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One of approximately 200 protesters outside Lech Walesa Hall. | Photo by Ata Younan

A good win for civic engagement

September 24, 2019

On Aug. 22, at 1:06 p.m., President Gloria J. Gibson sent an email to students and faculty at NEIU, a...

Distinguished lecture series: Politics, the press and the presidential election

Distinguished lecture series: Politics, the press and the presidential election

September 24, 2019

On Thursday evening, Sept. 12,  an individual rushed the stage during the sixth installment of the Da...

Students ‘unafraid’ to talk about free speech

Students ‘unafraid’ to talk about free speech

September 24, 2019

One hour before NEIU’s Daniel L. Goodwin Distinguished Lecture Series was scheduled to host Sean Spic...

Gibson’s Silence on LWH Tells Us All We Need To Know

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

January 22, 2019

"His actions have made a major component of the NEIU student body feel unsafe and marginalized. It is the president’s duty to ensure the safety and well-being of all students at NEIU. She is failing in that charge."

NEIU student Patrick Mercader stares at the pitch-black screens in Lech Walesa Hall. The screens were used to showcase the artwork from NEIU students and faculty protesting Lech Walesa's name after Walesa said homophobic comments.

President Gibson: Art installation in Lech Walesa Hall ‘has now run its course’

August 27, 2018

“I have decided the art installation displayed in Lech Walesa Hall has now run its course,” Pres...

Celebrating Nett Day with Eric Garton

Celebrating Nett Day with Eric Garton

November 28, 2017

Nett Day took place in the Lech Walesa Hall ett Day on Nov. 15, featuring NEIU's College of Business and ...

Free Info Session for the Clinical Medical Assistant Course

August 14, 2017

A FREE information session for the non-credit Clinical Medical Assistant training program is scheduled for Monday, August 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Northeastern Illinois University's main campus located at 5500 N. St. Louis Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 Rm 2071 in Lech Walesa Hall Lech Walesa Hall is the building at the intersection...

A display shows a bronze bust and Walesa's written letters to NEIU.

Lech Walesa Hall: His name, here to stay

February 8, 2017

Lech Walesa, workers' rights activist, leader of the Solidarity Party in Poland and former president ...

Lech Walesa, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983 and a former President of Poland, has had to fend off accusations that he was a paid communist informant.

Was Lech Walesa a Paid Communist Informant?

March 15, 2016

WARSAW, Poland—Protests sparked by broken trust occurred outside the Polish Consulate on Feb. 28 after...

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Hate Crime on Campus

September 23, 2014

  Lech Walesa Hall (LWH) has been the subject of mild controversy, since the former Polish president...

Lech Walesa Hall faces Bryn Mawr Ave, making it one of the more visible buildings on campus

Lech Walesa Hall to Keep Name

April 15, 2014

  In a recent email to the university community, NEIU President Sharon Hahs announced that the name of Lech Walesa Hall will curren...

Dr. Tony Adams (left) and Wojciech Wloch (right) - Courtesy of NEIUlife's youtube video.

NEIU Engages in Dialogues on Lech Walesa’s comments

April 12, 2013

Lech Walesa's anti-gay comments still have many students wondering how to feel regarding the building he is named after, Lech Walesa Hall. “They have to know that they are a minority and must adjust t...

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