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Clouds over the College of Nursing building Monday at 1240 Normal Road. The NIU board of
trustees approved a lease-to-purchase agreement with the DeKalb CUSD 428 Tuesday for the
building and 9.1 acre property. (Christian Quevedo | Northern Star)

Board of Trustees approves sale of nursing building

By Joseph Howerton, News Reporter | April 4, 2023

Editor's note: This piece has been corrected to reflect that Eric Wasowicz retained his position as the chair of the Board of Trustees and Montel Gayles as board member. The building of the new nursing building will also not be completed by Fall 2023. DeKALB...

President Lisa Freeman discusses potential program offered by Braven in collaboration with NIU at the Thursday Board of Trustees meeting. (Zohair Khan | Northern Star)

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.

President Baker says NIU violated employment agreement issues in 2013, ’14

By Leah Nicolini | December 28, 2016

DeKALB | President Doug Baker acknowledged NIU violated procurement practices, employment decisions and contractual arrangements in 2013 and 2014 after an investigation.The violations were not stated in a Dec. 22 NIU Today article addressing the investigation....

BOT approves 6.8 percent raise in tuition

By Dave Gong | June 9, 2011

The NIU Board of Trustees approved a motion to increase tuition by 6.8 percent for incoming students during a meeting Thursday.NIU President John Peters said the new rate will not affect returning students, which make up 72 percent of the student body.Peters...

BOT votes to give honorary diplomas

By Leah Spagnoli | March 24, 2011

NIU will bestow honorary doctoral degrees this May to Eric Isaacs, director of Argonne National Laboratory, and Leland Strom, chairman of the board and CEO of the Farm Credit Administration.The NIU Board of Trustees voted Thursday to award the honorary...

NIU President John Peters speaks at a past Board of Trustees meeting.

BOT approves new legal counsel, receives report on large expenses

By Kyla Gardner | March 24, 2011

The Board of Trustees also reviewed the following items: - Jerry Blakemore will be the next vice president of University Legal Services and general counsel. He will take the position on April 1 and is filling the vacancy left by Kenneth Davidson, who...

NIU Student Association officially recognizes the SSDP as a student group

By Kyla Gardner | January 17, 2011

The Student Association Senate had its share of disputes with NIU Students for Sensible Drug Policy last semester over its recognition as a student organization. This semester, SSDP will enjoy the benefits of being an officially recognized student group...

Union president voices concerns at BOT meeting

By David Matz and Allyson Martin | December 2, 2010

DeKAlb- At Thursday morning's Board of Trustees meeting Darlene Seilheimer, union president for American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 963 Building Services, voiced her concerns regarding their negotiations with the...

Domestic partnerships, accreditation focus of BOT committee meeting

By Kyla Gardner | November 11, 2010

NIU Board of Trustees committees discussed proposed changes to employee benefits for domestic partners and received reports on student success academic program accreditation Thursday morning. Domestic Partnership Benefits The BOT Legislation, Audit and...

Student Affairs gathers student feedback

By Kyla Gardner | November 3, 2010

Representatives from the NIU Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management have been visiting residence hall council meetings to show students the proposed infrastructural changes to campus. They have also been gathering student input through...

$135M in infrastructure project bonds approved

By Kyla Gardner | October 21, 2010

The Board of Trustees voted in unanimous approval for the issue of $135 million worth of bonds for the renovation of several residence halls and Holmes Student Center, the construction of an intramural sports complex and the improvement of roads and bike...