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We are celebrating 125 years of Northern Illinois University by sharing 125 fun facts about NIU! Keep checking back throughout the year as we release new batches of NIU facts. Also, visit the NIU Anniversary page for a full list of events celebrating 125 years!

NIU Facts PT 3

Featured in this batch of fun facts: Teddy Roosevelt was the first nationally famous figure to appear at NIU, The East Lagoon used to...
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Featured in this batch of fun facts: NIU’s 1st president -President Cook- used to drive students to and from the boarding houses to the...
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NIU Facts PT 1

Featured in this batch of fun facts: NIU once had a zoo, the original school colors were white and yellow, and it’s the home...
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