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  • 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.

  • College of DuPage board: Trustee embarrassed members Aug 22, 2014 5:29 AM
    The College of DuPage board voted Thursday to censure Vice Chairman Kathy Hamilton for “inappropriate conduct.” The resolution censuring Hamilton says she publicly embarrassed board members and college administrators and that she voices her disagreements “by making erroneous statements reflecting negatively against her fellow board members and the administration in an inflammatory, insulting, discourteous and defamatory manner.”

  • College of DuPage offers concealed carry class Aug 22, 2014 11:53 AM
    College of DuPage’s Homeland Security Training Institute has added a new concealed carry class designed to meet and surpass Illinois state requirements for obtaining a Concealed Carry License. This 18-hour class will offer its first two-day session on Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21.

  • Fewer students taking, passing new GED test Aug 4, 2014 5:17 AM
    Suburban counties have seen steep drops in the number of people taking GED exams in 2014. The test changed to an electronic version that is both more difficult and more expensive, experts say. Fewer people taking the exam may mean a larger pool of local residents with poor long-term job prospects. “Somebody is profiting significantly, and it's not our students and our state,” Regional Superintendent Leslie Schermerhorn said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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