College Of DuPage

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College Of DuPage Trustees Move To Fire President Breuder

COD spokesman Randall Samborn said the vote begins a process in which board chair Katherine Hamilton provides Breuder with a notice of intent to terminate him for cause. Breuder has administrative due process rights, in which he has the right to hearings that can conclude in an appeal to the full board of trustees.


The French-inspired Waterleaf restaurant run by the College Of DuPage is soon to be closed, and turned into a full-time learning lab for culinary students. (Credit: Facebook/Waterleaf)

College Of DuPage Likely To Close Restaurant, Create Lab For Culinary Students

At a special meeting Thursday evening, College of DuPage trustees were scheduled to vote on a proposal to close Waterleaf, and turn it into an educational facility.


Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

State Lawmakers Considering Legislation To Curb Questionable Spending By Public Colleges

Spurred by apparent financial abuses at the College of DuPage, Illinois lawmakers have held a hearing on legislation to crack down on questionable spending at all public colleges and universities, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


Robert Breuder (College of DuPage)

College Of DuPage President Barred From Campus

Earlier this week, Robert Breuder announced he was going on medical leave, a move that would have allowed him to return at a time of his choosing.


Outgoing College of DuPage President Robert Breuder. (Credit: College of DuPage website)

Embattled COD President To Go On Medical Leave

The embattled president of the College of DuPage is going on “approved medical leave” beginning Wednesday.


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Amid Scandals, College Of DuPage Getting 3 New Trustees

The College of DuPage has been a source of controversy of late, and trustee Kathy Hamilton has been leading the charge for a change in leadership. She made an aggressive push to elect three reform-minded candidates to replace members whose terms expire this year, and all three candidates she supported won on Tuesday.


John Valenta (DuPage County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Engineer Stole More Than $200,000 From College Of DuPage

In October 2013, an internal audit found “an abnormally large number” of costly invoices for Broadcast Technologies, a company that John Valenta owned, authorities said.


State Rep. Jeanne Ives  calls for more transparency on the COD's financial dealings (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

State Lawmakers Looking To Thwart Big Severance Deals Like One Given To COD President

Some Illinois lawmakers want to take legislative steps to thwart the kind of big severance deals like the one given to an outgoing suburban college president, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


Hundreds attended a meeting to voice their opposition to a retirement package of the COD's outgoing president. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

Lawmaker Threatens To Punish College Of DuPage Over $750K Severance To President

A northwest suburban lawmaker was threatening to slash state funding for the College of DuPage, after its board of trustees agreed to a $762,868 severance package for the community college’s retiring president.


The College of DuPage board of trustees approved the retirement package for outgoing president Robert Breuder. (Credit: CBS)

COD Board Re-Approves Buyout Package For Outgoing President

The Board of Trustees for the College of DuPage reapproved a controversial buyout package for outgoing President Robert Breuder by a vote of 6-1 at a packed meeting Wednesday evening.


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University Professor Uses Criminal Justice Degree To Educate Other Chicagoans

Eric Thompson of College of DuPage leveraged training and education to achieve continuous career advancement.


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Chicago Manager Uses Her Teaching Background To Develop And Design Training Programs For Educators

Many times, people can feel timid about obtaining a background in teaching because they feel it limits their career opportunities.


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College Of DuPage Students Consider Lawsuit Against Ultrasound Program

Several students studying at the College of DuPage to become ultrasound technicians say they’ve wasted thousands of dollars in the program and are considering a lawsuit against the college.


A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

44 Students Accused In Financial Aid Scam At College Of DuPage

Forty-four students at the College of DuPage, and two alleged ringleaders, are accused in a financial aid scam.

WBBM Newsradio–08/23/2012

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College Of DuPage Considers Campuswide Smoking Ban

The College of DuPage board is considering a stricter crackdown on smoking on the campus.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

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College Reduces Costs, Cuts Long-Standing Football Program

Joliet Junior College is reducing costs by cutting its long-standing football program. The move will save the college about half a million dollars a year.


Community College

BGA Investigation: Community College Pensions ‘Run Amok’

They’ve been called the poster children for a system run amok. The Better Government Association has found retired community college teachers bringing in six-figure retirement checks – earning far more state money in retirement than they did on the job.

CBS 2–09/07/2011

Police officers respond to a simulated bank robbery during a high-tech training session at the Homeland Security Educaiton Center at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. (Credit: CBS)

High-Tech Center Helps Cops Train For Counter-Terrorism

It looked and sounded like the real deal – police officers shooting in the middle of a street during a terror plot gone wrong. Fortunately, it was just a training session.

CBS 2–08/17/2011

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College Of DuPage Seeks To Quit Glen Ellyn

The relationship between the College of DuPage and the village of Glen Ellyn may result in the school de-annexing from the town.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011