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Noteworthy at Northeastern: Reintroducing Goldie!

Goldie’s got a brand-new look! In this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern, remeet Goldie, Northeastern’s beloved golden eagle mascot, check out the Pedroso Center’s Womxn’s HERstory Month events and watch some videos featuring Northeastern community members who were in the news for Black Heritage Month.

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Noteworthy at Northeastern: Snow, snow and more snow

The Chicago area has been hit with nearly a foot and a half of snow this week. While cleaning it up has been a challenge, it sure makes for some pretty pictures! Check out some of the photos of the snowfall around the Main Campus, view some snow safety and self-care tips and check out the last week of events for Black Heritage Month 2021 in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

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Noteworthy at Northeastern: Internships pay off

Meet a Finance student who did the math and figured out internships were a solid investment of his time. Plus, Northeastern Illinois University’s celebration of Black Heritage Month continues and Student Counseling Services provides some tips for self-care.

Danita Rountree Green speaking at the2019 Genocide and Human Rights in Africa and the Diaspora Conference

Noteworthy at Northeastern: History and heritage

As part of Northeastern Illinois University’s celebration of Black Heritage Month, the Genocide and Human Rights in Africa and the Diaspora (GHRAD) Center will host its 7th annual conference featuring international speakers and experts in the field. Read about the conference and more upcoming events in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

A photo of Northeastern President Gloria J. Gibson (center) with members of the GHRAD Center staff and research team at the 2019 Genocide and Human Rights in Africa and the Diaspora Conference

Northeastern Illinois University’s GHRAD Center to host 7th annual Genocide and Human Rights in Africa and the Diaspora Conference

Northeastern Illinois University’s Genocide and Human Rights in Africa and the Diaspora (GHRAD) Center will host the 7th annual Genocide and Human Rights in Africa and the Diaspora Conference on Feb. 11-12.

The faces of (from left) Kaleb Bakari Autman, Timothy Jefferson and Donovan McKinley

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Social justice scholarships

Northeastern has named its first George Floyd Social Justice Scholarship recipients: three students who are active in promoting equality in their communities. Read about this news and more in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Kaleb Autman, Timothy Jefferson and Donovan McKinley

Northeastern awards first George Floyd Social Justice Scholarships

The George Floyd Social Justice Scholarship was created in response to Floyd’s death and the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and numerous Black Americans who were tragically and senselessly killed. Their deaths sparked mass protests throughout the country and around the world last summer—in the midst of a global pandemic—as demonstrators called out systematic racism, inequality and injustice, and urged communities to put forth intentional programs geared toward a greater focus on social justice.

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Northeastern Illinois University, City Colleges of Chicago awarded Equity Transfer Initiative grant

The American Association of Community Colleges has awarded Northeastern Illinois University and the City Colleges of Chicago an Equity Transfer Initiative (ETI) partner grant. This partnership will improve the transfer process from the City Colleges to Northeastern. It is the only grant in the state and one of 16 partnerships from 13 states, representing 17 community colleges and 19 universities.

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Noteworthy at Northeastern: A new vice president

Northeastern has named a new Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, and Student Leadership Development has shared readings of children’s books for a virtual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

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Northeastern Illinois University names Dr. Terry Mena its new Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students

After a thorough national search, Northeastern Illinois University has named Dr. Terry Mena as its new Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students. He will start on Feb. 22.