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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Harper, CLC both going 100% smoke-free Jan. 1 Nov 20, 2014 1:32 PM
    Students, employees and even casual visitors won't be allowed to smoke on college campuses starting next summer. But Harper College and the College of Lake County will ban tobacco on campus starting Jan. 1. "I think that this is going to be a surprise for many people, and I think it is going to take time for people to understand how this is working," says Janet Mason, who's managing the rules at College of Lake County.

  • Suljic, Harper defeat Truman Nov 21, 2014 12:01 AM
    The Harper College men’s basketball team won’t play another home game for 26 days. They way they played Thursday night, they’ll be eager to return as the Hawks handled visiting Truman College 78-66 in nonconference play.

  • Harper Ethics Bowl team earns berth to national championship Nov 20, 2014 6:50 PM
    Harper College’s Ethics Bowl team placed second at the Upper Midwest Regional Championship, qualifying for the 19th Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition in Costa Mesa, Calif., in February.

  • Hudson wins NJCAA honor at Harper Nov 19, 2014 9:29 PM
    Conant alum Robert Hudson was honored as the NJCAA Divsion III player of the week for his early season efforts at Harper College. The versatile forward averaged 16 points while coralling 6.3 rebounds in the Hawks’ first three contests. Hudson’s top scoring effort came Nov. 13, when he scored a career-high 23 points.

  • Fast start enough in Harper victory Nov 19, 2014 12:04 AM
    Leading 34-13 at halftime is usually a good indication that a victory is forthcoming. “We started off strong,” said second-year Harper women’s basketball coach Jenny Turpel. Visiting Morton finished strong, however, as the Hawks had to hang on for a 58-45 victory.

  • Harper falls short against Morton Nov 18, 2014 11:51 PM
    Shooting 51.6 percent from the field over 40 minutes of junior college basketball is usually a good recipe for winning, and it was enough for a satisfying victory for visiting Morton College on Tuesday at Harper College as the Panthers salted away an 85-72 victory. Morton had three players scored more than 20 points — Greg Carter (23), Aaron Skinner (21) and Nick Dixon 25.

  • Kishwaukee stays perfect against Harper Nov 15, 2014 8:53 PM
    Kishwaukee College continued its winning ways on Saturday with a 79-71 victory over host Harper College in a nonconference men’s basketball matchup.

  • Former rivals team up in Harper’s national title run Nov 14, 2014 7:14 PM
    Like many athletes who compete for Harper College, cross country runners Juan Barajas and Brennan Albuck were once high school rivals. Barajas attended Schaumburg, and Albuck ran for Hoffman Estates. Fast forward two seasons, and the former rivals became elite teammates running to a second straight NJCAA championship.

  • Harper students whipping up thousands of treats for sweets show Nov 12, 2014 1:32 PM
    Baking and culinary students are spending the next week earnestly whipping up between 2,000 and 3,000 small pastries, pies and treats in preparation for America’s Baking and Sweets Show beginning Friday, Nov. 14.

  • Free performance at Harper to feature Native Pride Dancers Nov 12, 2014 10:20 AM
    The Native Pride Dancers will visit Harper College for a free performance from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Student Center Lounge in Building A on the college’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, in Palatine.

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