NEWS articles

Broadcast school to reopen, but future is uncertain

The 50 students at the CSB School of Broadcasting facilities in the Loop and Downers Grove will soon be able to return to classes. The bankrupt for-profit school's future is hazy unless a buyer emerges.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

DePaul, Roosevelt draw transfers with instant acceptance letters

Students coming from community colleges to schools like DePaul and Roosevelt can cut out weeks or months of waiting by bringing all their admissions materials to special open houses and getting an instant admission decision.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges silent on stimulus projects

The district continues to refuse to hand over its wish list of projects for stimulus funding, but says it wasn't included in the city's $1 billion list last week.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Coalition pushes UIC administration on budget cuts

Protesting University of Illinois-Chicago students are urging administrators to “chop from the top” if budget cuts must be made, rather than sacrificing programs benefitting students and communities.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

U of C team headed to world programming competition

A three-student University of Chicago computer science team will compete for top honors in an international competition in Sweden next month. The annual event is sponsored by IBM.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Coalition plans rally tonight against UIC budget cuts

The group will host a speak-in at which students, staff and community members will be able to share how the proposed $25 million in budget cuts will affect them.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Education Department reviewing debit card program

A federal agency is continuing its investigation into a City Colleges of Chicago program that charges students fees when they access their loans using prepaid debit cards.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Watson wants two new City Colleges campuses

CCC officials are laying plans for new campuses. One would focus on training workers for the area’s construction trades, while the other would provide business management degrees for new employees and offer corporate training.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Loyola creates new study program in Vietnam

The first group of 10 Loyola students will spend a month in Ho Chi Minh City this summer taking classes and learning about local culture. And Vietnamese medical students will have the chance to study English.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Chicagoan aspires to build school, better life, for homeless Tanzanian children

Michael Stewart was so moved by the plight of homeless Tanzanian children that he created a documentary and foundation to aid the in the building of a boarding school for them.

over 6 years ago | Tasneem Nomanbhai

Students, faculty in the dark over next City Colleges chancellor

With just a few months left in Wayne Watson's tenure as chancellor of the City Colleges, officials are saying little about how the next leader of the district will be selected. Faculty and students want to have a say.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Clothes come off at kick-off for Columbia event

During a campus event, one Columbia College official took his shirt off and another removed her bra from under her shirt. The president has apologized, but students mostly seem amused.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

What's in a name? Scholarship money, for one

Some universities in Chicago must hand out money from endowed scholarships with tight restrictions related to a student's last name, family background or heritage. That can make awarding the funds tricky.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Local governments getting creative on using stimulus funds

The normal bid process for Chicago construction projects can take six months or longer. That has local governments looking for ways to speed up the process once they get stimulus funds.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Truman, Harold Washington get long-term accreditations

Harold Washington will likely get a full 10-year accreditation, meaning that it does not need to submit its programs for review to an outside organization for a decade.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs