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  • 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.

     
  • The Soapbox May 3, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors speak up about the Arlington racetrack's remarkable anniversary and about suburban ties to a possible Loyola NCAA championship, among other topics.

     
  • The Soapbox May 16, 2014 5:48 PM
    Daily Herald editors this week are tallying texting drivers, musing on "the butterfly effect" and offering kudos to retiring educators who coach and conduct.

     
  • COD and forest preserve may partner to save ‘farm’ May 1, 2014 4:20 PM
    A small "community farm" that existed for years on the College of DuPage campus could find a new home at a nearby forest preserve. There's no longer any space for the COD Community Education Farm on the college's Glen Ellyn campus. But there is talk of relocating the farm to a roughly 1-acre plot of existing farmland at Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton.

     
  • Gurnee, Oak Brook kids place 2nd, 3rd at state Geographic Bee Apr 4, 2014 10:46 PM
    Joshua Smoron, a seventh-grader from Gurnee, took second place at the Illinois Geographic Bee Friday. Of the 100 fifth- through eighth-graders who competed in the bee, more than 30 students were from the suburbs. “It’s just amazing what these kids know, and at such a young age,” said Michael Middleton, Illinois Geographic Bee coordinator.

     
  • COD students start petition to support theater group Apr 4, 2014 6:39 AM
    Last fall, the Buffalo Theatre Ensemble canceled the rest of its season for the current school year at College of DuPage. Now several students at the Glen Ellyn school say they fear the professional theater group that entertained audiences and influenced aspiring actors for 27 years isn’t coming back. So they’ve started an online petition calling for the ensemble’s return. But COD officials on Thursday insisted no decision has been made to terminate the group’s relationship with the college.

     
  • Illinois Geographic Bee participants Apr 4, 2014 6:48 PM
    Students from across the suburbs participated in the Illinois State Geographic Bee on Friday at College of DuPage.

     
  • ‘Age Well’ event guides seniors through finances, retirement Apr 2, 2014 12:41 PM
    College of DuPage Continuing Education will partner with DuPage County Senior Services to host “Age Well DuPage: Renew, Recharge, Reinvent.” The free event runs 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in the Homeland Security Education Center, Room 1022, on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.

     
  • Renovated MAC Center ready for full season of new acts Mar 31, 2014 12:14 PM
    Diana Martinez is energized about the future of the renovated McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. The director is now booking the 2014-2015 season, the first full season back in the MAC since it reopened this year after a 16-month renovation.

     
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