Jesse Jackson visits Northeastern, urges voter registration, participation

Civil rights activist and Rainbow PUSH Coalition President Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. urged voter registration and participation—particularly among the student population—during a Jan. 25 speech on Northeastern Illinois University’s Main Campus. Jackson’s speech came as the state’s public universities approach their eighth month without an appropriation.

Randa Jarrar to read from ‘A Map of Home’ in Visiting Writers Series

Randa Jarrar will read from and sign her debut novel, “A Map of Home,” on Feb. 4 as part of Northeastern Illinois University’s Visiting Writers Series.

For Daniel López Jr., learning has no boundaries

Daniel López Jr. gets some of his best work done outside the office. Way outside the office.

“To me, running is so therapeutic,” he said. “If I have an idea that I’m thinking about, that is the time that I process it.”

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. to visit Northeastern to speak about state budget impact on students

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. will visit Northeastern Illinois University’s Main Campus on Monday, Jan. 25, to talk about the impact of the state budget impasse on students in public higher education.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Inspirational alumni

One of Northeastern Illinois University’s most high-profile alums returned to the University to deliver the keynote speech for the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tribute. Read more about the Chicago Teachers Union president’s appearance and plan for next week’s official dedication ceremony of the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education in this edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Alumna and CTU President Karen Lewis speaks at Northeastern

“Be a change agent.”

Northeastern Illinois University alumna and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (M.A. ’93 Inner City Studies) issued the challenge as she delivered the keynote speech during the University’s “The Meaning of Social Justice” tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 21.

Carruthers Center to host author Wade Nobles for book lecture

Wade Nobles, professor emeritus in Africana Studies and Black Psychology at San Francisco State University, will lecture on his new book, “The Island of Memes: Haiti’s Unfinished Revolution,” on Jan.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: A partnership with Amundsen

Did you know about the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education’s partnership with a local high school? Read about why it’s been such a boon for the high school and for Northeastern, plus plans for a high-profile speaker and a busy week in the news media.

Mickie Wong-Lo elected to Council for Exceptional Children Board

Northeastern Illinois University Special Education Associate Professor Mickie Wong-Lo has been elected to the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Board of Directors. Her three-year term began on Jan. 1, 2016.


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