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What started a few months ago as a routine speaking engagement on the importance of community service has resulted in an ongoing effort by NIU athletes to mentor local girls through soccer. Among the members of the audience – comprised of Northern Illinois University (NIU) athletes and coaches – was NIU Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach...
Mary Ellen Schaid
Only “yes” means “yes” is the message for the NIU community since NIU’s consent policy was officially adopted in regards to initiating sexual encounters. Over the past two months, NIU Today has featured members of the university’s Violence Against Women Task Force and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Implementation Committee who have worked so diligently...
NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips
In an effort to protect and serve the Huskie community, members of the NIU Police Department are taking part in a groundbreaking education program that will help them identify and respond to citizens who are experiencing mental health crises or showing signs of substance abuse. “It is important for all of our first responders to...
Signs on snowy NIU campus
NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Women will host a conference Friday, March 4, on “Creating a Safer Campus – Policies, Training, and Standards.” The conference, scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chandelier Room of Adams Hall, will focus on NIU’s response to the Violence Against Women Act. Because the responsibility...
Dathan Jackson
Many people work behind the scenes to ensure that Huskie safety is at the forefront. That includes member of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Implementation Committee and the Violence Against Women Task Force. Since NIU’s consent policy was officially adopted, only “yes means yes” when it comes to initiating sexual encounters. Here’s more about...
Shana Ware
Only “yes” means “yes” is the message for the NIU community since NIU’s consent policy was officially adopted in regard to initiating sexual encounters. Many NIU employees have diligently worked to draw attention to this issue as part of the Violence Against Women Task Force and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Implementation Committee. NIU...
Members of NIU’s Department of Police and Public Safety work behind the scenes to ensure that Huskie safety is at the forefront. This month, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel are being saluted as part of the 17th annual Collegiate EMS Week, which began Monday and runs through Nov. 15. Sponsored by the National Collegiate Emergency...
NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips
I get excited every year during Homecoming week about the great opportunities to highlight Northern Illinois University and our fantastic social activities that lead up to Huskie football’s annual Homecoming game on Saturday. Homecoming is probably the quintessential campus event that draws so many NIU alumni, students, faculty, staff, family and friends to our community....
NIU President Doug Baker
Last night our community was tested by a cruel hoax. The bomb threat, which temporarily shut down campus, was one of several this week made against colleges and universities in the region. It resulted in a great deal of inconvenience and frustration for our entire university community. In light of those events, I want to...
NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips
Northern Illinois University has released its 2015-16 Annual Campus Safety and Security Report. The report includes information regarding campus security procedures, personal and fire safety data, crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime data for the last three years. Every post-secondary institution in the country is required to file the report annually by Oct. 1...
Photo of a police badge for a detective
On Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, NIU police received information about an inflammatory posting on social media that was suspected to be against NIU students. The social media post contained a screen shot of threatening language that was circulated through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. NIU Police conducted an investigation that revealed the social media posting was...
Huskie Safe Line
It’s safe to say it’s even easier to get around campus this fall thanks to the Huskie Safe Line. Students asked, and NIU answered with some enhancements to the free NIU shuttle ride service that operates from 11 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. after the HuskieLine bus services end for the evening. “We made the changes...
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