NEWS articles

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.

5 years ago | Peter Sachs

DePaul neighbors weigh school's expansion plan

The university recently unveiled a 10-year master plan that includes adding a 140-room hotel, dorms and 44,000 square feet of retail space to its Lincoln Park campus.

5 years ago | Samantha Liss

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

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.

over 5 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.

over 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.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

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.

over 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.

over 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.

over 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.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Students downtown climb 25 percent in last five years

Loop businesses are looking for ways to capitalize on a surging population of college students attending classes downtown, including many who live nearby and shop for groceries and clothes.

over 5 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.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Senator wants West Side CSU campus open in two years

$40M in a state funding bill could help get the project started. Community colleges in the state stand to get $54M for capital improvements.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

DePaul gets $1.4M grant to study alcoholism treatment

Researchers at the school are helping set up a first-of-its kind Oxford recovery home for Latinos, which could open in northern Illinois later this month.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

CHICAGO CURRENT headlines