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8:06 am
Fri March 8, 2013

NIU President Issues Statement After FBI Search

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NIU President John Peters Friday morning issued a statement regarding a search warrant for the NIU campus police department. In it, he says officials removed files dating back to 2005.

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Grady Firing
8:33 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Grady Lawyer Calls NIU Review Of Former Police Chief A Sham

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The lawyer representing former NIU police chief Don Grady calls the decision to fire his client "unjust action." This week, the university dismissed Grady on the heels of misconduct allegations within the campus police department.

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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
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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

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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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Local
6:02 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

NIU Community Gathers To Remember

NIU President John Peters
Jessica Cabe

Thursday marked the 5th anniversary of the campus shootings at Northern Illinois University. Scores of people, including NIU leaders, Governor Pat Quinn, and many first responders, gathered at the campus memorial site to remember the five students who lost their lives that day.

Gayle Dubowski, Catalina Garcia, Julianna Gehant, Ryanne Mace and Daniel Parmenter died and 21 others were injured when a lone gunman opened fire inside Cole Hall on February 14th 2008.

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


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Educational Leadership
5:14 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Leadership Academy Pairs NIU and Dist. 205

Ehren Jarrett (left) La Vonne I. Neal (Right)

School district officials in Rockford are partnering with NIU's College of Education to better train administrators.  The goal is to build leaderships skills among Rockford's 100 public school principals and assistant principals.

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Poems recorded for WNIJ
6:44 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Remembering Zen Poet And NIU Professor Lucien Stryk

Lucien Stryk
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Internationally renowned poet, Lucien Stryk, died January 24th in London at the age of 88.  Stryk wrote and edited more than two dozen books, including collections of his poetry, and translations of Chinese and Japanese Zen poetry.  He also taught creative writing and Asian literature at Northern Illinois University from 1958 until he retired in 1991. 

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Orange Bowl
6:46 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Win Or Lose, Huskies Stand By Their Team

Super-fans Daniel Tamayo and Sara Espinoza at Fatty's in DeKalb
Susan Stephens WNIJ

Northern Illinois University’s football team came up short last night in their first appearance in one of the nation’s top bowl games. The Huskies lost to the Florida State Seminoles 31 to 10 in the Orange Bowl. 

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Huskies Football
12:57 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Orange Bowl 2013: FSU 31, NIU 10

It was a disappointing end to an incredible season for Northern Illinois University's football team. The Florida State Seminoles bottled up the Huskies offense to win the Discover Orange Bowl, 31 to 10. 

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