The Independent

Poor graduation rates focus of public inquiry

Sophia Lopez, Writer

September 28, 2006

Members of the Coalition for Latino Success at NEIU hosted a public inquiry on Sept.12 in Alumni Hall to address the low college graduation rates of students who attended Chicago Public Schools (CPS). State Senator Miguel del Valle, himself a graduate from NEIU, and State Representative Cynthia Soto...

Independent goes online

Amy Scoma, Writer

September 27, 2006

The Independent has recently signed a partnership agreement with multimedia mogul, College Publisher to put the newspaper online. This process has been in the works since October of '05, according to Editor-in-Chief Tom Robb. It is an advertising agreement; it will not cost the newspaper, but only...

President Steinberg’s final address to the university

Duncan Macnab, Writer

September 26, 2006

"We learn from you as you will learn from us," opened University President Salme Steinberg in her final address to Northeastern's community. In her speech, she summarized what she has accomplished in her 12-year stay as president. Her speech focused on the accomplishments of the Jewel Box series and...

First look at who might replace President Steinberg

Tom Robb, Editor in Cheif

September 26, 2006

Dr. Sharon Hahs, the first of two candidates being considered to replace outgoing President Salme Steinberg, visited all of Northeastern's campuses to meet with groups of faculty, administrators and union officials. A public meeting was held last Thursday in the auditorium. Hahs is currently director...

Two parking lots coming in January for El Centro

Tom Robb, Editor in Cheif

September 26, 2006

Since Nov. 2004, El Centro students have not had a place to park. That will soon change, however, as El Centro will have the use of two parking lots as early as this January, according to Director of El Centro Daniel Lopez. El Centro's landlord, the Aspira Alternative High School, acquired the lots...

No More “Free Speech Zone”

Felicia Maxa, Staff writer

September 25, 2006

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the Student Activities Office held its first free speech forum of the fall 2006 semester to introduce a new free speech proposal. The proposal, arranged by the Free Speech Taskforce and headed by both administrators and students, aims to better serve students' First Amendment...

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