The Independent

Letter to the editor: You didn’t die. Get over it.

October 8, 2019

Brian Langenberg is an NEIU Instructor in the Department of Accounting, Business Law and Finance Some thoughts on our Spicer “crisis.”  Dr. Gibson – no congratulations on free speech. Protesting is free speech; disrupting the event and charging the stage is not. The next time the socialist this or leftist meets...

A letter to the Editor

September 10, 2019

Sean Spicer is the former White House Press Secretary and White House Communications Director. In a time where alternative facts are valid points in the day to day discussions, we can’t ignore that this position of power retains an enormous amount of influence in what we believe now a days. Coming from Brazil the appearance of Sean Sp...

Why every undergraduate student should seek a teaching certificate for a living wage employment

August 27, 2019

From: Stewart E Brekke, PhD Former NEIU MAT in Physics Teaching student about 1969-73 [email protected]  Large numbers of higher education graduates with at least BAs in such fields as business, psychology, criminal justice, physical education and even computer science are working as baristas and cashiers at Starbucks and...

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On the birth of our nation: A Letter to the Editor

July 23, 2019

Unknown to many, the first patriot casualty of the Revolutionary War was a mulatto person, Crispus Attucks,...

Letter to the editor

August 22, 2017

I am heartbroken to report receiving a layoff notice this morning from Northeastern Illinois University. NEIU has been my workplace and my home away from home for nearly 6 years. I have loved serving the students at this wonderful university, from which I received my own Bachelor of Science degree in 1997. The overwhelming major...

Ghaleb Azroui

Letter to the Editor

April 23, 2013

"I was never scared of what they had done to me, I knew they violated the law and they would face charges later."

Letter to the Editor

April 12, 2013

Open Letter to Vice President of Student Affairs Frank Ross Dear Dr. Ross; Last year, on June 29th, 2012, students were summarily locked out of their club, the WZRD radio station by actions taken by then-Director of Student Affairs Sharron Evans, and Media Advisor Tasha Neumeister. The reasons given for this extreme action...

Letter to the editor – Students Voice in NEIU Campus Dining Experience

February 20, 2013

- [post-date] - Many students know what it feels like to have an empty stomach or to have their last few dollars in their wallet or bank account to spend on a snack or a small meal to hold them over until class that day. The Aramark contract was signed over the university’s winter break and made effective the start of...

Amendment 49, Unclear and Poorly Defined

October 31, 2012

On November 6, voters of the State of Illinois will be asked to vote on HJRCA49 (House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 49) an amendment to the Illinois Constitution. Few voters know anything about this amendment, though the state has sent a brochure regarding the amendment to Illinois residents. The decision by...

Growing Up in a Time to Wake Up

May 8, 2012

By Nada Jarad, NEIU Alum In 1994, the Rwandan genocide that cost the lives of approximately 800,000 lives occurred while the rest of the world remained silent and proclaimed ignorance. Years later, when I was in the 7th grade, my teacher described the events of the genocide to my class and I remember feeling shocked and outraged...


April 27, 2012

  I began my term as Student Trustee in February 2012. Entering mid-term, amidst a heated debate regarding tuition increases for incoming students and students who have been at NEIU longer than six years, was well underway. It was first proposed that incoming students would face a 3.6% increase in their tuitions and...

Letter to the Community

April 27, 2012

  NEIU students and faculty will soon receive a new Learning Management System (LMS) to support their academic courses. Our current LMS, Blackboard version 8, will be phased out gradually and be turned off completely by the end of the summer in 2013. As part of the process of selecting a replacement for our current LMS,...

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