Warrants Issued in NIU “Coffee Fund” Case

Daily Chronicle has the story that arrest warrants have been issued for nine current and former Northern Illinois University employees in the “Coffee Fund” case. Those charged are: Robert Albanese, Michael Hall, Lawrence Murray, Susan Zahm, Kenneth Pugh, Keenon Darlinger, Mark Beaird, Joseph Alberti and Keith Jackson. According to the NIU Materials Management website, Pugh … Continue reading Warrants Issued in NIU “Coffee Fund” Case

NIU Misconduct Allegations Have Now Hit the Chicago Tribune

**Update 9/7: Here’s an image of yesterday’s print edition of the Northern Star with synopses and photos. In reading it again I’m struck at how much time and money have been spent already and still NIU is unable to determine whether any of its employees have done anything wrong.** …and the Trib has more about … Continue reading NIU Misconduct Allegations Have Now Hit the Chicago Tribune

The “Coffee Fund” and NIU’s Curious Behavior

Thank you, Daily Chronicle, for revealing that there indeed is more to the Northern Illinois University Finance & Facilities/Convo shakeup than just a couple of dudes simultaneously deciding they were ready to move on. DeKALB – Separation agreements for two former Northern Illinois University administrators show they were paid tens of thousands of dollars and … Continue reading The “Coffee Fund” and NIU’s Curious Behavior

NIU Employees’ $13,000 “Coffee Fund”

Congratulations to the Daily Chronicle for digging up this story. Bill Kunkel, head of transportation for DeKalb Iron and Metal Company in DeKalb, said that for years he’s been writing checks to what’s called the “coffee fund,” an account NIU spokesman Paul Palian said university officials weren’t aware existed. Kunkel said several employees, mainly from … Continue reading NIU Employees’ $13,000 “Coffee Fund”