The Independent

Director of the Diversity Center leaves NEIU

Director of the Diversity Center leaves NEIU

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Features Editor

June 20, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Web Exclusive

Maria Genao-Homs, Director of Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs (APCDIA), announced to the Pedroso Center’s staff her departure via an email titled, “My heartfelt thanks!” on June 7. After being the Director of the APCDIA for five years, Genao-Homs said in her emai...

Diversity Center Seeking Assistant Director Specializing in Race and Ethnicity

Diversity Center Seeking Assistant Director Specializing in Race and Ethnicity

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Features Editor

June 3, 2018


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“When was the first time you realized your race?” Alyscia Raines, the Resident Director and Coordinator at Concordia University Chicago, asked the small group of NEIU students, faculty and staff during her open presentation on May 21. Raines shared she was 10 when she first thought about her rac...

Prominent band conductor severely injured on NEIU campus

Nicole F. Anderson, News Editor

May 22, 2018


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Chicago-based band conductor, musician and instructor was severely injured after a large projection screen housing fell from the ceiling and struck him on the head and back. Ralph Wilder was in NEIU’s Recital Hall on Sunday, May 6 when the incident occurred. The Chicago Fire Department responded to the cal...

Forward 150 Prioritization Committees ask for NEIU Feedback

Nicole F. Anderson, News Editor

May 16, 2018


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The Forward 150 Program Prioritization committees and tasks forces met to discuss the upcoming deadlines and timeline on April 26 2018. This program was proposed by former Interim President Richard Helldobler in an effort to prepare NEIU for the Illinois budget deficit and academic funding. Earlie...

2018 Commencement: NEIU Students and Congressman Receive Degrees

Nicole F. Anderson, News Editor

May 16, 2018


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Audio of Luis Gutierrez's speech from Commencement There were 931 undergraduate and graduate students dressed in blue and black gowns who  marched into UIC’s Pavilion with pride to receive their diplomas on May 7. The Chair of Mathematics and Faculty Senate, Lidia Filus, called the ceremony to ...

Votes have been tallied and results are in: 2018 Student Government Elections

Nicole F. Anderson, News Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News

Out of the total 8,051 student enrolled for the spring 2018 semester, 302 students went online to vote in the student government association (SGA) election. The votes have been counted and the results for the 2018 SGA election are in. The executive board will be the following: President, Ashlei Ross...

NEIU’s Ronald Williams Library released a digital collection of the Japanese American Redress documents

Gierdre Antanaitis-Rudawski, Writer

May 16, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News

NEIU’s Ronald Williams Library released a digital collection of the Japanese American Redress documents that focused on the the Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) hearings. The CWRIC hearings took place on NEIU’s main campus on September 22-23, 1981. O...

Upcoming fiscal year budget still uncertain

Sarahy Lopez, News editor

April 24, 2018


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Last week’s Board of Trustees meeting began with a couple of administrative changes and approvals of both exterior and interior renovations for the university. Gloria J. Gibson, the newly appointed president of NEIU will not start her role until June 1. This left the NEIU community in the quest...

Anti-abortion group protests on NEIU campus

Anti-abortion group protests on NEIU campus

Sarahy Lopez, News editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The anti-abortion group, Created Equal, based in Columbus, Ohio was seen on campus passing out flyers and placing photo stands with graphic pictures of aborted fetuses on April 12. This ignited a counter-protest by several NEIU students, organized in the Pedroso Center after hearing about the grou...

Police blotter for April 24

Nicole F. Anderson, Writer

April 24, 2018


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UPDATE: April 2 – The Nest: A guest was found in a closet at the Nest. The guest was found to have officially violated Nest visitor policy and was issued a written trespass warning. April 3 – Loading Dock: Officers recovered a possible human femur bone in the loading dock. The medical examiner...

ReptileFest raises awareness for animal endangerment

ReptileFest raises awareness for animal endangerment

Sarahy Lopez, News editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Chicago Herpetological Society organized ReptileFest in the PE Complex on April 14 and 15, where hundreds of reptiles were displayed in glass tanks and guests were allowed to handle large pythons to baby alligators. The Herpetological Society raises awareness about reptile care and safety and holds regul...

URO rally: undocumented and unafraid

Nicole F. Anderson

April 10, 2018


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  “No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here,” the crowd chanted while walking into NEIU’s quad. The crowd was led by Undocumented, Resilient and Organized (URO) member, Melanny Buitron on the bullhorn: “Show me what democracy looks like, this is what democracy looks like!” URO...