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

State approves partial funding for higher ed

After 10 months without a budget, legislators in Springfield today approved a stopgap funding measure for higher education that Gov. Bruce Rauner is expected to sign.
Under terms of the legislation:

Most universities in the state, including NIU, will receive approximately 30 percent of

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Glidden Homestead

Local history goes high-tech thanks to NIU

Drew VandeCreek has proven that when history meets high-tech, it’s a winning combination for visitors to DeKalb and around the world.
“We recently completed a collaboration with the Ellwood House and Glidden Homestead historic sites that furnishes them with web-based video materials discussing

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Symbol of the State of Illinois

President Baker emails campus on budget impasse

NIU President Doug Baker emailed the campus today on the budget impasse in Springfield.
Dear NIU faculty and staff,
I’m sure you have seen the media coverage of a judge’s ruling against Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger’s plan to continue to pay state employees

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