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HIV/AIDS: the epidemic is far from over

HIV/AIDS: the epidemic is far from over

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

April 27, 2019

  The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency virus (AIDS) claims lives by the hundreds of thousands and wrecked entire communities. Though the most devastating number of casualties happened in the 1980s and 1990s and the epidemic is not what it once, the problem is fa...

Earth matters: journalist and author come to NEIU

Edwin Gramajo, Opinions Editor

April 27, 2019

A crowd of roughly 75 people gathered to listen to world-famous journalist Bill Kurtis and best- selling author John St. Augustine speak about what responsibility each human has in regards to keeping our environment habitable on April 15 in NEIU’s auditorium.   Their presentation, “Earth Matters: Ethics...

4/23 Police Blotter

April 23, 2019

4/2/19: Access Road Cemetery staff was notified of a hazard posed by large tree branches overhanging onto NEIU property (main road). Cemetery staff will trim the branches down in coming weeks.   4/8/19: El Centro A contractor accidentally ruptured a gas line next to El Centro. Per the Chicago f...

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, Writer

April 18, 2019

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

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

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, Writer

April 10, 2019

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, Marketing and Advertising Director

March 28, 2019

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

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, Writer

March 28, 2019

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

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...

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