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Baker change could lead to future abuses

Northern Star Editorial Board

March 3, 2014

NIU President Doug Baker made some bold and slightly worrisome administrative announcements Friday.The Editorial Board applauds Baker’s efforts to clean up inefficiencies and save money; however, the consolidation of duties under Bill Nicklas, vice president for Operations and Community Relations, poses some ...

Editorial: Baker making bold, positive changes

Northern Star Editorial Board

October 13, 2013

President Doug Baker has done exactly what this university needed him to: He has taken quick, transparent action to fix the university’s problems.Friday, Baker announced significant changes, including the splitting of Finance and Facilities, the creation of a vice president for International Affairs ...

Coffee fund investigation leads to arrest warrants for nine current & former NIU employees

Coffee fund investigation leads to arrest warrants for nine current & former NIU employees

Kelly Bauer & Felix Sarver

October 16, 2012

Arrest warrants for eight current NIU employees and one former employee have been issued in regard to the coffee fund investigation. Robert Albanese, Michael Hall, Lawrence Murray, Susan Zahm, Kenneth Pugh, Keenon Darlinger, Mark Beaird, Joseph Alberti and Keith Jackson have been charged. Clay Campbell,...

NIU announces administrative changes in Finance & Facilities

Kelly Bauer

August 2, 2012

According to a press release, Eddie Williams, NIU executive vice president for business and finance and chief of operations, has announced administrative changes within the department. Jeffrey Daurer will now oversee the NIU Physical Plant, including the Grounds Department and Campus Heating Plant. Ste...