The Board of Trustees met last Thursday to close out the 2019 fiscal year. The board passed the internal budget and approved attorney Brian Perry as general counsel, along with other items of interest.
The state budget allocates an operating budget of $87.8 million to NIU for fiscal year 2020, a 5% increase from fiscal year 19’s $83.7 million allocation. The budget also includes appropriations on top of the operating budget for long-term projects, such as deferred maintenance and a new facility.
The Northern Television Center’s classes and student productions will be relocating to Watson Hall in the fall, according to Mehdi Semati, chair of the Department of Communication. The dedicated NTC building, 123 Stadium Drive, will not be used to teach classes, as it has since the 1970s.
Eight girls, ages 10 to 14, couldn’t decide on the best video game they played this week. Some said Giraffe Volleyball, a volleyball simulation that puts you in control of a giraffe and its absurdly stretchy neck. Others said Dante’s Infernya, where you play as a cat knocking over household …
DeKALB — The NIU Foundation is hoping to raise $250,000 from 1,000 people with the first Day of Giving event, in which donors will grant money to help support students, scholarships and programs at the university.
Senators of the Student Association passed a resolution urging the university to move the Disability Resource Center to a more accessible place on campus due to its location on the fourth floor of the Health Services building. The resolution was passed during Sunday night’s meeting with all …
The SA budget was decided Sunday with a projected $1.2 million allocation to the SA by the university. This is down from FY19’s $1.3 million allocation, according to a May 3, 2018, Northern Star article.
Senator Naomi Bolden will transition from the legislative branch to the executive branch to be Student Association President for the 51st session and has plans to make the SA a more welcoming environment for students.
DeKALB — College of Business students held an event they called the Golden Heart Celebration to honor senior Trevor Wehner and alumnus Clayton Parks, whose lives were taken in the Aurora shooting Feb. 15. The celebration was held Monday, April 22, which would’ve been Wehner’s golden birthday.