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InFocus: What is your reaction to the presidential election results?

By Perspective Staff | November 10, 2016

Kristen ArmsColumnistIf this election has taught the American people anything, it’s that expectations do not always equal reality. Senator Bernie Sanders seemed to have a large presence in the primaries but was uprooted by Secretary Hillary Clinton....

Donald Trump wins presidency

By Northern Star staff | November 9, 2016

Correction: The Northern Star mistakenly reported President-elect Donald Trump won 218 electoral votes. However, he won 228 votes.DeKALB | Donald Trump will take his seat in the White House as the 45th president of the United States.The Republican presidential...

Doug Baker reflects on 1 year at NIU, sets out goals

Doug Baker reflects on 1 year at NIU, sets out goals

By Kelly Bauer | November 13, 2014

Doug Baker is 6 or 7 years old, if his memory serves right.He is on a trip with his grandma from Hood River, Ore., to Monache, Wash., to visit family. Stopped at a cafeteria, Baker piles food atop his plate and sits by his grandma.“I think your eyes...

New president has a lot of work ahead

By The Editorial Board | April 3, 2013

Doug Baker, former provost and executive vice president at the University of Idaho, was appointed NIU’s 12th president during Tuesday’s Board of Trustees’ meeting. The Editorial Board got the opportunity to speak with Baker and open a dialogue we...

Student leaders react to NIU’s new president

By Robert Baird | April 2, 2013

Student leaders will actively seek increased involvement with Doug Baker when he becomes NIU’s president. Jack Barry, Student Association (SA) president elect, met Baker for the first time on Tuesday. “I’m confident and excited that the Board of...

NIU names Doug Baker new president

By Kelly Bauer and Jessi Haish & Robert Baird | April 2, 2013

Doug Baker has been named NIU's new president. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve Baker's appointment at a meeting today. There was no discussion. Baker said he wanted NIU to have student-focused excellence, research excellence and financial...

Board of Trustees to name new president today

By Northern Star Staff | April 1, 2013

The Board of Trustees will hold a special open meeting at 1 p.m. today to appoint the university’s president. The meeting will be held in Altgeld Hall, Room 315. Faculty, staff, students and members of the community are invited. There will be a welcome...

NIU needs a clean slate

By Northern Star Editorial Board | March 18, 2013

Now, more than ever before, NIU and DeKalb are in a position to change. NIU President John Peters, Athletics Director Jeff Compher, NIU Police Chief Don Grady, Mayor Kris Povlsen and City Manager Mark Biernacki are on their way out—or, in the case of...

NIU President John G. Peters gave his annual State of the University Address in Altgeld Hall on October 11, 2012. In his speech he announced his resignation.

Presidential search currently not open for public forum

By Robert Baird | March 18, 2013

NIU has changed up its presidential hiring process. The final four candidates to succeed NIU President John Peters will meet with the Board of Trustees for off-campus interviews on Friday, according to a university news release. The candidates were selected...

NIU presidential candidates to be interviewed

By Robert Baird | March 7, 2013

The final 10 candidates to succeed NIU President John Peters will be interviewed in front of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee (PSAC) today and Friday. The PSAC is composed of 28 members and includes two students: Student Association (SA) President...

Peters’ replacement, budget discussed at University Council

By Robert Baird | January 30, 2013

University Council met for the first time of 2013 to discuss the 2014 budget building process and the progress in finding a replacement for NIU President John Peters. University Council started at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student...


Election Profile: President of the United States of America

By Joe Palmer | October 30, 2012

Election Profile: President of the United States of America Barack Obama Party: Democrat, Incumbent Age: 51 Born: Honolulu, Hawaii Campaign Headquarters: Chicago Campaign Slogan: “Forward” Vice presidential running mate: Joe Biden Education: Bachelor’s...