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Northern Illinois University will maintain in-state, undergraduate tuition at the current level through the 2016-17 academic year. Members of the NIU Board of Trustees agreed today with President Doug Baker’s recommendation for no increase in tuition for full-time students. Costs for room and board also will remain at current levels through the spring semester of...
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The NIU Board of Trustees plans to vote on a resolution at its meeting Thursday, calling upon the state’s leaders to resolve the ongoing budget crisis. The resolution points out that the lack of a state budget creates an “unsustainable financial environment which makes it nearly impossible for the university to plan for the future.”...
If a picture can tell a thousand words, than an object can tell a million. And the Anthropology Museum at Northern Illinois University has more than 20,000 objects to choose from. Which objects would you choose and which stories would you tell? The museum decided to ask students, faculty and staff, community members, civic leaders...
Marc Strauss
Marc Strauss, vice chair of the NIU Board of Trustees, gave honors students some insight on university plans and his work in the community. The most important issue facing the university is creating a sustainable financial model, Strauss said during Souper Wednesday, sponsored by the NIU Alumni Association, the University Honors Program and Housing and...
NIU President Doug Baker cuts the ribbon Thursday at Gilbert Hall.
Now it’s official. Newly renovated Gilbert Hall was “properly opened” with a ribbon-cutting ceremony following the Sept. 19 business meeting of the NIU Board of Trustees. “As a student at NIU, I was fortunate to experience all that on-campus living had to offer,” said board chair John Butler, recalling the many interactions he had and...
The Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees elected five new officers during its June 20 meeting, selecting John R. Butler as its new chair. Butler, who has served on the board since 2008, is a founding partner in the Chicago-based strategic consulting firm Butler & Anderson, LLC,  and the director of Communication and Strategic Initiatives for the Aurora-based Painters District...
Cherilyn G. Murer was elected today as chair of the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University. Murer, who was first appointed to the board in 2005 and reappointed this spring, most recently served as the fourth member of the executive cabinet. Before that, she served a two-year term as chair of the board from...
The Honorable Judge Robbin Stuckert administers the oath of office Thursday, May 12, to new NIU Trustee Robert T. Marshall (left) and returning trustees Marc J. Strauss and Cherilyn G. Murer.
NIU welcomed a new member to its Board of Trustees Thursday morning with the swearing in of Robert T. Marshall Jr. Also sworn in were board Chair Marc J. Strauss and Trustee Cherilyn G. Murer, each of whom was reappointed to a second six-year term on the board by Gov. Pat. Quinn. Before swearing in the...
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has announced four appointments to the governing board of Northern Illinois University. Newcomers Anthony A. Iosco and Robert T. Marshall Jr. begin new terms, while veteran trustees Marc J. Strauss and Cherilyn G. Murer were reappointed to the board. The appointments to six-year terms are effective immediately and will require Illinois...
Jerry D. Blakemore
Growing up in East Chicago Heights, Jerry D. Blakemore clearly recognized the importance of education and public service. His father, J.D., who worked in the Youngstown Sheet and Tube steel mill for 31 years, held a seat on the village board and volunteered as a police officer and firefighter. His mother, Mattie, an operator for...
Robert Sorsby, NIU’s new student trustee, was sworn in Thursday morning before the meeting of the Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee of the Board of Trustees. Sorsby, whose term officially began July 1, is a senior who expects to graduate next May with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and a minor...