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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...
When DeKalb Mayor John Rey and I first shook hands April 2, 2013, it became clear that he and I shared a common and urgent goal: to knock down the silos between NIU and the City of DeKalb. We want a great place to live and work. We want our teaching and research to boost...
Zhili Xiao
With the arrival of warmer and momentarily quieter days on campus comes the opportunity to reflect on a year of outstanding research, scholarship and artistry at NIU. The accomplishments of our faculty members resonate across the country and around the world, highlighting NIU’s strengths as an engaged, research-intensive institution. Stories that illuminate just some of...
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...
Commencement is an extraordinary time. The thinkers and doers of tomorrow are opening wide the doors to new and exciting chapters of life. They are eager and hungry for the opportunities and challenges that await, and, as members of the university community that nurtured them, we should feel empowered by their enthusiastic appetites for what...
NIU President Doug Baker
NIU President Doug Baker sent this message today to members of the university community. Dear Faculty, Staff and Students: The Program Prioritization process was designed to help us best align our resources with our mission so that we can become a stronger, more innovative and sustainable university. The Academic and Administrative Task Forces have completed...
I was joined by little white dogs in a pink-bedazzled stroller, superheroes of all sizes on skates and a big, blue creature of some sort. These were among the many wondrous sights that trailed me and my motorcycle from downtown DeKalb to our campus one warm and sunny Saturday afternoon last May. It was colorful....
NIU President Doug Baker talks to members of the VAWA Implementation Committee.
NIU President Doug Baker will lead a town hall meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today. Here’s where to watch it online.
Eboo Patel
NIU will award an honorary doctoral degree Friday, May 13, to interfaith activist Eboo Patel, president of the Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core. Patel will earn his honorary doctorate during the NIU Graduate School commencement ceremony scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the NIU Convocation Center. A Rhodes Scholar who earned a doctorate in the sociology of...
NIU President Doug Baker
NIU President Doug Baker invites the university community to participate in the next town hall meeting, scheduled from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center. The university’s Program Prioritization initiative will be the primary topic of discussion during the town hall, which also will include an...
NIU’s East Lagoon
In the classic and beloved television cartoon, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” Charlie Brown’s friend, Linus, speaks far beyond his years. “There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people,” Linus tells his sister, Lucy. “Religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin.” Life is not TV, however. Honest dialogue on topics that...
NIU President Doug Baker
NIU President Doug Baker sent the following message Monday to currently enrolled students. Dear NIU students, We are committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, and nondiscriminatory environment for all NIU students. To this end, over the next few weeks, we will implement the College Experiences Survey (CES). This is a web-based survey designed to help...
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