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10th Annual Arts in Response to Violence Conference

Michael Gross, Writer

November 5, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 17 and Friday, Oct. 18, NEIU held its tenth annual Arts in Response to Violence conference. Each year, speakers from all over the world as well as NEIU faculty members come together to speak about violence and show artwork in response to various acts of violence. There are workshop ev...

Kids Out of School Take on NEIU

Grace Yu, Campus Life Editor

November 5, 2019

As a result of the ongoing Chicago Teachers’ Union (CTU) strike, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has enacted its district contingency plan during normal school hours, giving children a place to go during the day as well as breakfast and lunch while classes are cancelled. However, as a result of after-s...

President’s State of the University Address

President’s State of the University Address

Cassidy Schmidt, Writer

November 5, 2019

NEIU President Gloria Gibson became visibly upset during her second State of the University Address when she was interrupted by members of the audience yelling, “Step plan!” The address was attended by many faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in NEIU’s main auditorium. Gibson was ...

11/05 Police Blotter

11/05 Police Blotter

November 5, 2019

Oct. 16 NEIU Employee walked into the police station to report seeing bugs in building that triggered his phobia, making him very upset. He returned to work after calming down. Oct. 16 LWH Faculty reports suspicious person who came to her office wanting to leave a bag for safekeeping. Officers made...

10/22 Police Blotter

10/22 Police Blotter

October 22, 2019

The following Incidents occurred on NEIU campus property for the dates of Oct. 4 to Oct. 22   Oct. 4 - BOB Human resource issue, matter was resolved. Oct. 7 – Library  Domestic disturbance referral was recorded. Oct. 9 – CST Vehicular vandalism with plant matter. Oct...

NEIU hosts resource fair for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Coming Out Day

NEIU hosts resource fair for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Coming Out Day

Rebecca Denham, News Editor

October 22, 2019

In honor of both LGBTQ+ history month and domestic violence awareness month, NEIU hosted a resource fair on Thurs. Oct. 10 from 1 – 4 p.m. It was held in the University Commons where several organizations were tabling. While the Pedroso Center and Pride Alliance organized the event, there were many grou...

Legacy Walk Tour for LGBTQ+ History Month

Victoria Hong, Writer

October 22, 2019

In honor of both LGBTQ+ history month and domestic violence awareness month, NEIU hosted a resource fair on Thurs. Oct. 10 from 1 – 4 p.m. It was held in the University Commons where several organizations were tabling. While the Pedroso Center and Pride Alliance organized the event, there were many...

Fair distribution for NEIU’s undocumented

Cassidy Schmidt, Writer

October 22, 2019

Undocumented Student Resources staff will seek student input to decide how to use the $2,000 pledge made by President Gibson and Provost Rome at a Town Hall meeting held two weeks ago. Following the pledge, Gibson placed her full confidence in Luvia Moreno, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Undocum...

Interactive ombuds workshop delves into conflict resolution

Interactive ombuds workshop delves into conflict resolution

Ata Younan, Opinions Editor

October 16, 2019

In celebration of International Conflict Resolution Month and Ombuds Day, recently hired university Ombuds, Tyler Smith, gave an interactive exploratory workshop on Oct. 10 in Alumni Hall North. As the workshop began, Smith encouraged its 18 participants, most of which had heard of the office and its...

10/08 Police Blotter

10/08 Police Blotter

October 8, 2019

The following Incidents occurred on NEIU campus property for the dates of Sept. 12 to Oct. 8 Sept. 12 – Parking Lot C* Police responded to a report of male attempting to burn a tree. Subject stated that he was using a lighter to remove bug carcasses and give bugs a proper burial. Subject left ...

Meningitis vaccine now mandatory for students

Amina Murati, Writer

October 8, 2019

NEIU sent out an email on Sept. 23 informing the student body that it is now mandatory for all students under the age of 22 to have been vaccinated for meningitis as soon as possible. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) describes meningitis as an inflammation of the membrane that covers the...

NEIU’s nurse Lasko discusses vaping

NEIU’s nurse Lasko discusses vaping

Michael Gross, Writer

October 8, 2019

There has been a recent outbreak of vaping related deaths and lung illnesses across the country, including one case in Illinois. There have also been over 800 reported cases of lung illnesses attributed to vaping. These reports span nearly the entire U.S. with cases reported in 46 of the 50 U.S. states. Health...

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