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President Baker can’t put out the fires he has started

President’s legal fees should be spent elsewhere

By Ian Tancun | May 4, 2017

With NIU in the midst of financial uncertainty, the university has been implementing cost-cutting practices for the past couple years. At the same time these cost-cutting initiatives have been made, NIU has paid thousands in legal fees to outside counsel...

Pass/Fail: Rauner addresses K-12, ignores higher education

By Kara Mercer | February 17, 2016

Pass: “We haven’t had a truly balanced budget in Illinois in decades,” Gov. Bruce Rauner said during his Fiscal Year 2017 budget address.Rauner spoke out about his willingness to compromise and encouraged the Illinois government to come together...

Rauner to give budget address

By Northern Star staff | February 17, 2016

A bill will give Gov. Bruce Rauner the spending authority to honor his commitment to students in regard to the Monetary Award Program, however, it does not require the him to spend the money, according to the Illinois’ State Senate website.The Illinois...

Photo Poll: MAP Grants

By Satta Kendor | January 29, 2016

Freshman psychology major Briana StaleyQ: Why is receiving the MAP Grant important to you?A: Not all financial aid pays for everything and it’s like the MAP Grant helps pay for everything else.Q: How long have you received the MAP Grant?A: Entire college...

Legislators, Rauner must compromise

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 30, 2015

Northern Star Editorial BoardThe most important word that should be on the minds of legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner when they meet Tuesday is compromise.Their passive-aggressive, five-month silence over a workable state budget has cost NIU nearly $10...

Pass, Fail: WNIJ provides marijuana forum, state can’t reach budget agreement

By Abby Zaccaria | July 6, 2015

See what’s a pass and what’s a fail as judged by Perspective Columnist Abby Zaccaria.PassWNIJ recently provided public forum to discuss medial marijuana in Illinois.Community members who participated in Context: Medical Marijuana and Illinois had...

Editorial: Master Plan’s goals too idealistic

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 7, 2014

NIU’s ambitions are more than its means when it comes to the Master Plan Thesis.The Master Plan Thesis is a series of objectives — remove Stevenson and Douglas, close Normal Road to car traffic, have food trucks visit every Friday in the fall, etc....

Pass/fail: Languages dep. gets grant, Quinn to dance around law

By Shaz Sheikhali | February 5, 2014

PassIt looks like alumni do care about things other than fancy buildings and attending football games.According to today’s Northern Star article, alumnus Ralph Strozza is, for the second time, donating SDL Trados Studio licenses for the Foreign Language...