AP has picked up the “NIU Coffee Fund” story from the Daily Chronicle, so it’s all over the state now. Choose your favorite search engine to see for yourself.
Glad as I am to see something hit daylight, though, there’s the feeling we’re being thrown a bone. I’ve pointed out previously that chasing it has taken attention off the NIU Finance-Convo shakeup. Also, who says DIMCO is the only scrap metal recycler and “coffee” the only fund? Here’s the comment I left at the Chronicle website yesterday:
Maybe Crundwell and her brazenness with the passing of time is sticking in my mind, but the “scrap” operation strikes me as somewhat small-time for the number of years involved — not to mention all the construction that has been going on at NIU. And all that iron and steel brought in but not an ounce
of copper?! I hope the DC is on the lookout for more “coffee” accounts and is checking with all recyclers within, say, a 50-mile radius of DeKalb.
Makes sense, doesn’t it, to widen the investigation — and maybe to have somebody besides NIU investigating NIU.