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.
The race for the Republican nomination in Illinois' 16th Congressional District is one of the most closely-watched in the nation. That's according to Matt Streb, who chairs NIU's political science department. The race is unusual because it pits two incumbent Congressmen against each other. Streb analyzes this race in an interview with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.
An open house and a rededication ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 12, marked the formal reopening of Cole Hall on the Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. The building was closed after a gunman killed five others and himself nearly four years ago in a lecture room.
Several high-profile crimes involving Northern Illinois University students over the past few years have raised concerns over safety on and off campus. That leaves university leaders looking for ways to make their school safer…while challenging the perception they’re different from any other college campus. WNIJ’s Susan Stephens reports in part three of our series.
Note: WNIJ's Jenna Dooley contributed to this report.