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NIU President Doug Baker
The ongoing standoff over the state budget has raised concerns about the status of the state’s public colleges and universities. Let me assure you that no matter what you have heard or read, NIU will be open
Where were you in 1965? If you were here on our DeKalb campus that fall, you probably were celebrating the dedication of Huskie Stadium and screaming through the first football game played – and, yes, the first NIU victory recorded – there. You probably cheered as Homecoming Queen Sue Corrao waved at you from her...
Altgeld Hall in winter
Take advantage of the opportunity to be one of four artists who have their work featured on the official NIU President’s Holiday Card for 2015. Each year, President Baker selects artwork to showcase the incredible talent that NIU students possess. The competition in past years has proven impressive. Submit your original artwork online by Sunday,...
NIU Career Fairs-Spring 2015
When I was a college student, I had a number of jobs. I worked for a lumber company. I was a roughneck on an oil rig near the intersection of Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado. I worked in a sugar factory and a center pivot irrigation plant. These weren’t exactly internships – but these jobs taught...
Photo of an NIU flag
More than 20 years after the approval of the federal Violence Against Women Act, the mission to protect women of all ages from sexual assault remains a visible priority at the highest levels of our government. During the spring of 2014, the newly established White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault issued...
Jonathan Furr, director of the NIU Office of Education System Innovation, provided an updated on state policy.
People across Illinois continue to look toward Springfield in the hopes of a resolution to the long budget stalemate that has created considerable worry for many state-funded institutions and initiatives. NIU is working with faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters to make the case for higher education and its critical role in helping the state...
NIU police cars
To the university community: I am certain that all members of the NIU community share my frustration and anger over the incident that took place at an off campus party in the early morning hours of Sunday. The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our foremost concern. We are committed to doing whatever...
NIU staff members listen during the Sept. 2 town hall meeting.NIU staff members listen during the Sept. 2 town hall meeting.
In recent weeks a number of senior NIU leaders and I met with more than 200 of our department chairs and supervisors. Thanks to those conversations, the beginning of my third fall semester here comes with an even-deeper understanding of our organization and a greater sense of the feelings of our people. In turn, those...
Dani Rollins
President Doug Baker and a team of Northern Illinois University’s senior leaders delivered an upbeat message during a town hall meeting Wednesday afternoon in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium. Despite challenging times, they said, things are looking up. “There are a lot of universities that would love to be in the position that we’re in,” Baker...
NIU President Doug Baker
NIU President Doug Baker sent this message today to NIU employees. One of the things that came through loud and clear in our series of small group meetings with staff and faculty leaders from all over the university this summer is the need for more consistent communications about what’s going on in Springfield. We’ve been...
Doug Baker
NIU President Doug Baker and other campus leaders today are launching a weekly series of podcasts to provide “candid conversation” on topics of interest and concern to the university community. Baker and the other “NIU Insider” hosts will chat on topics that include budgeting, enrollment, diversity initiatives, program prioritization, campus safety and recruitment and retention...
NIU President Doug Baker will host an all-campus town hall meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center President Baker will be joined by a panel of university leaders to discuss important campus issues including the current budget uncertainty and fiscal sustainability, student recruitment and retention...
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