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Police Blotter: 01/15 – 01/28

February 12, 2019


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Jan. 28: Parking Garage: Smoke detector tampering prompted response from officers and engineers. The Chicago Fire Department reset the alarm.   Jan. 28: P.E. Building: NEIU officer guided woman to the police station because she was upset at her child’s father, whom had not yet ret...

Police confirm campus tagging are isolated incidents, not gang related

Police confirm campus tagging are isolated incidents, not gang related

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

February 12, 2019


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Over the last three months there have been several incidents of tagging and graffitiing on the three NEIU campuses: main, El Centro and CCICS. However, NEIU’s Police Superintendent, John Escalante, said these are all isolated incidents and not an increase in neighborhood crime. Escalante said the ta...

Chicago’s Feb. 26 Municipal Election: What to Know

Chicago’s Feb. 26 Municipal Election: What to Know

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

February 12, 2019


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The 2019 municipal elections are coming up on Feb. 26. The city of Chicago will vote on the positions for mayor, city clerk, city treasurer and 50 city council (aldermen) positions. If you’re a registered voter, there are many ways to vote including in person at your neighborhood’s designated pol...

President Gibson’s Plan for Tackling Decreasing Enrollment

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

February 12, 2019


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Enrollment at NEIU has been steadily decreasing over the years causing concern. President Gloria J. Gibson addressed the NEIU community on Nov. 27, 2018 stating that finding a solution to enrollment rates is a top concern. “I have to be very clear in saying that our enrollment numbers are not good...

Student Sues NEIU on ADA Violations, Illegal Search, Racial and Harassment

Student Sues NEIU on ADA Violations, Illegal Search, Racial and Harassment

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

January 22, 2019


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NEIU student alleges employees and campus police officers harassed and discriminated against him based on his race, physical and mental abilities based on a lawsuit filed in July of 2018. On Sept. 9, 2018 the Independent received a tip from an anonymous email stating, “Big story the new pres. Does...

Freshman Cohort Program Coming to CCICS This Fall

Freshman Cohort Program Coming to CCICS This Fall

Kenisha Hoskins

January 22, 2019


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College can be intimidating; almost every student experiences some level of anxiety during their first school year. Whether it’s an overwhelming course load, frustration with financial aid or fear of social interaction; anxiety is ever present. As a result, these factors can affect how a student performs the...

Standstill on Lech Walesa Hall

Standstill on Lech Walesa Hall

Chuck Sipps

January 22, 2019


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Lech Walesa Hall (LWH), located on NEIU’s main campus, was named in honor of Polish politician and Noble Prize winner Lech Walesa in 2009 for his part in the Solidarity movement in Communist Poland and dedication to the rights of workers. Walesa made homophobic comments at a political rally in 2000. He...

NEIU Police Blotter: Dec. 17 to Jan. 14

NEIU Police Blotter: Dec. 17 to Jan. 14

January 22, 2019


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Jan. 14 – 5555 N. Bernard: NEIU police officers responded to a “disabled vehicle” in the middle of the road.The driver was found to have a suspended driver’s license and no insurance. The driver was cited for the suspended driver’s license and their vehicle was towed. Jan. 10 – B-Buildi...

Band Director Injured at NEIU Sues Over Injuries

Band Director Injured at NEIU Sues Over Injuries

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

January 22, 2019


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Ralph Wilder, founder of the Rolling Meadows-based Northwest Concert Band, is suing Chicago Flyhouse, Inc. for injuries sustained during an incident at NEIU last spring. On May 6, 2018 during a rehearsal with the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble, a metal frame holding the projection screen fell from the ce...

NEIU’s Grant from Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women

NEIU’s Grant from Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women

Rebecca Denham, Assistant News Editor

January 22, 2019


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Last Oct., NEIU was awarded a $300,000 grant lasting three years to “help with proactive prevention and education on sexual assault and stalking,” according to NEIU’s Director of Equal Opportunity, Title IX and Ethics Natalie Potts. All NEIU students, staff and faculty are protected from sexual m...

CCICS campus embraces culture, community and family

CCICS campus embraces culture, community and family

Andrew Calderon

January 22, 2019


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NEIU has roots on the Southside of Chicago. In the heart of Bronzeville on 700 E. Oakwood Blvd. lies the historical building of the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS). CCICS, NEIU’s Southside campus, is more than just another location; it has a cultural history and students ready to...

Multi-Level Marketing Company Targets Students

Multi-Level Marketing Company Targets Students

Hussain Khemani

January 22, 2019


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In recent weeks across campus, Vector Marketing (VM) job flyers have been pinned in several NEIU locations such as Lech Walesa Hall (LWH), the Fine Arts Building (FA) and even in bathrooms. The flyers state the job pays $17 base/appt (appointment), offers a flexible schedule, among other benefits, with no e...

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