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By Northern Star Perspective Staff | September 16, 2018

Chris Grask | Perspective Contributor acceptable choice.A new president is one of the most newsworthy events to happen on campus. Freeman has been the temporary president since Doug Baker resigned. Dr. Freeman being appointed as the first ever...

Presidential process incites debate

By Northern Star staff | July 30, 2018

DeKALB — Former State Senator Robert W. Pritchard and student Nathan Hayes were sworn in as trustees by Chairman Wheeler Coleman July 16.“I look forward to putting the experiences I’ve had over the last fifteen years in the legislature working on...

Acting President Lisa Freeman discusses her possible presidency in her office.

Freeman reconsiders her candidacy

By Jessie Kern | July 23, 2018

DeKALB — After unexpectedly stepping into the role of acting president for the last year, Lisa Freeman has reconsidered her candidacy for president.NIU has been preparing for the presidential search after Doug Baker’s unexpected departure in June...

Presidential search to start fall 2018

By James Krause | September 21, 2017

DeKALB — After meeting with several stakeholder groups over the past several weeks, the Board of Trustees has set a timeline for their search for a permanent president.The Board announced that in the “best interest of the university,” the search...

Finding a right fit takes time

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 21, 2017

The Editorial Board stands behind the university’s decision to wait until fall 2018 to begin the formal search for the next president.Wheeler Coleman, NIU Board of Trustee’s chairperson, and Dennis Barsema, the Board’s vice chairperson, sent out...

The presidential search process cannot be secretive 

EDITORIAL | Consistent community feedback needed in presidential search

By Editorial Board | August 31, 2017

The Northern Star Editorial Board would like to commend the Board of Trustees on the preliminary steps it has taken in the search for NIU’s next president; we also ask the Trustees take these steps even further and learn from past mistakes.In the past,...

Questions we would’ve asked the presidential candidates

By The Editorial Board | April 1, 2013

In this time of confusion surrounding the selection of NIU’s new president, the university has been reluctant to release information about the candidates. What has been released to the Northern Star is a list of more 200 sample questions from a packet...

Faculty Senate discusses presidential search

By Logan Love | March 27, 2013

The presidential search was discussed in depth at the Faculty Senate meeting Wednesday. A new policy for joint appointed faculty members was recommended for the University Council and the Student Association (SA) asked for the faculty’s support in improving...