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NIU President Doug Baker discusses pension and the statement sent to the Illinois Supreme Court during University Council in May in the Holmes Student Center’s Sky Room.

Enrollment down by 527 students: Baker

By Northern Star Staff | September 10, 2014

NIU President Baker said enrollment is down by 527 students -- or 2.5 percent -- from fall 2013, which would make enrollment 20,611 students.The university had budgeted a drop of up to 700 students worth about $8 million in revenue. NIU has seen enrollment...

University Council to discuss tech updates, bylaw revision

By Jackie Nevarez | September 10, 2014

A first reading of a revision to the NIU Bylaws concerning evaluation committees for the Faculty Senate president/ University Council executive secretary will be made at today’s University Council meeting.New businessBill Pitney, Faculty Senate president...

Letter shows NIU’s pension worries

Letter shows NIU’s pension worries

By Gavin Weaver | May 1, 2014

Alan Rosenbaum, University Council executive secretary, receives an award from NIU President Doug Baker during his last University Council appearance as executive secretary Wednesday in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. University Council approved a draft statement addressing NIU’s pension worries.

Retention worries students

By Jackie Nevarez | April 3, 2014

Students debated the causes of and solutions to NIU’s student retention issue in a town meeting Wednesday.Janice Hamlet, associate professor of COMS 220: Rhetoric and Public Issues, said she uses what she calls town meetings to teach the class. After...

April 2 University Council

April 2 University Council

By Gavin Weaver | April 3, 2014

NIU President Doug Baker discusses his trip to the State Senate, at which he and other university administrators testified about how a 12.5 percent or 20 percent budget would affect the university, during Wednesday’s University Council meeting in the...

NIU President Doug Baker discusses his trip to the State Senate, at which he and other university administrators testified about how a 12.5 percent or 20 percent budget would affect the university, during Wednesday’s University Council meeting in the Holmes Student Center. University Council members also voted to pass a student grievance policy and discussed how online class guidelines need to be reviewed by the council.

Grievance policy passes with applause

By Carlos Galvez | April 3, 2014

A grievance policy that will give students guidelines to resolving issues with faculty members was passed with 50 votes by the University Council Wednesday.Student grievance policyThe student grievance policy has been a heavily discussed issue for more...

Editorial: Student grievance policy: Vote yes, but amend

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 1, 2014

A student grievance procedure has been discussed for more than 10 years. Today, it is time to end that discussion with a vote to initiate the policy into the bylaws of NIU.But, certain amendments to the policy must be made to ensure it is truly just for...

Issues in Focus: What should NIU change first?

By Perspective Staff | March 19, 2014

Kim RandallAdding major-specific courses to NIU’s general education is key to enhancing the university’s curriculum and benefiting students.This change could make students more engrossed in their studies, boost grades and even increase participation...

SA leaders push for vocal grievance policy support

By Jackie Nevarez | March 19, 2014

University Council will vote on whether to pass a student grievance policy on April 2.The grievance policy would give students due process to resolve issues and prevent future students from experiencing similar problems, said Bill Pitney, chair of the...

Accreditors to review NIU

Accreditors to review NIU

By Jackie Nevarez | February 27, 2014

University Council approved to advance a budget priorities proposal and had its first reading of a grievance procedure policy for students Wednesday.Higher Learning CommissionDoris Macdonald, Steering Committee chair of the Higher Learning Commission...

Faculty approves budget motion

Faculty approves budget motion

By Jackie Nevarez | February 20, 2014

Faculty Senate approved a motion to send a statement of budget priorities to the University Council Wednesday.Interim financial officer Nancy Suttenfield and Lisa Freeman, interim executive vice president and provost, presented a PowerPoint concerning...

Editorial: Grievance policy for NIU a necessary step

By Northern Star Editorial Board | December 8, 2013

The Northern Star Editorial Board believes having a formal student grievance system is an essential step in NIU becoming a student-centered university.The grievance policy, which is based on the system that mediates issues between faculty members, is...