Contact: Melanie Magara, NIU Public Affairs
December 10, 2007
DeKalb -- Northern Illinois University will re-open and resume its final exam schedule tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec. 11) following today’s security closure.
While an investigation into the weekend posting of threats in a residence hall restroom continues, university police are satisfied that the anonymous message no longer represents an imminent threat to students, faculty or staff. University, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have identified several leads and remain hopeful about timely resolution of the case.
Throughout the day Monday, NIU reached out to students. President John Peters met with groups of campus leaders and with students in residence halls, listening to their concerns and briefing them on the university’s latest actions. The university also made counseling services available.
NIU continues to offer several hotline numbers for students and family members wanting more information on today’s security closure or academic accommodations. Those numbers are:
NIU officials have established several procedures designed to accommodate students’ needs and mitigate disruption of their academic programs. As stated previously, all exams originally scheduled for Monday now will be given Friday. Additionally:
Updated information can also be found on the NIU homepage at www.niu.edu.