The governor's state of the state address, today, offered little reassurance.
Though furloughs do not appear to be a possibility this semester, the future remains cloudy, [university president John] Peters said.
“I don’t contemplate it for this fiscal year. Will we need it in the future? I don’t know. I don’t think so. I don’t think it gets you what you need,” he said. “Next year it could be something to consider.”
The ultimate factor in whether NIU must turn to furloughs — or even more drastic measures — depends on the state’s ability to pay its bills, Peters said.
“If the state gives us payments, we’ll be OK,” he said. “The best thing that can happen is for the state to fulfill its obligations.”
WE WILL KEEP WORKING. No furloughs at Northern Illinois University.