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NEIU’s Master of Social Work has achieved full accreditation in its program

NEIU’s Master of Social Work has achieved full accreditation in its program

Luísa Soares

April 18, 2019


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The Council on Accreditation and the Council on Social Work Education granted initial accreditation to Northeastern Illinois University’s (NEIU) Master of Social Work (MSW) program on March 11. The program, which started in fall of 2016, has had 32 students graduate in its first class last May and ...

Police Blotter: March 23 一 31, 2019

April 18, 2019


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March 23 - Home Gallery: The fire department responded to smoke coming from an NEIU-owned property and cleared the scene. March 25 - NEIU: A staff member reported that an unknown person has been “fraudulently” signing him up for magazine subscriptions without his consent. March 27 - Student ...

Google, meet NEIU: a new partnership

Google, meet NEIU: a new partnership

Luísa Soares

April 10, 2019


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During this summer, future computer science students who are seniors in high school and have been admitted into the fall 2019 semester at Northeastern Illinois University can participate in the Computer Science Summer Institute Extension Program (CSSI-Extension), which is a pilot partnership between ...

NEIU faculty celebrate each other and their work

NEIU faculty celebrate each other and their work

Victoria Hong

April 10, 2019


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The story in on the Faculty Publications and Creative Works Reception, March 28, 2019 Sponsored by Academic Affairs and the Ronald Williams Library   The gentle guitar music played in the background by Dr. Brian Torosian, the director of the NEIU guitar ensemble, as NEIU faculty members and ...

Margaret Johnsson

Margaret Johnsson

Frannie Mendoza

March 28, 2019


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Margaret Johnsson was hired as an adjunct professor of management and entrepreneurship for the current school year and it was exciting for her to discover that students were eager to learn about innovation and entrepreneurship. Johnsson is a serial entrepreneur looking to make a difference by trainin...

LGBTQ Discrimination Legal in 29 States, Equality Act Could Change That

LGBTQ Discrimination Legal in 29 States, Equality Act Could Change That

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

March 28, 2019


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There are 29 states in the United States where discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people is completely legal; however, 89 percent of Americans believe that it’s illegal to be fired or discriminated against in the United States for being LGBT, Center for American Progr...

A Mexican journalist who worked in the Panama Papers speaks in NEIU

A Mexican journalist who worked in the Panama Papers speaks in NEIU

Luísa Soares

March 28, 2019


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On March 14, Northeastern Illinois University received the guest speaker Mago Torres, who is a Mexican journalist, researcher and scholar that contributed to Panama Papers as a Fellow in JSK 2018. Organized by The Independent Newspaper, Que Ondee Sola Magazine and the WZRD radio, the talk that s...

NEIU and Other Universities Across Chicago Lack Faculty Diversity

Nicole F. Anderson and Robert Kukla

March 28, 2019


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NEIU is considered the most diverse public university in the midwest and the website claims the diversity “affects the core of the institution – we learn, teach, and work in an environment that is made richer, more relevant and more rewarding by the deeply diverse group of individuals that makes...

3/11-3/21 police blotter

March 26, 2019


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3/11/19: Building B Officers responded to multiple calls of student screaming and being irate and disruptive in counseling office. Student was told to leave campus and finally complied.   3/13/19: Police Department Officer observed damage to squad car that appears to be intentional. Offe...

Local and National Places to Donate Time and Money for Women’s History Month

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

March 26, 2019


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The United States Congress ruled that March was to be National Women’s History Month in 1987. Every year, the current president of the United States gives a proclamation, honoring the achievements of American women. The following are some, of many, places to donate time or money to during National Wom...

Jenn Lee

Robert Kukla, Arts & Life Editor

March 26, 2019


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Jenn Lee writes creatively for herself and others, particularly her younger self, many of her topics focus on trauma “It’s thinking what I could have read when I was 12, 16 or 19 and wrestling with any of these traumatic events - what I could have read that would have helped me feel less alone,”...

Jennie Lasko Feature

Victoria Hong

March 26, 2019


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Jennie Lasko was raised in a world of adversity and diversity. As immigrants from the Philippines, her parents worked day and night in order to raise all five of their children. Lasko remembered how her mom would work two or three jobs, usually taking the night shift, before returning home at 8 a.m. to take care of them. H...

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