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Illinois
6:35 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Judge Allows NIU Ex-Police Chief Lawsuit To Continue

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A federal judge in Chicago has refused to dismiss a 2014 civil rights lawsuit by a former police chief at Northern Illinois University. 

The school fired Grady in 2013 after he was accused of mishandling evidence in an investigation into allegations a campus police officer sexually assaulted a student. Grady denied the accusation.

The Friday ruling means Donald Grady can go forward with the lawsuit. He's seeking reinstatement and an apology.

The suit says Grady was fired without a fair hearing.

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NIU
6:42 am
Thu January 15, 2015

NIU Announces New VP Of Administration And Finance

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Northern Illinois University announced the selection of the vice president of Administration and Finance. 

Alan Phillips will report to President Douglas Baker as a member of Baker's senior leadership team. 

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DeKalb
2:41 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Camp Power Keeps Momentum Around The Holidays

Susan Stephens WNIJ

DeKalb community leaders led a summer camp this year focusing on keeping children active and safe. WNIJ’s N’Jema McIntyre has a follow-up on what some of the kids have been up to.

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NIU
6:20 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Demolition Begins For NIU Douglas Hall

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Northern Illinois University began demolition for Douglas Hall, which housed students from 1963 to May. 

Officials say the removal is part of a $4.5 million plan to extend Lucinda Avenue west to Stadium Drive, making it a major east-west thoroughfare on campus.

To watch the demolition process via webcast, click here.

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Criminal charges still pending
6:20 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Lawsuit Against NIU Fraternity Dismissed In Drinking Death

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A Cook County judge has thrown out a lawsuit against a fraternity in the death of a Northern Illinois University student.

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Christmas
7:47 am
Mon December 8, 2014

NIU Foreign Language Clubs Celebrate Christmas, Diversity

Former Spanish Club president Luis Cubillos welcomes guests to the NIU Foreign Language holiday party Friday.
Katie Finlon

Foreign language clubs at Northern Illinois University may not all be recognized by the school, but they had reason to come together Friday to share Christmas traditions. 

The German, Spanish, French and Chinese clubs were at the NIU language party on Friday. Some clubs shared region-specific holiday traditions at the party, like German Club vice-president Marlena Jorn singing Christmas carols in German and sharing food unique to the language or to this time of year.

Chinese Club president Jake Irle said the group contributed with spring rolls.

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NIU football
5:24 am
Mon December 8, 2014

NIU Huskies Florida Bowl-Bound After MAC Win

NIU Huskies celebrate their conference championship at Ford Field in Detroit.
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Northern Illinois University’s football team is heading to Florida for the second time in the past three years. The Huskies accepted an invitation Sunday to play in the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl. The Huskies will take on Marshall University 5 p.m. Dec. 23.

NIU wrested the Mid-American Conference title back from Bowling Green Friday night. The Huskies crushed the Falcons at the MAC championship game in Detroit, 51-17.

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-Illinois
4:59 am
Thu November 20, 2014

NIU Faculty Member "Illinois Professor of the Year"

NIU Professor Daniel Gebo
Credit Guy Stephens / WNIJ

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education have named NIU Professor Daniel Gebo as the 2014 Illinois Professor of the Year.  The award salutes individuals for excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.  

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Environment
7:15 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Heading South: NIU Researchers To Study Antarctic

Ross Powell and Reed Scherer in the Antarctic in early 2013.
Credit NIU Today

A group of Northern Illinois University researchers are bound for Antarctica to study the effect of climate change on rising seawaters.

The trip was halted earlier this year due to the partial government shutdown.

It's a green light now.

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NIU
8:01 am
Fri October 31, 2014

NIU Athletics Announces Renovation Plan

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Northern Illinois University unveiled a new athletics building plan Thursday. The plan includes building new facilities, enhance existing ones and nearly doubling Huskie Stadium's capacity.

The renovations cost more than $100 million. The funds come from private and corporate donors.

NIU Athletics director Sean Frazier says, while the plan's approval took six months, this is only the beginning and the next step of the project has yet to be determined.

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