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  • Editorial: What’s really at stake in the furor at COD Jul 23, 2014 12:46 PM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the controversy that has erupted at College of DuPage has as much to do with vested interests as it does college President Robert Breuder’s email to the board.

  • Heroic cabbie, oil change guys and COD Jul 21, 2014 3:38 PM
    DuPage/Fox Valley News Director Jim Davis gets on his Soapbox about heroes who drive cabs and work at Jiffy Lube -- and the war of words at College of DuPage.

  • COD, residents, faculty spar over spending, Breuder Jul 18, 2014 10:22 AM
    A COD board meeting already tense with residents’, teachers’ and students’ comments on a controversy about $20 million in state funding morphed into a battle between two board members. "(Vice Chairwoman) Ms. (Kathy) Hamilton has not been upfront with the facts regarding the teaching and learning center,” Chairwoman Erin Birt said. "This is kind of an ambush," Hamilton said.

  • College of DuPage may cut tuition rates Jul 18, 2014 4:26 PM
    Tuition rates will drop at the College of DuPage starting with the spring 2015 term under a proposal announced Thursday by President Robert Breuder. Breuder is recommending cutting tuition by $2 per credit hour, saving students who take 15 credit hours $30 a semester. The college’s board of trustees is scheduled to vote on the proposal Aug. 25.

  • Enrollment increase justifies new building Jul 14, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: Recently the Daily Herald published a letter from a College of DuPage board member who questioned the approval of a new classroom facility on the Glen Ellyn campus. It is important that your readers have an accurate representation of the facts related to this board action, which passed by a margin of 6-1.

  • COD moving ahead with learning center project Jul 11, 2014 4:54 PM
    The College of DuPage will move forward with the planned construction of a Teaching and Learning Center, despite the loss of a $20 million construction grant from the state, spokesman Joseph Moore said. The board of trustees already had committed $30 million for construction of the center, which will provide more classroom space on the school’s Glen Ellyn campus.

  • COD student releases new single Jul 3, 2014 8:28 AM
    Singer and College of DuPage student Alexa Lee Torres recently released her new single “Never Forgotten” during a performance at an event sponsored by the From the Barrio Foundation.

  • Text of COD president’s email Jul 3, 2014 8:14 AM
    This is the text of the email College of DuPage President Robert Breuder sent to the board of trustees on May 9 concerning the school’s pursuit of $20 million in state funding from Gov. Pat Quinn’s office.

  • Email prompts Quinn to withhold $20 million in funding for COD Jul 3, 2014 8:54 AM
    The College of DuPage won't receive a $20 million state construction grant now that Gov. Pat Quinn has seen an email detailing President Robert Breuder's strategy to secure the long-promised funding for the Glen Ellyn school. “The tactics used by the president in his email” convinced the governor not to release the $20 million the school hoped to use for a Teaching and Learning Center, a Quinn spokesman said Wednesday.

  • COD commits $30 million to new classroom building Jul 2, 2014 5:30 AM
    College of DuPage trustees have committed $30 million to build a Teaching and Learning Center to provide more classroom space for students on the Glen Ellyn campus. Preliminary plans call for the center to house a large number of 35-seat general purpose classrooms, a smaller amount of 25-seat general purpose classrooms, two 50-seat general science classrooms, four 25-seat computer classrooms and a computer lab.

  • COD president defends push for state grant money Jul 2, 2014 5:44 AM
    College of DuPage President Robert Breuder is defending himself from charges by a government watchdog group that he's seeking state money for an unplanned building project. “For someone to say this building was fabricated at a moment's notice to be able to justify the $20 million wouldn't be aware of all that had been done before this,” he said.

  • Caillat, Caliendo part of MAC’s new season Jun 26, 2014 4:33 PM
    The McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn is kicking off its first full season after a $35 million renovation with performances by Colbie Caillat, Frank Caliendo and others.

  • Glen Ellyn District 41 appoints new board member Jun 13, 2014 7:44 PM
    A former College of DuPage associate dean, Cathryn Wilkinson, has been named to the Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 school board to replace Sam Black. Wilkinson was chosen from among 14 applicants interviewed by the board.

  • COD science instructor releases third mystery novel Jun 10, 2014 8:30 AM
    Rick Polad, an Earth science instructor at College of DuPage, recently released his third Spencer Manning mystery novel, “Harbor Nights.” The book is the third in the series, following “Change of Address” and “Dark Alleys.”

  • COD’s Naperville center getting $4.3 million face-lift May 29, 2014 5:30 AM
    The College of DuPage plans to spend roughly $4.3 million to renovate its Naperville Regional Center with an eye toward bolstering its appearance and offering improved resources for students. The center at 1223 Rickert Drive will be closed during the remodeling, officials said, and is scheduled to reopen in time for the spring 2015 term.

  • COD plays host to fire service ‘Home Day’ May 28, 2014 12:51 PM
    College of DuPage will play host to the ninth annual Illinois Fire Service “Home Day” from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 5, in the Homeland Security Education Center on the college’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn.

  • Chef Nadia Tilkian makes Glen Ellyn's Waterleaf shimmer May 20, 2014 5:30 AM
    Tucked within Glen Ellyn's College of DuPage campus in the gleaming Culinary & Hospitality Center, steps from the student kitchen, is an upscale, approachable gem of a restaurant: Waterleaf. Adding to its appeal — and cred — Nadia Tilkian of erstwhile Maijean Bistro is in the kitchen, overseeing what is, from start to finish, sublime fare. The spot proves an impressive, professionally run find, one with a celebrated wine list to match.

  • Teaching a passion for top COD instructor May 15, 2014 12:26 PM
    Lubna Haque, associate professor of chemistry at the College of DuPage, has been named the Overall Outstanding Faculty Member for 2013-2014. Representing the Health and Sciences Division, Haque will receive a $1,000 award from the College of DuPage Foundation, which annually recognizes outstanding teaching achievement at the college.

  • COD sends Buffalo Theatre Ensemble packing May 13, 2014 2:56 PM
    The curtain has dropped on the Buffalo Theatre Ensemble performing at College of DuPage. School officials have ended COD’s relationship with the professional theater group, which had been in residence at the college’s Glen Ellyn campus since 1987. “After careful review, the college has decided not to bring back the Buffalo Theatre Ensemble,” said Diana Martinez, director of the school’s McAninch Arts Center.

  • COD professor and student to visit Sri Lanka bringing gifts of art May 6, 2014 12:26 PM
    Painting student Evangeline Alagaratnam visited her native Sri Lanka two years ago and found children struggling to go to school in that war-torn country. She helped renovate a dilidated orphanage, which is now an orphanage and school for 30 students. She showed pictures of the students to Jennifer Hereth, her painting instructor at College of DuPage, and Hereth had her students paint portraits of the children.

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