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What is Academic Writing Anyway?

What is Academic Writing Anyway?

Yolanda Amon, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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Every year an estimated 2,000 NEIU students enroll in one of the university’s writing intensive courses (WIP) to meet their academic writing requirement. Dr. Kate Hahn, Director of the CAW, says that 1000 students per semester take a WIP course. Academic writing pertains to the language, style and format of w...

Students and faculty demand a new president and changes to NEIU

Students and faculty demand a new president and changes to NEIU

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

February 13, 2018


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During the Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 8, about 15 students, faculty and staff came to stand in front of the podium to address the Board and Interim President Richard Helldobler about issues surrounding the school. As the search for a new president continues, students and faculty voiced thei...

Woodward and Bernstein’s take on current events

Woodward and Bernstein’s take on current events

Amaris Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

February 13, 2018


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NEIU had the honor of hosting Pulitzer Prize winners Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on Feb. 8 as part of the Daniel L. Goodwin Distinguished Lecture Series. Woodward and Bernstein achieved recognition for their investigative journalism work that broke the Watergate story for The Washington Post...

NEIU Chicago Student Action fight for free education

NEIU Chicago Student Action fight for free education

Nicole F. Anderson, News Editor

February 13, 2018


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Ten students attended the first NEIU chapter Chicago Student Action (CSA) of this semester to discuss the group’s visions, free higher education for all, publicly funded elections and Illinois policies on Feb. 7. The CSA moderators, Cece Ballenger, Brianna Tong and Liam Flesher explained that their org...

Police Blotter

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

February 13, 2018


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The following incidents occurred between the dates of Jan. 23 to Feb. 5 on NEIU’s main campus. Jan. 23 - Fine Arts Building: An unknown offender wrote graffiti on interior wall of handicap stall. Facilities Management was notified for a cleanup. Jan. 24 - 4000 W. Bryn Mawr Ave: Three state cit...

An update on the DACA program

Miguel Casimiro, Online Editor

February 13, 2018


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President Donald Trump was very critical of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in the past months and coming March 5, 2018, DACA will officially be deceased as a program. This has millions of DACA recipients worried and without a clue on what to do after March 5. Democrats and Repu...

Police blotter

Sarahy Lopez, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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The following incidents occurred between the dates of Nov. 25 to Jan. 21 on NEIU’s main campus.      Nov. 25 - The Nest: An Uber driver reported he was threatened by five residents after he explained per uber policy he could only drive four passengers.      Nov. 26 - P.E. Building: A s...

Board of Trustees negotiate employment contract with presidential candidates

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

January 30, 2018


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Gloria J. Gibson was named Senior Vice President for academic affairs and Provost at Morgan State University in Baltimore. She started her job on Jan 5, 2015. Dr. Gibson has been serving as a professor of communications studies at the University of Northern Iowa. She served as executive vice president and...

NEIU Presidential search narrows

Sarahy Lopez, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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NEIU narrowed its search for a new president to four finalists after candidates spoke with officials, staff, and students. The finalists are Gloria J. Gibson, Maria Guajardo, Sukhwant Jhaj and Carlos Medina.   The new president will step into the position left vacant since Fall of 2016, after the ...

NEIU sitting at the revolution table

NEIU sitting at the revolution table

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2018


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Tamika D. Mallory, an advocate for women’s rights, gun restrictions, healthcare, and ethical police conduct visited NEIU on Jan 16 to talk about sensitive issues in today’s political climate. Mallory is also a national co-chair for the Women’s March and the president of Mallory Consulting, a strate...

A Day of Remembrance, 2016 deadliest year for LGBTQ community

A Day of Remembrance, 2016 deadliest year for LGBTQ community

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2017


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Last year was the deadliest year on record for the LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs’ “[LGBTQ] and HIV-Affected Hate Violence in 2016” report released on June 12. In response to this hate violence, the Angelina Pedroso Center for Divers...

NEIU to offer same in-state tuition for Puerto Rican residents

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

November 28, 2017


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NEIU announced it will charge in-state tuition to students who are residents of Puerto Rico for a two-year period during the Board of Trustees meeting of Nov. 16. The disaster of Hurricane Maria in September left thousands homeless and without water and electricity. Colleges and universities in Puerto...

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