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
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.”
And there’s more!
- Northeastern will host a Preview Day on the Main Campus on Oct. 21. Advance sign-up is required.
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
- Google Developer Student Club Meeting, 1 p.m. Sept. 26
- Latinx Heritage Celebration Taquiza at El Centro, 3 p.m. Sept. 28
- Chicago Film Society: “White Line Fever”, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28
- Student Recital Hour, 3:05 p.m. Sept. 29
- CARE Lecture: Dr. María Cotera, Professor of Mexican American Studies, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29
- STEM Student Research Symposium at El Centro, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 30
In the media
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.
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.