Monday, November 5, 2007
In September of 1952 I enrolled as a freshman at Northern Illinois State Teachers College (now Northern Illinois University) in DeKalb, Illinois. I had no intention of becoming a teacher, but I could not afford to go to my first-choice school, Northwestern. The NISTC student body numbered, I believe, around 2,500. Today, NIU has far in excess of 25,000. I vastly preferred it the way it was.