The Independent

The Independent

Illinois Grants and NEIU Services Can Help Finance College Tuition

Nicole F. Anderson, News Editor

September 17, 2018


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The academic school year may have just started but it’s never too late to think about financing higher education. The following are some of the many state-funded grants: The Monetary Award Program (MAP) is a program in which Illinois residents who demonstrate financial need and attend one of th...

No Action, Few Comments on Lech Walesa Controversy

No Action, Few Comments on Lech Walesa Controversy

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2018


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Since President Gibson sent out a very brief email announcing her decision to take down the art installation in the Lech Walesa Hall on Aug. 17, she has made no further comment. “At this time, the president doesn’t have anything more to add,” Director of Strategic Communications Mike Hines said t...

Differing Perspectives on Political Realignment at NEIU

Differing Perspectives on Political Realignment at NEIU

Joanna Vaklin

September 11, 2018


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Four people with varying political perspectives sit at the same table. In today’s day and age, four people with varying political perspectives sitting at the same table as each other sounds like a set up for disaster, but NEIU’s event, “Differing Perspectives,” on Aug. 30 proved that discussi...

Prominent Chicago Journalist Speaks at NEIU’s Meet the Media Night

Prominent Chicago Journalist Speaks at NEIU’s Meet the Media Night

Nicole F. Anderson, News Editor

September 11, 2018


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Prominent Chicago journalist Jen Sabella was the guest speaker at NEIU’s annual “Meet the Media Night” on Sept. 6. Sabella told memories of her student media experience and shared wisdom on her career in journalism. This was the ninth Meet the Media night at NEIU. The student media organiza...

Kicking Off Fall Semester With Celebration

Will Jones and Robert Kukkla

September 11, 2018


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The NEIU Programming Board and Student Leadership Development (SLD) put together “Welcome Week,” a week-long event to kick off the fall semester. The week-long celebration kicked off on Aug. 27 with games such as Giant Jenga, Pop-A-Shot and Connect Four in the University Commons. NEIU Studen...

Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc. Newsletter

Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc. Newsletter

The Independent

September 11, 2018


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Since the Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc. NEIU chapter was established in May 2005, there have been 114 members who have crossed. NEIU junior and Alpha Psi Lambda member Angel Salgado said, “I joined Alpha Psi Lambda-Rho Chapter because of their values: familia, culture, academics, service a...

Free Tuition Coming to Illinois’ U of I – Urbana

Amaris E. Rodriguez

September 11, 2018


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On Aug. 27, the University of Illinois Urbana announced it would provide free tuition and campus fees for in-state students whose family income is below $61,000 per year. This move is in hopes of retaining college students in-state as many are going to out-of-state colleges due to lower tuition prices...

Pedroso Center restructuring, opens space to community, creates research center

Pedroso Center restructuring, opens space to community, creates research center

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News, Top Stories

Operations Assistant Michael J. Partipilo said the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs is “going through a restructuring.” Instead of having six resource centers specializing in specific cultural groups, the Pedroso Center now has two assistant directors who offer intercultur...

Gibson: Not just a president, a model for students

Gibson: Not just a president, a model for students

Nicole F. Anderson, News Editor

August 27, 2018


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NEIU’s new president, Dr. Gloria J. Gibson, has been planning for the future and being “out and about” to meet with students, staff and faculty. “I’m very, very proud to serve as the president and I’m equally as excited about my inauguration in September,” Gibson said in an interview wit...

NEIU offers resources for undocumented students

Leslie Hurtado

August 27, 2018


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The NEIU community has made several changes since 2011 to help DACA students feel more welcomed on campus. The following is a list of some of these changes: URO: The Undocumented Resilient and Organized club (URO) formed 2011 by pressuring NEIU faculty and staff to open general scholarships for undoc...

President Gibson: Art installation in Lech Walesa Hall ‘has now run its course’

President Gibson: Art installation in Lech Walesa Hall ‘has now run its course’

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News, Showcase, Top Stories

“I have decided the art installation displayed in Lech Walesa Hall has now run its course,” President Gloria J. Gibson said via email to the NEIU community on Aug. 17. “The content will be preserved in our University Archives.” As of Aug. 22, the screens used to display the artwork are now p...

National Science Foundation Grant Awarded to NEIU’s Victor Ortiz

National Science Foundation Grant Awarded to NEIU’s Victor Ortiz

Robert Kukla, Arts & Life Editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded NEIU’s Latino and Latin American studies professor Victor Ortiz a $149,934 grant to fund his research on the nature and magnitude of the social cohesion between Latino and non-Latino residents within the Chicago suburb of Yorkville. The NSF is an i...

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