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Hate group posts flyers on campus

By Madison Kacer | October 19, 2017

DeKALB — NIU has been added to the list of what the Southern Press Law Center approximates to be 241 college campuses nationwide that have been targeted for campaigning purposes by hate group Identity Evropa.The posters, upon which were written phrases...

Support staff union files report; still no contract

By Lindsey Salvatelli | October 19, 2017

DeKALB — Members of the support staff union have filed a report with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board against the university for what spokeswoman Sarah Dorner said is a failure to bargain in good faith.The 700 administrative professionals,...

EXCLUSIVE | Complainants share their stories: Female 1 details ‘miserable’ work environment

By Ian Tancun | July 31, 2017

Eric Dannenmaier, former College of Law dean, resigned June 27 following an investigation into his alleged sexual harassment of two former College of Law employees, both of which made complaints against him. Dannenmaier filed an injunction July 6 seeking...

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...

President releases update

By Alexandria Isom | March 23, 2017

DeKALB — President Doug Baker released a Program Prioritization update Wednesday outlining the progress made by administrative programs.Program Prioritization used task forces to create reports that reviewed 223 academic programs and 236 administrative...

Administrators chalk for peace

By Madison Kacer | November 17, 2016

DeKALB | Administrators stood in the MLK Commons handing chalk to passersby and encouraging them to write messages of happiness and unity.The initiative, which took place Wednesday, was partially in response to the presidential election, which has struck...