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Re-enrollment increases over spring semester

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | February 2, 2023

DeKALB – The NIU University Council met to discuss the increase of re-enrollment rates and SGA funding. Executive Vice President and Provost Beth Ingram said that the re-enrollment rate for full-time first-year students this spring semester is 88.3%,...

NIU provost Beth Ingram steps down from her role while the universitys new CFO George Middlemist arrives in January

NIU gains new CFO, provost to step down

By Zachary Bertram, Sports Reporter | November 20, 2022

DeKALB – NIU hired George Middlemist as its new CFO, and Beth Ingram, executive vice president and provost, announced she will be resigning in June. NIU found its new chief financial officer in Middlemist, according to an NIU Today news release....

President Lisa Freeman discusses potential program offered by Braven in collaboration with NIU at the Thursday Board of Trustees meeting.

Braven Inc. prepares underserved students for job market

By Ally Formeller | April 7, 2022
Board of Trustees approved a new course that will give students the necessary skills to succeed in the job market
5 more students test positive for COVID-19

Temporary in-person class shutdown is a positive move by university

By Danielle Elliott | September 17, 2020

NIU President Lisa Freeman sent out an email Friday to inform students that the university will temporarily be moving undergraduate courses online for two weeks due to the quick rise in students testing positive for COVID-19.  We are now nearly a...

Enrollment decline continues through spring semester

Enrollment decline continues through spring semester

By Kurt Bitting | February 5, 2020

DeKALB — Total enrollment has fallen by 336 students from the Spring 2019 semester, according to data released Friday. The 10-day count of enrollment for this spring was 15,419 students, a drop of 2.1% from the spring of 2019. Total enrollment is down...

Board approves arts fee

By Dan Doren | December 8, 2019

DeKALB — Students might have to pay a new fee with the arrival of fiscal year 2021 but should also expect to see a decrease in charges on the whole.The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a recommendation regarding the costs of student general...