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Northeastern Illinois University named a top-100 university for ethnically diverse graduates

Friday, October 17, 2014

Northeastern Illinois University has been named a top-100 university for graduating students of diverse ethnic backgrounds. The national rankings, published in Diverse - Issues in Higher Education's annual “Top Degree Producers,” demonstrate that Northeastern is a leader among American universities for the number of bachelor’s and master’s degrees earned by students of diverse ethnic backgrounds.
Ronald Williams Library

Northeastern to celebrate Ronald Williams Day

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Northeastern Illinois University’s Ronald Williams Library will commemorate Ronald Williams Day on Oct. 10 in recognition of one of the University’s most beloved and visionary presidents. To commemorate the day, the Library Foundation has purchased a book in memory of Williams titled “Death of a Suburban Dream: Race and Schools in Compton, California” by Emily E. Straus.  The public is invited to view the book, along with other documents and photos of Williams, in the lobby though Oct. 20.

University Day to focus on refreshing Northeastern’s strategic plan

Monday, October 6, 2014

Northeastern Illinois University President Sharon Hahs has invited the university community to participate in the annual University Day on Thursday, Oct. 9. The topic for this year’s discussion is “Refreshing our Strategic Plan.” The goal of the refresh is to keep the mission, vision, values and goals of the 2008 strategic plan, and to review and update the action steps to guide the University for the next several years.
Top row (from left): Adriana Roman, Leslie Carrillo, Robert Fidis, SCSE Student Symposium guest speaker Corrie Moreau (associate curator of the Field Museum), Wil Bogue; Bottom row (from left): Rima Rebiai, Giovanni Monterroso, Justin Ramirez

Northeastern launches MARC program

Monday, October 6, 2014

With the September induction of seven junior-year students, Northeastern Illinois University officially became the second university in the Midwest to launch a National Institutes of Health MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) grant program. The five-year, $1.5 million grant is designed to support undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral science fields to improve their preparation for training at the Ph.D. level. Michigan State University is the only other university in the region with a MARC program.

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