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Archival Political Buttons in the Ronald Williams Library

Archival Political Buttons in the Ronald Williams Library

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Political buttons from the last several decades had the dust brushed off of them to be displayed in Ronald Williams Library on NEIU’s main campus. “While doing some summer clean-out of closets in the library, I came across a collection of political buttons that had been included with a donati...

Eagle Fest: A Celebration of Registration

Eagle Fest: A Celebration of Registration

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

NEIU students registered for the spring 2019 semester lined up in front of Alumni Hall to attend “Eagle Fest,” a celebration of early registration. Students were able to socialize with peers, play games, have their faces painted with a miniature sugar skull and eat pizza on Thursday, Nov. 1. Fresh...

Independent places 6th in ‘Best of Show’ at national college media convention

Independent places 6th in ‘Best of Show’ at national college media convention

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News, Showcase

The Independent news staff placed 6th for the “Best of Show” award at the 2018 ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The National College Media Convention is where college journalists and advisers attend practical and professional learning sessions led by high-profil...

Exploring Math in a New Way: Math Department Holds Annual Open House

Exploring Math in a New Way: Math Department Holds Annual Open House

Joanna Vaklin

November 6, 2018


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NEIU students explored math courses during the annual mathematics department open house. Math majors and students interested in the study of mathematics attended this event to learn more about the department and classes offered. Shan Wang, a math professor at NEIU, said, “The Mathematics department ha...

El Centro’s ‘Pumpkin Carving Contest’ Announced

El Centro’s ‘Pumpkin Carving Contest’ Announced

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Placed in a staggered line on a table in El Centro’s lobby, 16 differently decorated pumpkins sat on display for the NEIU community to choose one as the winner. El Centro campus teamed up with the Northeastern Illinois Programming Board to host a “Pumpkin Carving Contest,” where the NEIU ...

NEIU Police Blotter: Oct. 3 – Nov. 1

NEIU Police Blotter: Oct. 3 – Nov. 1

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Oct. 3 - The Nest: Officers responded to verbal dispute between roommates. A verbal threat was made prior to officer’s arrival but dispute ended peacefully. Oct. 11 - Parking Garage: Unknown offender keyed victim’s car while it was parked in the parking garage. Oct. 12 - Olive and Jersey: W...

Lech Walesa Hall follow-up: artwork taken down is relief to some

Lech Walesa Hall follow-up: artwork taken down is relief to some

Will Jones

November 6, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News, Showcase

The artwork removal located in Lech Walesa Hall (LWH) was one of the first decisions made by President Gibson. There appeared to be outrage over the offensive move by the new president, but some professors who have offices in LWH expressed relief. In the Independent’s Aug. 28 article, “President...

Reclaiming power through indigenous language with an Oaxacan Zapotec poet

Reclaiming power through indigenous language with an Oaxacan Zapotec poet

Leslie Hurtado

October 23, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News, Showcase

On Oct. 18, NEIU students, faculty and visitants came to the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs to see Oaxacan Zapotec poet Natalia Paz Toledo read poems from her award-winning poetry book, “The Black Flower and Other Zapotec Poems,” which was followed with an in...

NEIU Women in Upcoming ChicagoCHEC Conference

NEIU Women in Upcoming ChicagoCHEC Conference

Daphne Watson, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


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Several women from the NEIU community will partake in the Women in Science Conference in Alumni Hall on Friday, Oct. 26. The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC) is hosting the conference with this year’s theme being mathematics. ChicagoCHEC is headquartered on NEIU and aim...

NEIU Hosts LGBTQ+ History Month

NEIU Hosts LGBTQ+ History Month

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News, Showcase

Throughout the month of October several NEIU departments and clubs hosted events for LGBTQ+ History Month. Oct. 2: The Pedroso Center held a Rainbow Reception event where LGBTQ+ people and allies were celebrated.   Oct. 11: A LGBTQ+ Resource Fair was held in Village Square. NEIU’s Healt...

Program on biliteracy and art helps students succeed

Program on biliteracy and art helps students succeed

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News, Showcase

The strumming of jaranas (eight-stringed Mexican guitars) and the voices of two women singing were heard last Tuesday night during the Nuestra Plática Series at NEIU’s El Centro campus. Titled “Con La Cultura: Engaging Community Assets for Education,” Gina Gamboa argued the importance of cultivating...

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