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Board meeting highlights

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  2014 Spring, News, Special Extras  /  Comments Off

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Non-discrimination policies set to include gender identity College of DuPage is set to include language in its equal employment and non-discrimination policies aimed at protecting transgender individuals. Revised drafts of policies 15-5, 15-10 and 20-5 were presented for first reading at last Thursday’s board of trustees meeting. If passed, these policies will officially prohibit harassment […]

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Faculty, supporters fight for farm’s fate

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  2014 Spring, News  /  Comments Off

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Supporters of the Community Education Farm expressed disappointment at last Thursday’s board of trustees meeting after its faculty coordinators were told College of DuPage would discontinue the farm. The nearly 11-year-old program was set to be relocated from the west side of main campus, however COD decided not to provide a permanent location for the […]

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College launches $290k rebranding on campus

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  News, On The Cover  /  Comments Off

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After 18 months of development, College of DuPage unveiled its new branding efforts yesterday on campus. Banners, door decals and other promotional decorations displaying the college’s new tagline, “Welcome to the New School of Thought,” greeted students and faculty as they entered the main campus’ buildings. The rebranding efforts will help communicate the college’s current status […]

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Sochi Preview: Security

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  On The Cover  /  Comments Off

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As the world turns its eyes on Sochi in the next few weeks, the Russian government’s eyes will be wide open as the threat of terrorist attacks has put many people on edge. Sochi, a coastal town in southern Russia, is geographically surrounded by the North Caucasus, home to Islamic extremists vowing to strike targets in […]

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COD reaffirms gun ban in new policy

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

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While Illinois’ recently implemented concealed carry law already prohibits licensed gun owners from carrying their firearms on college campuses, COD has made the campus gun ban crystal clear through implementation of a new concealed carry policy. When students, employees and visitors enter a College of DuPage building, they may encounter a nice gesture of holding […]

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Massive bronze sculpture lands on college’s front door

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  News, Renovations  /  Comments Off

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The beloved bronze Chaparral statue in front of the Student Services Center has new competition for visual dominance. At 29 feet tall, a new sculp- ture named “Apex” towers over the 8-foot bird. Installed last month, “Apex” has taken center stage in the green space in front of the Berg Instructional Center, which has been […]

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Removal of Massive PE Mural Has Artist Upset

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  News, Renovations  /  Comments Off

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In 1983, College of DuPage dedicated the newly minted Physical Education Center along with a massive 40 foot by 12 foot ceramic mural in the entry level of the building, entitled “Aidos.” 30 years later, the college has modernized the building through referendum-related funding, add- ing new facilities for student ath- letes and upgrading the […]

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Get to know: Full time math professor Autumn Von Flotow

By   /  April 26, 2013  /  Get to know, News  /  Comments Off

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A new math professor has joined the full time faculty staff from Portland, Oregon this year and said she will push her students to not only pass her class, but have success and challenge themselves along the way. “I respect my colleagues and trust they are doing a fantastic job, but as far as my […]

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Part time faculty member’s daughter recovers from cancer due to donated bone marrow

By   /  April 26, 2013  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Every four minutes, someone is diagnosed with a type of blood cancer.  Last semester, COD English instructor Suzanne Wielgos learned that firsthand, when her 19-year-old daughter, Sarah Wielgos, was unexpectedly diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. “We had no warning signs at all,” Wielgos said.  “Initially Sarah was told she simply had a bad […]

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Career Services employee passes unexpectedly on April 11

By   /  April 22, 2013  /  Events, News  /  Comments Off

  Career Specialist Audrey Walker passed away suddenly on April 11 about a week after undergoing a heart surgery. Walker’s supervisor, Career Services Manager Steven Gustis, said that Walker had called him a few days after the surgery saying it was successful then two days after he talked to her, she suddenly passed of unknown […]

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