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The Dark Art and Oddities Con will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Altgeld Hall Auditorium.

Board of Trustees, UPI reach bargaining agreement

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | September 19, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU Board of Trustees reached a full collective bargaining agreement with the University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100 (UPI) on Thursday. This negotiation came to its conclusion after several months of picketing and protests organized...

NIUs Hoffman Estates campus opened in 1992 and was the first regional education center to open in the village.

Board of Trustees addresses pending sale of Hoffman Estates campus

By Abigail Lamoreaux and Madelaine Vikse | August 18, 2022

In a special meeting called on Thursday, the NIU Board of Trustees confirmed that the Hoffman Estates campus, 5555 Trillium Blvd, has a potential buyer and that the university should close on the sale quickly. On March 18, 2021, the Board had determined...

Current Dean of Health and Human Sciences Lynda Ransdell will be stepping down effective June 30.

Dean of College of Health and Human Sciences steps down

By Ally Formeller | April 7, 2022
After only a year, Lynda Ransdell will be stepping down as dean after June 30 to work at Boise State University.
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
A photo of the Altgeld Hall building.

CFO to depart in April, search for interim to commence

By Parker Otto | March 30, 2022
At a Board of Trustees meeting, a faculty member announces leave and athletics will have new additions on and off the field.
NIU President Lisa Freeman spoke on the universities strategies to adress “equity gaps,” educational strategies and obstacles caused by COVID-19 during her State of the University speech in November.

Explaining Freeman’s long-term goals for university

By Ally Formeller | February 6, 2022

DeKALB – NIU President Lisa Freeman announced her goals for the 2021-2022 academic year in a Board of Trustees meeting last November. The goals presented to the Board of Trustees include annual and multi-year objectives in six different themes.  For...

At the Aug. 15, 2019, meeting, Board of Trustees Chairperson Dennis Barsema addresses former NTC students after their public comments.

Board of Trustees meeting schedule changes

By Northern Star Staff | February 6, 2020

DeKALB — The schedule has changed for the NIU Board of Trustees Committee Meetings for Feb. 13, according to a news release from the university.The committee for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personal will meet at 8:30 a.m. The committee for...

Tuition rates frozen for sixth straight year

By Dan Doren | December 27, 2019

DeKALB — Tuition rates for undergraduate students will remain frozen at $348.84 per credit hour for the sixth year in a row.The Board of Trustees approved NIU President Lisa Freeman’s recommendation to keep tuition rates flat for fiscal year 2021...

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...

Union members work towards better teaching conditions

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 13, 2019

For two years, the United Faculty Alliance has been working on a contract with the hopes of improving teaching conditions for tenured and tenure-track faculty at NIU. The Board of Trustees will vote Thursday on whether or not the contract will go into...

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

By Northern Star Staff | October 6, 2019

MondayBoard of Trustees Professor Seminar: Ross Powell, Board of Trustees professor of geology and environmental geosciences, will give a seminar on NIU’s research into climate change 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room....

Public comments to close on four policies

By Northern Star Staff | September 18, 2019

There are four proposed policies up for comment until Sept. 20 on NIU’s policy library website.The policy library catalogs university policies and allows anyone to comment on proposed changes online. All information is taken from the documents uploaded...