Two students eating a snack outdoors smile as they walk together

Friday, September 23, 2022

For the ninth year in a row, Northeastern Illinois University graduates its students with the least amount of student debt according to U.S. News & World Report! Plus, the Latinx Heritage Month celebration continues, we recap Fall Fest and more in the latest edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Around the Commons

Best Colleges

For the ninth year in a row, Northeastern Illinois University graduates its students with the least amount of student debt among Midwest regional universities, according to the 2022-2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” publication. Northeastern also ranked No. 46  in social mobility. “Students should leave institutions of higher learning with degrees, not crippling debt,”  President Gloria J. Gibson said. “I am proud that U.S. News & World Report continues to recognize Northeastern Illinois University as an affordable option for students to achieve academic success and catapult graduates into gainful employment.” 

Fall Fest

Northeastern held its annual NEIU Weekend and Fall Fest last weekend. Check out a recap of the highlights on our Instagram page!

And there’s more! 

  • Northeastern will host a Preview Day on the Main Campus on Oct. 21. Advance sign-up is required. 

To do

Latinx Heritage Month

Northeastern Illinois University is proud to be the longest-standing four-year public Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in the Midwest. Please join the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs in celebrating Latinx Heritage Month

NEIU Libraries has also put together a set of online resources to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month. 

More to do

In the media

Greg Anderson and members of the CROCUS collaboration at Argonne National Laboratory


The Community Research on Climate and Urban Science (CROCUS) grant was featured in the Chicago Tribune as an article and photo essay. Chair of the Earth Science, Environmental Science, and Physics departments Gregory Anderson is the principal investigator for Northeastern and is featured in both. 

COVID-19 updates

In accordance with guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Northeastern has adopted new strategies for mitigating COVID-19. Contact tracing will be conducted as needed. However, weekly reports of positive cases and vaccination rates will no longer be reported. If you test positive for COVID-19, students should immediately notify Student Health Services, and employees should notify their supervisors and the Office of Human Resources. Additionally, faculty and staff are required to report positive and presumptive student COVID-19 cases and exposures to Student Health Services. We continue to follow Chicago Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines as we ensure proper protocols and preventative measures are in place for the health and safety of our students and employees.

Stay up to date on everything regarding COVID-19 by visiting the COVID-19 Response website. 

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