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Pitcher Johnny Cueto speaks with the news media after signing a contract with the Miami Marlins baseball team, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Miami. Cueto signed a one-year contract with the Marlins with a club option for 2024. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

COLUMN: MLB teams should have a salary cap

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | January 20, 2023

A few of the many reasons why people enjoy sports are because of the parity and unpredictability that sports bring us. Because of this, I believe that there should be a salary cap for all 30 teams around Major League Baseball. Of the four major American...

The Dark Art and Oddities Con will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Altgeld Hall Auditorium.

Board of Trustees, UPI reach bargaining agreement

By Evan Mellon, News Reporter | September 19, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU Board of Trustees reached a full collective bargaining agreement with the University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100 (UPI) on Thursday. This negotiation came to its conclusion after several months of picketing and protests organized...

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...

Illiniois should take care of teachers pensions

Illiniois should take care of teachers’ pensions

By AJ Edwards | February 19, 2013

Each time they receive their paycheck, the teachers of Illinois contribute 9.4 percent of their pay toward their pensions. And it turns out that for years the state of Illinois has somehow found a way to neglect paying its portion of the pension. The...

Jump into Jobs: Negotiating salary and benefits

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | April 29, 2012

Negotiating salary and benefits is not the same thing as “haggling,” said Mahesh Subramony, assistant professor of management. Especially in a very competitive job market, salary negotiations require a professional approach. If potential employees...

Take a look at the top money makers at NIU. Check to see which administrator makes the most.

NIU’s top money makers

By Jessica Sabbah | April 29, 2011

DeKALB | The top 10 moneymakers at NIU make collectively over $2.7 million in fiscal year 2011. See the salary breakdown below. 1. Dave Doeren**- NIU football head coach Salary: $371,000 2. John Peters- NIU president Salary: $325,980 3. Mark Montgomery**-...

Teachers are too important to have their pensions cut

Teachers are too important to have their pensions cut

By Kathryn Minniti | February 28, 2011

What is the most important career? Most people would say doctors, police officers, firefighters,or even the president; but they would be wrong. The most important job out of them all would be the person from whom the doctors, the police officers, the...