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Northeastern Illinois University releases tapes of hearings on World War II-era Japanese internment camps

Northeastern Illinois University releases tapes of hearings on World War II-era Japanese internment camps

May 7, 2020

In September of 1981, Northeastern Illinois University hosted hearings regarding the authorized intern...

NEIU leadership provides students with technology, resources as school transitions to remote instruction

NEIU leadership provides students with technology, resources as school transitions to remote instruction

April 15, 2020

NEIU students in need of academic resources are asking their professors and advisors to provide them wi...

Archival political pins in the Ronald Williams Library. Display set up by Digital Scholarship Librarian and Assistant Professor Alyssa Vincent, Social Sciences Librarian and Assistant Professor Ed Remus and Administrative Assistant Bonnie Pfeiffelman.

Archival Political Buttons in the Ronald Williams Library

November 6, 2018

Political buttons from the last several decades had the dust brushed off of them to be displayed in Ronald Wil...

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

Gierdre Antanaitis-Rudawski, Writer

May 16, 2018

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...

Melian’s Master Space Plan

Melian’s Master Space Plan

September 23, 2014

  The Master Space Plan is the culmination of input from over 300 participants from NEIU’s faculty and student body. The plan wou...

Smoke in the Library

Matthew Greenberg, Staff Writer

September 20, 2012

  NEIU Smoke was reported billowing from one of the elevators in the Ronald Williams Library at approximately 4:45pm on Tuesday, Sept, 11. Firefighters on the scene said that repairs were being performed on the elevator in question when a hydraulic line blew. The emergency line was pulled manually to stop all of the elevators and the library was evacuated while firefighters were called in to assess the fire risk. Staff and students outside of the library reported being able to smell the effects of the hydraulic line failure from around the outside of the building. One student who declined to give his name reported he was in one of the other elevators when the emergency line was pulled. According to this student, he and the other students in the elevator were forced to climb out since the elevator had stopped between floors. There were no reported injuries and the building was declared safe for re-entry shortly thereafter....

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