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Police Blotter 9.27.16

Rut Ortiz, News Editor
September 28, 2016
Filed under News

The following offenses occurred at NEIU’s main campus between Aug. 30 and Sept. 20: Aug. 30 – Lot F: A traffic accident occurred in Lot F. No injuries were reported. Aug. 31 – Student Union: A student reported leaving a camera in the student union and it was gone upon return. Aug. 31 –...

New FAFSA registration date approaching fast

Christopher Starnawski, Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under News

Registration for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid will begin on Oct. 1. Prior to this change, the registration date began at the beginning of the calendar year and would require the prior year’s income tax record. The new registration date will still require a student’s tax inf...

Hillary’s health scare

Christopher Starnawski, Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under News

Hillary Clinton was spotted struggling while walking and needing assistance to get into her motorcade at the World Trade Center Memorial on Sept. 11.   Her campaign spokesperson, Nick Merrill, said in a statement to CBS that Clinton felt “overheated and departed to her daughter’s apartment ...

Parking sessions

Zoë LeDuc, Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under News

Only two years ago, all registration and citations were done on paper. Last year the virtual permit system and passport app was introduced, and now with NEIU parking in its second year of new technology, the parking is completely virtual. University Parking is looking to increase customer service t...

New math community center welcomes all

Laura Rojas, Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under News

A new math and community center opened in BBH or also known as the science building. The center offers math workshops and tutoring for students throughout the week in BBH 364. “It’s a math space which is intended for the entire Northeastern community, whether a student is taking developmental clas...

US Department of Education awards NEIU millions in grant

Grace Yu, Writer
September 27, 2016
Filed under News

NEIU has announced that it is the recipient of a $2.6 million award from the U.S. Department of Education. The institution will receive $525,000 per year for the next five years, beginning Oct. 1. “The primary focus of this grant is to implement a very comprehensive system of support to incre...

Changes are on the way

Changes are on the way

Rut Ortiz, News Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under News

The vote to elect a search firm to do a national search for the next NEIU presidential candidate did not carry at a Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 15. “We reviewed three search firms that had been invited and responded to our call to present their information,” said Carlos Azcoitia, chair ...

State of University Address

State of University Address

Rut Ortiz, News Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Hahs began her speech by thanking and expressing her appreciation for and congratulations to the newly tenured faculty and various departments for the work that has been contributed to the success of the university in addition to the campus police for earning departmental accreditation. “So what...

Police Blotter

Courtesy of NEIU Police
September 8, 2016
Filed under News

The following offenses occurred at NEIU’s main campus between Aug. 18 and Aug. 19: Aug. 18 – Library: People were stuck in an elevator. All people were rescued. Aug. 19 – C Building: Chicago Fire Department responded to a fire alarm. Alarm was reset. Aug. 19 – The Nest: There was a v...

N-Safe replaces N-Alert

Pablo Medina, Production Editor
September 8, 2016
Filed under News

A new system called N-Safe is replacing the N-Alert messaging procedure. According to a targeted announcement sent on Aug. 29, the new system is a requirement for both incoming and continuing students. Even if students had previously signed into N-Alert, the information from that system will not...

Dr. Victoria Román-Lagunas named interim provost

Dr. Victoria Román-Lagunas named interim provost

Silvia Burian, Staff Writer
September 8, 2016
Filed under News

NEIU has appointed Victoria Román-Lagunas an interim provost to fill in for current Provost Richard Helldobler. Provost Helldobler will be stepping up when current University President Sharon Hahs retires at the end of this month. Román-Lagunas has worked her way through NEIU. She discovered her...

NEIU AGUA project flows like water

NEIU AGUA project flows like water

Laura Rojas, Staff Writer
September 8, 2016
Filed under News

The AGriculture and Undergraduate Achievement project completed its first summer program this year. “The program of the USDA is intended to try to bring more underrepresented students into the pipeline to eventually hopefully get some positions that are USDA related,” said Laura Sanders, professor...