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Prominent Chicago Journalist Speaks at NEIU’s Meet the Media Night

Prominent Chicago Journalist Speaks at NEIU’s Meet the Media Night

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

September 11, 2018


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Prominent Chicago journalist Jen Sabella was the guest speaker at NEIU’s annual “Meet the Media Night” on Sept. 6. Sabella told memories of her student media experience and shared wisdom on her career in journalism. This was the ninth Meet the Media night at NEIU. The student media organiza...

Kicking Off Fall Semester With Celebration

Will Jones and Robert Kukkla

September 11, 2018


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The NEIU Programming Board and Student Leadership Development (SLD) put together “Welcome Week,” a week-long event to kick off the fall semester. The week-long celebration kicked off on Aug. 27 with games such as Giant Jenga, Pop-A-Shot and Connect Four in the University Commons. NEIU Studen...

Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc. Newsletter

Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc. Newsletter

The Independent

September 11, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News

Since the Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc. NEIU chapter was established in May 2005, there have been 114 members who have crossed. NEIU junior and Alpha Psi Lambda member Angel Salgado said, “I joined Alpha Psi Lambda-Rho Chapter because of their values: familia, culture, academics, service a...

Free Tuition Coming to Illinois’ U of I – Urbana

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

September 11, 2018


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On Aug. 27, the University of Illinois Urbana announced it would provide free tuition and campus fees for in-state students whose family income is below $61,000 per year. This move is in hopes of retaining college students in-state as many are going to out-of-state colleges due to lower tuition prices...

Pedroso Center restructuring, opens space to community, creates research center

Pedroso Center restructuring, opens space to community, creates research center

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News, Top Stories

Operations Assistant Michael J. Partipilo said the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs is “going through a restructuring.” Instead of having six resource centers specializing in specific cultural groups, the Pedroso Center now has two assistant directors who offer intercultur...

Gibson: Not just a president, a model for students

Gibson: Not just a president, a model for students

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

NEIU’s new president, Dr. Gloria J. Gibson, has been planning for the future and being “out and about” to meet with students, staff and faculty. “I’m very, very proud to serve as the president and I’m equally as excited about my inauguration in September,” Gibson said in an interview wit...

NEIU offers resources for undocumented students

NEIU offers resources for undocumented students

Leslie Hurtado

August 27, 2018


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The NEIU community has made several changes since 2011 to help DACA students feel more welcomed on campus. The following is a list of some of these changes: URO: The Undocumented Resilient and Organized club (URO) formed 2011 by pressuring NEIU faculty and staff to open general scholarships for undoc...

President Gibson: Art installation in Lech Walesa Hall ‘has now run its course’

President Gibson: Art installation in Lech Walesa Hall ‘has now run its course’

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News, Showcase, Top Stories

“I have decided the art installation displayed in Lech Walesa Hall has now run its course,” President Gloria J. Gibson said via email to the NEIU community on Aug. 17. “The content will be preserved in our University Archives.” As of Aug. 22, the screens used to display the artwork are now p...

National Science Foundation Grant Awarded to NEIU’s Victor Ortiz

National Science Foundation Grant Awarded to NEIU’s Victor Ortiz

Robert Kukla, Arts & Life Editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under NEIU, News

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded NEIU’s Latino and Latin American studies professor Victor Ortiz a $149,934 grant to fund his research on the nature and magnitude of the social cohesion between Latino and non-Latino residents within the Chicago suburb of Yorkville. The NSF is an i...

Police Blotter, July 8 to Aug. 20

Police Blotter, July 8 to Aug. 20

August 27, 2018


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July 8 - Building E: Staff reports possible computer tampering and computer/wire fraud. University technology department notified. July 20- Building D: Staff member received phishing email from unknown source trying to access her personal account. University’s UTS department was notified. ...

NEIU Police Blotter for June 7 to June 23, 2018

NEIU Police Blotter for June 7 to June 23, 2018

July 3, 2018


Filed under News, Police Blotter

  June 7: CCIS: A contractor’s vehicle was broken into by an unknown offender and a pack of cigarettes were stolen. June 12: 3536 W. Bryn Mawr: A NEIU neighbor reported that an unknown offender placed an offensive three-foot-high sign in front of his door during the night. June 20: 5258...

Director of the Diversity Center leaves NEIU

Director of the Diversity Center leaves NEIU

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief

June 20, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Web Exclusive

Maria Genao-Homs, Director of Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs (APCDIA), announced to the Pedroso Center’s staff her departure via an email titled, “My heartfelt thanks!” on June 7. After being the Director of the APCDIA for five years, Genao-Homs said in her emai...

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