The Independent

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

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

November 28, 2017

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 Rico were closed down...

Students, faculty and staff from Illinois colleges and universities  on April 27 rally in front of the state capitol to demand a budget that includes them.

Furloughs extended to save jobs

May 22, 2017

NEIU will continue its furlough program after officials in Springfield failed to pass a state budget. This means that administrative, prof...

An empty Center for Academic Writing will only become more common as furloughs continue to be pushed on staff and faculty  by the NEIU administration.

Recruitment suffers from lack of staff, budget

April 29, 2017

This past week’s Forward 150 discussion was “Recruitment 101,” in which the retention rates of...

Former Obama adviser gives free keynote address

April 29, 2017

Valerie Jarrett will not be accepting payment for her keynote speech at Spring Commencement this May...

Northeastern Illinois University Professor Cyndi Moran protests the budget impasse in Feb. 2016, just prior to NEIU's first furlough.

Furloughs to begin Spring Break

March 3, 2017

NEIU will shut down its operations during Spring Break as it begins a furlough program for employees ...

People packed into the auditorium until it was at capacity and still a lot watched from outside on monitors to see Mary Matalin (left) and James Carville (right) debate.

NEIU hosts political strategists in first-ever Distinguished Lecture Series

February 8, 2017

Political consultants and best-selling authors James Carville and Mary Matalin visited NEIU to discuss...

The mural from the Pedroso Center depicts a variety of diverse, great minds.

President-elect Trump has NEIU students fearful of future

December 6, 2016

The Electoral College victory of President-elect Donald Trump has students concerned about their future but there is no evidence that mi...

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