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Body cameras in DeKalb will hold police to higher standards

By Payton Higgins | October 5, 2019

Police body cameras are an essential piece of equipment in any modern police department. The DeKalb County Board has been encouraging the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office to obtain and equip themselves with body cameras. The DeKalb police will be held...

Students discuss NIU race issues

By Leah Nicolini | December 3, 2015

Ariel Owens, Student Association director of Public Affairs, stopped participating in class after she said her English teacher asked her to comment on a poem on behalf of her entire race.Instances of on-campus racism, like the one Owens said she experienced,...

Slurs, injury don’t stop black lives matter protestors

By Walter Douglas | December 8, 2014

A pregnant protester was hit by a car while crossing Lincoln Highway during a march Saturday, but the protesters returned Sunday to continue their efforts to fight racism.The man who was responsible for hitting the woman was charged with one count of...

Students rally to protest Ferguson events, raise awareness

Students rally to protest Ferguson events, raise awareness

By Ryan Ocasio | December 3, 2014

Students marched across campus Wednesday to raise institutional racism awareness more than a week after a grand jury declined to indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.The group, led by Deyonna Dunigan, senior corporate communications major,...

A resident of the Canfield Green apartments in Ferguson, Mo., who lived right above the spot where Michael Brown was killed, move out on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in advance of a St. Louis county grand jury decision. The woman and her niece both declined to be interviewed, but the niece answered a question about whether her aunt was moving because of the upcoming news. You bet your butt she is, she said. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen,) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

Forum pushes for talk amid Ferguson furor

By Walter Douglas | November 20, 2014

Jerome Rodgers, senior associate athletic director, sat in a circle at a group discussion Wednesday night and expressed his opinion that ignorance still exists, and not just when it comes to skin color.A group of about 12 faculty and students sat with...

Ferguson protests inspire leaders to create march for unity

Ferguson protests inspire leaders to create march for unity

By Kristin Maglabe | October 22, 2014

The NIU and DeKalb communities came together to walk in the name of peace, unity and civility during Tuesday’s Unity Walk, which was inspired by clashes in Ferguson, Mo.About 100 people got together and talked throughout the march. The event focused...

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