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  • Watchdog: Deal helps Medinah club, could hurt neighbors Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    A settlement deal that promises backloaded assessment reductions for Medinah Country Club this year through 2016 could wind up meaning higher taxes for neighboring property owners over the next three years. But officials who negotiated the deal argue the 17 government agencies that receive property taxes from the golf club potentially saved the same taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in future legal bills by settling.

     
  • COD events celebrate county’s 175th anniversary Dec 11, 2014 1:50 PM
    COD partners with DuPage Historical Society on events In celebration of DuPage County’s 175th anniversary, College of DuPage has teamed up with the DuPage County Historical Museum to present a series of events throughout the winter and spring.

     
  • Oakton Community College receives Fulbright to study Bolivia and Peru Dec 4, 2014 11:39 AM
    Oakton Community College has received a $94,595 Fulbright Group Projects Abroad grant to fund “Indigenous Voices at the Frontier of a Globalized World: Bolivia and Peru,” a five-week in-country study seminar for educators next summer. “In the traditional Western/non-Western dichotomy of humanities curricula, the histories and cultures of indigenous peoples of the Americas are often given short shrift or only superficially addressed,” said Professor Katherine Schuster

     
  • Editorial: Find middle ground on adjuncts who are retired Dec 3, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial calls on Oakton Community College and others to find a way to keep their adjuncts who are retired on a pension, in spite of a new law.

     
  • COD president to receive 2014 CASE Region V Chief Executive Leadership Award Dec 2, 2014 6:02 PM
    College of DuPage President Dr. Robert L. Breuder will receive the 2014 CASE Region V Chief Executive Leadership Award on Dec. 16 at the annual CASE V conference in Chicago.

     
  • Community colleges work to beat enrollment slump Nov 30, 2014 7:30 AM
    How to get students in the door. That's the challenge for Illinois' community colleges, where enrollment statewide has dropped for a fourth straight year. Suburban schools, with the exception of College of DuPage, are trying to offset declines or build on modest gains. “Everything’s slightly stagnant right now,” said Phil Garber, who tracks the numbers at Elgin Community College.

     
  • How College of DuPage bucks state’s enrollment decline Nov 30, 2014 7:35 AM
    What’s College of DuPage’s secret? While Illinois’ community college system struggles with enrollment declines, the Glen Ellyn campus joined only two other districts that grew head count since fall 2010, officials say. COD President Robert Breuder invokes business principles when he explains how COD bucks the trend.

     
  • Editorial: Right to start early on campus smoking ban Nov 25, 2014 8:52 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial applauds the decision by some suburban community colleges to impose a campuswide smoking ban several months before required by a new state law.

     
  • COD trustee bites back at criticism over thousands spent on meals Nov 21, 2014 4:30 PM
    A watchdog group has criticized College of DuPage officials for using taxpayers’ money on meals and drinks for themselves and employees at the college’s Waterleaf restaurant, with some outings costing thousands of dollars each. But Trustee Dianne McGuire had her own message, calling out whom she deemed the “extremist, right-wing ideologues and groups attempting to discredit this stellar institution, its administration and its elected leaders.”

     
  • Harper, CLC both going 100% smoke-free Jan. 1 Nov 20, 2014 1:32 PM
    Students, employees and even casual visitors won't be allowed to smoke on college campuses starting next summer. But Harper College and the College of Lake County will ban tobacco on campus starting Jan. 1. "I think that this is going to be a surprise for many people, and I think it is going to take time for people to understand how this is working," says Janet Mason, who's managing the rules at College of Lake County.

     
  • Man gets 9 years in COD student loan fraud case Oct 2, 2014 12:03 PM
    One of four people charged with identity theft and student loan fraud was sentenced to nine years in prison. Lorin Brown, 36, of Monee, was convicted following a bench trial in August. He was also ordered to repay $319,670. He and three others from Glendale Heights and Monee were accused of using stolen identities to apply for federa financial aid to attend online classes at the College of DuPage and University of Phoenix.

     
  • COD moves to reduce outbursts at meetings Sep 27, 2014 7:45 AM
    Residents wishing to make general comments at College of DuPage board meetings will have to wait until the end of the session. At the board’s most recent meeting, that meant visitors wanting to make general comments had to wait until around midnight. "It allows the board to focus on our business before it gets too late and everybody is short on brain cells,” one trustee said.

     
  • Editorial: Time for COD trustees to see all spending, as other boards do Sep 19, 2014 1:01 AM
    The College of DuPage board of trustees should see an itemized list of all spending by the school, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • COD's Breuder gets faculty 'no confidence' vote Sep 19, 2014 1:10 PM
    The union representing College of DuPage's 306 full-time faculty members announced Thursday a “no confidence” vote in the leadership of President Robert Breuder, blaming him for helping create “an environment of turmoil, distrust, fear and intimidation.” But a college spokesman quickly dismissed the vote, citing long-running strained relations between the union and Breuder. He also noted faculty members represent only about 10 percent of the college's employees.

     
  • Griffin: College of DuPage spent $26 million without board scrutiny Sep 17, 2014 9:17 AM
    Over the past 16 months, more than $26 million has been spent by the College of DuPage. But all the seven-member board ever saw of those expenditures were monthly totals. Now, at least one board member with the help of a government transparency advocate are questioning how the board can properly do its job without seeing how more than $1 million a month, or 12 percent of the college's annual budget, is being spent.

     
  • College of DuPage enrollment continues to grow Sep 14, 2014 5:46 PM
    College of DuPage continued its upward enrollment trend this fall, with the college’s net 10th day credit head count of full- and part-time students totaling 29,476, an increase of 3 percent since last year.

     
  • Editorial: Goal should be openness without censure Sep 3, 2014 9:24 AM
    Elected officials should be open, transparent and effective with the public and their fellow board members, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Davis: Endless quest to see what elected leaders are up to Aug 31, 2014 1:01 AM
    What do DuPage Forest Preserve District commissioners, College of DuPage trustees and Kaneland school board members have in common? All have exhibited some interesting behavior of late when it comes to transparency, says Jim Davis, news director for the DuPage and Fox Valley editions.

     
  • Former Marine aims to make suburbs safe for all sexual orientations Aug 25, 2014 11:01 AM
    College of DuPage student Brad Setter, a Marine who came out at the end of the don't ask, don't tell era, next month will run in the AIDS Run and Walk Chicago, something he does ever year. Participating has "given me the chance to give back to the community," Setter said. "It provides crucial health and wellness services to thousands of men, women and families living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, the vast majority of whom live at or below the federal poverty line."

     
  • College of DuPage votes to cut tuition next spring Aug 22, 2014 3:19 PM
    College of DuPage trustees have voted to cut tuition by $4 per credit hour beginning with the spring 2015 semester — just months after approving a $4 increase that’s taking effect this fall. The tuition cuts will apply to both in-district and out-of-district students. Starting next spring, tuition for in-district students will drop from $144 per credit hour back to the $140 they were paying before the board approved the increase.

     
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