- Associated Press - Saturday, January 31, 2015

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Northern Illinois University is beginning a yearlong review of many of its operations and programs as it deals with declines in enrollment and state revenue.

According to The Daily Chronicle in DeKalb (https://bit.ly/1BEZhGI ), Provost Lisa Freeman said Thursday in a presentation on campus that mergers, cuts and other changes are possible for many programs.

The university expects to get $93 million from the state this fiscal year. That’s less than a quarter of its $400 million budget. State spending on public universities has been declining across the country for years.

NIU has about 19,000 students. That’s a decrease of about 2.6 percent from the spring 2014 semester.

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Information from: The Daily Chronicle, https://www.daily-chronicle.com

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