The annual ritual of Move-In Day took control of Northern Illinois University's campus today. An estimated 2,500 students will spend the evening unpacking and getting to know their new neighbors. It took 1,000 student volunteers, 100 staff and faculty members, and of course, hundreds of moms, dads, and friends to get their stuff from the curb to the dorm room. Eventually, 5,000 students will make their way into the residence halls.
Northern Illinois University officials announced today that they welcome the scrutiny of DeKalb County State's Atty. Clay Campbell over the so-called "coffee fund" investigation being conducted by the NIU campus police.
In a statement issued Monday, Campbell said his office is "closely monitoring" the situation, citing "various widely reported incidents of alleged misconduct" as reason for his concern.
Two Northern Illinois University administrators who abruptly resigned last month could be subject to further consequences despite termination agreements with NIU that put a stop to investigations pending at that time.
Robert Albanese, Associate Vice President for Facilities & Operations, submitted his resignation on July 19, effective July 31. John Gordon submitted his resignation as director of the NIU Convocation Center on July 20, effective immediately.
In both cases, the university acknowledges that there were separate, independent allegations against Gordon and Albanese that were administratively investigated, and that the matter is subject to further investigation.
Susan Stephens interviews NIU meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste about Red Flag Warnings and whether he would fire up the grill under those conditions.
A large portion of northern Illinois was under a “red flag warning” Tuesday. But what does that mean? On Tuesday afternoon, WNIJ’s Susan Stephens called Northern Illinois University meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste to get an explanation.
This fall’s crop of freshmen at Northern Illinois University can expect to pay $200 more in tuition per semester than last year’s freshmen. The NIU Board of Trustees approved a tuition increase of 4.75% at its meeting Thursday.
Most of the events during Money Smart Week are given by finance professionals. One set of presentations, though, is not being given by a bank officer or a CPA. Northern Illinois University's Financial Cents program employs students to teach their peers what they need to know when it comes to money. Now, during Money Smart Week, they're doing the same thing for the larger community.
The city of DeKalb is putting together plans with NIU officials to gather housing data for the community. The research project would include information on factors such as foreclosures, vacancy rates, and code compliance. Bill Nicklas is NIU’s associate vice president for institutional planning and sustainability. He says the university is always concerned about the safety and quality of housing in DeKalb.
A new study links indirect exposure to trauma with an increased risk of post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Northern Illinois University psychology professor Michelle Lily, and research associate Heather Pierce, followed 171 on-the-job emergency dispatchers from 24 states. Dr. Lily discussed their findings with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.