Illinois. The university has about 25,313 students. It was founded in 1895. The current president of the university is Lisa Freeman. On February 14, 2008, a gunman named Steven Kazmierczak shot and killed 6 people (including himself) as well as injured 21 people on the university campus which made it the fourth-deadliest university shooting in United States history.

Williston Hall which is on the campus.



The athletics teams of the university are called the Huskies. They have 17 varsity teams and they compete in the Mid-American Conference.

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