Northern Star

New president has a lot of work ahead

The Editorial Board

April 3, 2013

Doug Baker, former provost and executive vice president at the University of Idaho, was appointed NIU’s 12th president during Tuesday’s Board of Trustees’ meeting. The Editorial Board got the opportunity to speak with Baker and open a dialogue we hope he continues under his administration. Like ...

With new leaders, NIU and DeKalb can truly become a ‘communiversity’

Northern Star Editorial Board

March 20, 2013

The city of DeKalb can reach out to NIU in new ways as the mayor, city manager, and the university’s president and several administrators step aside. This is the final installment of the Editorial Board’s three-part editorial series, Clean Slate. The series examined the university, city and athlet...

Athletics needs to continue Compher’s legacy as new director is hired

Northern Star Editorial Board

March 19, 2013

As local leaders bow out, NIU Athletics has the opportunity to make changes. Follow the Northern Star’s three-part editorial series over the next few days as the Editorial Board examines the university, city and athletics department. The Editorial Board wants better from all of them for the good of NIU st...