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Police Blotter 11/28/2017 Issue

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

November 28, 2017


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The following incidents occurred between the dates of November 12 to November 22 on NEIU’s main campus. Nov. 12 - The Nest: Campus police responded to a call of a guest violating the overnight policy. Eight people were escorted out and the case will be handled administratively. Nov. 12 - Librar...

English instructor Amanda Goldblatt selected for NEA fellowship

English instructor Amanda Goldblatt selected for NEA fellowship

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

November 28, 2017


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NEIU’s English instructor Amanda Goldblatt was selected out of  36 recipients to be awarded a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) of $25,000. The 2018 Creative Writing Fellowship encourages the production of new work and allows writers the time and means to write. The Arts Endowment has...

Celebrating Nett Day with Eric Garton

Celebrating Nett Day with Eric Garton

Mathew Wozniczka, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


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Nett Day took place in the Lech Walesa Hall ett Day on Nov. 15, featuring NEIU's College of Business and Management students and Eric Garton as the special guest speaker. Garton is a partner at Bain & Company, a global management consultancy headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. It is one of "th...

Police Blotter 11/14/2017 Issue

November 14, 2017


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The following incidents occurred between the dates of October 16th to November 9th at NEIU’s main campus. Oct. 16 - The Nest: A student pushed someone into an elevator and slammed the door in their face. The student was asked to speak to a counselor. Oct. 16 - Library: A victim was uncomfortable with ...

Crime reports

Liz Varmecky, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


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The 2017 Annual Safety and Security Information Report is the first such report that includes statistics covering the first year since NEIU became a residential campus. Five robberies were reported at non-campus properties NEIU owns on West Bryn Mawr Avenue. Drug and alcohol abuse and Violence Aga...

Zika virus, students win research award

Zika virus, students win research award

Theresa Cherone, Writer

November 14, 2017


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Three NEIU seniors began research on the Zika Virus in May and turned it into an interactive program to show how the virus spreads through a population. Biology students Uzma Ain and Estefania Figueroa, along with Computer Science student Jerry Santos, were selected to go to the Society for Advanceme...

McNair Scholars Program

McNair Scholars Program

Rut Ortiz, News Editor

October 31, 2017


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NEIU has earned its fifth McNair Scholars grant in 2017, equipping 14 students of minority and underserved demographics to attain their higher-education goals for the next five years. “The universities compete to get the program,” said Angela Vidal-Rodriguez, the director of the program. “It is a r...

Alternative Spring Break to kickoff next year

Alternative Spring Break to kickoff next year

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

October 31, 2017


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Applications have gone up for the 2018 Alternative Spring Break program, a series of trips that students can take during their Spring Break vacation to help improve the lives of others. Meals and lodging will be provided to those accepted into the program. Students would need to pay a non-refundable...

Terry Savage on today’s economics

Terry Savage on today’s economics

Chris Laurent, Production Editor

October 31, 2017


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Are we hurtling toward an economic downturn? This is just one of the questions Terry Savage presented during her discussion titled “The Savage Truth on Money” at the main campus auditorium as part of the Daniel L. Goodwin Lecture Series on Oct. 24. Savage is a registered investment advisor for bo...

Immigration rally brings schools together

Immigration rally brings schools together

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

October 31, 2017


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NEIU’s Undocumented, Resilient and Organized (URO) and North Park University’s Rising Dreamers United held an immigration rally to protest the removal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Oct. 18, joined by high schools Roosevelt and Von Steuben. “Undocumented, u...

Indie Briefs

Liz Varmecky, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


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On Campus At the State of the University address on Sept. 26, NEIU Interim President Helldobler said that the university is now 70 percent tuition driven. In Fiscal Year 2018, the income portion of the general operations budget is about 63 percent and the State portion is about 37 percent.  Last fi...

Computer systems infrastructure outdated

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

October 25, 2017


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The computer system in the infrastructure is outdated, unstable, and out of warranty, according to Chief Information Officer Sam Kann. “And it would take weeks for recovery in the event of a failure, and would affect students and faculty life,” he said. While the computer infrastructure changes ar...

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