National Louis University experts were featured by television news shows this past weekend. One discussed veterans and Veterans Day while the other provided expert analysis on a criminal case.
ABC7 Eyewitness News interviewed Stacey Dixon, Ed.D., director of student veteran support services, and Stephen Curda, Ph.D., assistant professor and senior advisor to the president for veterans’ education. Curda is away from NLU currently after Governor Rauner appointed him director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs in June. Both discussed Honor 200, a project of the Illinois Bicentennial Commission to honor 200 veterans who have continued to volunteer and serve their communities since leaving their active duty status. Dixon is one of the 200, and will be honored Dec. 3 at the United Center.
CBS2 reporter Brad Edwards interviewed Richard Schak, director of National Louis University’s Criminal Justice program. Edwards was investigating a case in which a judge allowed a defendant on trial for sexually assaulting a disabled woman to post an extremely low $400 bond. Two other judges had denied bond to the defendant, who drove a Pace bus the disabled woman rode to a suburban non-profit to receive help and services. The woman is in her 30s but functions as a six-year-old, Edwards’ report said. Schak took issue with the low amount of the bond, calling it “reprehensible.”