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COD Looks to Increase Enrollment Through Lowered Expectations

COD Looks to Increase Enrollment Through Lowered Expectations

April 3, 2019

(SATIRE) College of DuPage (COD), like many other institutions of higher education, is struggling with low enrollment figures. As the economy improves, more students are moving out of state for their education....

Maureen Dunne

Dunne and Corrigan elected to COD Board of Trustees.

April 3, 2019

On April 2, the people of District #502 elected two new members to the College of DuPage Board of Trustees. Based on the unofficial vote total, with all precincts reporting, attorney and Rhodes Scholar,...

Sodexo Announces It Will Now Be Serving Food in the Cafeteria

Sodexo Announces It Will Now Be Serving Food in the Cafeteria

April 2, 2019

(SATIRE) Following up on the success of Chick-fil-A and Subway Sandwiches, Sodexo has announced they, too, will introduce edible options. The College of DuPage cafeteria has struggled to market their...

DuPage Students for a Democratic Society protest border wall state of emergency

DuPage Students for a Democratic Society protest border wall state of emergency

February 27, 2019

College of Dupage (COD) Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a banner drop in the student services center atrium on Wednesday, February 20. This was a part of a national call to action to reject...

A replica of one of Frida Kahlos iconic dresses, made by COD Fashion Studies Students.

Cleve Carney Gallery expansion approved ahead of Frida Kahlo 2020 exhibition.

January 23, 2019

A year after the College of DuPage (COD) Board of Trustees approved the hosting of a Frida Kahlo art exhibition in 2020, the board approved expansions and security measures last week that will ensure the...

Tiffani and Eric Martinson

Beloved College of DuPage professor fights cancer with optimism.

January 23, 2019

At the beginning of the 2018 spring semester, Eric Martinson, like most College of DuPage professors, was preparing for classes, a new crop of student names to learn and a snowy Illinois winter. What he...

What Your Country Can Do For You

What Your Country Can Do For You

November 19, 2018

    While many young people today view it is a last resort, for those who serve in the military it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Misconceptions about what it means to serve may leave...

I cleared my student loan debt, but my method is not for everyone.

I cleared my student loan debt, but my method is not for everyone.

September 27, 2018

Last year, I finally cleared the debt from my undergraduate degree. It took eight years, a generous wedding gift from my parents and some tough choices, but being free from the burden of a $27,000 debt...

What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown prep: His freedom to bury her burden.

September 27, 2018

“I can’t imagine the horror of being accused of something like this,” Sen. Bob Corker told ABC news on Capitol Hill. I can. I can imagine the horror because I have been there. I have been accused...

White people: Is it OK to hate us?

White people: Is it OK to hate us?

September 7, 2018

In an era when cultural divisiveness is at its peak, we are being re-exposed to the racism, sexism and discrimination that minority groups have been struggling with for time immemorial. Black Lives Matter,...

College of DuPage athletic teams put on probation by the NJCAA

College of DuPage athletic teams put on probation by the NJCAA

August 31, 2018

College of DuPage athletic teams for the 2018-2019 school year have been put on athletic probation by the National Junior College Athletic Association. As a result, COD teams are able to play their regular...

Courier’s new Editor-in-Chief: New job, now what?

Courier’s new Editor-in-Chief: New job, now what?

August 30, 2018

I have big shoes to fill, and challenges ahead I have never faced before and had never anticipated for myself. I neither feel prepared nor knowledgeable enough. What I do have is determination, a willingness...

Open Forum for Mark Curtis-Chavez

College of DuPage Considers Mark Curtis-Chavez for Provost Position.

August 14, 2018

The search for someone to fill the new provost position at College of DuPage (COD) has led to the first open interviews with a candidate. On July 25th and 26th, Mark Curtis-Chavez visited our campus...

Who else doesn’t feel well-rested in time for fall?: If the break wasn’t “break” enough, it might be time for a solid sleep routine.

Who else doesn’t feel well-rested in time for fall?: If the break wasn’t “break” enough, it might be time for a solid sleep routine.

July 25, 2018

Sleep. In elementary school, I hated it. I feared missing out. In high school, I couldn’t get enough of it and frequently slept in past noon. Now, in my thirties, I can’t seem to get enough and yet...

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Want to strengthen your brain for the fall semester? Try learning a second language.

July 20, 2018

Americans are largely monolingual, and that’s not a good thing. During the recent immigration debate (which is definitely not what this opinion piece is about), I heard the same, dare I say, ignorant...

“13 Reasons Why:” Copycat suicides, trigger warnings and the intersection of personal and societal responsibility.

“13 Reasons Why:” Copycat suicides, trigger warnings and the intersection of personal and societal responsibility.

July 16, 2018

Several months before my eighteenth birthday, I tried to take my own life. Despite this being the worst decision I have ever made, it also taught me something incredibly important. I didn’t want to die,...

MERINGUES! Heard of them? Well get ready to fall in love with this British summer dessert!

MERINGUES! Heard of them? Well get ready to fall in love with this British summer dessert!

