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  • Benton comes up big for Harper Jan 13, 2015 4:04 PM
    The men’s basketball coaching staff at Harper College may be seeing the start of something they’d been hoping for all season — the emergence of freshman forward Davion Benton. The 6-foot-5 forward average 16.5 points and 13 rebounds in a pair of losses to ranked opponents and has earned NJCAA Region IV, Division III player of the week honors.

  • Suburban community colleges applaud Obama plan if money’s there Jan 10, 2015 7:30 AM
    Suburban educators hailed President Obama’s plan to make community college as “free and universal as high school is today,” but acknowledged the proposal faces a tough sell with Illinois lawmakers who would have to loosen the state’s purse strings to join. “Whether the money can follow the good idea, that’s yet another issue,” said College of DuPage President Robert Breuder.

  • Harper College to hold live auction this weekend Jan 9, 2015 9:28 AM
    A live auction will be held featuring hundreds of pieces of furniture, appliances and other items being cleared out to make way for an upcoming building renovation at Harper College.

  • Rauner expected to tour renovated Harper College building Jan 9, 2015 1:08 PM
    Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner plans to visit Harper College’s Palatine campus to tour the new Career and Technical Education Center, opening for the spring semester after a two-year, $38 million renovation. State funding covered 75 percent of the project to transform Building H into classrooms and labs for some of Harper's most popular skills programs.

  • Harper duo has scoring mentality Jan 7, 2015 7:08 PM
    Any time Joslyn Nicholson and Admir Suljic step into the Sports and Wellness Center on the Harper College campus — or any other gym, for that matter — they are in position to do what they do best: score. The Harper men’s and women’s basketball standouts have been finding plenty of success lately, both nationally and within the region. The duo has combined to be named NJCAA Division III or Region IV player of the week five times this season.

  • Harper trustees to vote on tuition proposal in February Jan 7, 2015 5:30 AM
    Harper College officials plan to prepare a 2016 budget that closes a modest deficit.Although officials won’t unveil a draft budget until the summer, they are currently forecasting a $252,658 shortfall. It’s an outlook based on several assumptions, including credit-hour enrollment growing .8 percent. “That’s not a hard task for us to take on,” Harper President Ken Ender said of balancing the new budget.

  • Harper looks for better focus Jan 3, 2015 8:49 PM
    The Harper women’s basketball team is hoping to show better focus after a one-sided loss to visiting Mid-Michigan Community College on Saturday. The Hawks fell 66-50 and hope to see improvement soon, especially with North Central Community College Conference games starting in the coming week. The Hawks’ first foe will be No. 4-ranked Rock Valley (8-4) on Wednesday. Against Mid-Michigan (9-4), Harper (6-9) didn’t score for the first 6:32.

  • Mid-Michigan gets defensive against Harper Jan 3, 2015 8:33 PM
    Mid-Michigan Community College (5-8) finished a season sweep of Harper College (7-9), defeating the host Hawks 54-49 in nonconference men’s basketball play Saturday. “Both teams defended well,” said Mid-Michigan coach Kaleb House. “We hit a few more shots.” The Hawk most affected by the Lakers’ defense was Admir Suljic. In the teams’ first matchup Dec. 20, Suljic scored a career-high 35 points. This time, Harper’s freshman guard finished with 10 after shooting 4-for-14 from the field.

  • Suburbs abound with sledding, tubing, boarding options Jan 1, 2015 7:30 AM
    Standing 830 feet tall, Mount Hoy in Warrenville might be the top destination in the suburbs for fans of high-speed sled runs downhill, but it's far from the only option. Sledding, tubing and snowboarding options abound.

  • Harper’s Child Learning Center gets state desgination Dec 28, 2014 4:15 PM
    Harper College’s Child Learning Center has received the Gold Circle of Quality designation from ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s new quality rating and improvement system for early learning providers.

  • Two Harper fashion students win at London competition Dec 22, 2014 10:47 AM
    Harper College students Myra Chung of Des Plaines and Meta McKinney of Arlington Heights recently placed first and second respectively at the annual Hand & Lock Prize in London, arguably the most prestigious competition in couture embroidery.

  • Investment expert to speak at Harper breakfast Dec 19, 2014 2:25 PM
    Harper College will offer a free public economics lesson aimed at deciphering the economy and the financial market for 2015.

  • Harper’s Santa Claus for Paws to help furry friends Dec 22, 2014 7:29 AM
    Harper’s Santa Claus for Paws to help furry friends

  • Short-handed Harper barely fall short Dec 18, 2014 8:57 PM
    In an ordinary basketball game, a new player enters when another is in foul trouble. “This wasn’t the most ordinary basketball game,” said Harper’s Joslyn Nicholson. Indeed. The Hawks’ women’s basketball team had to play with four players after guard Kim Herzog (Buffalo Grove) fouled out with 11:53 remaining in Thursday’s 70-68 loss to Ancilla College (Ind.).

  • Harper’s Nicholson nets national honor Dec 18, 2014 9:29 PM
    Harper College women’s basketball player and Cary-Grove graduate Joslyn Nicholson has been named the NJCAA Division III Player of the Week by the NJCAA national office.

  • Harper’s Santa Claus for Paws collecting food for pet shelters Dec 18, 2014 3:31 PM
    More than 10 years ago, Harper College administrative secretary Jennifer Pitek set out to help the furry felines in Illinois’ animal rescues by launching Santa Claus for Paws. The annual pet food drive, that later expanded to include canines, has netted thousands of pounds of donated food over the years.

  • Harper wins a couple the hard way Dec 16, 2014 11:55 PM
    In a battle of 5-win men’s basketball teams at Harper College’s Sports and Wellness Center on Tuesday night, the host Hawks came away with win No. 6. It didn’t come easily against Illinois Valley Community College, as Harper (6-7) managed to protect an 11-point halftime lead in prevailing 77-69.

  • Harper’s Nicholson earns player of the week acclaim Dec 15, 2014 9:42 PM
    In the Region IV Report released on Monday morning, Harper sophomore Joslyn Nicholson (Cary-Grove) was selected as the NJCAA’s Region IV, Div. III Player of the Week. Nicholson, a 5-foot-10 forward, averaged 26 points, 14 rebounds, and 4.5 steals in two games last week while shooting 79 percent from the free throw line.

  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit? Dec 12, 2014 10:27 PM
    Understanding business fundamentals is key to the success of a business. With that in mind, Harper College’s Small Business Development Center is holding a series of free workshops this winter aimed at assisting both prospective and current business owners in their ventures.

  • Harper’s Solsaa sidelined; Suljic nets NJCAA honor Dec 11, 2014 9:10 PM
    The Harper College women’s basketball team got some good news recently, claiming their first victory in a run of five straight games on the road with a 70-65 triumph over host Oakton Community College on Tuesday. The bad news, though, was pretty bad: freshman guard Nastia Solsaa will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL in her right knee during the second half of a loss at Elgin Community College on Nov. 25.

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