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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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Northern Illinois University Police Chief Donald Grady has been fired.

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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. 

NIU Community Gathers To Remember

Feb 14, 2013
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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It was five years ago today that five Northern Illinois University students were murdered in a crowded classroom. 


Leadership Academy Pairs NIU and Dist. 205

Jan 31, 2013

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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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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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. 

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. 

Orange Means A Lot Of Green For NIU

Dec 31, 2012
Mike Moen / WNIJ

Tomorrow’s the big day for NIU football fans. 


Twenty-two Northern Illinois University students face arrest in the hazing death of fellow student David Bogenberger.  The 19 year old was found dead in a bed at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house November 2nd. 

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NIU may be an easy target to illustrate some frustration with the way the Bowl Championship Series are decided. Larger schools with winning records which have played bigger teams were left out.  NIU plays in the Mid-American Conference, and a MAC team has never made it into a BCS bowl. But a lot of things had to go right for the Huskies to get the nod--and they did.

Attorneys File Motions in Curl Case

Oct 24, 2012
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Attorneys have filed additional motions in the case of the man accused of killing Northern Illinois University student  "Toni" Keller.

Undocumented NIU Student Tells Her Story

Oct 19, 2012
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President Barack Obama has an offer for many undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. They can qualify for work papers and a deportation reprieve. His administration’s been taking applications for that so-called “deferred action” since August. Of roughly a million immigrants who could qualify, though, only 180,000 have applied. A pair of young roommates at Northern Illinois University find themselves contemplating this question.

Election Forecast Expert Visits NIU

Oct 18, 2012

A political expert known for forecasting presidential races spoke at Northern Illinois University Thursday night. Based on his model, Alan Abramowitz gives President Obama a slight edge over Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

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Last week, Northern Illinois University President John Peters announced he would step down in June 2013. The day after his announcement, Peters sat down with WNIJ's Mike Moen.

Northern Illinois University’s long-time president is stepping down at the end of the academic year. John Peters made the announcement at his annual State of the University address Thursday. 

Dr. Peters Helped Build NIU Through Dedication

Oct 12, 2012
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The son of first-generation immigrants from Eastern Europe, John Peters grew up understanding the importance of hard work and the value of education. The core values of dedication, family and sacrifice, which he learned on a small dairy farm in Strongsville, Ohio, helped prepare him to meet the challenges and changes of leading a 21st century university, a position he has held since 2000.

Dr. Peters Will Leave NIU In June 2013

Oct 11, 2012
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Dr. John G. Peters will step down as president of Northern Illinois University effective with the end of the current academic year. Peters announced his plans during this afternoon's State of the University address.

The  respected political scientist became the 11th president of NIU in June 2000.

NIU Honors Local Alumni

Oct 11, 2012
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Five DeKalb-area residents are among 11 alumni who will be recognized this weekend by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Northern Illinois University for their accomplishments and service NIU.

The media's role in covering the race for the White House was discussed Tuesday night at Northern Illinois University. It's part of a series of speeches from national experts in the final weeks of the presidential race.

NIU Tweaks Late Night Rides

Oct 5, 2012
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Northern Illinois University is rolling out changes to its late night ride service.  Until now, people could request rides from all over the DeKalb-Sycamore area.  But university officials say to prevent abuse of the service, they're setting up two sets of boundaries.  One of the zones mostly surrounds the campus area and will be available to anyone during normal hours of operation.  The other zone covers more ground, but will be limited to students, faculty and staff.  It will also have scaled back hours.

NIU Burglaries, Drug Referrals Rise in 2011

Oct 3, 2012
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Burglaries on the Northern Illinois University campus doubled from 2010-2011 and drug referrals rose nearly 90% from the same period according to a campus security report issued this week.  The number of instances of aggravated assaults has fallen since 2009, but remain flat from 2010. This report includes statistics for the most recent three years containing reported crimes that occurred on campus and in property owned by NIU.  It also includes public property accessible from university property. 

Melville's "Bartleby" Opens At NIU

Oct 1, 2012
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The NIU School of Theatre and Dance opened its season this past weekend with an adaptation of a Herman Melville story. Bringing ‘Bartleby the Scrivener’ to the stage involved some unusual additions.

NIU Still Waiting On State Payments

Sep 21, 2012
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Northern Illinois University President John Peters has told members of the university's board of trustees that the state is once again behind on payments. 

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More details are surfacing into the reasons two senior NIU administrators resigned in July for allegations of misconduct. John Gordon, director of the university's Convocation Center, allegedly had a university custodian go at least four times in the past year to his home to clean, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Join WNIJ in digging into some of the wheelings, dealings, and realities of presidential politics. This fall’s "Presidential Speaker Series" concludes on November 8th with “An Evening with Dennis Hastert and Bill Lipinski,” at NIU-Naperville.

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Northern Illinois University has confirmed the existence of an unauthorized bank account known as the "coffee fund" and taken steps toward potential discipline of four materials management employees.

NIU says records show the fund was used not for individual gain but for retirement celebrations, holiday parties and similar activities. However, the university says it is looking into whether this use of the fund violated university policy and/or state law.

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New details have emerged regarding the recent departure of two administrators at Northern Illinois University. The school hired a Sycamore law firm to investigate unspecified allegations against the two employees. The findings were presented to the employees in July, shortly before they signed separation agreements. 

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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.

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