Education

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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NIU Investigations
5:27 am
Wed November 21, 2012

NIU President Orders Reviews Of Accounting, Police Department

Credit NIU

Northern Illinois University employees received more than a traditional Thanksgiving greeting from their president in their inboxes this week: President John Peters also laid out a series of in-depth reviews the university is planning in response to several recent internal controversies. 

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Education
6:10 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Regional Superintendents Studying Realignment

July 2015 is the target date for Illinois to close some regional offices of education. In the meantime, discussions are being held on which offices should absorb new territory.

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Education
4:12 am
Tue November 13, 2012

"Report Card" Suggests Improvements for IL Schools

Credit Advance Illinois

Advance Illinois has issued a "report card" on Illinois' public schools. The advocacy group has a number of suggestions for improvement, but they're not the sort of things that had been getting all the attention in Springfield this year.

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Education
5:20 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Committee Looking for "Superman" to Lead NIU

Alan Rosenbaum, Ph.D.
Credit NIU

Northern Illinois University President John  Peters announced during his State of the University address that he will step aside next June.  The newly-formed, 28-person search committee met for the first time last week and will formally meet again next month.  NIU Faculty Senate President Alan Rosenbaum co-chairs the search committee. 

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NIU
4:57 pm
Sat November 10, 2012

NIU Police Chief Grady On Administrative Leave, Not First Time

NIU Today

Deputy Police Chief takes the reins

Northern Illinois University has placed its police chief on administrative leave. Chief Donald Grady and Lt. Kartik Ramakrishnan are facing disciplinary proceedings by the university. Deputy Chief of Police Darren Mitchell, a member of the NIU Police Department since 2000 who also serves as executive director of the Office of Emergency Management and Planning, was named Sunday to take command of the 38-member force until an acting chief is named.

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