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Erin Brockovich talking during

Erin Brockovich at NEIU: ‘Superman isn’t coming… but you’re here.’

February 26, 2019

On NEIU’s main campus, the auditorium was filled with people from the university and the community wa...

Photo of the kiosk screen at the Welcome Desk on NEIU's main campus.

NEIU’s Kiosks Want to Hear From Students

February 26, 2019

On Feb. 4, NEIU’s Division Student’s Affair launched their new “student interaction survey” kiosks in...

Photo of an elevator in NEIU's Sach's building with a certificated dated from 2001. Photo was taken in early Feb. 2019.

NEIU’s problematic elevators: a ride to nowhere

February 26, 2019

People use the elevators every day at NEIU to get to their classes, jobs or study groups. On Feb. 11 at ...

The Independent is the student voice, why not use yours?

The Independent is the student voice, why not use yours?

February 26, 2019

There’s a gold mine of interesting stories to tell at NEIU. Every person here, whether they believe it o...

The Independent staff with their three new awards. From left to right: Robert Kukla, arts and life editor; Amaris E. Rodriguez, opinions and co-managing editor; Robin Bridges, editor-in-chief; Nicole F. Anderson, news and co-managing editor; and Joanna Vaklin, writer and comic artist.

Independent takes home three awards from ICPA

February 26, 2019

NEIU’s student-run newspaper, the Independent, took home three awards at the Illinois College Press A...

John Fountain pours out his wisdom to NEIU students: ‘Our stories Matter’

February 26, 2019

John W. Fountain is a man of many hats: a Chicago Sun-Times journalist, professor, author and publisher...

Police Blotter: 02/08 - 02/20

Police Blotter: 02/08 – 02/20

February 26, 2019

The following events happened on NEIU's campuses from Feb. 8 to 20, 2019: Feb. 8 - El Centro: A pow...

Stevens and David posing with David's “Parkland: Birth of a Movement,” at the Swedish American Museum.

Dave Cullen Talks Parkland and How Response Mass Shootings Has Changed Since Columbine

February 26, 2019

New York Times bestselling author, David Cullen, sat down with Chicago Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens...

Police Blotter: 01/15 – 01/28

February 12, 2019

Jan. 28: Parking Garage: Smoke detector tampering prompted response from officers and engineers. The Chica...

Sachs Administration Building (C Building) on NEIU's main campus.

Police confirm campus tagging are isolated incidents, not gang related

February 12, 2019

Over the last three months there have been several incidents of tagging and graffitiing on the three NE...

Chicago’s Feb. 26 Municipal Election: What to Know

Chicago’s Feb. 26 Municipal Election: What to Know

February 12, 2019

The 2019 municipal elections are coming up on Feb. 26. The city of Chicago will vote on the positions for ...

President Gibson’s Plan for Tackling Decreasing Enrollment

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

February 12, 2019

Enrollment at NEIU has been steadily decreasing over the years causing concern. President Gloria J. Gibson addressed the NEIU community on Nov. 27, 2018 stating that finding a solution to enrollment rates is a top concern. “I have to be very clear in saying that our enrollment numbers are not good. They do not meet my expec...

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