February 29, 2008
Prayers at NIU
Thousands attend service day before classes to restart
They came in waves, students and mothers, alumni and politicians, streaming across a mourning campus, clouds of breath trailing on cold evening air.
Governor, Senators Obama and Durbin attend memorial service
Governor Rod R. Blagojevich joined NIU President John G. Peters, NIU Board of Trustees Chair Cherilyn Murer, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael O. Leavitt, U.S. Senator Richard Durbin and U.S. Senator Barack Obama at a memorial service on NIU's campus on Sunday to honor the victims of the tragic shooting on Valentine’s Day.
Universities, groups and organizations from across the country shared condolences, thoughts and prayers. Individuals can also post their regards.
5 House Higher Education Committee, 4 p.m., C-1 SOB
5 Senate Appropriations III Committee, 5 p.m., 212 Capitol
6 House Appropriations-Higher Education Committee, 8 a.m., 118 Capitol
11 Public Agenda Briefing, 2 p.m., Roosevelt University, Chicago
12 Joint House Higher Education Appropriations- Higher Education Committees Briefing on Public Agenda, 5 p.m.
13 Public Agenda Briefing, 10 a.m., ICCB, Springfield
14 Illinois Community College Presidents Council, Oak Brook
14-15 Illinois Community College Trustees’ Association, Oak Brook
20 Task Force on A Public Agenda for Illinois Higher Education, 9 a.m., DePaul University, Loop Campus, Chicago
28 Regional AAT meeting,