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DePaul planned for more than a month to remove law dean

Glen Weissenberger was removed from the post last week. DePaul announced today that Warren Wolfson, an appellate court judge, would be the interim replacement.

5 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.

5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Historic Queen of All Saints school deals with modern times: Recession

The Chicago Catholic school, like others, has weathered enrollment declines and other challenges. But community members are behind their neighborhood school.

5 years ago | Theresa Campagna

New dorm with room for 1,200 students moves forward

But the Loop project has raised concerns on the part of some area residents, and one alderman is threatening to hold it up until a university signs on to lease the privately-developed dorm.

5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Officials push overhaul at school in detention center

During the 2007-08 school year, all students released from Nancy B. Jefferson Alternative School had dropped out, officials say. A transitional plan is meant to help them advance.

5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

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.

5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Kendall, other Chicago colleges on federal watch list

Six Chicago-area colleges, including three in the city, posted failing grades on a financial report card issued by the U.S. Department of Education.

5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Principal: CPS officials neglect disabled students

Some educators say Chicago Public Schools officials avoid testing children for disabilities, because providing them with specialized education is more expensive. The district denies those allegations.

5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

UIC study explores emergency training in Second Life

The UIC study will gauge whether the popular virtual reality game can be used for simulations of life-and-death situations like terrorist attacks and epidemics.

5 years ago | Adeshina O. Emmanuel Jr.

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.

5 years ago | Peter Sachs

CPS officials: School's over, but do come back next year

Officials will convey importance of good attendance with several events on the South Side. They have been trying to boost the attendance rate at Chicago Public Schools.

5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Court: Virtual charter school can receive public funds

The Chicago Teachers Union challenged the Chicago Virtual Charter School's legality and tried to block its public funding. A judge ruled the school's public funding can continue.

5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Complaint: CPS turnaround effort targets black teachers

The Caucus of Rank and File Educators lodged a complaint with a federal agency saying that CPS’ school turnarounds target black teachers more than non-minority teachers.

5 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.

5 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.

5 years ago | Peter Sachs

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