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NIU: Stop silence over paid leave

NIU: Stop silence over paid leave

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 10, 2014

NIU could do with more transparency if it wishes to meet President Doug Baker’s goal of providing ethically inspired leadership.Baker’s administration has made strides in transparency by announcing personnel changes among the president’s cabinet...

NIU racks up $1.15 million in pay for suspended employees since July 2012

NIU racks up $1.15 million in pay for suspended employees since July 2012

By Kelly Bauer | September 10, 2014

Seven NIU employees are on paid leave, adding to the about $1.15 million the university has paid to suspended employees since July 2012.Employees are not able to work while on leave, though they continue to receive their salary in accordance with state...

CIO in, VPs out in Baker’s changes

By Kelly Bauer | March 3, 2014

NIU welcomed CIO Brett Coryell in the same breath as it announced two vice presidents would no longer work at NIU, the news coming in a Friday address from NIU President Doug Baker.The changes are part of Baker’s efforts to root out inefficiencies to...

Grady requested FBI assistance with NIU coffee fund investigations

By Felix Sarver | November 19, 2012

The FBI was asked to help investigate two NIU administrators who had resigned, according to the Chicago Tribune. According to the Chicago Tribune, NIU Police Chief Donald Grady asked the FBI for assistance about two months ago. Grady asked for help in...

NIU response to shooting aimed for accuracy, quick delivery

By Thomas Verschelde | November 30, 2011

Both on and off-campus public relations practitioners agree NIU succeeded in its response to Wednesday's shooting at 809 Edgebrook Drive.Kathy Buettner, vice-president of University Relations, said the first thing the university had to deal with was determining...

NIU switches things up with a new school logo and motto

By Faith Healy | August 23, 2011

A new academic year brings with it many changes. This year, students may begin to notice a new logo popping up around campus. NIU unveiled its new logo Aug. 15, along with a new motto: "Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow." The logo will be used on all NIU...