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Editorial: State’s issues will directly affect students

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 8, 2014

Life at NIU is going to change, and those changes will affect students the most.NIU has planned an $11.6 million budget cut should Illinois’ income tax hikes come to an end. Simultaneously, an estimated 20 percent of NIU’s employees will retire at...

Editorial: Master Plan’s goals too idealistic

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 7, 2014

NIU’s ambitions are more than its means when it comes to the Master Plan Thesis.The Master Plan Thesis is a series of objectives — remove Stevenson and Douglas, close Normal Road to car traffic, have food trucks visit every Friday in the fall, etc....

NIU to cut budget amid state funding concerns

NIU to cut budget amid state funding concerns

By Kelly Bauer | March 30, 2014

NIU will look to make up a potential $11.6 million funding cut from the state by “increas[ing] our efficiencies and our processes,” said NIU President Doug Baker.The 12.5 percent funding cut is not certain, but it would be the result if legislators...

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