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Union members work towards better teaching conditions

Northern Star Editorial Board

November 13, 2019

For two years, the United Faculty Alliance has been working on a contract with the hopes of improving teaching conditions for tenured and tenure-track faculty at NIU. The Board of Trustees will vote Thursday on whether or not the contract will go into effect.“The UFA is a group of faculty committe...

Freeman speaks at Operating Staff Council meeting

Lisa Freeman

October 7, 2019

NIU President Lisa Freeman spoke at Thursday’s Operating Staff Council Meeting. The following are excerpts from her speech. The speech was lightly edited for clarity and consistency.EnrollmentIn our enrollment management operation, we made a lot of changes. Some of them are more in process than others, but we engag...

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 9

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 9

Northern Star Staff

September 8, 2019

MondayNIU Archery Club: NIU’s Archery Club will be holding its first meeting 4 to 6 p.m. in Anderson Hall, Room 100. Individuals of any skill level are invited to attend. The first two visits are free, and a membership fee is required after. They can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat @NI...

University supports closing wage gap

Lisa Lillianstrom

December 2, 2018

Women work hard for their money but get paid less than men despite doing the same job, which is why it is so important NIU hosted “Closing The Gender Pay Gap.”The event was attended mostly by faculty with a low student turnout. More students should attend events like these in the future, as they...