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NIU President Steps Down
The president of Northern Illinois University is stepping down after 13 years as head of the DeKalb campus.
John Peters announced his departure for the end of the school year during his yearly State of the University address.
Peters was president of NIU in 2008 when a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall, killing five students and injuring many others.
Peters said he plans to "provide advice and counsel" to NIU's next president, and said he will assist the NIU Foundation.
Trustees will start a national search for Peters' replacement this fall.