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President John G. Peters with the Committee on Resources, Space, and Budgets (CRSB) discussed the budget process and the allocation of fiscal resources at the NIU university Council meeting on Wednesday afternoon in the HSC Skyroom. Mr. Peters reiterated NIU as a student centered, and research based institution. Topics discussed included overall budget, student enrollment, campus sustainability and infrastructure, employee compensation, and NIUs Vision 2020.

University Council approves $160 million budget

By Kevin Steiger | February 27, 2013

University Council (UC) approved President John Peters’ proposal to utilize more than $160 million for different occasions across campus, including renovations, at its meeting Wednesday. Eddie Williams, executive vice president and chief of operations,...

President Peters honored by Chamber of Commerce

By Brooke Shinberg | February 6, 2013

NIU President John Peters was awarded a 2013 Community Pride Award from the Chamber of Commerce, according to a Wednesday news release from the Chamber. The Chamber of Commerce also inducted Frank Roberts and Jerry Smith into its Hall of Fame. Roberts...

State of the University address focuses on accomplishments, successes

By Felix Sarver | October 11, 2012

NIU President John Peters’ announcement that he will be stepping down was not the only topic addressed during his State of the University speech. During the Thursday address, NIU President John Peters said for-profit schools are competing against public...

Women’s Studies Program sponsors seventh annual sticker day

By Hailey Kurth | February 29, 2012

Today, feminists walk the sidewalks of NIU - and they’re not afraid who knows it. To kick-off Women’s History Month, the Women’s Studies Program is sponsoring its seventh annual sticker day. Everyone on campus is welcome to stop by their office...

Vision 2012: What NIU should work on now

By Parker Happ | January 29, 2012

Were you thinking about college in forth grade? Future freshmen of 2020 literally have no idea what NIU has in store for them, and in case you don't either, read NIU President John Peters' Vision 2020 plans at The plan is the administrations'...

Vision 2020 should improve campus facilities

By Editorial Board | September 25, 2011

Have you ever used a restroom in Reavis or DuSable?If you have, you may have noticed that the accommodations are far from ideal: broken stalls, unexpected odors and cramped spaces. DuSable doesn't fare much better. Compare these buildings to others, like...

Vision 2020 should meet needs of future students

By Editorial Board | September 14, 2011

Since President John Peters announced his plan to attract higher quality students while increasing NIU's enrollment to 30,000 by 2020, the Northern Star has had it's doubts.To us, the idea sounds like a paradox. How can NIU attempt to improve its overall...

Grant sees renovations

By Thomas Verschelde | August 22, 2011

DeKALB | The Grant C Tower renovations have been completed and the first students to live in the new residence hall have moved in. Some of the new features include rooms that are 45 percent bigger, upgraded security features, wireless internet, movable...

Providing information for pregnancy resources is not taking a stance

By Letter Writer | March 2, 2011

In response to Wednesday's letter to the editor, "NIU should not be taking a stance on abortion," --it's not. Access to abortion is a legal right that has been guaranteed by the decision in Roe v. Wade. The fact that an individual disagrees with this...

NIU should not be taking a stance on abortion

By Letter Writer | March 1, 2011

Dear President Peters, I am writing you regarding the Northern Illinois University website. NIU is a great institution and going here has been a great experience. I have no doubt that the investment I made by coming to the university will more than pay...

Forward, Together three years later: Community gathers to remember the five victims

By Candice Beasley | February 14, 2011

DeKALB | Monday marked the third anniversary of the Feb. 14 shootings at Cole Hall. NIU President John Peters spoke to an estimated 2,000 students, staff members and community members in front of the Forward, Together Forward Memorial Garden on Monday...

Illinois to NIU: IOU $77 million

By Kyla Gardner | February 9, 2011

For the second year in a row, the state of Illinois owes NIU money. A lot of money. The state's debt to NIU of $77 million is worse than its debt at this time last year, according to a Jan. 25 Committee on Resources, Space, and Budgets Report. NIU President...