A new beginning

Cole Hall reopened yesterday for the first time since the Feb. 14 shooting at Northern Illinois University.

I was a junior at NIU in 2008 when that horrific event occurred. Now I’m finishing up my master’s degree at the same school.

Amazing how time flies. Hard to believe it has been four years (almost) already. I’ll keep things short on here as far as my reaction going into the building. That all can be found in the column I wrote for the Northern Star.

Like many other alums I was really impressed with the $6 million renovations to Cole Hall. Hardly looks like the same building anymore. Which is good.

Hopefully this is a sign of things to come for NIU, because this school could really use a semester without a violent act.

Forward, Together Forward.

© 2012 Jerry Burnes/Northern Star


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