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Police Blotter – 12/06/16

Rut Ortiz, News Editor
December 6, 2016
Filed under News, Police Blotter

The following offenses occurred at NEIU’s main campus between Nov. 10 and Nov. 28: Nov. 10 - 3600 W. Foster: A citation and I-Bond were issued to a driver for failure to signal. A court date is pending. Nov. 15 - BBH: An unknown offender wrote graffiti on washroom door. Nov. 16 - BBH: An unknown o...

Senator Sanders speaks out at southwest suburban school

Senator Sanders speaks out at southwest suburban school

Alec Thorsen, Contributor
November 23, 2016
Filed under News

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke at North Central College, Nov 18, continuing his message about the need of political revolution in this country. Speaking to a crowd of 3,300, he said, “What democracy is about is having a serious discussion made on serious issues.” Sanders also spoke about medi...

Tuition increases approved

Tuition increases approved

Rut Ortiz, News Editor
November 23, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The Board of Trustees of NEIU decided  to increase tuition and fees effective for fiscal year 2018. They also decided to open a request for proposal process to executive search firms, changes towards overtime regulations and approve a recommended expenditure of more than $100,000. The vote on tuiti...

NEIU Bio department gives students freedom to grow

NEIU Bio department gives students freedom to grow

Laura Rojas, Writer
November 23, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The semi-annual greenhouse plant sale held by NEIU’s Biology Department took place on Nov. 15. Kip Conwell, a biology lab manager who has been with NEIU for nine years, said this function has been going on for more than 35 years at the university. “It’s a very long standing tradition,” Conwell said. Accor...

NEIU to remain a ‘welcoming place for all’

NEIU to remain a ‘welcoming place for all’

Rut Ortiz, News Editor
November 23, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Four bathroom stalls with racially charged graffiti written on them were discovered in a men’s bathroom on the first floor of BBH. NEIU Police Chief John Escalante said that police were notified in the early afternoon on Nov. 15. He said that the doors had racially insensitive rhetoric that prom...

Police Blotter 11.8.2016

Rut Ortiz, News Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Police Blotter

The following offenses occurred at NEIU’s main campus between Oct. 25 and Nov. 4: Oct. 25 – The Nest:  A victim was verbally threatened over moved furniture. The student who made the threats was referred to student-due-process. Oct. 26 – The Nest:  A Ventra card and television were st...

The pursuit of a doctorate

The pursuit of a doctorate

Rut Ortiz, News Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under News

A proposed doctoral program in Linguistics may be making its way to NEIU. The Board of Trustees convened with Dr. Shahrzad Mahootian and Dr. Judith Kaplan-Weinger of the NEIU Linguistics department on Oct. 31 to discuss the approval and implementation of NEIU’s newest academic program. This would be ...

For Duckworth this nation’s security depends on education funding

For Duckworth this nation’s security depends on education funding

Terrie Albano, Writer
November 9, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a veteran of the Iraq war said to a group of students and faculty from NEIU and other state universities on Oct. 18, that education is vital to the nation’s security, and we need to invest in it like we do with military equipment. University Professionals of Illinois, a facu...

A’viands cleans up their act

A’viands cleans up their act

Rut Ortiz, News Editor
November 8, 2016
Filed under News

The Chicago Department of Public Health gave NEIU food service provider A’viands one week to fall into compliance after four violations were found in its health inspection on Oct. 27. The health department cited A’viands for being out of compliance in four areas: the pizza station, a sink in th...

Campus police respond to incidents at The Nest

Campus police respond to incidents at The Nest

Laura Rojas, Writer
November 8, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Two incidents at The Nest, one on Oct. 12 and another on Oct. 15,  raised concern regarding safety at NEIU. The first  incident involved an intoxicated 17-year-old, non-NEIU student who had to be escorted off campus. The second incident, unrelated to the first, involved inappropriate touching. Lt....

NEIU Finance Committee talked tuition hikes

NEIU Finance Committee talked tuition hikes

Laura Rojas, Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under News

The NEIU Board of Trustees Finance Committee discussed the implementation of tuition hikes and increased fees that would go into effect fiscal year 2018. The proposed increases made on Oct. 20 would average out to an extra $900 a year for new freshmen and transfer students according to Interim Pre...

Police Blotter 10.25.16

Rut Ortiz, News Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under News, Police Blotter

The following offenses occurred at NEIU’s main campus between Oct. 4 and Oct. 19: Oct. 4 – Off Campus: An unknown offender stole a victim’s keys, wallet and debit cards while shopping off campus. Oct. 4 – P.E. Building: An unknown offender stole a victim’s backpack with keys, books ...