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NLU’s Dr. Megahed in Sun-Times: Lower Tuition Avoids Student Loan Debt Students can avoid huge loans with Pathways tuition at the $10,000 per year mark

National Louis University president Nivine Megahed, Ph.D., became concerned after reading a Chicago Sun-Times special report about recent college graduates weighed down by as much as $140,000 in student loan debt. She offered her response in an op-ed essay to the newspaper. Continue reading »

Governor Taps NLU’s Curda To Lead Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs Stephen K. Curda taught education and technology courses, led NLU veterans program

National Louis University students who took classes from Associate Professor Stephen K. Curda, Ph.D., might not have known from his welcoming demeanor that he has held a very distinguished career in the U.S. Army, or that he rose to the rank of Brigadier General before retiring recently.

Instead, students knew the tenured associate professor as a caring instructor devoted to his students, and also as the leader of National Louis University’s veterans program through his position as Special Assistant to the President for Veterans Education. Continue reading »

Crain’s Names NLU President ‘Notable Woman in Education’ President Nivine Megahed, Ph.D. included in inaugural year of the award

Crain’s Chicago Business has honored National Louis University President Nivine Megahed, Ph.D., by including her in Crain’s Custom Media’s Notable Women in Education section.

The 17 elite educators named as notable in the inaugural year of the award include a power group of women in Chicago-area colleges and universities. College presidents, deans, researchers and provosts make up the group.

The section noted that Megahed’s passion is building student-centered organizations focused on student success and empowering the most underserved to achieve social and economic mobility through education.

It also noted her previous roles as a faculty member and dean and her experience overseeing multiple institutions and campuses.

Crain’s published the “Notable Women in Education” section in its May 28, 2018  edition.

View the section as it appeared in print. 

View the online version.

Sun-Times, Kenosha News Publish Price’s Letter: Preventing Gun Violence Counselors, Police, Job Agencies Can Help Support Troubled Students, Per Todd Price

Students were walking out of their high schools to call for safety on March 14, and National Louis University’s Todd Alan Price, Ph.D., went to a school near his home to check out what was happening.

Price, professor in NLU’s National College of Education, wrote up his thoughts about the event, which was a reaction to the school shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Both the Chicago Sun-Times and Kenosha News published his letter. Continue reading »

Dean Muller in Education Week: ‘Arm Teachers, Just Not With Guns’

Education Week, a national newspaper covering K-12 education, printed a letter to the editor from Robert D. Muller, Ed.D., dean of National Louis University’s National College of Education.

Muller’s letter, titled “Arm Teachers, Just Not With Guns,” argued for equipping teachers with resources proven to help them teach all learners. It was a response to the frequent call, heard even from the highest levels of government, to arm teachers in classrooms across the United States.

Read Dean Muller’s letter in Education Week here. 

Bouchey Tells Wallethub How Not to Fund a New Business The popular money blog interviewed NLU's Bettyjo Bouchey

If you’re starting a new business, it’s worth it to seek specific kinds of loans but may also be helpful to obtain the best credit cards for your needs, NLU’s Bettyjo Bouchey,  Ed.D., told Wallethub.com. The website provides credit and business information to help consumers and small business owners.

Bouchey is associate dean of college operations and faculty development and an associate professor of business and management. Continue reading »

Daily Herald, ABC7 Feature NLU’s Pathways Article appeared on front page of Sunday newspaper; reporter Krishnamurthy interviewed on TV

 

The Daily Herald ran a page-one story Sunday, Feb. 25 explaining how the Pathways at NLU program gives first-generation and lower-income students opportunities to pursue their college degrees and plan for meaningful careers.

Daily Herald Senior Staff Writer Madhu Krishnamurthy and photographer Gilbert Boucher visited some Pathways classrooms and interviewed students, staff and administrators, including NLU President Nivine Megahed, Ph.D. and Aarti Dhupelia, vice president of strategic initiatives. Continue reading »

Daily Herald, WCIU-TV Feature Prof Dipinto’s ‘Frozen Fun’ Winter Science He offered frozen bubbles, forensic mystery, snowflake fossils for kids on Winter Break

 

Who says winter is no fun? National Louis University’s Vito Dipinto, Ed.D., has been featured on WCIU-TV Channel 26.1’s “The Jam” television show on Jan. 3, and in the Daily Herald Newspaper on Dec. 22, for his Frozen Fun Winter Science Activities.

Dipinto, an associate professor in National Louis University’s National College of Education who prepares graduate students in education to become science teachers, offered the tips to families with children who are home from school on Winter Break. Continue reading »

Inside Higher Ed Notes NLU’s Digital Learning Award

Inside Higher Ed has written about the Online Learning Consortium bestowing its award on National Louis University. Reporter Mark Lieberman noted the organization had singled out NLU’s Pathways program for its Digital Learning Innovation award.

The award recognizes “innovative approaches in addressing important challenges and barriers,” such as improving outcomes, minimizing textbook costs, targeting “bottleneck” courses and improving learning efficiency. Continue reading »