A Really Good Essay

Harold Washington College is featured in this great article in the Sun-Times about CPS students enrolling at City Colleges of Chicago. Andre Ellis, HWC student, calls his course “challenging,” and he says that he is learning to write “a really good essay.” In another article,  this time in the Chicago Tribune (coincidence? or was a certainContinue reading “A Really Good Essay”

Faculty Press

Alberto Aguilar received a wonderful write-up in the Chicago Tribune regarding his latest show. Congratulations to Professor Aguilar for the write-up, and thanks to Armen Serrafian and John Metoyer for passing this along. “Alberto Aguilar and Michelle Harris” runs through Nov. 12 at Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, 1034 N. Milwaukee Ave., rootsandculturecac.org.

Student Success – URC

In this way overdue post, HWC and Professor Tom Higgins are again in the news. This article from Science Careers talks about research as a key to student success. The smashing picture of Professor Higgins at the bottom is an added bonus. This piece from the same magazine focuses on HWC specifically. These are great examples ofContinue reading “Student Success – URC”

New York Times Mention of HWC Encore Program

I led with this exciting announcement at last Friday’s State of the College address, but I wanted to provide the reference here. John Hader was quoted in the New York Times article “Teaching as a Second, or Even Third, Career” on Friday regarding his work on the Encore Program here at the college. I wanted toContinue reading “New York Times Mention of HWC Encore Program”

Recognition for 10,000 Small Businesses

Yesterday, Mayor Emanuel announced the 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. Harold Washington College will host this City Colleges-wide effort to help small businesses grow and hire more workers. Faculty from most CCC colleges are currently participating in their own training to learn about the program and the specific modules they will teach beginning in January. I wasContinue reading “Recognition for 10,000 Small Businesses”

Faculty Member Highlighted in Tribune

Child Development Professor Jennifer Asimow is quoted in this Chicago Tribune article, “Parents Can Give Kids a Math Head Start.” The article highlights a grant-funded project that will help child care providers, educators, and parents develop math skills in children early. Professor Asimow will be running the blog for the project, called “Math Access forContinue reading “Faculty Member Highlighted in Tribune”