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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

NEIU’s retention numbers dropping

Robin Bridges, Editor in chief

April 10, 2018


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For every 100 students enrolled at NEIU, on average only between eight and ten counts toward NEIU’s overall retention and graduation rates. Retention and graduation rates are data collected by all universities who receive federal funds and reported publicly in order to let prospective students know ...

Police Blotter April 10

Sarahy Lopez, News editor

April 10, 2018


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March 23 – Lech Walesa Hall: Racial and sexually explicit writing found on a chalkboard. March 28 – The Nest: An unwanted guest was escorted from The Nest and given a warning to not trespass. March 31 – Parking Lot J: An unknown offender damaged a parked car. April 3 – The Nest: An unacc...

Native American and Indigenous Identity in Chicago

Native American and Indigenous Identity in Chicago

Nicole F. Anderson, Writer

April 10, 2018


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American Indian Center of Chicago’s Education Coordinator Fawn E. Pochel spoke to the NEIU community for the Angelina Pedroso Centers “Pandora’s Box” series on March 28. In 2011 Pochel, her sisters and community of friends began putting together the Chi-Nations Youth Council (CNYC). CNYC ...