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In response to concerns raised largely by NIU’s commuter students, Campus Parking Services has made adjustments to improve access to parking and increase the number of permit parking spaces available in on-campus lots. “Within days of receiving student feedback about campus parking, our parking services office undertook a study and made recommendations to provide more...
Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield. Photo courtesy Illinois Board of Tourism.
Governor Pat Quinn called for a special session of the General Assembly in Springfield on June 19, 2013 for the intended purpose of addressing Illinois’ growing unfunded pension liability, an issue that was left unresolved when the Spring Session adjourned on May 31.  Since that time, several national credit ratings agencies have further downgraded Illinois’...
'Road to Retirement' highway sign
Presidents and chancellors at public universities and colleges across the state reached an agreement in principal with House Speaker Michael J. Madigan and House leaders Thursday for public universities to assume the employer share of employee pension costs beginning in FY2015. The hope is that Thursday’s agreement might help break up the logjam in Springfield...
NIU President John G. Peters
Dear Colleagues, I am writing to you today to update you with some very important information relative to the very fluid pension debate in the General Assembly in Springfield. Thursday afternoon, the Illinois Senate approved an amended version of Senate Bill 2404, a union-backed proposal sponsored by Senate President John Cullerton that offers Tier I...
Symbol of the State of Illinois
In Springfield … The Illinois General Assembly has been busy with committee activities over the last two weeks. This week is the last week to get bills through committees in their house of origin. Higher Education-Related Legislation In the Senate Higher Education Committee, SB 2163 passed unanimously out of committee Tuesday, March 12. Sponsored by Sen....
NIU Department of Compliance Administration
NIU’s Acting Executive Vice President of Finance & Facilities and Chief of Operations Steve Cunningham and Vice President and General Counsel Jerry D. Blakemore today announced the implementation of a planned restructuring of the university’s Office of Compliance Administration that will leverage existing personnel while adding critical specialized personnel to further enhance the university’s compliance...
'Road to Retirement' highway sign
A group of Illinois university professors and administrators has released a plan to reform the retirement system for university employees. An Institute of Government and Public Affairs proposal released Monday recommends letting workers trade a portion of their guaranteed benefits for a lump-sum payment which would go into a self-managed retirement account. “Consideration of a...
Clockwise from top left: Eddie Williams, Steve Cunningham, Bill Nicklas and Jeff Daurer.
Eddie R. Williams, NIU executive vice president for business and finance and chief of operations, today announced administrative changes as part of a reorganization designed to take advantage of the leadership strengths and knowledge base of members of the administration in order to maintain and improve the quality of service delivered to the NIU community...
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Simply stated, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be...