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
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.
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
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
Univision has profiled NLU alum and current high school teacher Kenneth Bares, who said he was inspired to go into teaching because school was one of the only places he felt safe during a childhood marked by poverty and instability. Continue reading
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 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
The tax plan proposed by Republicans in Congress would hurt graduate students, as well as older and non-traditional students, wrote Marty Mickey, National Louis University’s Vice President of finance, in a Letter to the Editor published Nov. 8 by the Chicago Sun-Times. Continue reading
Chicago Sun-Times reporter Maudlyne Ihejirika highlighted National Louis University’s Pathways at NLU program Nov. 8 in her story, “NLU’s Pathways program key to record jump in the college’s applicants.”
The story profiled two Pathways students, Jairo Melendez and Jazeline Alize. Melendez explained he had been working third shift in a factory trying to help his family and wondering how he could possibly afford college. When he heard about NLU’s Pathways program, he realized it was his chance to escape the factory for a possible career in law. Continue reading
The late Mary Bullock, who obtained degrees from NLU in 1954 and again in 1964, has donated $2.5 million to the university.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy has featured the $2.5 million gift which Mary Bullock ’54 and ’64, left to National Louis University.
A kindergarten teacher who walked to work even in howling winter weather, Bullock spent 40 years teaching in School District 45, based in Villa Park, Ill. She bequeathed the gift to NLU’s National College of Education, which will use it as an endowed scholarship fund to support scholarships for early childhood educators. Continue reading