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URO rally: undocumented and unafraid

Nicole F. Anderson, News Editor

March 26, 2018


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“No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here,” the crowd chanted while walking into NEIU’s quad. The crowd was led by Undocumented, Resilient and Organized (URO) member, Melanny Buitron on the bullhorn: “Show me what democracy looks like, this is what democracy looks like!” URO president...

Police Blotter March 13

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

March 16, 2018


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The following occurred on the main campus between Feb. 22 to March 7:   Feb. 22 - Library: Officers responded to a complaint of a homeless person inside the building. Food, warm shower and clean clothes were provided for her.   Feb. 23 - Library: Officers responded to a racially...

NEIU professors publish an anthology about black female educators

NEIU professors publish an anthology about black female educators

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

March 14, 2018


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Four professors discussed their recently published book that led to the tales of hardship and perseverance of black female educators. Professors Sharon Bethea, Olivia Perlow, BarBara Scott and Durene Wheeler held a panel about their anthology “Black Women’s Liberatory Pedagogies: Resistance, Transformation,...

Student Philanthropy Initiative kicks off for March Mania

Student Philanthropy Initiative kicks off for March Mania

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

March 14, 2018


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The Student Philanthropy Initiative, started by NEIU alumni and current students intend to engage and encourage students on campus, to raise money for scholarships and to become more involved in the community. “We educate students on the importance of giving during their academic career and host...

New enrollment changes for fall 2018

New enrollment changes for fall 2018

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

March 14, 2018


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NEIU students will be able to get refunded 100 percent of their money back instead of only 90 percent when a class is dropped for the first week of classes, according to an email from Acting Provost Dr. Wamucii Njogu and Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services Janice Harring-Hendon. The change...

Richard Helldobler resigns, named president at William Paterson University

Richard Helldobler resigns, named president at William Paterson University

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

March 14, 2018


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NEIU Interim President Richard Helldobler has been appointed as the eighth president of William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, starting July 1. The Board of Trustees is currently in the final stages of its search for the next president which will be announced at a later date. Dr. Helldobler...

Armed Teachers in Our Classrooms

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

March 14, 2018


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What’s worse than the rampant violence and death going on in our country today? Requiring teachers to carry firearms and trained to be sharpshooters against someone with a semi-automatic weapon designed to kill multiple people at once. Why do people even buy semi-automatic weapons? I can’t...

National conference motivates NEIU students to strive for leadership roles

National conference motivates NEIU students to strive for leadership roles

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2018


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Thirty-one NEIU students and volunteers attended the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute conference, a four-day national conference focused on empowering the Latinx community through workshops and keynote speakers, on Feb. 15 through the 18. Over 6,500 present and future leaders, who represent...

Students eat ‘100 grand’ for U.S. national debt awareness

Students eat ‘100 grand’ for U.S. national debt awareness

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

February 27, 2018


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A 300-level economics class organized a chocolate eating contest in the cafeteria on Feb. 22 to bring awareness to the $20 trillion national debt of the U.S. The class is part of a movement called “My100Grand” that started at NEIU. “It’s not just national debt, it’s your debt,” reads their...

Students unaware of major university changes

Nicole F. Anderson, News Editor

February 27, 2018


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The audience of the Forward 150 Program Prioritization meeting was slim as Shelley Bannister, Dr. Wamucii Njogu, Maria Genao-Homs, and Henry Owen III discussed changes that would affect the NEIU community on Feb. 15. Student attendance was minimal, at best. The discussion kicked off with Special Assistant...

Concerns and fears of teachers: ‘What role does fear play in our classrooms?’

Concerns and fears of teachers: ‘What role does fear play in our classrooms?’

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

February 27, 2018


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Students, faculty, and staff attended the “Whole Educator, Whole Child: The Impact of Educator Wellness on Successful Learning Environments” discussion on Feb. 20, hosted by Vanessa Ahmed, founder of Yawpster. The event relates to the current mental health crisis, the lack of support from the gov...

Police Blotter Feb. 27

February 27, 2018


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The following occurred on the main campus between Feb. 7 and Feb. 22: Feb. 7 - Facilities Management: An unknown offender stole an unattended office chair. Feb. 8 - Fine Arts Building: Officers were called to a classroom where a subject not registered to the class was found sitting. The subject...

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