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Police Blotter April 10

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

April 10, 2018


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March 23 – Lech Walesa Hall: Racial and sexually explicit writing found on a chalkboard. March 28 – The Nest: An unwanted guest was escorted from The Nest and given a warning to not trespass. March 31 – Parking Lot J: An unknown offender damaged a parked car. April 3 – The Nest: An unacc...

Native American and Indigenous Identity in Chicago

Native American and Indigenous Identity in Chicago

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

April 10, 2018


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American Indian Center of Chicago’s Education Coordinator Fawn E. Pochel spoke to the NEIU community for the Angelina Pedroso Centers “Pandora’s Box” series on March 28. In 2011 Pochel, her sisters and community of friends began putting together the Chi-Nations Youth Council (CNYC). CNYC ...

Muslim community attacked by viral post on social media

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

April 10, 2018


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Several letters stated April 3  would be “Punish a Muslim Day”. They were sent out anonymously to various Muslim communities throughout late March in the United Kingdom. The letter read, “They have hurt you, they have made your loved ones suffer. They have caused you pain and heartache. What ...

Police Blotter March 27

March 27, 2018


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The following occurred on the main campus between March 10 to March 19: March 10 – P.E. Building: One person was arrested on an active warrant from DuPage County and transferred to District 16th for extradition. March 12 – The Nest: An unauthorized guest was removed from the Nest and was warned...

Students set fire to build ecosystems on campus

Students set fire to build ecosystems on campus

Robin Bridges, Editor in Chief

March 27, 2018


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Smoke rose high over the Physical Education complex for a majority of the day on March 13. NEIU’s first prescribed burn of the year went through to the afternoon as students, faculty and staff burned the tall prairie grass near Saint Louis and Foster Avenues that Tuesday. Due to weather conditions...

Congressman and Alumnus Luis V. Gutiérrez to speak at commencement

Congressman and Alumnus Luis V. Gutiérrez to speak at commencement

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

March 27, 2018


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Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez will be NEIU’s May 2018 commencement speaker for the graduation ceremony on May 7. Gutiérrez is currently in his 12th term serving as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois' 4th district. He assumed office in 1993 and has authored and co-authored...

Gloria J Gibson appointed president of NEIU

Gloria J Gibson appointed president of NEIU

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

March 27, 2018


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NEIU Board of Trustees announced Gloria J. Gibson as the next president of the university on March 15. She will be replacing Richard Helldobler who was the interim president for the past 18 months after Sharon Hahs retired in 2016. Gibson was serving as the provost and senior vice president at Morgan...

URO rally: undocumented and unafraid

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing 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 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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...

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