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NEIU Police Blotter for June 7 to June 23, 2018

July 3, 2018

Filed under News, Police Blotter

June 7: CCIS: A contractor’s vehicle was broken into by an unknown offender and a pack of cigarettes were stolen. June 12: 3536 W. Bryn Mawr: A NEIU neighbor reported that an unknown offender placed an offensive three-foot-high sign in front of his door during the night. June 20: 5258 N. St. Louis Avenue: An unkno...

Director of the Diversity Center leaves NEIU

Director of the Diversity Center leaves NEIU

June 20, 2018

Maria Genao-Homs, Director of Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs (APCDIA),...

Forward 150 Prioritization Committees ask for NEIU Feedback

Nicole F. Anderson, News Editor

May 16, 2018

Filed under News

The Forward 150 Program Prioritization committees and tasks forces met to discuss the upcoming deadlines and timeline on April 26 2018. This program was proposed by former Interim President Richard Helldobler in an effort to prepare NEIU for the Illinois budget deficit and academic funding. Earlier this month, the Steering Committee r...

2018 Commencement: NEIU Students and Congressman Receive Degrees

Nicole F. Anderson, News Editor

May 16, 2018

Filed under News

Audio of Luis Gutierrez's speech from Commencement There were 931 undergraduate and graduate students dressed in blue and black gowns who  marched into UIC’s Pavilion with pride to receive their diplomas on May 7. The Chair of Mathematics and Faculty Senate, Lidia Filus, called the ceremony to order and was followed ...

Votes have been tallied and results are in: 2018 Student Government Elections

Nicole F. Anderson, News Editor

May 16, 2018

Filed under NEIU, News

Out of the total 8,051 student enrolled for the spring 2018 semester, 302 students went online to vote in the student government association (SGA) election. The votes have been counted and the results for the 2018 SGA election are in. The executive board will be the following: President, Ashlei Ross; Vice President, E...

NEIU’s Ronald Williams Library released a digital collection of the Japanese American Redress documents

Gierdre Antanaitis-Rudawski, Writer

May 16, 2018

Filed under NEIU, News

NEIU’s Ronald Williams Library released a digital collection of the Japanese American Redress documents that focused on the the Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) hearings. The CWRIC hearings took place on NEIU’s main campus on September 22-23, 1981. On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt i...

In The Neighborhood: Charcoal Delights

Roine Dryer Michaels, Writer

May 16, 2018

Filed under Arts & Life, Neighborhood

Charcoal Delights, a family owned restaurant located at 3139 W. Foster Avenue, is actually more of an institution than a local restaurant. They have been cooking great eats that are both healthy and indulgent for 55 years. The operation is well-seasoned when it comes to making your food right and serving it promptly with a...

The 2018 edition of SEEDS has launched

Nicole F. Anderson, News Editor

May 16, 2018

Filed under Arts & Life

NEIU’s literary arts journal SEEDS 2018 edition premiered at the launch party in the Golden Eagles room on May 3rd.  The launch party was open to the public and sent out invites via email to the contributors. Editor-in-Chief Airam Velasquez could not attend; however, Jenn Lee, managing editor, took the floor. Lee opene...

Upcoming fiscal year budget still uncertain

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

April 24, 2018

Filed under News

Last week’s Board of Trustees meeting began with a couple of administrative changes and approvals of both exterior and interior renovations for the university. Gloria J. Gibson, the newly appointed president of NEIU will not start her role until June 1. This left the NEIU community in the question of whether or not ther...

Anti-abortion group protests on NEIU campus

Anti-abortion group protests on NEIU campus

April 24, 2018

The anti-abortion group, Created Equal, based in Columbus, Ohio was seen on campus passing out flyers an...

ReptileFest raises awareness for animal endangerment

ReptileFest raises awareness for animal endangerment

April 24, 2018

The Chicago Herpetological Society organized ReptileFest in the PE Complex on April 14 and 15, where hundr...

URO rally: undocumented and unafraid

Nicole F. Anderson, News Editor

April 10, 2018

Filed under News

  “No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here,” the crowd chanted while walking into NEIU’s quad. The crowd was led by Undocumented, Resilient and Organized (URO) member, Melanny Buitron on the bullhorn: “Show me what democracy looks like, this is what democracy looks like!” URO president Carolina V...

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