Northeastern Illinois University's student-run newspaper

NEIU Independent

Northeastern Illinois University's student-run newspaper

NEIU Independent

Northeastern Illinois University's student-run newspaper

NEIU Independent

Student Government on Potential Tuition Increase

Student Government on Potential Tuition Increase

Jiaming Lou, Contributing Writer October 31, 2023

Student Government Association (SGA) is one of NEIU’s shared governance organizations, run by students (and an advisor) to represent the student body at large on issues concerning the well-being and...

NEIU For You 3.0 Expands To Transfer Students and Veterans

Gabriel Gurrola, Campus Arts & Life Editor October 30, 2023

NEIU’s Board of Trustees (BoT) voted to extend the NEIU For You scholarship for an additional two years and widen the group of students eligible to receive the scholarship to include transfer students...

Faculty Senate Discusses Removal of ‘Robert’s Rules of Order’

Zachariah Simmons, Opinions Editor October 30, 2023

During the recent NEIU Faculty Senate meeting on Oct 10th 2023, Vice Chair Adam Goldstein proposed that the Senate end its usage of Robert’s Rules of Order for their meeting procedures. This was followed...

NEIU Trustees Approve AFSCME Contract Extension

NEIU Trustees Approve AFSCME Contract Extension

Zachariah Simmons, Opinions Editor October 30, 2023

In a unanimous 10-0 vote during their first meeting of the semester on Sept. 21, 2023, the NEIU Board of Trustees (BoT) agreed to approve the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees...

State of the University: Admin Touts Enrollment, Pressed on LWH, Workday

Dan Maurer, News Editor October 30, 2023

According to the NEIU Constitution, the university’s president is required to address the Faculty Assembly with a State of the University Address, similar to the annual State of the Union Address the...

Shots Fired Near NEIU Main Campus Leads to Lockdown

Shots Fired Near NEIU Main Campus Leads to Lockdown

Dan Maurer and Leslie Lozada October 27, 2023

After shots were fired near NEIU’s Main Campus, the university was placed in a lockdown and the NEIU community were told to shelter in place. According to witnesses, about 10 shots were fired near the...

NEST To Receive a New General Manager

Scott Andrews, Writer September 25, 2023

Residents of the Nest were informed that Fred Dillard, the General Manager of the Nest since June 2021, is no longer employed by American Campus Communities (ACC). ACC is the private company that manages...

Front door of NEIU Police Department on North Campus

Interview with Chief of Police

Ryland Roberts, Online Editor September 25, 2023

The Independent sat down with Joe Przybyla, the newest Police Chief of NEIU, for an interview at the university police office. Upon meeting him, he was extremely friendly and professional. Topics discussed...

Outside sign of Lech Walesa Hall, in column on the side of the North Side campus building

“Homosexuals Should Even Sit Behind a Wall” – Lech Walesa, March 2013

Ryland Roberts and Dan Maurer September 25, 2023

 In a 2013 interview on TVN24, a Polish news station, Lech Walesa said “Homosexuals should even sit behind a wall, and not somewhere at the front,” regarding members of Poland's parliament. He also...

SGA Senate Kicks Off Semester

SGA Senate Kicks Off Semester

Dan Maurer, News Editor September 18, 2023

The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate kicked off its first meeting of the school year with reports from some representatives as well as from members of NEIU’s administration. SGA is the student-run...

Senate Chair Dr. Nikolas Hoel (left) and his predecessor Dr. Nancy Wrinkle (right)

Faculty Senate Applauds Interim President, Hails New Day

Dan Maurer, News Editor September 4, 2023

The first Faculty Senate meeting of the year brought with it a changing of the guard as Dr. Nancy Wrinkle stepped down as Chair of the Faculty Senate. Dr. Nikolas Hoel was elected to succeed her. The...

Interview With the President (of NEIU)

Interview With the President (of NEIU)

Dan Maurer, News Editor September 2, 2023

Dr. Katrina Bell-Jordan became the Interim President of NEIU on July 3, 2023. She called the almost two months since then a “whirlwind.” She said she is thankful for the “tremendous opportunity,”...

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