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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...

Students Reflect on NEIU Flag Football Season

Christopher Starnawski, Staff writer

November 14, 2017

Filed under Sports

After a competitive season, the 2017 NEIU flag football intramural concluded on Nov. 2. The third-year Honey Badgers won decisively in the championship game against the first-year team Beast Mode, 38 to 6. New faces and new teams highlighted the start of the season. Beast Mode prevailed in the season opener against fresh...

McNair Scholars Program

McNair Scholars Program

October 31, 2017

NEIU has earned its fifth McNair Scholars grant in 2017, equipping 14 students of minority and unders...

Immigration rally brings schools together

Immigration rally brings schools together

October 31, 2017

NEIU’s Undocumented, Resilient and Organized (URO) and North Park University’s Rising Dreamers United held an ...

Indie Briefs

Liz Varmecky, Writer

October 25, 2017

Filed under News

On Campus At the State of the University address on Sept. 26, NEIU Interim President Helldobler said that the university is now 70 percent tuition driven. In Fiscal Year 2018, the income portion of the general operations budget is about 63 percent and the State portion is about 37 percent.  Last fiscal year it was 66 percent...

Computer systems infrastructure outdated

Sarahy Lopez, Staff writers

October 25, 2017

Filed under News, Staff Profiles

The computer system in the infrastructure is outdated, unstable, and out of warranty, according to Chief Information Officer Sam Kann. “And it would take weeks for recovery in the event of a failure, and would affect students and faculty life,” he said. While the computer infrastructure changes are minimal,  importa...

Cheaper textbooks

Robin Bridges, Staff writers

October 25, 2017

Filed under News, Staff Profiles

Textbooks are expensive. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2006 and 2016 the cost of college tuition and fees increased 63 percent. In the same period of time, the cost of textbooks has risen 88 percent.   On Sept. 26, four congressional Democrats introduced a bill that seeks to make textbooks more aff...

The Hookup

Amaris Rodriguez, writer

September 27, 2017

Filed under Arts & Life

On Thursday, Sep. 14 NEIU hosted “The Hookup,” an interactive Catharsis Production led by Anthony Dinicola, which looks at dating behaviors and how they can be hiding sexual violence. “I like to use real language because I like to talk about the subject matter how people really talk about the subject matter,” sai...