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  • State wants COD to pay for its own audit Mar 5, 2015 4:04 PM
    Suburban state lawmakers today sent College of DuPage officials a letter asking them to both comply with a deeper audit than previously proposed and shoulder the six-figure price tag. Previously, state Rep. Jeanne Ives, a Wheaton Republican, had called for a probe of the college’s finances by the state’s top auditor.

  • COD reverses decision on candidate forum Mar 5, 2015 5:38 AM
    After pulling the plug on an upcoming candidate forum organized by College of DuPage's adjunct association, school administrators have reversed their decision. COD Adjunct Association President Cheryl Baunbach-Caplan confirmed Wednesday that the March 11 candidate forum is back on. “We think the right decision was made in the end,” she said. “Obviously, we have to get everything back in place, but it looks like we can do that.

  • Most COD candidates don't want Breuder's name on building Mar 3, 2015 5:52 AM
    As the outgoing chairman of the College of DuPage board in May 2013, David Carlin proposed naming the Glen Ellyn school's Homeland Security Education Center after college President Robert Breuder. Now as a COD trustee hopeful, Carlin is the only candidate in the crowded race who is defending the decision to put Breuder's name on the building when he retires.

  • COD administrators reject union-sponsored candidate forum Feb 28, 2015 5:01 PM
    College of DuPage administrators have refused to allow the 600-plus member adjunct association to host a candidate forum on campus, saying it violates the board's ethics policy. Similar events were held on campus in the three previous election cycles. On the advice of the board's attorney, Ken Florey, administrators informed union President Cheryl Baunbach-Caplan Thursday that the association could not use campus facilities for the scheduled March 11 forum.

  • COD candidates say more oversight by board needed Feb 28, 2015 7:32 AM
    Challengers in the College of DuPage board of trustees race say several issues, including financial losses at the school’s Waterleaf Restaurant, highlight the need for the board to provide greater oversight. But the two incumbents seeking re-election insist they have been keeping an eye on spending at the Glen Ellyn-based community college.

  • Campaign boss’ taunt in text message likens Breuder to Hitler Feb 27, 2015 11:16 AM
    The campaign chairman for a three-person slate of candidates running for the College of DuPage board has advised a challenger to drop out of the crowded contest in a text message that likens college President Robert Breuder to Adolf Hitler. "When I get through with Dr. Breuder, anyone supporting him will look like they supported Hitler," the text message reads.

  • Harper College trustees increase tuition 2.8 percent Feb 27, 2015 2:28 PM
    Starting this summer, Harper College full-time students will pay an extra $105 a year under the third tuition increase tied to inflation since 2012. “Despite rising costs and cuts in state funding, the board is committed to tuition increases that are manageable to students," board Chair Diane Hill said in a statement. “It is critical that Harper continues to provide quality, affordable and accessible education to the people of our district.”

  • 3-person slate presses for COD reform Feb 23, 2015 10:09 PM
    A three-person slate of candidates vying for a spot on the College of DuPage board and endorsed by Trustee Kathy Hamilton says it will provide greater transparency and financial oversight. Calling themselves the “Clean Slate,” Deanne Mazzochi, Charles Bernstein and Frank Napolitano are three of 12 candidates running in the April 7 election.

  • Breuder: COD union’s accusations are ‘irresponsible and unfounded’ Feb 23, 2015 7:55 PM
    College of DuPage President Robert Breuder responded to a teachers union report blasting his administration by releasing a 34-page document that accuses his critics of making “irresponsible and unfounded accusations.” “No amount of unfounded criticism or bullying from a cadre of angry faculty who believe they are the epicenter of the college (and) who will never appreciate this great institution will jeopardize our future,” Breuder wrote.

  • COD faculty called on Breuder to resign last September Feb 20, 2015 6:44 PM
    The College of DuPage Faculty Association called on President Robert Breuder to resign last September, according to a newly released document. The union has gone public with the 14-page resolution detailing concerns that led to its vote of no confidence in Breuder. The report lists 10 major complaints, such as, “Dr. Breuder has destroyed trust internally at the college and externally with the college district."

  • Director adds special touches to Spotlight Youth Theater DuPage's 'Shrek' Feb 20, 2015 8:53 AM
    A beautiful princess, locked in a tower, waits for a dashing prince to rescue her. We all know where the fairy tale is heading, right? Of course. An ogre and his talking donkey sidekick free her in a swamp-for-princess bride exchange with a (wink, wink) little liked and little respected king wannabe. It is, of course, the tale of Shrek being brought to the stage this weekend by Spotlight Youth Theater DuPage under the direction of Jewel Magoon of Wheaton. Performances continue Feb. 20 to 22 at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center.

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  • Elburn’s Clay Nott isn’t afraid to show Shrek’s softer side Feb 20, 2015 1:00 AM
    Clay Nott, 17, of Elburn stars as the lovable ogre in Spotlight Youth Theater DuPage’s production of “Shrek: The Musical.” This is his 25th production with Spotlight.

  • Yorkville’s Lindsay Spencer sees bit of herself in ‘Shrek’s Fiona Feb 20, 2015 1:00 AM
    Lindsay Spencer, 18, of Yorkville plays Fiona in "Shrek: The Musical," her 24th Spotlight Youth Theater production.

  • College of DuPage board freezes student tuition, fees Feb 20, 2015 5:16 AM
    Tuition and fees will remain flat this fall at College of DuPage, despite calls from some who say costs for students should be reduced. Board members at the Glen Ellyn-based community college voted 5-1 Thursday night to keep tuition at $140 per credit hour for in-district students. That amount includes fees.

  • $400,000 bail for former COD radio engineer charged with theft Feb 20, 2015 8:19 AM
    A former part-time College of DuPage employee is being held on $400,000 bail after being charged with stealing more than $200,000 from the campus radio station in a 7-year span. John Valenta, 65, of Wheaton, was charged Thursday with felony theft stemming from a portion of his time as a radio engineer at WDCB 90.9-FM. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison.

  • Anima, Soul Children of Chicago to join in song Feb 19, 2015 12:22 PM
    Anima, the Glen Ellyn-based children’s chorus, will team with Soul Children of Chicago for “Come Together,” a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.

  • COD trustees: Faculty’s ‘no confidence’ vote spurred Breuder’s exit Feb 17, 2015 8:15 PM
    Two College of DuPage trustees say their support for the school’s president was shaken last September when full-time COD faculty members took a historic “no confidence” vote in Robert Breuder’s leadership. Trustees Kim Savage and Dianne McGuire said Tuesday the faculty’s vote was among several factors that prompted them to seek a change in leadership at the Glen Ellyn college.

  • Harper enjoys one-sided victory Feb 11, 2015 11:49 PM
    Over the last three seasons, Harper College women’s basketball has been on the short end of lopsided games often enough. The Hawks were able to turn the tables Wednesday, defeating College of DuPage 75-49 in a North Central Community College Conference matchup in Palatine.

  • Democrats launch hearings into Breuder deal Feb 12, 2015 6:14 AM
    Democrats will launch a series of Illinois Senate hearings into public college president salaries and perks following the $763,000 severance package the College of DuPage board gave President Robert Breuder last month.

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