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NEIU student humanizes her story at ‘DACAmentation’ town hall

NEIU student humanizes her story at ‘DACAmentation’ town hall

Leslie Hurtado

December 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Showcase

NEIU is one of the 10 institutions nationally to receive a $35,000 microgrant from the Online News Association’s Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. With that money, NEIU students, faculty and alumni will produce six podcasts in association with Spanish Public Radio (SPR) to create ...

President Gloria J. Gibson addresses decline in enrollment

President Gloria J. Gibson addresses decline in enrollment

Leslie Hurtado

December 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Showcase, Top Stories

There were about 8,103 students  enrolled for the fall of 2018 and NEIU is concerned about rates dropping for future semesters. NEIU students, educators and the general public gathered in Alumni Hall to listen to President Gloria J. Gibson recount on her position as president and speak on NEIU’s c...

NEIU pays $600,000 to The Nest due to low occupancy

NEIU pays $600,000 to The Nest due to low occupancy

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief

December 2, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

NEIU President Gloria J. Gibson informed the NEIU community that the university paid The Nest more than $600,000 in October to make up the gap of low occupancy during her first State of the University Address on Nov. 27. In an interview with Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Daniel Lopez Jr....

NEIU and Green Conservation Group work towards sustainability on campus

Nicole F. Anderson, News Editor

December 2, 2018


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Throughout the semester, NEIU’s Green Conservation Group (GCG) have been working with Friends of the Forest Preserve and Friends of the Chicago River. GCG’s President Stephanie Teresi said, “We worked with Friends of the Forest Preserves on doing restoration work and local habitat. So we bu...

Low percentage of females in S.T.E.M

Joanna Vaklin

December 2, 2018


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NEIU offers a multitude of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related majors, and while there are no restrictions as to who can sign up, STEM students are seeing an inconsistent balance between male and female students, staff and faculty. The NEIU mathematics and computer science major have a signi...

Police Blotter: Nov. 16 to Nov. 27

Police Blotter: Nov. 16 to Nov. 27

Transcribed by The Independent

December 2, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News, Police Blotter

Nov.16 - Off Campus: Faculty and staff were concerned about a student threatening to harm himself. Chicago Police Department did a well-being check at home. NEIU Counseling Services were offered. Nov. 17 - Fine Arts Building: Female students report a male following and bothering them at practice...

NEIU presents a ‘Golden Opportunity’ for incoming freshmen students next Fall 2019

NEIU presents a ‘Golden Opportunity’ for incoming freshmen students next Fall 2019

Leslie Hurtado

November 20, 2018


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NEIU’s new Golden Opportunity Scholarship will cover full tuition and fees for prospective full-time first-year students in fall 2019. Students who qualify for the scholarship will receive an award package of $3,000 for the school year. In a conference call with Executive Director of Financial Aid Ma...

NEIU receives grant for DACA podcast

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under News

NEIU was awarded a $35,000 microgrant from the 2018 Challenged Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education on Aug. 8. With the money, NEIU launched a seven-part podcast focusing on immigration and undocumented students in the Chicago area called, “DACAmentation.” “DACAmentation: Journalism by Dreamers for...

Police Blotter Nov. 4 to Nov. 16

Transcribed by The Independent

November 20, 2018


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Nov. 4: NEIU Campus: Student believes an acquaintance may have installed spyware on her computer and is stalking her. Case was referred to Title IX officer. Nov. 6: Library: Unknown offender drew a swastika on the back of a door. Facilities were notified for clean up. Nov. 8: B-Building: Verbal ...

Archival Political Buttons in the Ronald Williams Library

Archival Political Buttons in the Ronald Williams Library

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Political buttons from the last several decades had the dust brushed off of them to be displayed in Ronald Williams Library on NEIU’s main campus. “While doing some summer clean-out of closets in the library, I came across a collection of political buttons that had been included with a donati...

Eagle Fest: A Celebration of Registration

Eagle Fest: A Celebration of Registration

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

NEIU students registered for the spring 2019 semester lined up in front of Alumni Hall to attend “Eagle Fest,” a celebration of early registration. Students were able to socialize with peers, play games, have their faces painted with a miniature sugar skull and eat pizza on Thursday, Nov. 1. Fresh...

Independent places 6th in ‘Best of Show’ at national college media convention

Independent places 6th in ‘Best of Show’ at national college media convention

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News, Showcase

The Independent news staff placed 6th for the “Best of Show” award at the 2018 ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The National College Media Convention is where college journalists and advisers attend practical and professional learning sessions led by high-profil...

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