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NIU President Doug Baker
NIU President Doug Baker sent this message today to members of the university community. In the closing hours of the fiscal year, we received some very positive news to report. The governor signed into law a bill that provides higher education with badly needed financial support. For NIU it includes: $48.3 million in operating funds...
Jim Wong and Carmen Rossi
Jim Wong, founder and CEO of the Chicago-based Brilliant, an award-winning accounting, finance and IT staffing firm, and Carmen Rossi, a Chicago restaurateur and lawyer, have been chosen to serve on the board of directors for the newly formed Illinois Business and Economic Development Corp. (ILBEDC) The NIU alumni are among the nine Illinois business...
Flag of Syria
Faculty members in the NIU College of Law have entered the conversation on Syrian refugees. Both the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and the DeKalb Daily Chronicle and covered the college’s recent panel discussion on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to temporarily close the state’s doors to refugees. Acting Associate Dean Mark D. Falkoff and professors Robert...
Symbol of the State of Illinois
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 while the governor and the legislature attempt to break the budget...
Manny Sanchez
Alumnus Manny Sanchez has been reinstalled by Gov. Bruce Rauner to the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, the city-state panel that owns U.S. Cellular Field. The Chicago attorney has been named chairman of the ISFA’s seven-member board and replaces former Illinois Senate President Emil Jones Jr. “I look forward to growing the revenue sources at U.S....