A smiling male graduate wearing blue regalia holds his diploma

Friday, November 30, 2018

There are only two weeks left in the semester! Take a break from the end-of-year rush by catching up on Northeastern Illinois University’s latest ranking for low debt, the new Stage Center Theatre musical and much more in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Around the Commons

Low debt distinction

Northeastern’s average student loan debt is the lowest among Illinois public universities and fourth-lowest among all Illinois colleges and universities, according to a study released by The Student Loan Report. According to the report, only 53 percent of Northeastern’s 2017 graduating class incurred debt, with the average graduate owing $8,384.07. That’s well below the state’s $17,949 average. This report uses the same data as many other high-profile rankings but breaks down the debt by average graduate, not the average borrower.

And there’s more!

  • Northeastern will host a One Stop Enrollment Express event for students to prepare for the Spring 2019 semester from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 in Alumni Hall.
  • History master’s students Katie Shea, Timothy Lane and Linley Erickson presented research papers at Loyola University Chicago’s History Graduate Student Association Conference on Nov. 3.
  • Associate Professor of English Emily Garcia published an article in the journal Early American Literature titled “Interdependence and Interlingualism in Santiago Puglia's El desengaño del hombre (1794).”

In the media



Northeastern’s new “DACAmentation: Humanizing Our Stories” podcast project in partnership with Spanish Public Radio attracted almost 100 people to the first of its two town halls. The event was previewed by Block Club Chicago and Dear Evanston.

Also in the media ...

  • The Polish Daily News published a story about the Polish-American Heritage Celebration that took place at Northeastern on Nov. 14.
  • Political Science Professor Ellen Cannon’s 2017 op-ed in The New York Jewish Week, titled “U.S. Jews Must Promote Preparedness in the Face of Terror,” was one of several mentioned in Academic Engagement Network’s Nov. 2018 newsletter in the aftermath of the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa.

To do

‘High Fidelity’

When Brooklyn record store owner Rob finds himself unexpectedly dumped, his life takes a music-filled turn toward the introspective. Based on the popular novel by Nick Hornby, “High Fidelity” follows Rob as he struggles to discover how his relationship went awry, and strives to change his life in order to win back his sweetheart Laura. The latest Stage Center Theater production runs Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Mark your calendar!


Stage Center Theatre

Stage Center Theatre's production of “High Fidelity” launched this week! Follow the theatre on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on audition opportunities, upcoming plays and sneak peeks behind the curtain.

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