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RE: NIU Enrollment Looking Up?
(09-02-2020 11:15 AM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  
(09-02-2020 09:45 AM)HUSKiESbelieve Wrote:  
(09-02-2020 09:08 AM)HawaiiToNIU Wrote:  ....is there a dispensary in DeKalb?

It looks like they just approved a second one at the Junction Shopping Center.

https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/04/...t/a68riay/

Which, in theory, should be good news for The Junction and Pizza Villa.

Just sayin'...03-wink

Pizza Villa...... Fatty's

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(09-02-2020 06:54 PM)HawaiiToNIU Wrote:  
(09-02-2020 11:15 AM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  
(09-02-2020 09:45 AM)HUSKiESbelieve Wrote:  
(09-02-2020 09:08 AM)HawaiiToNIU Wrote:  ....is there a dispensary in DeKalb?

It looks like they just approved a second one at the Junction Shopping Center.

https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/04/...t/a68riay/

Which, in theory, should be good news for The Junction and Pizza Villa.

Just sayin'...03-wink

Pizza Villa...... Fatty's

Oh how I miss thee

Two great spots. However for a university the size of NIU, the bar and “college type” restaurants scene is scarce. Basically Fattys has a monopoly at NIU. They are phenomenal, but has anyone else thought the same?

In my opinion, the thing DeKalb and NIU need desperately is an appealing bar and restaurant scene near the primary intersection and entrance to campus (Lincoln highway and Annie glidden). Instead sits an abandoned hotel, a subpar apartment building, a tire store (with an ironic name), and a CVS in which no one at city council requested CVS to build more than their plain base design (I will just say that a CVS built in Geneva or Naperville is much more aesthetically appealing).

It is unacceptable to me that the primary intersection at the university sits an abandoned hotel for what is now years. This would not fly in other towns and would immediately be knocked down (and don’t get me started about an abandoned movie theatre of over 10 years still sitting). I know the movie theatre just received approval to be razed. I’m sorry to vent but deep down we all know what I am talking about. Ultimately it is not the city that builds new bars, restaurants, shopping, and it would take a developer...but this is the 800 pound gorilla sitting in the middle of the room.

I know Pappas is taking blighted areas and putting up new higher end apartments...which is good. But the purpose of this rant is that we need something appealing at the heart intersection of town. Last comment: I wish Pappas would at least put some freaking balconies on his designs so they don’t look like white collar prisons on the outside.

I am happy to the uptick in enrollment, but wonder if this is an organic
uptick or a pandemic related uptick that will dissolve. Cheers and go NIU!
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(09-03-2020 07:28 AM)JB04 Wrote:  
(09-02-2020 06:54 PM)HawaiiToNIU Wrote:  
(09-02-2020 11:15 AM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  
(09-02-2020 09:45 AM)HUSKiESbelieve Wrote:  
(09-02-2020 09:08 AM)HawaiiToNIU Wrote:  ....is there a dispensary in DeKalb?

It looks like they just approved a second one at the Junction Shopping Center.

https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/04/...t/a68riay/

Which, in theory, should be good news for The Junction and Pizza Villa.

Just sayin'...03-wink

Pizza Villa...... Fatty's

Oh how I miss thee

Two great spots. However for a university the size of NIU, the bar and “college type” restaurants scene is scarce. Basically Fattys has a monopoly at NIU. They are phenomenal, but has anyone else thought the same?

In my opinion, the thing DeKalb and NIU need desperately is an appealing bar and restaurant scene near the primary intersection and entrance to campus (Lincoln highway and Annie glidden). Instead sits an abandoned hotel, a subpar apartment building, a tire store (with an ironic name), and a CVS in which no one at city council requested CVS to build more than their plain base design (I will just say that a CVS built in Geneva or Naperville is much more aesthetically appealing).

