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New provost Dennis Rome’s plan for NEIU

New provost Dennis Rome’s plan for NEIU

Rebecca Denham, News Editor

July 23, 2019

As NEIU’s new provost, Dennis Rome’s responsibilities on campus include “overseeing everything academic on campus. From programs to course schedulings to classrooms- anything academic falls in this office.” Rome started his position as provost and vice president of academic affairs on June...

Media and democracy in danger: Townhall takes place at NEIU

Media and democracy in danger: Townhall takes place at NEIU

Ankush Vyas, Online Editor

July 23, 2019

Common Cause Illinois partnered with Adlai Stevenson Center for a town hall meeting to address the importance of a free and fair press at Northeastern Illinois University on June 13. According to their official website, Common Cause Illinois is a nonpartisan grassroots organization which works to...

NEIU cleans up Foster Beach

NEIU cleans up Foster Beach

Rebecca Denham, News Editor

July 23, 2019

On the morning of July 13, a total of 31 students, staff, alumni and families of the NEIU community arrived at Foster beach to collect and dispose of litter. Organized by the Alumni Association on campus, this year’s annual beach cleanup had the best turn out of the past three years.  The assist...

07/23 Police blotter

07/23 Police blotter

July 23, 2019

The following Incidents occurred on NEIU campus property for the dates of May 22 to July 18. 05/22 - NEIU NEIU PD assisted outside agency regarding social media posts by possible former student. 05/24 - Fine Arts Building Unknown offender wrote graffiti on the classroom whiteboard. Facili...

Upcoming state budget decision

Marco Mendoza, Production Editor

May 28, 2019

The NEIU Board of Trustees met in regular session to discuss the 2019 - 2020 budget on May 23. Questions were asked at this gathering, but some of them were left unanswered, one of  which was the budget on advertising. There was talk about the success of the school’s advertisements, both online and ...

05/28 Police Blotter

05/28 Police Blotter

May 28, 2019

The following events happened on NEIU’s campuses from April 15 - May 22, 2019: 4/15 - El Centro Student reports verbal threats made to him by classmate during a verbal altercation while discussing a group project. Dean of students notified. 4/17 - Testing Center During a routine patrol,...

Chicago’s New Mayor

Edwin Gramajo, Opinions Editor

May 28, 2019

In April 2019, Lori Elaine Lightfoot (Democrat) was elected mayor of Chicago after a runoff election. Lightfoot was sworn in as mayor on May 20, 2019 at the Wintrust Arena. According to Mayor Lightfoot’s official website, “as mayor, she will work to create opportunity for every Chicagoan—regardles...

Spring commencement speaker inspires self-advocacy

Spring commencement speaker inspires self-advocacy

Rebecca Denham, News Editor

May 28, 2019

Maria Woltjen gave the commencement speech at NEIU’s 2019 graduation ceremony on May 6. The founder and executive director of The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights at the University of Chicago Law School, Woltjen spoke about the primary purpose of the organization and the individua...

NEIU’s pantry helping year round

NEIU’s pantry helping year round

Rebecca Denham, News Editor

May 28, 2019

Located in the basement of building E, next to the cafeteria, NEIU’s Student Pantry provides perishable and non-perishable food items to students year round at no cost. Ranging from fresh produce and canned goods to essential toiletries, an array of products is collected by volunteers throughout the...

Queering sex education in school

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

April 27, 2019

You can tell people to not have sex but if both parties are consenting, sex is going to happen. But what do LGBTQ+ students do when they want to have safe sex and were only taught about heterosexual sex?    In the United States, only 24 states and the District of Columbia require sex education. Of ...

Journalist on antisemitism comes to NEIU

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

April 27, 2019

At the end of 2018, there was a swastika drawn on a door in the Ronald Williams Library, just a few weeks after the synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead. NEIU facilities were notified to clean the swastika up, the event was printed in the Independent’s blotter and administration sent...

Computer science panel succeeds without a glitch

Joanna Vaklin, Comic Artist

April 27, 2019

In the 28th annual alumni panel, former computer science (CS) students came back to share their experiences after NEIU. The event was on Thursday April 11 and went glitch-free.   The five panelist were Jean Boris Konan, Millie Hernandez, Joseph Rodriguez, Deena Rubin and Shane Taylor. Each...

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