Teaching Resources: NEIU in the Press on THE STORY THAT MATTERS!

Dear UPI – we have been getting press over the past weeks that could be very helpful for teaching your students about the budget crisis in Illinois. I’m sending two letters to the editor by UPI members April Nauman and Jim O’Connor and a profile on NEIU by Ben Joravsky in the Reader.

I’m going to make an assignment out of these readings for my students who can’t go to Springfield on 4/27. Consider using these too if you are staying on campus or going to the Teach Out.

For questions you might have from students about the controversy over this year’s commencement, check out the conversation on the off-campus list. That is an internal UPI exchange that should not be quoted directly. But the perspectives are varied and will be incredibly helpful to read as you are organizing your own view.

In solidarity,


From Ben Joravsky in The Chicago Reader


From James O’Connor, Instructor, English Language Program


From April Nauman, Professor, Literacy, Leadership and Development