NEWS articles

More details expected in how next City Colleges chancellor will be picked

Faculty and students are pressing for more involvement in the chancellor search.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Two finalists named for top job at CSU

Finalists Carol Adams and Wayne Watson are scheduled to visit Chicago State University next month to meet with students, faculty and staff.

over 5 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.

almost 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.

almost 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.

almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

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.

almost 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.

almost 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.

almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges chided on secret stimulus action

The Board of Trustees is ready to spend up to $85 million and has approved 12 companies to do construction work with federal stimulus funds. But the district still won't say what projects it's pursuing.

almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

New language requirement coming to City Colleges

In the fall, students at City Colleges of Chicago will be required to take two semesters of a foreign language before they can earn their associate of arts degrees. Colleges trustees will soon approve the plan.

almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges see big boost in continuing education enrollment

Some adults are signing up for classes to get in shape or pick up a new hobby. Others are looking to change jobs. Bucking a national trend, continuing education enrollment is up 24 percent at the City Colleges.

almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Contract extensions canceled for two City Colleges teachers

City College of Chicago instructors had their contracts extended by mistake last week, officials say. Today, the Board of Trustees reversed that decision. Union officials expressed dismay.

almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

City colleges officials mum on stimulus details

City Colleges of Chicago officials are refusing to release specifics about projects to be funded by federal stimulus money and their cost, saying the mayor’s office told them not to divulge details.

almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Truman construction proceeding on schedule

City Colleges officials had worried the state wouldn't be able to make payments to contractors, but the state agency handling the bills now says everything will be resolved in the next two weeks.

almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Debit card program may run afoul of federal guidelines

City Colleges of Chicago students have the option of getting their student loan refund money on pre-loaded debit cards that carry high fees. Experts say that runs against guidance from feds.

almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

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