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  • Oakton Community College receives Fulbright to study Bolivia and Peru Dec 4, 2014 11:39 AM
    Oakton Community College has received a $94,595 Fulbright Group Projects Abroad grant to fund “Indigenous Voices at the Frontier of a Globalized World: Bolivia and Peru,” a five-week in-country study seminar for educators next summer. “In the traditional Western/non-Western dichotomy of humanities curricula, the histories and cultures of indigenous peoples of the Americas are often given short shrift or only superficially addressed,” said Professor Katherine Schuster

  • Harper pins down wrestling success Dec 3, 2014 3:43 PM
    Four weeks into the season, the Harper College wrestling team has already had plenty of success. On Nov. 15 at the Dan Gable open hosted by Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Zachery McCullough and Kerin Ramirez took home the top prize in their weight classes. McCullough defeated Oshkosh’s Micheal Bannach 7-0 to capture the title at 125.

  • Editorial: Find middle ground on adjuncts who are retired Dec 3, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial calls on Oakton Community College and others to find a way to keep their adjuncts who are retired on a pension, in spite of a new law.

  • Suburban college presidents meeting with Obama Thursday Dec 4, 2014 2:08 PM
    A delegation of suburban college presidents will meet with President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden Thursday to talk about increasing the numbers of students completing college. Northern Illinois University President Douglas Baker is heading up the delegation, which includes Elgin Community College President David Sam, who is representing community colleges as part of the Northern Illinois Regional P-20 Network at the White House College Opportunity Summit in Washington, D.C.

  • COD president to receive 2014 CASE Region V Chief Executive Leadership Award Dec 2, 2014 6:02 PM
    College of DuPage President Dr. Robert L. Breuder will receive the 2014 CASE Region V Chief Executive Leadership Award on Dec. 16 at the annual CASE V conference in Chicago.

  • Community colleges work to beat enrollment slump Nov 30, 2014 7:30 AM
    How to get students in the door. That's the challenge for Illinois' community colleges, where enrollment statewide has dropped for a fourth straight year. Suburban schools, with the exception of College of DuPage, are trying to offset declines or build on modest gains. “Everything’s slightly stagnant right now,” said Phil Garber, who tracks the numbers at Elgin Community College.

  • 80 Oakton part-time teachers could lose jobs over pension rules Nov 30, 2014 7:17 PM
    As many as 80 instructors at Oakton Community College are expected to get pink slips at the end of the school year — and it’s still not clear if legislation sitting on the governor’s desk will save their jobs.

  • How College of DuPage bucks state’s enrollment decline Nov 30, 2014 7:35 AM
    What’s College of DuPage’s secret? While Illinois’ community college system struggles with enrollment declines, the Glen Ellyn campus joined only two other districts that grew head count since fall 2010, officials say. COD President Robert Breuder invokes business principles when he explains how COD bucks the trend.

  • Playoff loss heartbreaking for Wheaton College Nov 29, 2014 5:28 PM
    Fifteen minutes was never going to be enough time for Wheaton College’s 14-12 NCAA Division III playoff defeat to sink in for the Thunder.

  • Benedictine welcomes Christmas season with ‘Advent at the Abbey’ Nov 28, 2014 11:21 AM
    Benedictine University and St. Procopius Abbey invite the public to attend “Advent at the Abbey” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.

  • North Central art exhibit to open in December Nov 26, 2014 11:32 AM
    Naperville’s North Central College will showcase a collection of artwork by Matthew Litteken in an exhibit titled “And, And & And” Dec. 14 through Feb. 5.

  • Editorial: Right to start early on campus smoking ban Nov 25, 2014 8:52 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial applauds the decision by some suburban community colleges to impose a campuswide smoking ban several months before required by a new state law.

  • Palatine Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning at Harper Nov 25, 2014 12:45 PM
    Lavelle Law, Ltd., a firm known for its community service initiatives throughout the area, is joining with Palatine Park District to present the 34th annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving at 8 .m., Thursday, November 27, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, starting in Building A.

  • Harper College goes smoke-free as of Jan. 1, 2015 Nov 25, 2014 1:19 PM
    Harper College campuses will go smoke-free on Jan. 1, 2015, six months before a law goes into effect banning tobacco on all Illinois’ public college campuses.

  • Wheaton confident for 2nd-round test Nov 25, 2014 11:36 PM
    Just moments after his team’s victory over Benedictine in the NCAA Division III football playoffs, Wheaton College coach Mike Swider had his team looking forward. With one win down the players’ attention is focused on Saturday’s game against John Carroll University.

  • Harper student-run boutique reopens bigger, more visible site Nov 25, 2014 2:43 PM
    Studio V, the professional, student-run boutique at Harper College opened this month in a newly renovated – and far more visible – space on the east side of campus, across from the Building J Theatre. To celebrate, Studio V will hold a grand reopening event with refreshments and entertainment from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 4.

  • Original pieces available at Harper Clay Guild sale Nov 25, 2014 12:27 PM
    Just in time for the holidays, Harper College student and instructor artists will showcase hundreds of original, one-of-a-kind clay pieces at the semiannual Harper Clay Guild sale. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, and Thursday, Dec. 4, in the main concourse of the Avanté Center on the College’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

  • Meet the man behind PostSecret at Harper talk Nov 25, 2014 9:57 AM
    On Dec. 4 Harper College in Palatine will host Frank Warren, the creator of PostSecret, the wildly popular website in which ordinary people anonymously share “shocking, silly or soulful,” secrets they have never voiced before.

  • Harper College summit inspires area Latinos Nov 22, 2014 7:30 AM
    Ernesto Mejia posed tough questions to the roughly 450 Northwest suburban high school freshmen and sophomores gathered Friday at Harper College for the 13th annual Latino Summit. Mejia, a college administrator turned motivational speaker, had to overcome discrimination, modest beginnings and a disease that left him temporarily paralyzed.

  • Wheaton in control in playoff win over Benedictine Nov 22, 2014 10:49 PM
    From the opening kick to the final play, Wheaton College was just too much for Benedictine.

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