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Editorial: Pension reform needs to look at big picture

By Northern Star Editorial Board | March 18, 2012

Six to eight times more retirements this year than in any other, $85 billion in unfunded liability, 50th out of all the U.S. states in adequate financing - this is what Illinois’ government has done to the pension system. Gov. Pat Quinn discussed the...

Nicole Gault | Northern Star 
Christopher Nissen, a professor in the Foriegn Language department, speaks up about making student evaluations online rather then on paper at the Faculty Senate meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Faculty Senate discusses online professor evaluations

March 30, 2011

The Faculty Senate discussed the value of online student evaluation of instruction Wednesday afternoon. Faculty Senate President Alan Rosenbaum said there are a number of colleges that are requiring all student evaluations be done online as oppose to...

NIU President John Peters speaks at a past Board of Trustees meeting.

Changes to employee health care, pensions are certain, Peters says

By Kyla Gardner | March 24, 2011

DeKALB | NIU President John Peters said the funding of next year’s budget, along with the employee health care and pension programs, is unsure. But it doesn’t look good. “The state remains in dire financial strait,” Peters said to the Board of...

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