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  • Harper women’s team fights past Triton Feb 5, 2015 12:05 AM
    Facing a 12-point deficit with 8:40 left in the first half, the Harper women’s basketball team showed the kind of resolve needed to win against visiting Triton in North Central Community College Conference play Wednesday. “We had to come back as a team and work hard,” said Harper’s Ashonte Sims, who finished with 16 points. That hard work helped the Hawks overcome the early challenge as Harper won 70-54.

  • Harper Symphony Orchestra to perform Mardi Gras concert Feb 5, 2015 7:08 AM
    Harper Symphony Orchestra to perform Mardi Gras concert

  • Community college presidents want to award four-year degrees Feb 4, 2015 1:40 PM
    Harper College for years asked lawmakers for the ability to offer bachelor's degrees, but the effort stalled. Now community colleges across the state have banded together to back the idea, saying people could benefit from having a low-cost education option nearby.

  • Harper to offer trio of Indian cooking classes Feb 4, 2015 2:55 PM
    Harper to offer trio of Indian cooking classes

  • Power of 15 brings college to suburban high schools Feb 2, 2015 5:34 AM
    A new program through Harper college is encouraging all students at districts 214, 211 and 220 to earn 15 college credits before graduating from high school. The classes will be taught with college curriculum, but by high school teachers in high school classrooms, and the credits will transfer to any college in Illinois. The program is the first of its kind in the suburbs and earned the schools recognition at the White House late last year.

  • Harper can’t hang with top-ranked Rock Valley Jan 31, 2015 8:04 PM
    Saturday was a special day at the Sports and Wellness Center in Palatine as the Harper College men’s basketball program hosted Alumni Day. “It means a lot to me,” said Wally Butman, a first-year assistant coach and former Harper basketball player who emphasized the value of knowing the school’s sports history. “It is important to connect our alumni with our athletes,” said Harper athletic director Doug Spiwak. “The athletes of yesterday are important to the athletes of today.” The Hawks’ opponent, defending NJCAA Division III national champion Rock Valley, is enjoying the here and now. The Golden Eagles (20-3, 7-1) claimed an 82-52 victory over the Hawks in North Central Community College Conference play.

  • Harper falls short against MATC Jan 24, 2015 11:33 PM
    Some familiar themes were on display Saturday as the Harper College women’s basketball team dropped a 65-45 decision to Milwaukee Area Technical College. Josyln Nicholson once again led the way for the Hawks with 22 points and 8 rebounds, but Harper (7-14, 1-5) couldn’t overcome 34 turnovers.

  • Hobson helps Milwaukee past Harper Jan 24, 2015 11:34 PM
    Led by Jabari Hobson’s 17 points and 16 more from Melvin Brown, Milwaukee Area Technical College’s men’s basketball team earned a 79-72 win Saturday at Harper in North Central Community College Conference play. The win was the second for Milwaukee (17-4) this week. An earlier win over Madison Area Technical College may have been a springboard for the visitors. “We played with intensity (Wednesday),” said MATC coach Randy Casey. “It kind of rolled over into today.”

  • Palatine Fire Department, Harper partner for CERT training Jan 23, 2015 1:12 PM
    When Palatine Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Gratzianna recalls that sudden and severe storm that passed through the Chicago area last September, he immediately lauds the village’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

  • Robert Breuder’s employment history Jan 23, 2015 7:13 PM
    Robert Breuder’s employment history

  • Rauner says he’ll have own plan for making community colleges affordable Jan 23, 2015 6:40 PM
    Gov. Bruce Rauner called Harper College a model for what Illinois’ community colleges need more of: partnerships with employers and training for technical jobs. Rauner mixed his business principles with his education philosophies in a keynote at the unveiling of Harper’s new Career and Technical Education Center after a $38 million renovation. "We should think strategically cradle to career,” Rauner said.

  • COD board says yes to $762,000 Breuder severance deal Jan 23, 2015 7:13 PM
    College of DuPage board members voted 6-1 tonight to end President Robert Breuder’s tenure early with a roughly $762,000 buyout package. Breuder will be paid nearly three times his base salary when he retires March 31, 2016. The dissenter was the vice chairman: “To award a golden parachute to Dr. Breuder is nothing more than a wanton betrayal of our students.”

  • Rauner visiting Harper College career and tech center Friday after $38 million renovation Jan 22, 2015 1:25 PM
    Gov. Bruce Rauner will speak at the opening of Harper College’s Career and Technical Education Center on the Palatine campus Friday. The ceremony will begin 10 a.m. in a welding lab at the center, which recently underwent a two-year, $38 million renovation.

  • Ablin: Economic growth doesn't necessarily mean more jobs Jan 22, 2015 7:24 AM
    Jack Ablin, executive vice president and chief investment officer of BMO Private Bank, said economic growth will accelerate this year, which will spark more consumer spending. But don't think that means more jobs. Technology is accelerating, too, and is actually killing job growth, he said.

  • Repeat player of the week honor for Harper’s Benton Jan 20, 2015 8:27 PM
    For the second time in as many weeks, Davion Benton has been named NJCAA Region IV, Division III men’s basketball player of the week. The Harper forward averaged 16.5 points and 14.5 rebounds while averaging 3 steals per game in the Hawks’ two games last week.

  • Harper Chamber Music Festival to highlight classical favorites Jan 18, 2015 4:33 PM
    Harper College’s 10th annual Chamber Music Festival will showcase more than 15 of the music department’s most accomplished artist faculty performing great works from the classical chamber music repertoire.

  • Harper students join Saturday in MLK Day of Service Jan 16, 2015 5:41 PM
    Harper College students are taking part in the community college’s first MLK Day of Service Saturday, Jan. 24. They’ll work on a service project, design a mural of King and hear from keynote speaker Noelle Jones, founding English teacher at the Greater Lawndale High School for Social Justice in Chicago.s

  • Herzog paces Harper in loss to Wright Jan 15, 2015 9:52 PM
    Harper women’s basketball coach Jenny Turpel got an answer to a question she’d rather have avoided in Wednesday night’s 60-54 loss to Wright College in the Hawks’ North Central Community College Conference home opener: Who would do the scoring if the team’s top player, Joslyn Nicholson, couldn’t compete? Answer: Kim Herzog. The Buffalo Grove produced canned six 3-points and finished with a game-high 27 points. It wasn’t quite enough, with Nicholson serving a one-game suspension, as Harper dropped to 6-12 overall and 0-3 in the N4C.

  • Welke notches first conference win at Harper Jan 15, 2015 1:09 AM
    Harper first-year men’s basketball coach Justin Welke got a special win on Wednesday night. He notched his first North Central Community College Conference victory as the Hawks topped visiting Wright College 66-60 in Palatine. Admir Suljic (21 points) and Davion Benton (20) led the way in scoring for Harper.

  • Harper students say ‘Aloha’ to new semester Jan 15, 2015 9:58 AM
    It may have been 16 degrees outside Wednesday, but inside Harper College’s student center there was plenty of warmth. Students were welcomed back to a new semester with a full-blown Hawaiian beach party featuring a mechanical surf board, hula dancers, and more.

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