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Meningitis vaccine now mandatory for students

Amina Murati, Writer

October 8, 2019

NEIU sent out an email on Sept. 23 informing the student body that it is now mandatory for all students under the age of 22 to have been vaccinated for meningitis as soon as possible. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) describes meningitis as an inflammation of the membrane that covers the brain and spinal cord. Symp...

The Birds at the Nest: An Exchange Student’s Experience

The Birds at the Nest: An Exchange Student’s Experience

February 12, 2019

Living at the Nest is quite comfortable. You can wake up half an hour before your class and you still...

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...

No more sleepovers/Nest firearm update

Cecilia Hernandez and Sarahy Lopez

October 17, 2017

A personal dispute led an individual to bring a gun into the Nest on the night of Sept. 20. According to campus police Chief John Escalante and University Public Relations Director Michael Hines, the suspect has been identified and progress is being made in the investigation. Officials do not expect there will be a continuing threat to the...

Campus police respond to incidents at The Nest

Campus police respond to incidents at The Nest

November 8, 2016

Two incidents at The Nest, one on Oct. 12 and another on Oct. 15,  raised concern regarding safety at NEI...

Campus Housing Opens for the First Time

Campus Housing Opens for the First Time

August 24, 2016

NEIU first-ever campus housing, The Nest, was completed during the summer and it is open for students...

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