NEWS articles

Quinn signs bill with money for new CSU campus

The capital spending bill puts $40 million toward a West Side Chicago State University campus and $31 million toward a new building at Olive-Harvey College.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

EXCLUSIVE: Long-time City Colleges administrator could head district

Deidre Lewis, who joined the district in 1976 and worked her way up to second-in-command before retiring last year, is now being considered to replace Wayne Watson, the outgoing chancellor.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges budget grows, but district braces for state funding cuts

As many as 54 positions could be cut if the district doesn’t get state funding for adult education. CCC would make the cuts in other departments so that adult-ed programs could continue.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Budget impasse leaves students, colleges in the lurch

A midnight deadline passed this morning with no new state budget. That’s making it hard for the City Colleges to come up with a new budget, and gives no relief to students whose financial aid may be cut.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges takes on book publisher over prices

Math professors at the district want a big publisher to give them volume discounts, since nearly every campus uses the same electronic book. Textbook prices have been steadily climbing in recent years.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Student group tackles City Colleges budget

Public Action for Change Today is deciphering the City Colleges of Chicago's budget as part of a summer leadership program. They might eventually recommend that the district give students more of a voice.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Mayor's influence figures in City Colleges discrimination case

Ramona Shaw, a top City Colleges administrator, was fired in late 2006. While the district says she was insubordinate, she claims political meddling kept her from a promotion.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges questioning spendy software

Campus-wide software packages like Blackboard help keep track of everything from enrollment to class assignments, but also carry big price tags that keep going up.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

State grants for college students could be slashed in budget cuts

With financial aid award letters going out now, officials are telling students not to expect the state grants come January, unless legislators come up with a way to fund the program.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Malcolm X grad sets sights on NBA

Relentless coaching helped turn Phil Gary from a decent player to a great one, coaches say. Now he’s going to play Division I ball for Florida International University.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Faculty concerned over City Colleges chancellor prospect

Rumors that City Clerk Miguel del Valle is in the running for the top City Colleges post aren't sitting well with some faculty. They'd rather see a City Colleges insider get the job.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges to vote on video production companies for WYCC

The six companies slated for pre-approval are likely to get thousands of dollars of work from WYCC over the next three years, and will only have to compete among themselves for the business.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

No word yet on next City Colleges chancellor

Chancellor Wayne Watson will remain in his position until July 31, a month later than had been expected and one day before he is to become president of Chicago State University.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Cost overuns, missing records mar Kennedy-King construction

Officials involved in the project can't explain how the cost for Kennedy-King College's new campus jumped from $93 million to more than $202 million. And they can't find documents that could show what happened.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges looks to hire 200 teachers

The district is filling slots for tenure-track faculty and needs almost 120 more adjuncts to make up for an increasing number of retirements

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs