The Independent

Upcoming state budget decision

Marco Mendoza, Production Editor

May 28, 2019

The NEIU Board of Trustees met in regular session to discuss the 2019 - 2020 budget on May 23. Questions were asked at this gathering, but some of them were left unanswered, one of  which was the budget on advertising. There was talk about the success of the school’s advertisements, both online and physical, and mentio...

Board of Trustees meeting at El Centro

April 18, 2019

The Northeastern Illinois University Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, April 18, 2019, at El Centro in the 3rd Floor Student Lounge, located at 3390 N. Avondale Ave. The board meeting will begin at 1 p.m. Those who wish to address the board during the public comment segment of the board meeting must submit a written...

Addressing the Board of Trustees meeting at El Centro deadline

April 11, 2019

The Northeastern Illinois University Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, April 18, 2019, at El Centro in the 3rd Floor Student Lounge, located at 3390 N. Avondale Ave. Those who wish to address the board during the public comment segment of the board meeting must submit a written request by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April...

Students and faculty demand a new president and changes to NEIU

Students and faculty demand a new president and changes to NEIU

February 13, 2018

During the Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 8, about 15 students, faculty and staff came to stand in fron...

Board of Trustees Meeting

November 16, 2017

The dates, times and locations of the meetings of the Board of Trustees are provided below. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Unless noted otherwise, all Committee meetings begin at 1:00 p.m. and Board meetings at 2:00 p.m. and are held in the Student Union, Golden Eagles room at Northeastern Illinois University,...

Board of Trustees Overview

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

September 26, 2017

The financial situation at NEIU was relieved during the month of July when a state budget was finally passed. For two years, NEIU had no budget and struggled to keep afloat, implementing furlough days and laying off employees. During the Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 14, members analyzed the budget that the school recei...

Board of Trustees Meeting

September 14, 2017

The dates, times and locations of the meetings of the Board of Trustees are provided below. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Unless noted otherwise, all Committee meetings begin at 1:00 p.m. and Board meetings at 2:00 p.m. and are held in the Student Union, Golden Eagles room at Northeastern Illinois University,...

The Board convenes to vote on whether topics raised would go from suggestions to approved decisions.

Tuition increases approved

November 23, 2016

The Board of Trustees of NEIU decided  to increase tuition and fees effective for fiscal year 2018....

Student Trustee Olivia Clark (right) and Trustee George Vukotich (left) listen as discussions progress about NEIU’s future.

Changes are on the way

September 27, 2016

The vote to elect a search firm to do a national search for the next NEIU presidential candidate did...

The bill was originally introduced in 2015 by Sen. John J. Cullerton to make a

Illinois Congress Approves Student Trustee Bill

June 21, 2016

The NEIU board of trustees was to put to vote an amendment at their upcoming meeting that could change...

Special Education teachers are in high demand and NEIU would be the second city school to offer a PhD in that field.

NEIU May Get its first Doctoral Program

October 7, 2014

While still in a developmental stage, there are early plans to start a doctoral curriculum at NEIU. The College of Education has sent plans to the Board of...

Dr. Connie Speake was one of the few public commenters who spoke in favor of student housing.

Neighborhood Community Speaks out at Board of Trustees Meeting

September 23, 2014

Though often filled with dry talk of committee reports, finances and voting procedure, the NEIU Board of Trustees meetings are more oft...

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