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Deans working on budget cuts

By Morgan Fink | April 17, 2017

Leaders exploring employee reductionsDeKALB — Department leaders are in the process of evaluating their respective programs and determining ways to reduce their staffs.President Doug Baker gave budgetary goals to department heads and each college’s...

President to visit state lawmakers

By Lindsey Salvatelli | March 20, 2017

DeKALB — President Doug Baker delivered a report about legislative progress being made in Springfield during a March 9 Board of Trustees meeting.Baker said all presidents from Illinois universities were given a 20-hour notice to appear in front of the...

Budget proposed for FY18

By Northern Star Staff | February 23, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner recommended $77,465,000 in state appropriations for NIU in his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018.The proposed budget, issued Feb. 15, comes following two years in which NIU did not receive full state appropriations because of an inability...

Student Association to sponsor trip to Springfield to rally for MAP, budget

By Northern Star staff | April 12, 2016

The Student Association will sponsor a trip to Springfield to promote activism regarding MAP grants and the state budget, according to an NIU news release. Students will leave from the east side of the Holmes Student Center at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday and...

Higher education institutions join SA budget initiative

By Madison Kacer | March 24, 2016

A total of 21 higher education institutions have signed on to the state-wide budget initiative letter, which was written by Timothy Brandner, NIU Student Association sergeant at arms.The initiative, to be delivered to state lawmakers April 4, expresses...

Students listen to speakers during a rally that was held during Gov. Bruce Rauners Oct. 29 visit to NIU. 

NIU to host Unity Rally for state budget

By Northern Star staff | February 10, 2016

NIU, Kishwaukee College and local community leaders will hold a Unity Rally for a State Budget 11 a.m. Thursday in the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, according to an NIU news release.The rally is being held to draw attention to the effects of the...

Cherilyn Murer, Board of Trustees member, talks about the importance of using art in the process of bettering campus life on March 27. 

Board of Trustees passes $389M interim budget

By Jackie Nevarez | September 21, 2015

The Board of Trustees has approved an interim $389 million budget for Fiscal Year 2016, due to the lack of an appropriation from the state.NIU President Doug Baker said it is an unusual situation that a budget has not been set at this time, as it usually...