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CSU awards first education doctorates

Two students will receive doctoral degrees in education from Chicago State tonight, the first students to complete the four-year-old program. A total of 1,000 students are graduating from CSU this year.

5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Six disqualified candidates at UIC will get student government seats

Following an appeal, six of the nine Students for Better Government candidates who had been disqualified have now been reinstated. But student leaders on both sides say they were baffled by the decision.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

CSU audit 'shocking,' expert says

The school's most recent audit, covering parts of 2007 and 2008, pointed out 20 different problems, Auditing experts say competent accountants could have prevented many of the problems.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges expanding pastry school

The City Colleges' French Pastry School will add 11,000 feet of kitchen space and roll out a new program on making and decorating cakes next year.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

CPS training program earns national recognition

Few principals make it through the selection process for New Leaders for New Schools. Judges at Harvard University like what happens when they do.

over 5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

U of C paper sparks uproar after retracting controversial column

The student newspaper at the University of Chicago retracted parts of a student's column last week when some students complained that it was offensive and sexist. But that move to reverse course upset many other students.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Volunteers put fresh face on old school

About 200 people helped renovate Mahalia Jackson Elementary School last week, painting, planting flowers and pouring new dirt on the baseball diamond. But school officials and students say they still hope for a new facility.

over 5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Grads look for connections as they enter shaky job market

Columbia College’s second annual industry night brought several hundred art, design and advertising professionals to campus. But most students weren’t expecting to walk away from the event with a job in hand.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges shop downstate for cars

The City Colleges buy hybrid vehicles from a dealer 133 miles away because the price is better than in Chicago. But one board member wants the district to shop local first.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

New audit blasts CSU finances

The state audit, released today, lists dozens of cases where the administration handled grants incorrectly, failed to reconcile its accounts on time and authorized contracts without Board approval.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

CSU expects reprimand over $1.6M health insurance contract

Chicago State University's board renewed the contract for student health insurance for the coming school year yesterday. But it should have been rebid in 2008 and it still has not been put out to bid.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Stripped of White House internship, Kennedy-King student wonders why

Appreccia Faulkner was to have started a three-month unpaid internship in the White House's correspondence office. The Kennedy-King student and mother of three got a message yesterday telling her the slot had been given to someone else.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Feds say City Colleges debit card program complies with law

The U.S. Department of Education reviewed a City Colleges program that lets students get financial aid loan refunds loaded onto a debit card that carries fees for withdrawals. The program meets all federal requirements.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Roosevelt: Has athletics, needs gym

Roosevelt University is restarting its athletics program from scratch, with baseball, tennis and cross-country on the way. The school is also looking for a place for some of its new teams to play.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Charter school teachers, administrators grapple over union

A state labor relations board has certified the teachers' petition to organize, but administrators say a union would require national, private-sector jurisdiction.

over 5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

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