Thursday, December 15, 2016

Looking Back to 1966: NIU Gets OK for More Buildings

From the February 24, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

1966, 50 Years Ago.

"The Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities today approved final plans for a $41 million classroom, office, and double lecture hall complex for Northern Illinois University campus and appointed a three-man committee to meet with a group of citizens who are protesting the board's decision to use the Montgomery Arboretum as the site for two buildings."

The 1960s were a time of huge growth for NIU.  The lecture halls in the complex that was approved eventually became Cole Hall, where the horrible murders took place on February 14, 2008.  Five students were killed and 17 wounded.


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