NEWS articles

Columbia faculty firing sparks student protest

Columbia College of Chicago students are preparing to protest the firing of a professor who used derogatory words in class this semester. The students say they were used to prove a point, not to cause harm.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Catholic voters at DePaul debate key election issues, finding no consensus

During a panel discussion about Catholic voters at DePaul, it was determined that abortion and stem cell research are important issues, but not the only ones being weighed by the group.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

City colleges may beef up meeting agendas

Currently, the City Colleges board publishes very little information about issues that trustees will vote on, which makes it difficult for students and other members of the public to participate at meetings.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Enrollment numbers up at city colleges

Nealry 60,000 students signed up for classes in Chicago's community college system this fall. That's an increase of five percent over last year. Officials say community colleges become more popular when the economy falters.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

20 new schools in CPS plan

Twenty new schools will be opened in Chicago over the next two years, public school officials say. School officials also approved a plan to open a LGBT friendly high school in 2009-2010.

7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

City colleges students dive into scientific research

Dozens of Chicago college students are getting a unique chance to do research most other college students can only dream of, thanks to a program funded by the National Science Foundation.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Panel to explore Catholic voting issues

Abortion, stem-cell research, the Iraq war, immigration and health care are all very likely to be hot topics for Catholic voters and others, experts say.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

City colleges leave public in the dark about trustee meetings

City Colleges of Chicago trustees offer almost no information about public meetings in advance. First amendment proponents say such practices prevent the public from getting involved.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

College trustees considering Kennedy-King TIF

The city colleges' Board of Trustees voted unanimously to spend up to $102,000 to have the Johnson Research Group draw up plans for a new tax increment financing district.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Rain garden pilot project coming to area school

Students at the University of Chicago’s Lab High School will soon have an opportunity to plant perennials and improve water quality at the same time, thanks to an MWRD program.

7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Education protest planned for weekend White Sox game

Hundreds of children and parents, let by the state Sen. James Meeks, D-Calumet, protested at the first game of the Cubs playoffs raise awareness to the lack of money to improve city schools.

7 years ago | Madeleine Kuhns

Fundraiser to aid anti-obesity program

Parents and other adults attend a fund-raiser for Organic School Project, which teaches children to enjoy healthy foods and life style.

7 years ago | Lucy McGilchrist

UIC's expanding literacy program makes gains for students

UIC received a grant to expand the Early Reading First program, a literacy program for preschoolers. Experts say it is doing wonders for children in disadvantaged communities.

7 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Forum explores how to cut textbook prices

Students and officials at City Colleges of Chicago came together to discuss the spiraling costs of textbooks. The cost of books can rival the cost of a course, students say, and they can't afford both.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Magnet school parents blast CPS plan

The Board of Education may allow neighborhood children to attend Skinner magnet school without meeting testing standards. Parents say that would make the school less diverse and strain resources.

7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker