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A Day of Remembrance, 2016 deadliest year for LGBTQ community

A Day of Remembrance, 2016 deadliest year for LGBTQ community

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Opinions Editor

November 28, 2017


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Last year was the deadliest year on record for the LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs’ “[LGBTQ] and HIV-Affected Hate Violence in 2016” report released on June 12. In response to this hate violence, the Angelina Pedroso Center for Divers...

NEIU to offer same in-state tuition for Puerto Rican residents

Sarahy Lopez, Staff writer

November 28, 2017


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NEIU announced it will charge in-state tuition to students who are residents of Puerto Rico for a two-year period during the Board of Trustees meeting of Nov. 16. The disaster of Hurricane Maria in September left thousands homeless and without water and electricity. Colleges and universities in Puerto...

Police Blotter 11/28/2017 Issue

Sarahy Lopez, Staff writer

November 28, 2017


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The following incidents occurred between the dates of November 12 to November 22 on NEIU’s main campus. Nov. 12 - The Nest: Campus police responded to a call of a guest violating the overnight policy. Eight people were escorted out and the case will be handled administratively. Nov. 12 - Librar...

English instructor Amanda Goldblatt selected for NEA fellowship

English instructor Amanda Goldblatt selected for NEA fellowship

Sarahy Lopez, Staff writer

November 28, 2017


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NEIU’s English instructor Amanda Goldblatt was selected out of  36 recipients to be awarded a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) of $25,000. The 2018 Creative Writing Fellowship encourages the production of new work and allows writers the time and means to write. The Arts Endowment has...

Celebrating Nett Day with Eric Garton

Celebrating Nett Day with Eric Garton

Mathew Wozniczka, Writer

November 28, 2017


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Nett Day took place in the Lech Walesa Hall ett Day on Nov. 15, featuring NEIU's College of Business and Management students and Eric Garton as the special guest speaker. Garton is a partner at Bain & Company, a global management consultancy headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. It is one of "th...

Police Blotter 11/14/2017 Issue

November 14, 2017


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The following incidents occurred between the dates of October 16th to November 9th at NEIU’s main campus. Oct. 16 - The Nest: A student pushed someone into an elevator and slammed the door in their face. The student was asked to speak to a counselor. Oct. 16 - Library: A victim was uncomfortable with ...

Crime reports

Liz Varmecky, Writer

November 14, 2017


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The 2017 Annual Safety and Security Information Report is the first such report that includes statistics covering the first year since NEIU became a residential campus. Five robberies were reported at non-campus properties NEIU owns on West Bryn Mawr Avenue. Drug and alcohol abuse and Violence Aga...

Zika virus, students win research award

Zika virus, students win research award

November 14, 2017


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Three NEIU seniors began research on the Zika Virus in May and turned it into an interactive program to show how the virus spreads through a population. Biology students Uzma Ain and Estefania Figueroa, along with Computer Science student Jerry Santos, were selected to go to the Society for Advanceme...

McNair Scholars Program

McNair Scholars Program

Rut Ortiz, Staff writers

October 31, 2017


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NEIU has earned its fifth McNair Scholars grant in 2017, equipping 14 students of minority and underserved demographics to attain their higher-education goals for the next five years. “The universities compete to get the program,” said Angela Vidal-Rodriguez, the director of the program. “It is a r...

Alternative Spring Break to kickoff next year

Alternative Spring Break to kickoff next year

Sarahy Lopez, Staff writers

October 31, 2017


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Applications have gone up for the 2018 Alternative Spring Break program, a series of trips that students can take during their Spring Break vacation to help improve the lives of others. Meals and lodging will be provided to those accepted into the program. Students would need to pay a non-refundable...

Terry Savage on today’s economics

Terry Savage on today’s economics

Chris Laurent, Staff writers

October 31, 2017


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Are we hurtling toward an economic downturn? This is just one of the questions Terry Savage presented during her discussion titled “The Savage Truth on Money” at the main campus auditorium as part of the Daniel L. Goodwin Lecture Series on Oct. 24. Savage is a registered investment advisor for bo...

Immigration rally brings schools together

Immigration rally brings schools together

Sarahy Lopez, Staff writers

October 31, 2017


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NEIU’s Undocumented, Resilient and Organized (URO) and North Park University’s Rising Dreamers United held an immigration rally to protest the removal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Oct. 18, joined by high schools Roosevelt and Von Steuben. “Undocumented, u...