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University Council addresses enrollment decline

University Council addresses enrollment decline

By James Krause | September 13, 2018

Student Association President Khiree Cross and Tristan Martin, speaker of the Senate, address the University Council during their meeting Wednesday.

Pass/Fail: Illinois recieves vital grant to aid in the fight against opiod crisis; Presidential search lacks any organization and focus

By Lucas Skye | April 30, 2018

See what’s a pass and what’s a fail as judged by PerspectiveEditor Lucas Skye.PassIllinois receives vital grant to aid in the fight against opiod crisisThe Illinois Department of Human Services is receiving a generous grant of $16 million in federal...

Pass/Fail: Illinois recieves vital grant to fight against opiod crisis; Presidential search lacks any organization and focus

By Lucas Skye | April 30, 2018

See what’s a pass and what’s a fail as judged by PerspectiveEditor Lucas Skye.PassThe Illinois Department of Human Services is receiving a generous grant of $16 million in federal funding to support its fight against the ongoing opioid crisis.With...

University Ombudsperson addresses the University Council Wednesday, discussing the need for better counseling on campus and how her office has tried to help students feeling stress because of recent gun violence.

UNIVERSITY COUNCIL | Stevens Building to be ‘nearly complete’ in February

By James Krause | November 9, 2017

University Ombudsperson addresses the University Council Wednesday, discussing the need for better counseling on campus and how her office has tried to help students feeling stress because of recent gun violence.

The proposed renovations to the Holmes Student Center are estimated to cost $20 million. 

University Council: Campus updates advance

By James Krause | September 14, 2017

The proposed renovations to the Holmes Student Center are estimated to cost $20 million. 

Enrollment task forces established

By Julia Martinez | October 10, 2016

DeKALB | President Doug Baker has formed four task forces to look at enrollment for freshmen, transfer students, adult learners and online learners.Baker said enrollment was unacceptable this fall during a University Council meeting 3 p.m. Wednesday in...

University Council proposes longer VP terms

By Northern Star staff | December 3, 2015

University Council pushed forward a proposal to extend the employment periods for two interim vice presidents Wednesday.Jerry Blazey, interim vice president for Research and Innovation Partnerships, and Harlan Teller, interim vice president for Marketing...

Fall break not necessary

By Faith Mellenthin | November 30, 2015

Some students wish Thanksgiving break were longer, but NIU has many solid reasons why more days off in the fall have not been added and should not be added to its academic calendar.Establishing a fall break would create many problems, even though I have...

NIU President Baker discusses the state budget Wednesday at a University Council meeting. Our situation we have here reminds me of one thing: our football team chants after a win in the locker room, Baker said. They say, We won. How did we do it? The hard way. And that is how I feel about NIU all together across the board.

Stevens winter maintenance to cost $300K

By Alexander Chettiath | November 5, 2015

NIU will spend $300,000 for the winter maintenance of the Stevens Building to avoid $1 million in damage.The state-funded construction of Steven’s Building began on Sept. 22, 2014, and halted on July 1 — along with all other state construction projects...

NIU President Doug Baker

NIU President Doug Baker

By Armani Thomas | November 5, 2015

NIU President Doug Baker discusses Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget cut proposal to NIU on Feb. 25 at University Council in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room. Baker said the proposed budget cut of $29.3 million was “not OK,” but he looks forward to the legislative discussion on the budget this summer.

Faculty Senate demands end to state budget impasse

By Margaret Maka | October 29, 2015

Faculty Senate passed a resolution calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner and the General Assembly to end the budget impasse.The resolution is similar to those passed by the University Council and the Student Association, which also call for an end to the impasse...

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to members of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency on Sept. 11 in Springfield. Dillon Domke, Student Association speaker, is calling for students to attend a rally during Rauner’s visit to NIU on Oct. 29.

Student Association to rally during Rauner visit

By Margaret Maka and Keith Hernandez | October 12, 2015

With the state budget still at an impasse, Dillon Domke, Student Association Senate speaker, called for students to attend a rally for Gov. Bruce Rauner’s arrival in DeKalb during a University Council meeting Wednesday.The Governor, who has been locked...