investigation http://northernpublicradio.org en UPDATE: NIU Official Allegedly Had University Custodian Clean His Home http://northernpublicradio.org/post/update-niu-official-allegedly-had-university-custodian-clean-his-home <div><p>More details are surfacing into the reasons two senior NIU administrators resigned in July for allegations of misconduct. John Gordon, director of the university's Convocation Center, allegedly had a university custodian go at least four times in the past year to his <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-met-niu-misconduct-20120905,0,6577847.story?dssReturn" target="_blank">home to clean, according to the </a><em><a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-met-niu-misconduct-20120905,0,6577847.story?dssReturn" target="_blank">Chicago Tribune</a>. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 16:45:00 +0000 WNIJ 17896 at http://northernpublicradio.org UPDATE: NIU Official Allegedly Had University Custodian Clean His Home NIU Confirms 'Coffee Fund;' Four Employees Put On Leave http://northernpublicradio.org/post/niu-confirms-coffee-fund-four-employees-put-leave <p>Northern Illinois University has confirmed the existence of an unauthorized bank account known as the "coffee fund" and taken steps toward potential discipline of four materials management employees.</p><p>NIU says records show the fund was used not for individual gain but for retirement celebrations, holiday parties and similar activities. However,&nbsp;the university says it is looking into&nbsp;whether&nbsp;this use of the fund violated university policy and/or state law.</p><p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:55:00 +0000 WNIJ 17643 at http://northernpublicradio.org NIU Confirms 'Coffee Fund;' Four Employees Put On Leave NIU Hired Law Firm To Investigate Past Administrators http://northernpublicradio.org/post/niu-hired-law-firm-investigate-past-administrators <p>New details have emerged regarding the recent departure of two administrators at Northern Illinois University. The <a href="http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2012/08/29/niu-hired-outside-firm-to-investigate-employees/axvqzcf/?page=1">school hired a Sycamore law firm</a> to investigate unspecified allegations against the two employees. The findings were presented to the employees in July, shortly before they signed separation agreements.&nbsp; Thu, 30 Aug 2012 13:26:49 +0000 Mike Moen 17593 at http://northernpublicradio.org NIU Hired Law Firm To Investigate Past Administrators