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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 ...

Teacher’s outburst turns physical

Teacher’s outburst turns physical

Brett Starkopf, Editor-in-Chief
October 26, 2016
Filed under News

A communications instructor was caught on video cursing at and pushing a student Oct. 19 in the F-Building. Kate Harris left her class to go to to the University Commons where students were having discussions with members of an anti-LGBTQA group. There, Harris, who was described by her student Emily Hosman as ...

Voting 2016: a short how-to list

Voting 2016: a short how-to list

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

There are 14 days until the Nov. 8 elections when Americans will go to the polls and vote for the candidate who they wish to be the next president of the United States.   If Americans have not yet registered to vote, there is still time. The following tips will assist in keeping voters confident...

Cast your ballot at NEIU

Cast your ballot at NEIU

Danny Montesdeoca, Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under News

Early voting began on Oct. 24 and will continue until Nov. 7, the day before national elections. NEIU's El Centro campus is an early voting location and has been open since Oct. 24. Early voting and registration will open on Nov. 2 and end on Nov. 4 at NEIU's main campus. Students can register and v...

NEIU students tell lawmakers to fund education

NEIU students tell lawmakers to fund education

Terrie Albano, Writer
October 25, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Terrie Albano   Halloween came a few weeks early for Northeastern Illinois University students. Donning masks of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Bruce Rauner, students snapped photos to tweet and Instagram with the hashtags, #ReclaimOurSchools, #FundOurFuture, #LostWithoutMAP and #BruceBetter...

Recap of the vice-presidential debate

Recap of the vice-presidential debate

Lawannah Boyden, Writer
October 11, 2016
Filed under News

Vice-presidential candidates Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Republican Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana acknowledged each other peacefully at the vice-presidential debate on Oct. 4.   CBS News reporter Elaine Quijano moderated the debate and asked the opening question using a quote from ID-Lloyd ...

NEIU receives $5.6 million grant

NEIU receives $5.6 million grant

Rut Ortiz, News Editor
October 11, 2016
Filed under News

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded NEIU another multi-million dollar grant effective Oct. 1. This grant totals $5.6 million stretched over five years. This new award is a Title III HSI-Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Articulation Programs, according to Dr. Wendy Stack, executive d...

State lawmakers’ race holds high stakes for students

State lawmakers’ race holds high stakes for students

Terrie Albano, Writer
October 11, 2016
Filed under News

Merry Marwig and Michael McAuliffe may be unfamiliar to NEIU students, but their names will be on the same ballot this November along with household names such as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Marwig, a Democrat, and McAuliffe, a Republican and the incumbent, are running for the Illinois House ...

The race to the White House: Trump

The race to the White House: Trump

Rut Ortiz, News Editor
October 11, 2016
Filed under News

Donald John Trump is the Republican candidate running for president in the upcoming November election. According to biographies published by Fox News and biography.com, he was born in 1946 and is 70 years old. He was born to parents Mary Macleod Trump and Frederick Christ Trump and grew up in Jamaica Ba...