It is unacceptable to me that the primary intersection at the university sits an abandoned hotel for what is now years. This would not fly in other towns and would immediately be knocked down (and don’t get me started about an abandoned movie theatre of over 10 years still sitting). I know the movie theatre just received approval to be razed. I’m sorry to vent but deep down we all know what I am talking about. Ultimately it is not the city that builds new bars, restaurants, shopping, and it would take a developer...but this is the 800 pound gorilla sitting in the middle of the room.

I know Pappas is taking blighted areas and putting up new higher end apartments...which is good. But the purpose of this rant is that we need something appealing at the heart intersection of town. Last comment: I wish Pappas would at least put some freaking balconies on his designs so they don’t look like white collar prisons on the outside.

I am happy to the uptick in enrollment, but wonder if this is an organic
uptick or a pandemic related uptick that will dissolve. Cheers and go NIU!

I've always thought the same thing about the intersection of Annie Glidden and Lincoln Highway. It's kind of the gateway to the university. It needs to be spruced up a bit.
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It would be a HUGE improvement if Shodeen would finish off their plans to do high-end apartments and a hotel on that vacant stretch of Lincoln that connects town to campus. If I recall it was very close 3-4 years ago but the city was nitpicking over # of parking spots in the garage design.

I'm sure current enrollment isn't helping the process, maybe Facebook and an enrollment bump will shake something loose.
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Have the fall enrollment numbers been released?
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(09-03-2020 10:07 AM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(09-03-2020 07:28 AM)JB04 Wrote:  
(09-02-2020 06:54 PM)HawaiiToNIU Wrote:  
(09-02-2020 11:15 AM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  
(09-02-2020 09:45 AM)HUSKiESbelieve Wrote:  It looks like they just approved a second one at the Junction Shopping Center.

https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/04/...t/a68riay/

Which, in theory, should be good news for The Junction and Pizza Villa.

Just sayin'...03-wink

Pizza Villa...... Fatty's

Oh how I miss thee

Two great spots. However for a university the size of NIU, the bar and “college type” restaurants scene is scarce. Basically Fattys has a monopoly at NIU. They are phenomenal, but has anyone else thought the same?

In my opinion, the thing DeKalb and NIU need desperately is an appealing bar and restaurant scene near the primary intersection and entrance to campus (Lincoln highway and Annie glidden). Instead sits an abandoned hotel, a subpar apartment building, a tire store (with an ironic name), and a CVS in which no one at city council requested CVS to build more than their plain base design (I will just say that a CVS built in Geneva or Naperville is much more aesthetically appealing).

It is unacceptable to me that the primary intersection at the university sits an abandoned hotel for what is now years. This would not fly in other towns and would immediately be knocked down (and don’t get me started about an abandoned movie theatre of over 10 years still sitting). I know the movie theatre just received approval to be razed. I’m sorry to vent but deep down we all know what I am talking about. Ultimately it is not the city that builds new bars, restaurants, shopping, and it would take a developer...but this is the 800 pound gorilla sitting in the middle of the room.

I know Pappas is taking blighted areas and putting up new higher end apartments...which is good. But the purpose of this rant is that we need something appealing at the heart intersection of town. Last comment: I wish Pappas would at least put some freaking balconies on his designs so they don’t look like white collar prisons on the outside.

I am happy to the uptick in enrollment, but wonder if this is an organic
uptick or a pandemic related uptick that will dissolve. Cheers and go NIU!

I've always thought the same thing about the intersection of Annie Glidden and Lincoln Highway. It's kind of the gateway to the university. It needs to be spruced up a bit.

I've thought the same. Visiting other kids during my undergrad years, I'll admit I was jealous of their bar and restaurant scenes.
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(09-08-2020 06:44 PM)epasnoopy Wrote:  https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/09/...9/aiv8rpc/
Anyway to read the article without subscribing?
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A 1% increase. Not great, but hopefully it's a reversal of the declining enrollment.
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Any increase during a pandemic is very good, happy to see it.
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(09-08-2020 08:30 PM)nbcards Wrote:  
(09-08-2020 06:44 PM)epasnoopy Wrote:  https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/09/...9/aiv8rpc/
Anyway to read the article without subscribing?