May 24, 2018

This summer, I am excited to once again create a dessert that brings me so much joy. It’s crunchy, chewy, mallow-y and light. It melts in your mouth and wraps your tongue in the perfect amount of sweetness....

“I’m so offended!”: The White House Correspondents’ Dinner and the threat to freedom of speech

“I’m so offended!”: The White House Correspondents’ Dinner and the threat to freedom of speech

May 20, 2018

When Michelle Wolf was chosen to speak at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (WHCD), who she was and what brand of comedy she practiced should have been well known, at least by those who invited...

Edmund Kemper, Serial Killer

My Favorite Podcast: “My Favorite Murder”. Reasons for becoming a Murderino, like me and many others

May 20, 2018

I am not the only one. I certainly never thought  was weird or that my hobby should remain a secret, but I would never have imagined  I was part of a group so large that it consistently fills auditoriums...

Club Pilates

Club Pilates offered free classes this Past Mother’s Day weekend: a fitness challenge designed for every body

May 20, 2018

A commuter school like College of DuPage (COD) often is home to many students looking for a new start or a change in their life. Perhaps they are looking into a career change, or maybe they are returning...

Candidates for the associate vice president, student affairs position: (L-R) Mia Hardy, Scott Friedman and Countance Anderson during an open interview on campus

Suspended search leaves assistant vice president of student affairs position unfilled

May 8, 2018

In the month since College of DuPage invited three candidates to interview for the position of assistant vice president of student affairs no decision has been made by the administration, and now the search...

Godzilla

The Monster Movie: What Does Your Favorite Say About You?

May 1, 2018

If you want to know what the world is afraid of, you only need look to what threatens it in the most recent monster movie. Maybe it's science or government overreach, or perhaps it's intrusion of privacy,...

In Defense of the ‘Lecture’: The Pros, the Cons, and the Personal Responsibility

In Defense of the ‘Lecture’: The Pros, the Cons, and the Personal Responsibility

April 26, 2018

I first stepped into an amphitheater classroom almost 12 years ago. If you asked that fresh-faced version of myself what I thought of the lecture-style academic setting, I probably would have mixed feelings....

Calling All Actors: Yes, This Means YOU!  Upcoming Auditions for COD Summer Repertory Theater Performances

Calling All Actors: Yes, This Means YOU! Upcoming Auditions for COD Summer Repertory Theater Performances

April 19, 2018

“The wonderful thing about our department, and any department that has a sense of community, is that once you are in a class, or cast in a play, suddenly you know everybody’s name,” said Amelia Barrett,...

Mia Hardy during an open interview hosted by COD

A dive into Mia Hardy’s vision for COD: Candidates vie for the associate vice president, student affairs position

April 17, 2018

More student counselors and greater attention to the needs of students of color could be the hallmarks of Mia Hardy’s tenure if she becomes College of DuPage’s (COD) new associate vice president of...

Countance Anderson during a open interview hosted by COD

Third and final candidate for the associate vice president of student affairs position, Dr. Countance Anderson, shares her vision for the role.

April 17, 2018

Countance Anderson made it clear her experiences as a former student are a huge part of why she is driven to work at College of DuPage (COD). She spoke candidly about receiving Pell grants and completing...

“YouTube made me do it.” Confessions of a Millennial shopaholic.

“YouTube made me do it.” Confessions of a Millennial shopaholic.

April 13, 2018

“They’re very skeptical, and they’re very cautious.” That was Mary Carlson’s answer when I asked how brands characterize the Millennial consumers. As a millennial myself, I couldn’t have...

Intrepid Courier Reporter tries out local student discounts

April 13, 2018

Being a student for the second time has given me the chance to learn from some of my earlier experiences. I always wished I took more advantage of the many discounts available to students. Here at...

College of DuPage Forensics Team

COD Forensics Club wins big at tournaments, but the rewards of participating are more than tangible

April 13, 2018
COD Forensics Team wins big at state and national competitions. They discuss the benefits of Debating and Forensics Club and talk about the national spotlight the Parkland students have given to the Forensics program.
Professor and Program Coordinator Sally Fairbank

The American Bar Association visits the COD Paralegal Program for re-approval.

March 14, 2018

For the second time in the existence of the paralegal program at College of DuPage (COD), it’s on the hot seat. Every seven years the program faces the re-approval process required to maintain American...

Mariam Pare, former COD student. artist and disability activist

Potential cuts to federal assistance programs could have major impacts to COD students with disabilities

February 13, 2018

Mariam Pare, a former College of DuPage student, has been living with a spinal cord injury ever since she became a victim of gun violence 22 years ago. She described the struggle of living at the poverty...

John B. McLemore

‘S-Town’: Journey to a town that’s real, a story that’s surreal, and life that’s so real, it will take your breath away.

February 7, 2018

In truth, it was the radio that did it. I was so sick of the same five songs, and realizing I was singing along to pop tunes I loathed was the last straw. So, it was definitely the radio that convinced...

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