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ChicagoCHEC Community Forum will raise cancer awareness in Chicago’s minority communities

Monday, September 18, 2017

Candace Henley, 36, was rushed to the emergency room with severe bowel blockage, but physicians thought she was too young to have colon cancer and didn’t screen her for it. The single mother of five young girls didn’t know enough about the disease to ask for a screening. It wasn’t until her third ER visit, six months after her first, that a physician finally gave her a fecal occult blood test. They later found a cancerous tumor the size of a grapefruit, and removed 95 percent of her colon. 
elevated view of Bernard Brommel Hall and Chicago skyline on southeast horizon

Northeastern welcomes seven new tenure-track faculty members

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Northeastern Illinois University’s new tenure-track faculty members were introduced at the Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 14. “I am pleased to welcome seven new members of the faculty into the Northeastern Illinois University community,” Interim President Richard Helldobler said. “These professors will serve our students well through their expertise, passion and creativity. I look forward to seeing all they accomplish in the coming years.” Here are the seven new members of the faculty for the Fall 2017 semester.
Former Class Gift Scholarship recipient Diamond Barnes speaks at the Golden Eagle Welcome Day event

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Students helping students

Friday, September 8, 2017

We’re two weeks into the semester at Northeastern Illinois University, but we’re not done talking about Golden Eagle Welcome Day just yet. Find out how one fraternity gave back to students through a scholarship fund that day, get ready for a big science conference coming to the Main Campus, and check out the winning caption in the New Yorker cartoon contest written by one of Northeastern’s own. It’s all in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

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