Noteworthy at Northeastern: Sept. 12, 2014
Did you notice a certain university in the latest U.S. News & World Report college rankings? We sure did! Here is the latest news from Northeastern Illinois University.
Around the Commons
Northeastern on top
U.S. News & World Report announced this week that Northeastern is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation and its students graduate with the least debt among Midwest regional universities.
‘It’s a dream come true’
Northeastern English professor Bradley Greenberg has published his debut novel, “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed,” and the early reviews are positive.
Meet the ACE Fellow
Elizabeth Ortiz, an American Council on Education Fellow from DePaul University in Chicago, will spend the next five months at Northeastern. Her appointment runs through Jan. 30, 2015.
And there’s more!
- Northeastern Illinois University has been named one of nearly 100 colleges and universities in the nation as a Lead Institution by NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.
- Northeastern Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Daniel Lopez will attend CPS DREAMer Information Day on Saturday, Sept. 13.
- From games in the student lounge to a cooking competition, Fall into Fun week was a huge success. Check out the pictures!
In the media
On the big screen
Northeastern is a major presence in “The Homestretch,” a new documentary about homeless teens. The movie, which premieres Sept. 12 in Chicago and will screen Nov. 18 at Northeastern, features a student who is counseled by a teacher who is a Northeastern alum, as well as a current professor. The student, Roque, now attends Northeastern.
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Also in the media ...
- Northeastern professors Olivia Perlow, Sharon Bethea and Durene Wheeler published “Dismantling the Master’s House: Black Women Faculty Challenging White Privilege/Supremacy in the College Classroom” in the Official Journal of the White Privilege Conference and The Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion.
- Northeastern English department chair Tim Libretti published a column titled “How to Create Policies to Address Income Inequality? De-Mythologize Upward Mobility” on politicususa.com.
- Northeastern graduate Adolfo Miranda is the newest officer hired by the Dalton (Tenn.) Police Department.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Northeastern’s Latino/a Resource Center will launch a month of programming with a Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Celebration from noon-1:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, in the University Commons.
The world comes to Northeastern
Telvin Trio and Bahto Delo Delo will take the stage when World Music Festival Chicago comes to the Auditorium for a free performance at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13.
Mark your calendar!
- Visiting Writers Series (free), 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, Recital Hall. Brad Watson will perform a public reading followed by a book signing.
- College of Graduate Studies and Research open house (free), 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, Alumni Hall. Reserve a spot online.
- Jewel Box Series ($5-$25), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, Auditorium. The Lincoln Trio will perform.
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