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Interview
4:33 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Next President Baker Has Big Plans For NIU

Doug Baker and Dana Stover
Credit Media Services / NIU

Enthusiasm ran high on the campus of Northern Illinois University yesterday as the public met the school’s next president for the first time. The Board of Trustees hired 57-year-old Doug Baker from the University of Idaho to lead the school beginning July First.

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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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NIU
6:46 am
Fri March 29, 2013

NIU Official Reacts To Credit Downgrade

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Officials at Northern Illinois University are responding to recent action taken by Moody’s. The investors’ service downgraded the credit rating for four Illinois universities, including NIU.

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NIU
11:49 am
Fri March 22, 2013

NIU Promotes Nicklas

Bill Nicklas

Northern Illinois University has announced another staffing move within the school's administration. The Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Bill Nicklas as the Vice President for Public Safety and Community Relations.

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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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NIU Coffee Fund
12:11 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Albanese Pleads Guilty In Coffee Fund Case

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

A former NIU administrator has pleaded guilty in connection with the recent coffee-fund investigation. Robert Albanese has struck a deal with prosecutors.

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5000 Years Of Corn in Peru
2:56 am
Mon March 11, 2013

New Study: Culture Can't Thrive On Fish Alone

One of the sites studied in the Peruvian research.
Credit Jonathan Haas / for NIU Today

A report led by two northern Illinois anthropologists sheds new light on a South American civilization’s origins…and its dependence on corn. 

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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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