Campus News

South Chicago colleges pledge to aid each other during emergencies

Twelve colleges and universities in the Chicago area have pledged to provide aid to one another in cases of campus emergencies, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

The group, which includes the members of the South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium, is composed of public, private and for-profit institutions in south Chicago. The pact, which promises lending equipment, facilities and personnel in case of emergencies, was partly prompted by the 2008 shooting at Northern Illinois University.