Evan Wolfson to be Commencement speaker

Vanguard gay and lesbian civil rights leader Evan Wolfson will be Northeastern Illinois University’s May 2016 Commencement speaker. During the ceremony, Wolfson will be awarded an honorary doctorate degree in recognition of his outstanding achievements.

Department of Earth Science awarded National Science Foundation grant

Northeastern Illinois University’s Department of Earth Science, in collaboration with Northern Illinois University, has been awarded a $474,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund summer research experiences for students focusing on issues related to water quality in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico.

University Police Department receives law enforcement accreditation

The Northeastern Illinois University Police Department has been unanimously recognized by the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP) and was awarded full accreditation status at the Tier 1 level during a Feb. 3 ceremony on the Main Campus.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Introducing the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education

For the first time in its history, Northeastern Illinois University has named a college. Read more about the official Daniel L. Goodwin dedication, rally and fundraising challenge. Plus, the University announced a new endorsement program, hosted a speech by the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and lots more!

Northeastern dedicates Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education

In recognition of Daniel L. Goodwin’s extraordinary philanthropic support and leadership, Northeastern Illinois University officially dedicated the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education and launched the Goodwin Gift Challenge during a rally on Jan. 26 in Alumni Hall.

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.

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