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Clouds over the College of Nursing building Monday at 1240 Normal Road. The NIU board of
trustees approved a lease-to-purchase agreement with the DeKalb CUSD 428 Tuesday for the
building and 9.1 acre property. (Christian Quevedo | Northern Star)

Board of Trustees approves sale of nursing building

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | April 4, 2023

Editor's note: This piece has been corrected to reflect that Eric Wasowicz retained his position as the chair of the Board of Trustees and Montel Gayles as board member. The building of the new nursing building will also not be completed by Fall 2023. DeKALB...

Kerry Ferris, UFA president and associate professor of sociology at NIU, speaks on behalf of the union members during the Board of Trustees Nov. 8 meeting’s public comment segment. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

NIU and tenured union reach tentative agreement

By Evan Mellon, News Reporter | February 27, 2023

DeKALB – The union for tenured faculty has reached an agreement with NIU after over a year of negotiations, granting the union members pay increases and technology upgrades. The agreement was reached Friday and follows months of bargaining with the...

Members of the faculty union gather before the NIU Board of Trustees meeting Thursday in the corridor outside of Altgeld Hall, Room 315. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Faculty union dishes out messages to Freeman before talks resume Thursday

By Bridgette Fox and Sean Reed | December 9, 2022

DeKALB – The United Faculty Alliance (UFA) of the University Professionals of Illinois, Local 4100, the union representing tenured and tenure-track NIU faculty, addressed the Board of Trustees regarding their ongoing collective bargaining talks during...