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  • New COD rules may threaten some part-time profs Jul 24, 2013 6:16 PM
    New employment rules at the College of DuPage have drawn fire from some part-time professors who fear they may soon be losing their jobs. The state’s largest community college will begin phasing out the employment of those instructors who are already receiving a pension through the State Universities Retirement System, which manages retirement benefits for 65 community colleges, state universities and other agencies in Illinois.

     
  • Editorial: Signs of a new era for Glen Ellyn, College of DuPage Jul 17, 2013 8:28 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial acknowledges positive signs that the College of DuPage and the village of Glen Ellyn have developed a cooperative spirit out of their once-dysfunctional relationship.

     
  • A new day for once-feuding Glen Ellyn and COD? Jul 14, 2013 1:29 AM
    Glen Ellyn Village President Alex Demos is confident that détente has been achieved in the relationship between the village and College of DuPage — which engaged in a protracted and expensive legal dispute over jurisdictional matters for more than two years. “We’re going to work together in every capacity,” he said. “It’s a beginning of a new relationship.”

     
  • DuPage County academic team honorable mentions Jun 12, 2013 8:22 AM
    2012-2013 DuPage County academic team honorable mentions

     
  • The Soapbox May 25, 2013 5:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors share their thoughts about COD's mascot, local park namings and Mike Ditka's honor, among other things.

     
  • 8-foot chaparral sculpture finds home at College of DuPage May 24, 2013 9:36 AM
    Students rushing to class at College of DuPage may have been in such a hurry that they missed it: an 8-foot bronze sculpture of a chaparral has been installed on the school's Glen Ellyn campus. The chaparral, also known as a roadrunner, isn't common to Illinois, but it has been the COD mascot since the school's founding in 1967 when students hustled to and from 40 various leased classroom sites throughout DuPage County.

     
  • COD paves new way to earn bachelor's degree May 20, 2013 4:20 PM
    Nine students will walk across the stage Sunday at Lewis University's commencement ceremony to receive bachelor's degrees in criminal justice. Yet, these students never took classes at the school's campus in Romeoville. Through a so-called 3+1 program partnership between Lewis and College of DuPage, the students earned their four-year degrees from Lewis by taking all their classes at COD's campus in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • DuPage adjunct professors get contract extension, raises May 17, 2013 12:19 AM
    Adjunct professors at the College of DuPage are set to receive salary increases as part of a two-year contract extension approved Thursday by the college’s board of trustees. College officials offered the contract extension to adjuncts as a package along with a plan to create a new “lecturer” position that would allow some adjuncts to receive health care benefits under the new federal health care law.

     
  • Borizov guilty on all counts in Darien triple murder May 15, 2013 5:37 AM
    More than three years ago, Jacob Nodarse broke into a home in an upscale Darien neighborhood armed with a .40-caliber Glock firearm and killed three members of the Kramer family. On Tuesday night, a DuPage County jury ruled that Johnny Borizov, one of Nodarse's friends, was the one who orchestrated the brutal crime.

     
  • Borizov won’t testify in murder trial May 14, 2013 5:52 AM
    A man charged with being the mastermind behind the March 2010 slayings of three members of a Darien family won't take the stand in his own defense. As a result, the case against murder suspect Johnny Borizov could go to the jury as early as Tuesday afternoon. Prosecutors claim Borizov was involved in a bitter child-custody dispute with his ex-girlfriend, Angela Kramer, when he enlisted Jacob Nodarse to murder her family.

     
  • Some COD part-time faculty will get health care May 9, 2013 6:02 PM
    Though the impact of new federal health care guidelines remains unclear, College of DuPage officials say they're planning to provide benefits to some part-time professors. The college will create the new position of "lecturer" — a nontenured adjunct faculty member who will teach more classes than the average adjunct professor, but still fewer classes than a full-time professor. The new designation would allow lecturers to be eligible for health care insurance, officials said.

     
  • Elimination forces COD softball to think about next year May 7, 2013 11:40 PM
    The summer started early for the College of DuPage softball team this year.

     
  • COD OKs decision to name building after president May 8, 2013 12:55 PM
    College of DuPage President Robert Breuder's name will be etched in the history books of the state's largest community college, but now it'll be permanently etched on campus, too. In his last formal action as board chairman Tuesday night, David Carlin proposed the college's 66,000-square-foot Homeland Security Education Center be named in Breuder's honor at the time of his retirement.

     
  • Sustainable landscaping is eco-friendly and less work May 6, 2013 3:31 PM
    Landscaping provides people with a huge array of benefits from shade to rainwater absorption to the prevention of soil erosion and beautification. But it delivers the maximum number of benefits to humankind and the planet when it is designed in such a way that it works with nature, instead of against it.

     
  • The lessons Boston bombing taught us Apr 28, 2013 9:14 AM
    Several experts from College of DuPage's Homeland Security Training Institute share their thoughts about what security lessons were learned from the Boston Marathon bombing. “You can't let fear dictate your life,” Michael Casey of the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy said. “Because if you do, then they (the terrorists) have won. But you must be vigilant.”

     
  • Glen Ellyn, COD reach lift station agreement Apr 26, 2013 9:04 AM
    Glen Ellyn public works employees will now be able to work on a village-owned sanitary lift station located on College of DuPage property, under an agreement approved this week. The lift station was constructed in the early 1970s on COD property at 580 S. Park Blvd., and while an easement was drafted at the time, it was never executed, village officials said. COD and Glen Ellyn officials have had discussions about easements over the past seven years, but it wasn't until this week that the village board and college board both unanimously approved a licensing agreement that grants the village a 20-by-60 feet easement.

     
  • Mom of murder suspect sentenced for obstruction Apr 25, 2013 7:02 PM
    The mother of a Willowbrook man charged with murder was sentenced Thursday for trying to conceal evidence in the case, authorities said. Elva Hernandez, 43, also of Willowbrook, was sentenced to two years in prison after entering a guilty plea to one count of obstruction of justice. Her son, Juan Cuellar, 23, is charged with the murder of 18-year-old Joshua Holmes, who was repeatedly shot Sept. 24, 2012 at Honeysuckle Rose Lane and Lilac Lane in Willowbrook.

     
  • Planning key to successful party — with less stress Apr 22, 2013 6:24 AM
    Exciting, well-executed parties don't happen by chance. Big or small, they usually must be planned to get great results. But you don't have to be a perfect party host to throw an incredible bash (even for a big bunch). Really, all you need are a few key tips from area planning pros to help your soiree rise to the top.

     
  • Coaching controversy embroils ex-suburban star Apr 18, 2013 11:48 AM
    The father of one University of Wisconsin-Green Bay basketball player has spoken out in support of coach Brian Wardle, who is under investigation amid allegations he mistreated players. The university's investigation into Wardle, a Marquette grad and former three-time Daily Herald All-Area basketball star at Hinsdale Central, began last week after complaints were filed on behalf of two players. Orrin Brown, the father of junior center Alec Brown, said his son has never reported any kind of abuse or mistreatment.

     
  • DuPage hangs on at Harper Apr 12, 2013 10:22 PM
    On Friday, Harper College welcomed one of the North Central Community College Conference's top softball teams to Palatine in College of DuPage. It wasn't easy for either team, but the Chaparrals (16-9, 10-1) managed to pull out an 11-10 victory before weather and deteriorating field conditions forced the cancellation of the scheduled second game.

     
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