November 2JUST 395 Letter to the Editor
November 1Snacks, Screenings and More
November 1Seventh Annual Nuevas Voces Playwriting Contest
November 1WHO YOU WITH? BC!
October 31GCG’s Vision: Transforming Old, Abandoned Tennis Courts into a Blooming Community Garden
October 31Student Government on Potential Tuition Increase
October 31Olly Greer’s “Tranifestations”
October 31NEIU’s Stand Against Opioid Abuse: A Look into the Narcan Training Event
October 31“She Said” at the Music Box Theater with Q&A from Megan Twohey
October 31The Ups and Downs of NEIU’s Homecoming Dance
October 30Jessie Fuentes Speaks at Pedroso Center Inaugural Homecoming
October 30“Super Mario Bros. Wonder” : The Video Game That Breathes New Life into Mario
October 30“But they can’t walk around the city on their toes and confuse my grandchildren.” – Lech Walesa, 2019
October 30Student Debt Relief Hail-Mary
October 30NEIU For You 3.0 Expands To Transfer Students and Veterans
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“But they can’t walk around the city on their toes and confuse my grandchildren.” – Lech Walesa, 2019
“Homosexuals Should Even Sit Behind a Wall” – Lech Walesa, March 2013
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On June 13, 2023, and June 21, 2023, the University issued two Targeted Announcements confirming that both elevators at Lech Walesa Hall (LWH) will be out of service for repairs due to a faulty safety device. The device that controls the speed of the elevators needs to be replaced,  “out of an abundance of caution” according to the June 21st statement.
In a statement to the Independent, NEIU Director of Marketing and Communications Christopher Childers said, “The elevators were shut down out of an abundance of caution.”  KONE, the elevator company NEIU has contracted with, determined after an inspection that a mechanical part was faulty, rendering both elevators unsafe to operate.
The problem was discovered the week of June 12th.  It took a week and half for the part to be ordered.  As of June 29th the elevator has been successfully repaired.  
Childers stated that testing and elevator maintenance will occur weekly for the next few years,“Although we can’t make any guarantees, we hope there will be few or no interruptions.”
According to a representative from Facilities Management, “Anyone with a disability that requires the use of the elevators, please work with your supervisor to decide if you will need to work from home or if you require any other accommodations.” 
Safety and minimal disruptions are a top priority for the University administration according to Childers’ statement. If anyone has questions or concerns about the elevator repairs, they can contact Facilities Management at 773-442-5240 or [email protected].
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