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The importance of curating your own space: mental health and social media

December 2, 2018

Editor's Note: Story contains heavy topics such as sexual assault and depression. I was abused by...

My personal collection of poetry books by

Is Instagram reviving poetry or killing the genre faster?

December 2, 2018

“Don’t ever quit your day job” is the advice I heard from an author who was visiting NEIU’s Creat...

NEIU student Melanny Buitron speaks to fellow panelists about her journey being a DACAmented student.

NEIU student humanizes her story at ‘DACAmentation’ town hall

December 2, 2018

NEIU is one of the 10 institutions nationally to receive a $35,000 microgrant from the Online News Associatio...

President Gloria J. Gibson addresses decline in enrollment

President Gloria J. Gibson addresses decline in enrollment

December 2, 2018

There were about 8,103 students  enrolled for the fall of 2018 and NEIU is concerned about rates droppi...

Ahmad Simmons in “High Fidelity.” NEIU students get one free ticket with student I.D.

The power of forgiveness shines in ‘High Fidelity’

December 2, 2018

Stage Center Theatre’s production of “High Fidelity” opened this past Thursday, Nov. 29 and it w...

NEIU pays The Nest $600,000 due to low occupancy

NEIU pays The Nest $600,000 due to low occupancy

December 2, 2018

NEIU President Gloria J. Gibson informed the NEIU community that the university paid The Nest more t...

NEIU and Green Conservation Group work towards sustainability on campus

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

December 2, 2018

Throughout the semester, NEIU’s Green Conservation Group (GCG) have been working with Friends of the Forest Preserve and Friends of the Chicago River. GCG’s President Stephanie Teresi said, “We worked with Friends of the Forest Preserves on doing restoration work and local habitat. So we burned and cut down Buckthor...

Low percentage of females in S.T.E.M

Joanna Vaklin, Comic Artist

December 2, 2018

NEIU offers a multitude of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related majors, and while there are no restrictions as to who can sign up, STEM students are seeing an inconsistent balance between male and female students, staff and faculty. The NEIU mathematics and computer science major have a significant difference in ...

Editors Robert Kukla, Amaris E. Rodriguez and Nicole F. Anderson pose with the Independent's

Independent places 6th in ‘Best of Show’ at national college media convention

November 6, 2018

The Independent news staff placed 6th for the “Best of Show” award at the 2018 ACP/CMA National Co...

Dr. Victor Ortiz is awarded a grant from The National Science Foundation.

National Science Foundation Grant Awarded to NEIU’s Victor Ortiz

August 27, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded NEIU’s Latino and Latin American studies professor Vict...

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