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New virtual career readiness program offered for free to 2020 bachelor’s recipients

Northeastern Illinois University’s Offices of Alumni Relations and Career Development have partnered together to offer the Braven Career Booster program to bachelor’s degree recipients from the Class of 2020.

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Noteworthy at Northeastern: Going Blue and Gold saves big green!

For the seventh year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Northeastern Illinois University No. 1 for students who graduate with the least amount of debt among Midwest regional universities. NEIU also ranked highly in three other categories. This week, Northeastern also announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded the University a five-year, $3 million Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program grant. If you’re looking for some fun, it’s also NEIU Weekend! Read about all this and more in this week’s Noteworthy at Northeastern.

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U.S. Department of Education awards $3 million grant to Northeastern Illinois University

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Northeastern Illinois University a five-year, $3 million Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program grant that will help the University increase the number of students who complete STEM majors.

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For seventh consecutive year, NEIU tops U.S. News & World Report’s low student debt ranking

Northeastern graduates its students with the least amount of student debt among Midwest regional universities, according to the 2021 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” publication. Northeastern also ranked in three other categories among Midwest regional universities.

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Noteworthy at Northeastern: More graduate students

Northeastern Illinois University’s Fall 2020 semester enrollment numbers are out, and they show great news for graduate student enrollment and freshman retention. Read more about that, plus information about a professor’s newly published book chapter and the new season for Ensemble Español in Noteworthy at Northeastern.

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Ensemble Español embraces ‘New Era, New Works, New Legacies’ in 45th season

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre, in residence at Northeastern Illinois University, marks its 45th season from August 2020 through July 2021. The season, titled “Zafiro Flamenco (Sapphire Flamenco): New Era, New Works, New Legacies,” will feature new partnerships, new works, virtual programs plus a new $300,000 anonymous matching grant opportunity with a total potential earnings of $1 million.

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Northeastern Illinois University reports gains in graduate enrollment, freshman retention

Northeastern Illinois University increased its graduate student enrollment by more than 10 percent and recorded the best fall-to-fall retention of first-time, full-time freshmen in a decade, according to the official Fall 2020 enrollment numbers.

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Noteworthy at Northeastern: Get ready, Golden Eagles!

NEIU Weekend is fast approaching. This year, events will take place virtually, but they won’t be any less exciting! Read about this and more in Noteworthy at Northeastern.

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ChicagoCHEC to host 5th Annual Community Forum

The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC) has announced the details of its 5th Annual Community Forum. This year’s theme is Addressing Cancer Together During COVID-19: The ChicagoCHEC Partnership.

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Noteworthy at Northeastern: Starting the school year strong

The first week of the fall semester is coming to a close, and Northeastern Illinois University is starting the school year strong. The University has been awarded a major grant to fund TRIO Student Support Services programs through 2025, and an additional $10,000 has been added to the General Scholarship Fund for students. Read about all this and more in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.