La Tourette to take trip

NIU President John La Tourette left Monday afternoon for a trip to Australia.

“It’s a personal trip he’s taking with his wife. No university funds are involved at all,” said Kenneth Beasley, assistant to the president. Beasley said he knows of no plans for offical stops.

La Tourette is expected to return sometime later this month or early March, Beasley said. NIU Provost Kendall Baker will serve as president during La Tourette’s absence.