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Interim chancellor named as district pledges open search

Deidra Lewis will be the City Colleges of Chicago’s interim chancellor for the next six months. The board said today it would conduct a thorough and open search to find a permanent replacement.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Deidra Lewis to be next City Colleges chief

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Student aid grants could get boost, Quinn says

Gov. Pat Quinn says he wants keep from cutting Monetary Award Program grants that college students rely on. That's one of many programs the legislature must find a way to fund -- or else cut -- by a deadline at midnight tonight.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

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.

over 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.

over 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.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Residents gather to discuss Loyola University proposals

At a community meeting, Rogers Park residents got a peek at what the university is planning. The improvements call for an addition to the athletic department and updates to a residence hall to make it wheelchair accessible.

over 6 years ago | Tasneem Nomanbhai

Endowments take a hit, but students won’t notice much difference

Endowments have plunged by 25 percent or more at many Chicago-area schools. Some are putting construction projects on hold and finding ways to put more money into their endowments.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

CSU contract questioned in audit provided books to African students

The $930,000 contract was part of a three-year program to provide basic textbooks on math and reading to elementary schools in Ghana.

over 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.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Students brace for the worst as cuts to state grants loom

Some are looking for extra work or may take on extra loans to pay for tuition this year. Others may transfer or drop out if they can’t come up with enough money, students say.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

State board approves major cuts to student financial aid

One of the state's main financial aid programs won't issue grants for the Spring 2010 term. Students already approved for grants will see their allotments cut.

over 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.

over 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.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Residents concerned over proposed DePaul street closure

DePaul University's 10-year master plan calls for turning part of Kenmore Avenue into a pedestrian mall. Some neighbors say the street is an important thoroughfare.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss