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Williams not fit for position

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 27, 2012

The Northern Star Editorial Board doesn’t think Eddie Williams, executive vice president and chief of operations for Finance and Facilities, is doing his job. Since the summer, the Finance and Facilities division at NIU has been through controversies...

Students deliver letters in support of Chief Grady to NIU leaders

By Brooke Shinberg | November 16, 2012

NIU Police Chief Donald Grady received support from a group of students Friday. Randiss Hopkins, junior music education major, and Eric Evans, junior political science major, led students on a walk to support the NIU police. Hopkins said the walk was...

SA discusses NIU Police Department changes, elects next Speaker

By Felix Sarver and Erin Kolb | November 11, 2012

According to Austin Quick, students need to demand better of NIU. At the Sunday Student Association (SA) meeting, the SA Senate speaker expressed disappointment with various issues currently affecting the university. Among them were the allegations of...

NIU PD’s history under Grady: Timeline

By Kelly Bauer | November 11, 2012

The Northern Star will continue to add to this timeline as more information becomes available.  

NIU Police Chief Donald Grady put on administrative leave

NIU Police Chief Donald Grady put on administrative leave

By Kelly Bauer & Felix Sarver | November 10, 2012

NIU Police Chief Donald Grady was put on administrative leave effective immediately Saturday. That same day, Lt. Kartik Ramakrishnan was notified of the university’s intent to discharge him. Paul Palian, director of public and media relations, said...

Bill Nicklas

NIU names new director of Public Safety; Grady still chief

By Kelly Bauer | November 9, 2012

Amid calls for the department to be investigated by the State Police, the NIU Police Department will now report directly to NIU's Bill Nicklas. Nicklas, associate vice president of Institutional Planning and Sustainability, has been named the temporary...

Reverend Tom Acton David Bogenbergers pastor assists students in lighting candles for candle lighting and moment of silence in the MLK Commons.

Memorial service, candlelight vigil held for David Bogenberger

By Gino Hernaiz | November 7, 2012

Students filed silently from the Sandburg Auditorium to the MLK Commons, church bells ringing in the distance, during the Wednesday memorial service held for David Bogenberger. They held candles to remember a Huskie lost. The body of Bogenberger, a freshman,...

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David Bogenberger

Community mourns loss of Bogenberger

By Felix Sarver and Joe Palmer | November 4, 2012

An NIU student was found dead at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on Friday, according to the NIU police. David R. Bogenberger, 19, was found to be unresponsive when police arrived at the scene 10:14 a.m., according to the DeKalb Police Department....

NIU President John G. Peters greets people after his State of the University Speech in front of Altgeld Hall Thursday afternoon.

Community members applaud Peters amid news he is stepping down

By Felix Sarver and Joe Palmer & Kelly Bauer | October 12, 2012

NIU President John Peters has announced he will step down. Peters, who was appointed in 2000, has served NIU for over a decade and has seen the university through glory and hardships: he worked to obtain a $4.2 million federal grant for NIU’s Physics...

State of the University address focuses on accomplishments, successes

By Felix Sarver | October 11, 2012

NIU President John Peters’ announcement that he will be stepping down was not the only topic addressed during his State of the University speech. During the Thursday address, NIU President John Peters said for-profit schools are competing against public...

State of the University 2012

By Gavin Weaver | October 11, 2012

NIU President John G. Peters give his annual State of the University Address in Altgeld Hall Thursday afternoon.  In his speech he announced his resignation, effective in 2013, and discussed major improvements that NIU has made over the last several years.

NIU president John Peters high-fives fans after the Huskies
victory in the Bowl.

A message from NIU President John Peters in light of his impending retirement

October 11, 2012

Dear Members of the Northern Illinois University Community, During today’s State of the University address, I announced my intention to step down as president of Northern Illinois University on June 30, 2013. For 13 years I have had the extraordinary...