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Will Cutting the Fiscal Fat Leave Us Defenseless?

Jeff Dutton, Staff Writer
January 25, 2011
Filed under News

In the face of unprecedented spending and a national debt approaching $15 trillion dollars, the federal government is in desperate need of a budget reduction. The newly elected Republican House has vowed to reduce spending in all areas of government including, surprisingly, the defense budget. ...

Student organizations missing student activities meeting deactivated

Patrick O'Brien and Tom Robb
October 4, 2006
Filed under News

Twenty-six student clubs have been deactivated until next January, according to an e-mail sent to all university club presidents and vice presidents from Director of Student Activities Sharron Evans. The deactivation came from failure to attend a workshop on Sept. 20 and 21 from 1:40 to 3:00 p.m, as...

El Centro drivers catch a break

Tom Robb, Staff writer
September 29, 2006
Filed under News

For almost two years, students at El Centro have had no parking. Students who wished to have their parking fees reduced for credit hours taken at El Centro have had to pay for parking for all their credits or opt out of parking all together, until now. Parking Office Supervisor Ann Weaver told the...

El Centro drivers catch a break

Tom Robb, Staff writer
September 28, 2006
Filed under News

For almost two years, students at El Centro have had no parking. Students who wished to have their parking fees reduced for credit hours taken at El Centro have had to pay for parking for all their credits or opt out of parking all together, until now. Parking Office Supervisor Ann Weaver told the...

NEIU VP Terrell wins 2006 Monarch Award

Nick Gaudio, Staff writer
September 28, 2006
Filed under News

Dr. Melvin C. Terrell, vice president for student affairs, has won the Monarch Award, an annual award presented by the Monarch Awards Foundation that salutes outstanding African American men in the Chicago area for their contributions to their professions and communities. Past honorees include Senator...

Police Blotter

Nick Gaudio, Staff writer
September 28, 2006
Filed under News, Police Blotter

Stalking- The main campus of Northeastern Illinois University had a student report being followed around by an offender who seeks a relationship with her. This case, reported to Public Safety on Sept. 8, is still under investigation. Parking Garage Hit and RunOn Sept. 12 at around 2:45 p.m., a student's...

Poor graduation rates focus of public inquiry

Sophia Lopez, Staff Writer
September 28, 2006
Filed under News

Members of the Coalition for Latino Success at NEIU hosted a public inquiry on Sept.12 in Alumni Hall to address the low college graduation rates of students who attended Chicago Public Schools (CPS). State Senator Miguel del Valle, himself a graduate from NEIU, and State Representative Cynthia Soto...

Independent goes online

Amy Scoma, Staff writer
September 27, 2006
Filed under News, Online Exclusive

The Independent has recently signed a partnership agreement with multimedia mogul, College Publisher to put the newspaper online. This process has been in the works since October of '05, according to Editor-in-Chief Tom Robb. It is an advertising agreement; it will not cost the newspaper, but only...

President Steinberg’s final address to the university

Duncan Macnab, Staff Writer
September 26, 2006
Filed under News

"We learn from you as you will learn from us," opened University President Salme Steinberg in her final address to Northeastern's community. In her speech, she summarized what she has accomplished in her 12-year stay as president. Her speech focused on the accomplishments of the Jewel Box series and...

First look at who might replace President Steinberg

Tom Robb, Staff Writer
September 26, 2006
Filed under News

Dr. Sharon Hahs, the first of two candidates being considered to replace outgoing President Salme Steinberg, visited all of Northeastern's campuses to meet with groups of faculty, administrators and union officials. A public meeting was held last Thursday in the auditorium. Hahs is currently director...

Two parking lots coming in January for El Centro

Tom Robb, Staff Writer
September 26, 2006
Filed under News

Since Nov. 2004, El Centro students have not had a place to park. That will soon change, however, as El Centro will have the use of two parking lots as early as this January, according to Director of El Centro Daniel Lopez. El Centro's landlord, the Aspira Alternative High School, acquired the lots...

No More “Free Speech Zone”

Felicia Maxa, Staff Writer
September 25, 2006
Filed under News

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the Student Activities Office held its first free speech forum of the fall 2006 semester to introduce a new free speech proposal. The proposal, arranged by the Free Speech Taskforce and headed by both administrators and students, aims to better serve students' First Amendment...