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Self-defense course helps college women

By Erin Kolb | October 30, 2013

Tuesday marked the first of three free self-defense classes for women taught by Rape Aggression Defense-certified instructors from NIU.Course instructor Jennifer Kirker-Priest, director of the Anthropology Museum, said one in five college-aged women is...

Students learn self defense

By Allison Krecek | October 28, 2013

Nearly one in five women in the U.S. has been raped or suffered an attempted rape, according to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, and NIU hopes to change those numbers.Monday, Lesley Rigg, associate dean of research and graduate...

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