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NIU President Doug Baker sent this message today to members of the university community. Mike Mann, NIU’s director of State Relations, and I were in Springfield earlier this week working with legislative leaders and the governor’s office. It’s clear that both the legislative and executive branch members understand the extreme budget challenges facing higher education...
NIU President Doug Baker
Reports from NIU’s Program Prioritization Task Forces will go online around 3 p.m. Monday, May 2. After that, speakers at the Wednesday afternoon town hall meeting urged repeatedly, comes the need for feedback. View the town hall slide show “Feedback is not window-dressing. Feedback, collaborative analysis and discussion is important to inform recommendations and decisions,...
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...