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NIU President Doug Baker discusses Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget cut proposal to NIU on Feb. 25 at University Council in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room. Baker said the proposed budget cut of $29.3 million was “not OK,” but he looks forward to the legislative discussion on the budget this summer.

Cuts would cost staff, students: Baker to Illinois Senate

By Jackie Nevarez | March 23, 2015

NIU President Doug Baker said Gov. Bruce Rauner’s 31 percent proposed cut to NIU’s state funding could result in a reduction of 375 faculty and staff members.Baker, along with NIU and student leaders, testified in front of the Illinois Senate Appropriations...

NIU should keep community in loop with budget decisions

By Northern Star Editorial Board | February 22, 2015

NIU officials must work harder than ever before to ensure community members know what budget NIU will push for it and what sacrifices it is willing to make in the coming months.The state is debating Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed $29 million cut to the...

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