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The second town hall meeting of the spring semester will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center. NIU President Doug Baker will host the meeting which will focus primarily on the university’s Program Prioritization initiative. President Baker will be joined by Executive Vice...
An NIU College of Business BELIEF Program student
One of the phenomenal benefits and results of an NIU education – of what some call “the NIU experience” – is the well-rounded preparation we offer for life itself. Students here learn more than what they need to excel in their chosen professions. They gain an understanding of the mutual benefits of mentoring; of the...
NIU President Doug Baker and Chief Diversity Officer Vernese Edghill-Walden participate in October's Unity Walk.
One of the hallmarks of higher education is the incredible immersion it provides students from different backgrounds and walks of life into a sea of rich and diverse perspectives. Young and old scholars from small towns, suburban villages and urban cities from across our nation, and from countries far beyond our borders, all come here...
NIU President Doug Baker
Leaders in Ethics and Academic Discipline (LEAD), an NIU College of Business student organization, will host NIU President Doug Baker for a Huskie Ethical Awareness Talk. Baker will speak on “Ethically Inspired Leadership: The Student Perspective” from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in Barsema Hall 200. LEAD is a component of the BELIEF...
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Politics basked in the spotlight Tuesday – Super Tuesday – as the seven candidates vying to occupy the Oval Office for the next four years gained some clarity of where their efforts stand. Amid the stump speeches and the victory speeches, however, one message communicated Tuesday voiced not only genuine optimism for tomorrow but also...
Two pieces of information released this week – a letter to the state Higher Learning Commission and a bond rating update from Moody’s – offer a glimpse into the relative financial strength of Northern Illinois University as it continues to cope with the ongoing budget stalemate in Springfield. In the letter to the HLC, NIU...
NIU & RVC Engineering Our Future
Work to raise $6 million in support off the NIU Engineering Program at Rock Valley College is off to a good start. Nearly $3 million already has been committed to the Engineering Our Future campaign, RVC President Mike Mastroianni cheered during a Tuesday afternoon kickoff event in Rockford that attracted captains of industry, elected officials...
NIU President Doug Baker
Following nearly nine months without a state budget, it’s understandable that the political standstill in Springfield continues to weigh heavily on the hearts and minds of our university community. We’ve seen that on the faces of our students, including Briana Smith, who joined me on the stage last week during our Unity Rally for a...
NIU can survive through the fall semester without a resolution of the Springfield gridlock that has caused an eight-month state budget impasse, NIU President Doug Baker told a town hall meeting audience Tuesday. But Baker doubts the “epic battle” between the governor and the legislature will last that long. “They’re locked in this, and we’re...
NIU President Doug Baker
NIU President Doug Baker will host a town hall meeting from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center. The meeting offers an opportunity for university faculty, staff and students to engage in a conversation with university leadership about important initiatives and issues. A live stream is...
Briana Smith
How is the state budget impasse, now in its eighth month, hurting DeKalb County? Bianka Rios has an answer. Rios, who’s pursuing a degree in human resources from Kishwaukee College with a minor in accounting, plans to transfer to NIU. A wife, and the mother of a 3-year-old son, Rios already juggles two jobs, one...
Altgeld Hall in winter
Almost immediately upon my arrival at NIU, I set forth Ethically Inspired Leadership as one of the pillars that would support all of my administration’s efforts on behalf of the university. Key to delivering on this commitment is to be clear and transparent in our response to issues raised about our stewardship of university resources....
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