Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Looking Back to 1966: NIU's Stevenson Towers Named

From the November 23, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois)  "Looking Back."

1966, 50 Years Ago.

"A well-kept pre-election 'secret' can now be told.  Last August, Northern Illinois University's governing body approved the name Adlai E. Stevenson Towers for their new residence hall going up on NIU's West Campus.

"However, because the late Mr. Stevenson's son, Adlai E. Stevenson III, was a candidate for Illinois State Treasurer, the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities, in its impartial wisdom, requested that the announcement of the naming be delayed until after the November election."

But, I Lived in Lincoln Hall at NIU.  --Cooter

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