Link below from NIU PR:
https://newsroom.niu.edu/2020/09/08/niu-...retention/

Increase in enrollment is always good news!
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Wonder what the increase would have been sans the Wuhan hand grenade?

Hope this is a trend for the next few years, good job NIU!
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Eastern Illinois shows 10.5% enrollment gain:

Eastern Illinois University announced on Tuesday that its fall 2020 enrollment has increased by approximately 10.5% despite the challenges posted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Figures from Eastern's 10th-day enrollment report show that total enrollment increased from 7,806 students in fall 2019 to 8,626 this fall. The university reported that this marks the third consecutive year of its growth in institutional enrollment. That growth reportedly includes graduate student enrollment increasing by 5 percent from 1,577 to 1,657 and undergraduate enrollment increasing 11.8 percent from 6,229 to 6,969.
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NIU/EIU/WIU have all gone up.
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Staying closer to home is a reason. Easier to return home
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EIU's numbers last year were falsely upbeat because they added high school kids that were technically taking college credit classes via EIU. Wonder if they inflated them the same way this time around?

Great trend regardless, keep the state funding reliable moving forward and let's get our students back in state.
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(09-09-2020 11:03 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  EIU's numbers last year were falsely upbeat because they added high school kids that were technically taking college credit classes via EIU. Wonder if they inflated them the same way this time around?

Great trend regardless, keep the state funding reliable moving forward and let's get our students back in state.

Exactly. Chance program used to be limited to 500 admits, this year the limit was eliminated. Since chance students don’t count as officially admitted, it boosts the freshman class overall gpa and ACT/SAT profile, which explains the second highest class gpa in 11 years despite admitting a record number of less qualified students.

It’s a temporary solution and we’ll find out in coming years if it worked if the the retention rates begin to drop.
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(09-09-2020 11:19 AM)dogdangit Wrote:  
(09-09-2020 11:03 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  EIU's numbers last year were falsely upbeat because they added high school kids that were technically taking college credit classes via EIU. Wonder if they inflated them the same way this time around?

Great trend regardless, keep the state funding reliable moving forward and let's get our students back in state.

Exactly. Chance program used to be limited to 500 admits, this year the limit was eliminated. Since chance students don’t count as officially admitted, it boosts the freshman class overall gpa and ACT/SAT profile, which explains the second highest class gpa in 11 years despite admitting a record number of less qualified students.

It’s a temporary solution and we’ll find out in coming years if it worked if the the retention rates begin to drop.

Is that for NIU or EIU? (I hope EIU)
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(09-09-2020 02:09 PM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  
(09-09-2020 11:19 AM)dogdangit Wrote:  
(09-09-2020 11:03 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  EIU's numbers last year were falsely upbeat because they added high school kids that were technically taking college credit classes via EIU. Wonder if they inflated them the same way this time around?

Great trend regardless, keep the state funding reliable moving forward and let's get our students back in state.

Exactly. Chance program used to be limited to 500 admits, this year the limit was eliminated. Since chance students don’t count as officially admitted, it boosts the freshman class overall gpa and ACT/SAT profile, which explains the second highest class gpa in 11 years despite admitting a record number of less qualified students.

It’s a temporary solution and we’ll find out in coming years if it worked if the the retention rates begin to drop.

Is that for NIU or EIU? (I hope EIU)

Unfortunately I wasn’t talking about EIU
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(09-09-2020 11:03 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  EIU's numbers last year were falsely upbeat because they added high school kids that were technically taking college credit classes via EIU. Wonder if they inflated them the same way this time around?

Great trend regardless, keep the state funding reliable moving forward and let's get our students back in state.


EIU did report HS dual credit this year.

Most schools publish all of their enrollment facts and figures via a school's Division of Institutional Research. Here is EIU's Institutional Research web site: https://www.eiu.edu/ir/tenth_day_enrollment.php

Here is how the 10 day count at EIU fares...
https://www.eiu.edu/ir/FA2020%20On_Off%20Campus.pdf
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