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Along with the consolidation of the two studios, NIU will not renew the contract for NTC general manager Beni Enas, NIU spokesman Joe King said. Existing faculty will take on the duties of the general manager position, he said.
How many of the existing faculty have worked in a TV environment? Television needs to be taught by trained professionals NOT people who have made a career in academia.
As far as cutting costs is concerned, Semati said the Watson classroom where production is moving will be cheaper to maintain. The old production building is prone to leaks and flooding, and an unpredictable power supply has led to the loss of servers and other equipment over the years, he said.
Alumni have asked Dr. Semati and the University President's office to provide us with a dollar amount to make improvements to the building. We have not heard back from NIU with an estimate for repairs.