The Independent

Program on bi-literacy and art helps students succeed

Program on bi-literacy and art helps students succeed

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Writer

October 23, 2018

The strumming of jaranas (eight-stringed Mexican guitars) and the voices of two women singing were heard last Tuesday night during the Nuestra Plática Series at NEIU’s El Centro campus. Titled “Con La Cultura: Engaging Community Assets for Education,” Gina Gamboa argued the importance of cultivating...

Police Blotter: Sept. 22 – Sept. 27

Police Blotter: Sept. 22 – Sept. 27

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

October 17, 2018

Sept. 22: P.E. Complex: NEIU Police conducted a wellness check on a person lying on the ground but was determined they were sleeping. Sept. 24: BBH: Facilities were notified for clean up after an unknown subject wrote graffiti on the wall. Sept. 24: Student Union: Officers questioned, warned a...

NEIU Physics Department to Begin Tackling Dark Matter

Joanna Vaklin, Comic Artist

October 17, 2018

NEIU is contributing in the tackle of discovery in evidence on dark matter, the “big unsolved problem” in physics.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded a grant to NEIU to help be part of the PICO project. The $169,858 three-year grant will help NEIU students and faculty create a...

Filing FAFSA Early at NEIU

Filing FAFSA Early at NEIU

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

October 17, 2018

Oct. 1 began the application period to file FAFSA. NEIU’s Early FAFSA Task Force committee “#EarlyFAFSA” has a goal of completing 7,000 FAFSA applications with NEIU’s school code. NEIU’S Financial Aid Executive Director Maureen Amos founded the #EarlyFAFSA initiative at NEIU in 2016 after ...

Early Voting at NEIU

Early Voting at NEIU

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

October 17, 2018

The voting polls for early voters opened on Thursday, Sept. 27 for the gubernatorial elections. All Chicagoan citizens who are registered to vote can cast their ballots early at any of the early voting locations. Any Chicagoan who is not registered to vote can register online, mail, in-person at...

Pre-SOMA’s First Medical Student Panel

Pre-SOMA’s First Medical Student Panel

Daphne Watson, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

The Pre-Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) at NEIU hosted their first medical student panel discussion on Oct. 2. Four Midwestern University medical students spoke to NEIU students about preparing for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), the medical school application proces...

What to Know About NEIU’s Immunization Records Requirement

What to Know About NEIU’s Immunization Records Requirement

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

October 17, 2018

Public university students are required by the state of Illinois to provide the written records of their immunizations. NEIU students are being strongly urged to bring in their records by the end of this semester to find out if they are compliant with the immunization policy. Students are being ...

NEIU Professor Shines Light On Dull Architecture with Photography

NEIU Professor Shines Light On Dull Architecture with Photography

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

October 17, 2018

        NEIU professor Nathan Mathews is shining a bright light on dull architecture with his photography. Mathews’ collection “Ersatz” focuses on architecture and ways people respond to it, specifically unappealing architecture. It’s being displayed in the Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery at ...

NEIU President Gloria J Gibson’s Inauguration Ceremony

NEIU President Gloria J Gibson’s Inauguration Ceremony

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

September 25, 2018

NEIU’s University Commons was packed with a crowd of more than 600 people for Gloria J. Gibson’s Presidential Inauguration on Sept. 13. Online tickets for the ceremony were sold out, but people were welcomed to still attend the event. During the ceremony, Gibson said, “I pledge to you t...

Selfie Day with President Gibson

Selfie Day with President Gibson

Will Jones

September 25, 2018

Through one-on-one conversations at the selfie event, President Gloria J. Gibson introduced herself on a more personal level with students and other NEIU community members. Gibson took selfies with students, staff and faculty members in the University Commons on Sept. 14. and gave students an o...

Groovin’ with Gibson: Zumba with the President

Groovin’ with Gibson: Zumba with the President

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

September 25, 2018

On Tuesday Sept. 11 President Gibson was the main attraction for “Zumba with the President” which was held in the University Commons as part of her Inauguration Week. Gibson donned a white NEIU t-shirt with the slogan, “Be you, be well,” on the back while she danced with NEIU staff and ...

Police Blotter 08/22 – 09/20

Police Blotter 08/22 – 09/20

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

September 25, 2018

Aug. 22: Bryn Mawr and Kimball: NEIU police officers responded and assisted a person who was observed stumbling in and out of traffic. Chicago police officers and paramedics arrived at the scene and transported subject to the hospital. Aug. 24: 5650 N. Kimball: Chicago police officers, Chicago fire department members ...

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