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Tax hike adds to tuition cost

By Maddie Steen | July 17, 2017

Students are trading concerns over the university’s missing budget in return for a budget with a much higher cost — a 32 percent tax hike — which is not a fair deal.This budget is of utmost importance, and students can now gain an education without...

Officials cautious despite budget

By Lindsey Salvatelli | July 17, 2017

DeKALB | When legislators in Springfield passed a state budget after a nearly three-year impasse, NIU’s administration was grateful; however, officials are still trying to make up for a $65 million loss that resulted from the gridlock.Although the budget...

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks in the Illinois House chamber in Springfield, Illinois on Jan 25. 

Open letter: Governor Bruce Rauner

By Ian Tancun | April 6, 2017

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks in the Illinois House chamber in Springfield, Illinois on Jan 25. 

Protesters battle MAP cuts

Protesters battle MAP cuts

By Clarissa Hinshaw | November 7, 2016

Mayor John Rey addresses attendees during the Monetary Award Program Grant rally Thursday in the MLK Commons.

Pass, Fail: Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education to hold concussion panel, Budget impasse affecting NIU staff, student ratio

By Kaylyn Zielinski | March 3, 2016

Pass: Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education to hold concussion panelDepartment of Kinesiology and Physical Education will hold a panel discussion to discuss how concussions affect young, developing minds on March 22.This is great way for...

Baker: Employees will not see immediate cuts

By Scott Nicol | February 15, 2016

Despite more than 200 positions remaining unfilled since September, NIU faculty and staff are not in immediate danger of being laid off because of the state budget impasse.Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Fiscal Year 2016 proposed budget includes a reduction in...

Storify: Gov. Bruce Rauner and top legislators meet for budget talk

By Northern Star staff | December 1, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner met with top legislators including House Speaker Michael Madigan and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin on Tuesday to resume talks about the Illinois budget impasse, which has entered its fifth month. [View the story "Gov. Rauner and...

Students and community members demonstrate Oct. 29 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons for an end to the Illinois budget impasse between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the General Assembly. The Student Association will begin a letter-writing campaign Friday so students can send their grievances to lawmakers. 

SA to hold letter-writing campaign on impasse

By Maxwell Bisaillon | November 12, 2015

The Student Association will begin a letter-writing campaign Friday to encourage students to write to their representatives about MAP grant funding and the budget impasse.SA Senate Speaker Dillon Domke said the campaign was created to provide students...

Gov. visits for wrong reason

Gov. visits for wrong reason

By Dennis Muxlow | November 2, 2015

It was in poor taste for Gov. Bruce Rauner to attend a dinner celebrating the economic success of DeKalb while many in this community, including a large portion of students, are being hurt due to his and the General Assembly’s refusal to pass a budget.Rauner...

SA rally failed to answer questions

By Kara Mercer | November 2, 2015

It was great to see my fellow NIU students, faculty and so many other groups at the Student Association rally, but the demonstration, though well organized, fell short of my expectations.Groups like the Voluntary Action Center, Kishwaukee College and...