Education

NIU Presidential Search
1:57 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Idaho VP/Provost Will Lead NIU

Dr. Doug Baker
Susan Stephens WNIJ

Douglas D. Baker, Provost and Executive Vice President at the University of Idaho, has been selected as the twelfth president of Northern Illinois University.

An award-winning professor of business and scholar of management and leadership in higher education, Baker, 57, will assume the presidency on July 1.

NIU’s Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to hire the 57-year-old Baker, an expert in organizational strategy, structure and motivation.

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Coffee Fund
5:59 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Another NIU "Coffee Fund" Case Dropped

NIU Controller Keith Jackson
Credit NIU

Charges have been dropped against one of Northern Illinois University’s top financial officials. University controller Keith Jackson was charged last year with two felonies and one misdemeanor related to the so-called “coffee fund” scandal. 

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Presidential search in "final stage"
5:34 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

NIU's Next President Announced Soon

Credit Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University officials are preparing to announce who their next leader will be. Although school representatives are being cryptic about the announcement, it could come as early as this week.

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Presidential Search
2:49 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Closed Door Meetings For NIU's Final Four Today

Credit Northern Illinois University

The search for the next president of Northern Illinois University moves forward today… behind closed doors at its Naperville campus. The school’s Board of Trustees will meet with four finalists, whose identities have not been disclosed.

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No Names In Closed Process
12:45 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Final Four Candidates In NIU Presidential Search

Credit Northern Illinois University

The search for Northern Illinois University’s next president has been narrowed to four candidates. The school is seeking a replacement for President John Peters, who will leave the university in June.

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Section 8 Housing Probe
5:47 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

NIU VP Williams On Leave Following FBI Search

NIU Executive Vice President Eddie Williams
NIU

A top administrator at Northern Illinois University is now on paid leave. The move involving Eddie Williams is related to the search of the campus police department by federal authorities this week. 

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Updated at 4:15 PM
3:18 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Closings And Cancellations For Tuesday

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

New additions in bold

The following schools are closed and events postponed due to the snowstorm Tuesday, March 5th. Check back for updates.

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Converting ISATs
8:32 am
Thu February 21, 2013

New Standards Make Old Scores Look Bad In Illinois Schools

Statistics for Clinton Rosette students
Credit DeKalb School District

Starting March 4th, Illinois public school students will sharpen their number 2 pencils for this year’s round of standardized testing known as the ISATs. Meanwhile, school districts are warning parents that kids aren’t expected to score as highly as last year, under new higher standards. 

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Administrative Leave Ends In Firing
10:54 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Grady Out As NIU Police Chief

Former NIU Police Chief Donald Grady
Credit NIU

Northern Illinois University Police Chief Donald Grady has been fired.

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Dr. John Peters' thoughts on moving on
7:28 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Exclusive: NIU President Reflects on 2/14

Credit NIU Media Services

Northern Illinois University President John Peters stayed in his position at the school longer than he had planned so he could reach this day: the fifth anniversary of the shooting in Cole Hall, where five students were killed and 21 others were injured. 

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