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College ranks among country’s best

By Tammy Sholer | January 14, 1987

NIU's College of Education is among the top 15 programs in the country, according to a recent study which measured faculty productivity in teacher education. Jon Denton, a faculty member at Texas A&M University who organized the study, said the research...

State might cut higher ed. budget

By Mike Solley | January 14, 1987

NIU might have difficulty meeting its instructional and developmental commitments due to anticipated cuts in the fiscal 1988 state budget for higher education. At a press conference Tuesday, NIU President John LaTourette said he expects Gov. Jim Thompson...

Food quality kept up by Test Kitchen

By Mary Herdliska | January 14, 1987

NIU's Test Kitchen, where University Food Service recipes are tested twice weekly, is 25 years old this month. NIU is one of the few schools that has a test kitchen. The kitchen is located in the lower level of Douglas Hall. Every Tuesday and Thursday...

NIU lab conducts telephone surveys

By Paul Wagner | January 14, 1987

A building located many miles from campus plays an important research role at NIU. The Social Science Research Institute located in downtown DeKalb houses NIU's Public Opinion Laboratory (POL). NIU President John LaTourette gave a press conference at...

Off-campus classes allow students to attain degree

By Suzanne Tomse | January 13, 1987

Students interested in off-campus classes in Liberal Arts and Sciences can attend one of three open advisory nights at the College of DuPage, Harper College or Rockford Regional Academic Center on Jan. 13, 14 and 15. NIU advisors from the College of Liberal...

City discusses budget issues

By Nancy Broten | January 13, 1987

With President Reagan's proposed 1987-88 budget calling for further cuts to city funding, the DeKalb City Council will have to continue looking for new ways to raise revenues and cut expenses. In a special meeting of the city council Monday, aldermen...

NIU tries to solve fluency problem

By Mike Solley | January 13, 1987

In response to an apparent lack of effective English communication in the classroom, a university committee has been formed to examine and help correct the fluency problem. Acting Provost Daniel Wit, committee chairman, said the Committee to Promote Effective...

Fee hikes need committee OK

By Pam Schmidt | January 13, 1987

Beginning next semester, students might have to pay an additional $8.40 in fees if a recommendation, passed by the Revenue Bond Review Committee Dec. 18, is approved. The increased fees will help pay off a $300,000 bond used to purchase, repair and maintain...

NIU worker dies in office

January 13, 1987

Co-workers', paramedics' efforts to save fail Janis Priede, an employee of the NIU Budget and Planning Department, died Monday morning of an apparent heart attack in his Lowden Hall office. Although co-workers and DeKalb Fire Department paramedics attempted...

New form won’t help NIU system

By Paul Wagner | January 13, 1987

A new one-page financial aid form intended to cut the red tape in aid applications could cause confusion for students at NIU. The new form called the Application for Federal and State Student Aid (AFSSA) is available from the Illinois State Scholarship...

Star gets top-notch rating for the 28th time

By Tammy Sholer | January 13, 1987

The Northern Star received a Five-Star-All-American rating Monday by the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) for the 28th of the past 29 semesters. Star Editorial Adviser Jerry Thompson said, "The ACP is a national organization which critiques and rates...

Students might face tution hike

By Tammy Sholer | January 12, 1987

NIU's tuition and fees might increase next fall to about $800 per semester if a 4 percent tuition increase for all Illinois public colleges is passed by the Board of Regents and the Illinois General Assembly. The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE)...