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Low percentage of females in S.T.E.M

Joanna Vaklin

December 2, 2018


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NEIU offers a multitude of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related majors, and while there are no restrictions as to who can sign up, STEM students are seeing an inconsistent balance between male and female students, staff and faculty. The NEIU mathematics and computer science major have a signi...

Police Blotter: Nov. 16 to Nov. 27

Police Blotter: Nov. 16 to Nov. 27

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December 2, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News, Police Blotter

Nov.16 - Off Campus: Faculty and staff were concerned about a student threatening to harm himself. Chicago Police Department did a well-being check at home. NEIU Counseling Services were offered. Nov. 17 - Fine Arts Building: Female students report a male following and bothering them at practice...

NEIU presents a ‘Golden Opportunity’ for incoming freshmen students next Fall 2019

NEIU presents a ‘Golden Opportunity’ for incoming freshmen students next Fall 2019

Leslie Hurtado

November 20, 2018


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NEIU’s new Golden Opportunity Scholarship will cover full tuition and fees for prospective full-time first-year students in fall 2019. Students who qualify for the scholarship will receive an award package of $3,000 for the school year. In a conference call with Executive Director of Financial Aid Ma...

NEIU receives grant for DACA podcast

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under News

NEIU was awarded a $35,000 microgrant from the 2018 Challenged Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education on Aug. 8. With the money, NEIU launched a seven-part podcast focusing on immigration and undocumented students in the Chicago area called, “DACAmentation.” “DACAmentation: Journalism by Dreamers for...

Police Blotter Nov. 4 to Nov. 16

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November 20, 2018


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Nov. 4: NEIU Campus: Student believes an acquaintance may have installed spyware on her computer and is stalking her. Case was referred to Title IX officer. Nov. 6: Library: Unknown offender drew a swastika on the back of a door. Facilities were notified for clean up. Nov. 8: B-Building: Verbal ...

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

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