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Northern Today - February 17, 2009

President Peters lays a wreath at the memorial garden siteNIU pauses to remember Feb. 14, 2008

NIU spent Saturday, Feb. 14, in a day of reflection as the university community marked the one-year anniversary of the Cole Hall tragedy.

“One year after the worst day in our history, NIU remains determined to not let an act of violence define us,” President John Peters told a large crowd at a candlelight vigil.


Memorial Garden renderingNIU unveils plans
for ‘Memorial Garden’

Northern Illinois University will build a garden near Cole Hall, with a curved peaceful walkway and five illuminated sections of cardinal red granite, as a permanent memorial to victims of the Feb. 14, 2008, shootings on campus.


NIU chooses five outstanding students
as ‘Forward, Together Forward’ scholars

Five Northern Illinois University students with strong character, grand ambitions and intellectual curiosity are now recipients of the first-ever Forward, Together Forward scholarships: Deanna Bach, Jacqueline Do, Scott Hudek, Justin Kuryliw and Grace Weidner.


Jennifer RosatoRosato named dean at NIU Law

Established in 1974, the NIU College of Law is young by some standards, but it might feel like an old and established institution to its newly appointed dean.


Amanda Stevens and Theresa MillerCommunication students win
Foot Locker video contest

When it comes to their future careers, it’s safe to say Amanda Stevens and Theresa Miller are a step ahead.