Campus Shooting – Tragedy Strikes Northern Illinois University

Posted by at 9:25AM

6 people were killed and 16 wounded at Northern Illinois University yesterday when an award winning former sociology graduate student opened fired on a large lecture class then killed himself. No motives have been found by police.
The Chicago Tribune has obtained an interview with the teacher of the lecture class in which the shooting took place (Introduction to Ocean Science).
The blog Cold Spring Shops has outlined many of the events, student responses, and even provided a graphic of the layout of the campus.
Currently this is the leading story at the Chronicle of Higher Education webpage
In the haze of Valentines day bliss and dissertation blues, I completely missed this story yesterday. My tv was off, and I didn’t check the news sites.
There are no words to encapsulate this tragedy.

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