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NIU President Lisa Freeman answers a question from Faculty Senate President Ben Creed on the current state of the university’s campus. The address consisted of a conversation between Freeman and Creed and a 10-minute question and answer session. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Freeman touts accomplishments, students protest at State of the University address

By Devin Oommen, News Reporter | February 9, 2024

DeKALB – President Lisa Freeman spoke at Thursday’s State of the University, advocating for a push for the Illinois Board of Higher Education’s goals, specifically a push to recruit transfer students. TRANSFER ADMISSIONS Freeman spoke about NIU’s...

Stephanie Richter, director of Teaching Excellence and Support speaks at Faculty Senate about AI Design Assistant. Jan. 24 Faculty Senate discussed professors using AI, changes to the Faculty Senate Bylaws and the search for a new executive vice president and provost. (Gabby Crabtree | Northern Star)

Faculty Senate talks AI, tenure and search for provost

By Gabby Crabtree, News Editor | January 25, 2024

DeKalb – The first Faculty Senate meeting of the year discussed updates on the AI Design Assistant pilot program, the search for an executive vice president and provost and changes of the Faculty Senate bylaws.  AI DESIGN ASSISTANT  Stephanie...

Altgeld Hall sitting underneath semi-cloudy weather. The Faculty Senate appointed Ben Creed as its new president, effective July 1. (Alyssa Queen | Northern Star)

Faculty Senate appoints new president

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | April 27, 2023

DeKALB – A new president of the Faculty Senate was appointed in Wednesday’s final Faculty Senate meeting of the year. Ben Creed, an assistant professor in educational administration, has been welcomed as the next Faculty Senate President. Creed...