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Furloughs extended to save jobs

Furloughs extended to save jobs

May 22, 2017

NEIU will continue its furlough program after officials in Springfield failed to pass a state budget. This means that administrative, prof...

News brief

News brief

May 22, 2017

Mayor Emanuel to borrow $389 million to finish school year Mayor Rahm Emanuel brings a $389 million ...

Former Obama adviser gives free keynote address

April 29, 2017

Valerie Jarrett will not be accepting payment for her keynote speech at Spring Commencement this May...

Another billionaire runs for governor

Another billionaire runs for governor

April 12, 2017

Billionaire venture capitalist Jay Robert Pritzker would like to replace the billionaire venture capital...

What, the furlough?!

What, the furlough?!

April 4, 2017

The university is rapidly approaching a financial wall. The administration and faculty are working to redu...

Impasse brings out NEIU’s resilience

Impasse brings out NEIU’s resilience

March 29, 2017

Speakers and protesters gathered in front of news cameras while chants of “Bruce better have our money!...

Imposed furloughs affect faculty

Imposed furloughs affect faculty

March 24, 2017

Since fiscal year 2015 NEIU has had a 47 percent reduction in state funding according to the Center for Tax...

It’s time for legislators to do their job

It’s time for legislators to do their job

March 15, 2017

Chance the Rapper is not a hero. He’s a man who saw a need and did what he could. Earlier this mon...

The future in the face of furloughs

The future in the face of furloughs

March 14, 2017

Students who will be fired from their campus jobs during the furloughs imposed during spring break can...

Inaction speaks louder than words

Inaction speaks louder than words

February 21, 2017

Furlough days will be imposed on faculty and staff for the second time in nearly a year without state ...

NEIU students tell lawmakers to fund education

NEIU students tell lawmakers to fund education

October 25, 2016

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,...

Big Money’s Big Candidate

Big Money’s Big Candidate

October 21, 2014

The image candidate Bruce Rauner has cultivated is somewhat unique: A Midwestern cowboy-businessman;...