Checking In and News Coverage on the NEIU Spring Break Lockout

Greetings UPI – I’m writing with a quick check-in to let everyone know several of us are in Springfield for a union conference focused on higher ed. I will catch up on emails as soon as possible. Thanks to all who have written with ideas and questions on the furloughs and please keep them coming.

Additionally, here’s a listing of the news coverage thus far on our situation and the prospect of an imposed Alternative Spring Break for all of NEIU.

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WBEZ
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/states-budget-impasse-costs-hundreds-of-northeastern-university-students-their-campus-jobs/028a1d2c-31a4-41d7-9247-547011afee16

Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-northeastern-illinois-university-furloughs-20170303-story.html

DNA Info (this story has been updated since orig. posting with John’ Miller’s statement.)
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170303/north-park/neiu-announces-furloughs-300-students-lose-campus-jobs