The Independent

DNAinfo Shuts Down, neighborhoods go dark

Theresa Cherone, Writer

November 28, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Founder and CEO of DNAinfo Joe Ricketts decided to shut down DNAinfo on Nov. 2, leaving many people jobless. Ricketts claimed DNAinfo wasn’t a profitable business, but the shutdown came suspiciously after DNAinfo and Gothamist formed a union.   This cannot be a coincidence. Ricketts didn’t want to pay union dues so he de...

A Day of Remembrance, 2016 deadliest year for LGBTQ community

A Day of Remembrance, 2016 deadliest year for LGBTQ community

November 28, 2017

Last year was the deadliest year on record for the LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities according to the Na...

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

Sarahy Lopez, Staff writer

November 28, 2017

Filed under News

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...

English instructor Amanda Goldblatt selected for NEA fellowship

English instructor Amanda Goldblatt selected for NEA fellowship

November 28, 2017

NEIU’s English instructor Amanda Goldblatt was selected out of  36 recipients to be awarded a Nati...

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 ...

Campus events

Campus events

November 28, 2017

Welcome to the Independent Campus Calendar. Find out which events are happening, where and when. This...

NEIU Alum performs with the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

NEIU Alum performs with the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

November 28, 2017

Chicago Gay Men's Chorus started in 1983. The group of more than 150 chorus members and a small army...

Rate My Professor is cyber bullying

Grant Spathis, Writer

November 14, 2017

Filed under Opinions

RateMyProfessor.com is a wonderful way to determine which professors fit your learning style, but it can also harbor something much darker. Like the rest of the internet, RMP can turn into a hive of cyberbullying and attacks against professors. The anonymity provided can serve as a breeding ground for hateful or derogatory attac...

Police Blotter 11/14/2017 Issue

November 14, 2017

Filed under Police Blotter

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 the unwanted romanti...

Crime reports

Liz Varmecky, Writer

November 14, 2017

Filed under News

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 Against Women Act reportin...

Zika virus, students win research award

Zika virus, students win research award

November 14, 2017

Three NEIU seniors began research on the Zika Virus in May and turned it into an interactive program ...

HARAMBEE

Writer, Mackkeitha Mason

November 14, 2017

Filed under Staff Profiles

The Harambee Celebration that took place at the Angelina Pedroso Center on Oct. 25 was a celebration of African Diaspora’s culture and life. The event was created to bring together the African and black community at NEIU. With speakers, poets, artists, dancers, and musicians, this two-part event featured food, speakers, a...