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Doug Baker

Baker: Salary rumors for Suttenfield, Walters false

By Jackie Nevarez | September 10, 2014

NIU President Doug Baker says there was “a lot of misinformation” on the salaries of two members of his senior administration members this summer.At a University Council meeting Wednesday, Baker said he was frustrated about stories with inaccurate...

Cherilyn Murer, Board of Trustees member, talks about the importance of using art in the process of bettering campus life on March 27. 

Master Plan set to move ahead with board’s OK

By Lark Lewis | March 30, 2014

The Board of Trustees voted to demolish Douglas Hall, extend Lucinda Avenue and plant 2,018 trees by the fall semester as the first part of a campus renovation at Thursday’s meeting.NIU President Doug Baker’s consultant, Ron Walters, presented the...

College Grind needs local performers

By Danny Cozzi | February 19, 2014

NIU needs a more integrated community. Let’s start with student musicians.The College Grind, a new coffee shop in the Holmes Student Center, hosts Live Music Mondays every week. Since its grand opening, I’ve considered the College Grind a place where...

Revitalizing NIU a balancing game

By Allison Krecek | February 11, 2014

NIU’s Master Plan Thesis would transform the campus with “green” buildings and more activities for students, but the ideas don’t come without worries.The main goals of the Master Plan Thesis, developed under NIU President Doug Baker, are to add...

Baker plan would ‘redefine’ NIU

By Alissa Jacob | February 10, 2014

A consultant to NIU President Doug Baker showed the Student Association Senate how the university will change to attract and retain students at the Senate’s meeting Sunday.Ron Walters, a consultant to Baker, presented the Master Plan Thesis, which outlines...

Students, staff and professors formulated ideas and solutions to campus topics, including student retention, research and technology Wednesday, during the Bold Futures Workshop in the Holmes Student Center’s Heritage Room.

Bold Futures gathers input

By Rachel Scaman | October 24, 2013

The Bold Futures Workshop series has finished its sixth four-hour workshop, but is still gathering feedback from participants.The series provides a way to connect students, faculty, alumni and community members in an effort to improve NIU and DeKalb....