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Patrick Sheridan, the president of AFSCME Local 963 labor union criticizes the universitys budget cuts for university staff and service workers on Sept. 21 at the Board of Trustees meeting. (Devin Oommen | Northern Star)

NIU board of trustees faces union backlash

By Devin Oommen, News Reporter | September 23, 2023

DeKALB – NIU administrative staff union members packed the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday to express dissatisfaction with existing pay structures. Union members said the university needs to address low wages that lead to difficult decisions...

NIU football: Da’Ron Brown runs routes for NFL scouts at Pro Day

By Frank Gogola | March 6, 2015

Running routes is what Da’Ron Brown’s all about.Brown, former Huskies wide receiver, ran routes and did position drills during NIU’s Pro Day on Friday at the Chessick Practice Center.“I’m pretty sure they [the scouts] would say I probably have...

A render of an overhauled Huskie Stadium.

NIU athletics facilities to get $138M upgrades

By Frank Gogola | November 3, 2014

Huskie Stadium and its athletic facilities will see overhauls to the tune of an estimated $138 million as part of Athletic Director Sean Frazier’s Facility Master Plan.The facilities overhauls will be privately funded through donors and supporters,...

Athletic department sees ups and downs of COVID-19 precautions with student athletes returning

Chessick center built to rival others across US

By KeAndre Worthy | October 28, 2013

Athletics had more to celebrate than football’s win Saturday, as the Chessick Practice Center was also unveiled this weekend.The Kenneth and Ellen Chessick Practice Center was opened to the public, marking the end of the two-year project. Kenneth Chessick,...