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Band Director Injured at NEIU Sues Over Injuries

Band Director Injured at NEIU Sues Over Injuries

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

January 22, 2019

Ralph Wilder, founder of the Rolling Meadows-based Northwest Concert Band, is suing Chicago Flyhouse, Inc. for injuries sustained during an incident at NEIU last spring. On May 6, 2018 during a rehearsal with the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble, a metal frame holding the projection screen fell from the ce...

NEIU’s Grant from Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women

NEIU’s Grant from Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women

Rebecca Denham, News Editor

January 22, 2019

Last Oct., NEIU was awarded a $300,000 grant lasting three years to “help with proactive prevention and education on sexual assault and stalking,” according to NEIU’s Director of Equal Opportunity, Title IX and Ethics Natalie Potts. All NEIU students, staff and faculty are protected from sexual m...

CCICS campus embraces culture, community and family

CCICS campus embraces culture, community and family

Andrew Calderon

January 22, 2019

NEIU has roots on the Southside of Chicago. In the heart of Bronzeville on 700 E. Oakwood Blvd. lies the historical building of the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS). CCICS, NEIU’s Southside campus, is more than just another location; it has a cultural history and students ready to...

Multi-Level Marketing Company Targets Students

Multi-Level Marketing Company Targets Students

Hussain Khemani

January 22, 2019

In recent weeks across campus, Vector Marketing (VM) job flyers have been pinned in several NEIU locations such as Lech Walesa Hall (LWH), the Fine Arts Building (FA) and even in bathrooms. The flyers state the job pays $17 base/appt (appointment), offers a flexible schedule, among other benefits, with no e...

NEIU student humanizes her story at ‘DACAmentation’ town hall

NEIU student humanizes her story at ‘DACAmentation’ town hall

Leslie Hurtado

December 2, 2018

NEIU is one of the 10 institutions nationally to receive a $35,000 microgrant from the Online News Association’s Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. With that money, NEIU students, faculty and alumni will produce six podcasts in association with Spanish Public Radio (SPR) to create ...

President Gloria J. Gibson addresses decline in enrollment

President Gloria J. Gibson addresses decline in enrollment

Leslie Hurtado

December 2, 2018

There were about 8,103 students  enrolled for the fall of 2018 and NEIU is concerned about rates dropping for future semesters. NEIU students, educators and the general public gathered in Alumni Hall to listen to President Gloria J. Gibson recount on her position as president and speak on NEIU’s c...

NEIU pays The Nest $600,000 due to low occupancy

NEIU pays The Nest $600,000 due to low occupancy

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Writer

December 2, 2018

NEIU President Gloria J. Gibson informed the NEIU community that the university paid The Nest more than $600,000 in October to make up the gap of low occupancy during her first State of the University Address on Nov. 27. In an interview with Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Daniel Lopez Jr....

NEIU and Green Conservation Group work towards sustainability on campus

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

December 2, 2018

Throughout the semester, NEIU’s Green Conservation Group (GCG) have been working with Friends of the Forest Preserve and Friends of the Chicago River. GCG’s President Stephanie Teresi said, “We worked with Friends of the Forest Preserves on doing restoration work and local habitat. So we bu...

Low percentage of females in S.T.E.M

Joanna Vaklin, Comic Artist

December 2, 2018

NEIU offers a multitude of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related majors, and while there are no restrictions as to who can sign up, STEM students are seeing an inconsistent balance between male and female students, staff and faculty. The NEIU mathematics and computer science major have a signi...

Police Blotter: Nov. 16 to Nov. 27

Police Blotter: Nov. 16 to Nov. 27

Transcribed by The Independent

December 2, 2018

Nov.16 - Off Campus: Faculty and staff were concerned about a student threatening to harm himself. Chicago Police Department did a well-being check at home. NEIU Counseling Services were offered. Nov. 17 - Fine Arts Building: Female students report a male following and bothering them at practice...

NEIU presents a ‘Golden Opportunity’ for incoming freshmen students next Fall 2019

NEIU presents a ‘Golden Opportunity’ for incoming freshmen students next Fall 2019

Leslie Hurtado

November 20, 2018

NEIU’s new Golden Opportunity Scholarship will cover full tuition and fees for prospective full-time first-year students in fall 2019. Students who qualify for the scholarship will receive an award package of $3,000 for the school year. In a conference call with Executive Director of Financial Aid Ma...

NEIU receives grant for DACA podcast

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

November 20, 2018

NEIU was awarded a $35,000 microgrant from the 2018 Challenged Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education on Aug. 8. With the money, NEIU launched a seven-part podcast focusing on immigration and undocumented students in the Chicago area called, “DACAmentation.” “DACAmentation: Journalism by Dreamers for...

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