Jerry Blakemore

Blakemore elected NACUA secretary

Northern Illinois University vice president and general counsel Jerry D. Blakemore has been elected secretary of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), which is charged with advancing the effective practice of higher education attorneys for the benefit of the

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Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield. Photo courtesy Illinois Board of Tourism.

Committee to explore pension solution

Governor Pat Quinn called for a special session of the General Assembly in Springfield on June 19, 2013 for the intended purpose of addressing Illinois’ growing unfunded pension liability, an issue that was left unresolved when the Spring Session adjourned on May

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NIU President John G. Peters delivers his 2012 State of the University Address.

Peters granted president emeritus status

The Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees, in issuing a proclamation at the start of its June 20 business meeting, conferred John G. Peters with status as president emeritus, effective July 1. Known as the students’ president, Peters has led the university

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'Road to Retirement' highway sign

Universities agree to pick up pension costs

Presidents and chancellors at public universities and colleges across the state reached an agreement in principal with House Speaker Michael J. Madigan and House leaders Thursday for public universities to assume the employer share of employee pension costs beginning in FY2015. The

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NIU President John G. Peters

Peters updates campus on pension reform

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to you today to update you with some very important information relative to the very fluid pension debate in the General Assembly in Springfield. Thursday afternoon, the Illinois Senate approved an amended version of Senate Bill 2404,

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Photo of an NIU campus streetlight

NIU sees record number of freshman applicants

The successful implementation of several key recruitment tactics, data-driven decision making, collaborative efforts with Academic Affairs, increased strategic marketing led by University Relations and early planning have resulted in more than 18,000 freshman applications for fall 2013 recruitment to date. In the

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