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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ‘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.

  • COD shifts finances to plan for classroom construction Mar 21, 2014 5:17 PM
    College of DuPage trustees have voted to reallocate $33 million of funds within the college’s reserves to prepare for the possible future construction of a new building to hold additional classrooms. “We don’t have any classroom space to spare,” college President Robert Breuder said. “If we want to take the enrollment, increase the market share, educate more taxpayers, I need more space.”

  • COD exhibit highlights high school artists Mar 19, 2014 2:47 PM
    High school students will have the opportunity next month to display their artwork at the third annual “Walk This Way” exhibit at the College of DuPage. The exhibit runs 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the McAninch Arts Center on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn. “Through this exhibit, high school students get the opportunity to display their work and receive feedback from college-level art professors," art professor David Ouelette said.

  • College of DuPage renames performance hall after Belushi brothers Mar 9, 2014 8:13 PM
    The performance hall at the newly built McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage will be named after alumni John and Jim Belushi. The announcement was made by COD President Robert L. Breuder at a benefit Saturday night for the new arts center after a performance by Jim Belushi and The Chicago Board of Comedy.

  • Editorial: COD trustees wrong on mileage reimbursement Feb 28, 2014 7:42 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial slams the practice of two College of DuPage elected trustees requesting mileage reimbursement to get to the school.

  • College of DuPage increases tuition, fees Feb 27, 2014 5:11 PM
    Tuition and fees will climb this fall at College of DuPage as officials work to address a projected gap between revenues and expenses. Board members at the Glen Ellyn-based community college recently voted to raise the cost of tuition by $4 per credit hour, to a total of $144 for in-district students. That amount includes fees.

  • COD trustees reimbursed for driving to meetings Feb 26, 2014 11:04 AM
    Two College of DuPage trustees combined to charge taxpayers more than $1,500 over the past two years to drive to the Glen Ellyn campus and back to their Naperville homes. Some trustees defend the practice, but government watchdog groups and even some of their fellow trustees question it.

  • Talent on display at Elmhurst College Jazz Fest Feb 23, 2014 6:11 PM
    Collegiate musicians from across the Midwest helped bring a close to Elmhurst College’s 47th annual Jazz Festival on Sunday at the school’s Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. About 2,000 jazz lovers attended the final performances of the prestigious, four-day festival which featured high school and college level jazz bands, as well as professional musicians, including a sold-out performance Friday by the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra.

  • Jim Belushi helps reopen renovated COD venue with improv show, benefit Feb 19, 2014 5:18 PM
    MAC Madness 2014 will feature Jim Belushi and the Chicago Board of Comedy during a fundraising event to celebrate the programs of the newly renovated McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. The slate of entertainment Saturday, March 8, will include a reception, Belushi’s improv show, a post-performance celebration and a late show.

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