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College launches charity arm

By   /  April 29, 2014  /  2014 Spring, Archives, Events, News  /  Comments Off

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Kicking off with a balloon drop and ice cream social, College of DuPage launched COD Cares, the college’s community service program, on April 29. Students, staff and administrators packed backpacks for local children and wrote notes to veterans in the Student Services Center. COD Cares also encouraged people to donated a variety of goods to […]

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Chaps on track to national championships

By   /  April 29, 2014  /  2014 Spring, Archives, News, Sports  /  Comments Off

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The Chaparral track and field team reaffirmed their progress on the track as they finished strong in the regional championship at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Ill. Both the men’s and women’s team finished second place overall. Matt Wilhite, in his second season as head track and field coach, says the talent level has increased in […]

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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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