Education

Section 8 Housing Probe
5:47 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

NIU VP Williams On Leave Following FBI Search

NIU Executive Vice President Eddie Williams
NIU

A top administrator at Northern Illinois University is now on paid leave. The move involving Eddie Williams is related to the search of the campus police department by federal authorities this week. 

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Updated at 4:15 PM
3:18 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Closings And Cancellations For Tuesday

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

New additions in bold

The following schools are closed and events postponed due to the snowstorm Tuesday, March 5th. Check back for updates.

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Converting ISATs
8:32 am
Thu February 21, 2013

New Standards Make Old Scores Look Bad In Illinois Schools

Statistics for Clinton Rosette students
Credit DeKalb School District

Starting March 4th, Illinois public school students will sharpen their number 2 pencils for this year’s round of standardized testing known as the ISATs. Meanwhile, school districts are warning parents that kids aren’t expected to score as highly as last year, under new higher standards. 

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Administrative Leave Ends In Firing
10:54 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Grady Out As NIU Police Chief

Former NIU Police Chief Donald Grady
Credit NIU

Northern Illinois University Police Chief Donald Grady has been fired.

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Dr. John Peters' thoughts on moving on
7:28 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Exclusive: NIU President Reflects on 2/14

Credit NIU Media Services

Northern Illinois University President John Peters stayed in his position at the school longer than he had planned so he could reach this day: the fifth anniversary of the shooting in Cole Hall, where five students were killed and 21 others were injured. 

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The Cole Hall Shootings
4:00 am
Thu February 14, 2013

NIU Remembers, Five Years Later

Cole Hall, five years later.
Credit Northern Illinois University

It was five years ago today that five Northern Illinois University students were murdered in a crowded classroom. 


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U of I College of Medicine at Rockford
5:22 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Dean Of Rockford's Medical School Resigning

Regional Dean Martin Lipsky to leave the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford March 7th.
Credit U of I College of Medicine at Rockford

The head of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford is moving on. Regional Dean Dr. Martin Lipsky announced his resignation today, after serving in the position for nearly a decade.

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Education
5:04 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Tony Blair Coming to Elgin

Credit Judson University

In Elgin, former Prime Minister Tony Blair will speak at Judson University in April. Blair will follow past keynote addresses by Mikhail Gorbachev former President George W. Bush.

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Revitalizing the Campus
3:55 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Big Changes For The Better At Kishwaukee College

New sign out front of Kishwaukee College
Susan Stephens WNIJ

Kishwaukee College students return to class today…and they’ll find the campus in Malta looks a lot different than it did when they started LAST semester. 

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Education
6:30 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Augustana College Welcomes Same-Sex Ceremonies

Ascension Chapel
Augustana.edu

Augustana College will now allow same-gender weddings and "blessings of unions" on campus. President Steven Bahls notified faculty, staff and students of the decision to allow same-sex ceremonies after a recommendation from campus chaplains Richard Priggie and Kristen Glass Perez.

The school, located in Rock Island, Ill., is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), which issued its Statement on Sexuality in 2009, leaving decisions on same-sex ceremonies up to individual congregations.

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