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Early Voting at NEIU

Early Voting at NEIU

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News, Showcase

The voting polls for early voters opened on Thursday, Sept. 27 for the gubernatorial elections. All Chicagoan citizens who are registered to vote can cast their ballots early at any of the early voting locations. Any Chicagoan who is not registered to vote can register online, mail, in-person at...

Pre-SOMA’s First Medical Student Panel

Pre-SOMA’s First Medical Student Panel

Daphne Watson, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News

The Pre-Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) at NEIU hosted their first medical student panel discussion on Oct. 2. Four Midwestern University medical students spoke to NEIU students about preparing for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), the medical school application proces...

What to Know About NEIU’s Immunization Records Requirement

What to Know About NEIU’s Immunization Records Requirement

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News, Showcase

Public university students are required by the state of Illinois to provide the written records of their immunizations. NEIU students are being strongly urged to bring in their records by the end of this semester to find out if they are compliant with the immunization policy. Students are being ...

NEIU Professor Shines Light On Dull Architecture with Photography

NEIU Professor Shines Light On Dull Architecture with Photography

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Neighborhood, NEIU, News, Showcase

        NEIU professor Nathan Mathews is shining a bright light on dull architecture with his photography. Mathews’ collection “Ersatz” focuses on architecture and ways people respond to it, specifically unappealing architecture. It’s being displayed in the Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery at ...

NEIU President Gloria J Gibson’s Inauguration Ceremony

NEIU President Gloria J Gibson’s Inauguration Ceremony

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News, Showcase, Showcase, Top Stories

NEIU’s University Commons was packed with a crowd of more than 600 people for Gloria J. Gibson’s Presidential Inauguration on Sept. 13. Online tickets for the ceremony were sold out, but people were welcomed to still attend the event. During the ceremony, Gibson said, “I pledge to you t...

Selfie Day with President Gibson

Selfie Day with President Gibson

Will Jones

September 25, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News

Through one-on-one conversations at the selfie event, President Gloria J. Gibson introduced herself on a more personal level with students and other NEIU community members. Gibson took selfies with students, staff and faculty members in the University Commons on Sept. 14. and gave students an o...

Groovin’ with Gibson: Zumba with the President

Groovin’ with Gibson: Zumba with the President

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News, Showcase

On Tuesday Sept. 11 President Gibson was the main attraction for “Zumba with the President” which was held in the University Commons as part of her Inauguration Week. Gibson donned a white NEIU t-shirt with the slogan, “Be you, be well,” on the back while she danced with NEIU staff and ...

Police Blotter 08/22 – 09/20

Police Blotter 08/22 – 09/20

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News, Police Blotter

Aug. 22: Bryn Mawr and Kimball: NEIU police officers responded and assisted a person who was observed stumbling in and out of traffic. Chicago police officers and paramedics arrived at the scene and transported subject to the hospital. Aug. 24: 5650 N. Kimball: Chicago police officers, Chicago fire department members ...

Rheaply Provides Free Science Equipment to NEIU’s Biology Department

Rheaply Provides Free Science Equipment to NEIU’s Biology Department

Joanna Vaklin

September 25, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News

Perhaps the biggest way for education to thrive is by sharing and communicating information. NEIU’s biology department is encouraging this idea by partnering up with Chicago-owned company, Rheaply. Rheaply is asset exchange manager where students and institutions can share, exchange, rent surp...

Illinois Grants and NEIU Services Can Help Finance College Tuition

Illinois Grants and NEIU Services Can Help Finance College Tuition

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under News

The academic school year may have just started but it’s never too late to think about financing higher education. The following are some of the many state-funded grants: The Monetary Award Program (MAP) is a program in which Illinois residents who demonstrate financial need and attend one of th...

No Action, Few Comments on Lech Walesa Controversy

No Action, Few Comments on Lech Walesa Controversy

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2018


Filed under News

Since President Gibson sent out a very brief email announcing her decision to take down the art installation in the Lech Walesa Hall on Aug. 17, she has made no further comment. “At this time, the president doesn’t have anything more to add,” Director of Strategic Communications Mike Hines said t...

Differing Perspectives on Political Realignment at NEIU

Differing Perspectives on Political Realignment at NEIU

Joanna Vaklin

September 11, 2018


Filed under News

Four people with varying political perspectives sit at the same table. In today’s day and age, four people with varying political perspectives sitting at the same table as each other sounds like a set up for disaster, but NEIU’s event, “Differing Perspectives,” on Aug. 30 proved that discussi...

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