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Black Lives Matter Mural at NIU

The Black Lives Matter movement is bringing awareness of racial issues to the campus of Northern Illinois University and the DeKalb community. Northern Illinois University’s Center for Black Studies recently suffered a vandalism attack, in which...

Black Lives Matter at Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University students, faculty, and staff are actively involved in the Black Lives Matter movement in Illinois. The Center for Black Studies at Northern Illinois University is responding with creativity and activism to a recent racist...

Racist Vandalism on Campus

I was saddened and angered to hear of the racist vandalism on Northern Illinois campus early yesterday (Thursday 17 September 2020) morning, when someone spray-painted racist slurs on the Center for Black Studies in an act of targeted vandalism. This...

“Time for Another Kent State”? Politician Targets Campuses for Violence

Politicians are targeting university campuses for repressive violence. In 2017, Dan Adamini (Republican), Secretary of the Marquette County Republican Party, advocated using firearms to stop protests on university campuses, such as the recent one at the...

A Rehearsal for a Government Shutdown

Daily headlines relate the grim details of the current U.S. federal government shutdown of December 2018 to January 2019, now the longest in the history of the United States.  Detailed news reports analyze the growing economic and social impact of...

The State of Illinois is Destroying its Future

Illinois high school graduates are fleeing the state in record numbers, largely due to the continuing lack of a state budget in Illinois. State universities in Illinois will lose even more students as the Illinois high school graduates of 2017 head to...

Greg Bereiter Feature

Greg Bereiter (Ph.D. in History, Northern Illinois University) is featured in the American Historical Association’s Member Spotlight. Greg wrote his doctoral dissertation with me on clerical militancy during the French Wars of Religion.  I...

State-Assisted Education

Are we heading toward the end of public education in the United States? In state after state, state legislatures are slashing their already meager funding for formerly public institutions of higher education, essentially privatizing them. Most state universities...

The Insufficient Ark at U of C

The Early Modern Workshop at the University of Chicago is holding a discussion of Maura Capps’ dissertation chapter “The Insufficient Ark: A Political Ecology of a Failed Agricultural Department at the Cape of Good Hope, 1795-1806.” Maura...

Northern Star Report on Charlie Hebdo Attacks

The Northern Star, the student-run newspaper of Northern Illinois University, has published several reports on the Charlie Hebdo attacks. The latest piece, “NIU professor to take lessons from Paris’ Charlie Hebdo marches to history class,”...

Undergraduate Research at NIU

The 5th annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day at Northern Illinois University will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom from 9:00am-3:30pm. Any undergraduate student who has participated in a faculty-mentored...

NIU Study Abroad Program in Southern France

Southern France – History and Literature in Bordeaux Register Now to Study Abroad in Southern France in Summer 2013! Earn 6 credits in History and/or French! Register at the Study Abroad Office 417 Williston Hall Northern Illinois University Registration...

Why Professors Shouldn’t be Armed

Lucinda Roy, a Virginia Tech professor who met with Seung-Hui Cho prior to his shooting rampage in 2007, argues that university professors should not be armed. Roy asserts that “College professors and K-12 teachers are not law enforcement officers....

Stephanie Coontz Lecture at NIU

Stephanie Coontz, a leading gender historian, will be presenting at Northern Illinois University today. Coontz will offer a  seminar on “How to Talk to the Media About Your Scholarship (and Get Them to Listen).” The seminar will be held in the Capitol...

Job Opportunity in Northern Illinois: Historian at Rock Island

The United States Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island, Illinois, is currently searching for a full-time Historian (a civilian position). Here is a link to the job description: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/334842700 Senior History majors,...

Decline in Enrollments at Public Universities

Student enrollments continue to decline at public universities nationwide. For several years, state universities and colleges have been grappling with declining enrollments. A new report by Reuters indicates that “Tuition will likely decline this...

NIU Huskies Heading to Orange Bowl

The Northern Illinois University Huskies football team has won the MAC conference championship and is heading to the Orange Bowl. This is the first time that a MAC conference member has been selected for a major post-season bowl game. The Chicago Tribune...

Study Abroad in Southern France – Meeting at NIU

Study Abroad in Southern France in Summer 2013 Meeting on Monday, November 26 from 4-6 pm in Watson 110 Northern Illinois University is launching a Study Abroad Program in Southern France, based in Bordeaux. The program in History and Foreign Languages...

NIU History Student wins Lincoln Laureate Award

NIU History student Wayne Duerkes has won a Lincoln Laureate Award, a major undergraduate award given in the State of Illinois. Lincoln Laureate Awards are given to one senior from each of the public and private universities in the State of Illinois. Wayne...

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.