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NIU President Lisa Freeman and Director of Employee Experience Cathy Doederlein answer questions on stage following the State of the University Address on Nov. 29. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Freeman says NIU’s ‘efforts are yielding results’ in State of the University address

By Colin Kempsell | November 29, 2022

DeKALB – NIU President Lisa Freeman reflected on a year of accomplishments Tuesday in her annual State of the University address, outlining future plans for increased leadership, student success and sustainability projects in her speech. Introduced...

NIUs new CFO has years of experience in education finance, according to the boards meeting report on Nov. 10, 2022.

NIU Board of Trustees approves construction, renovation of various campus buildings

By Eddie Drinkwine | November 10, 2022

DeKALB – NIU’s Board of Trustees is making final moves to complete the renovation and construction of different campus buildings. Campus building updates The board approved the construction and renovation of many buildings on campus including the...

Freeman connects to student body

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 4, 2019

As NIU President Lisa Freeman approaches her first full year as NIU’s official president, it is important to acknowledge the progress that has been made in mending the relationship between students and the administration.Prior to Freeman’s presidency,...

SA hopes to double voter turnout in upcoming elections

SA hopes to double voter turnout in upcoming elections

By Kierra Frazier | March 18, 2019

DeKALB — The Student Association is looking to double voter turnout in this year’s elections. Students are being advised to vote in this upcoming SA election at the end of March because SA leaders said it affects them in more ways than they think. SA...

NIU President Lisa Freeman sits with students to get acquainted with them Monday during Pizza with the Presidents in the Holmes Student Center.

Freeman and SA President get to know student needs

By Kierra Frazier | November 7, 2018

NIU President Lisa Freeman sits with students to get acquainted with them Monday during Pizza with the Presidents in the Holmes Student Center.

Students must remain hopeful for Freeman’s presidency

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 19, 2018

Lisa Freeman was approved for contract negotiations Thursday as NIU’s first female president, and the Northern Star Editorial Board would like to express a cautiously optimistic attitude.Despite disagreeing with the override, the Editorial Board recognizes...

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...

Presidential search to start fall 2018

By James Krause | September 21, 2017

DeKALB — After meeting with several stakeholder groups over the past several weeks, the Board of Trustees has set a timeline for their search for a permanent president.The Board announced that in the “best interest of the university,” the search...