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Presidential process incites debate

By Northern Star staff | July 30, 2018

DeKALB — Former State Senator Robert W. Pritchard and student Nathan Hayes were sworn in as trustees by Chairman Wheeler Coleman July 16.“I look forward to putting the experiences I’ve had over the last fifteen years in the legislature working on...

Program prioritization continues

By Michael Urbanec | January 25, 2018

DeKALB — The Faculty Senate met Wednesday to discuss topics including program prioritization, school pride and the usage of Provost Chris McCord presented data from the program prioritization process the school started in fall 2015.“The...

Faculty Senate discusses proposed legislation that affects admissions

Faculty Senate voices salary concerns

By James Krause | October 5, 2017

DeKALB — Faculty Senate members have developed concerns about the implementation of a salary increase amid faculty contract negotiations.A report from one senator addressed the ongoing negotiations between the United Faculty Alliance, a union representing...

President Doug Baker announces resignation

By Madison Kacer | June 15, 2017

DeKALB | President Doug Baker announced his choice to resign a year prior to the end of his contract during a Thursday Board of Trustees meeting.The Office of the Executive Inspector General, a state watchdog agency, released a report May 31 about its...

President Baker can’t put out the fires he has started

President’s legal fees should be spent elsewhere

By Ian Tancun | May 4, 2017

President Baker can’t put out the fires he has started

NIU spends $189K to defend President Baker

By Ian Tancun | May 1, 2017

DeKALB — NIU has paid thousands of dollars in legal fees to outside counsel for President Doug Baker as a result of an Office of Executive Inspector General investigation.The OEIG, a state agency that investigates allegations of misconduct, received...

Faculty Senate tables confidence vote again

By Nick Bosshart | April 26, 2017

DeKALB | The Faculty Senate voted to table discussion of a vote of confidence in President Doug Baker at a Wednesday meeting.A confidence vote, originally brought up during a Jan. 25 Faculty Senate meeting, was previously tabled at the March 29 meeting....

President Doug Baker gives a presentation during a March 29 Faculty Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room. Baker announced a campus-wide involvement in his presidential review in a Monday report.

Presidential review expands — faculty, staff and students to add input

By Madison Kacer | April 20, 2017

DeKALB — President Doug Baker announced the opportunity for campus-wide involvement in his annual review Monday following requests from Faculty Senate for a voice in the process.The president is subject to review regarding his or her compliance with...