NEWS articles

Higher ed roundup: waxalicious edition

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

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

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

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 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Grads look for connections as they enter shaky job market

Columbia College’s second annual industry night brought several hundred art, design and advertising professionals to campus. But most students weren’t expecting to walk away from the event with a job in hand.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Bradbury won't make Columbia graduation

Science fiction legend Ray Bradbury is ill and unable to travel, but a video of his speech will be shown at the graduation ceremonies.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Clothes come off at kick-off for Columbia event

During a campus event, one Columbia College official took his shirt off and another removed her bra from under her shirt. The president has apologized, but students mostly seem amused.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Lathrop residents to decide their future

Lathrop homes public housing residents will decide this week where they want to live after the Plan for Transformation is complete. Many say they want Lathrop to stay the same and to be a part of it.

almost 7 years ago | Megan Cottrell

College students tackle live election coverage

Journalism students at three colleges in Chicago this week are celebrating their successful live coverage of this historic Election Day. The show aired on PBS and viewers reacted positively, the students say.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Columbia faculty firing sparks student protest

Columbia College of Chicago students are preparing to protest the firing of a professor who used derogatory words in class this semester. The students say they were used to prove a point, not to cause harm.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Kerouac manuscript on display at Columbia College

The 120-foot scroll of paper on which Jack Kerouac typed the draft of his 1957 book "On the Road" is on display at the Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts.

7 years ago | Robert O'Connor

Columbia College buys land for production facility

Columbia College purchases a piece of property that will eventually be home to a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art sound stage and production building.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

CHA seeking scholarship applicants

More than $130,000 is available to public housing residents. The agency will host a workshop this weekend to spread the word about the scholarships.

over 7 years ago | Claire Bushey

Movie Night

almost 8 years ago | tighe