Harper in the News

Harper, Roosevelt strike deal to cultivate pharmacy students

A Daily Herald article spotlights an agreement with Roosevelt University for Harper students to enroll in Roosevelt's pharmacy program.

August 20, 2014

New album features Jim Croce's 1973 Harper College show

The Barrington Courier reports on a new album recorded at Harper by folk singer Jim Croce.

August 5, 2014

Comfort Dog Ministry launches program to help vets

A Daily Herald article focuses on a recent Comfort Dog Ministry event held at Harper College and features photos taken inside the Wojick Ampitheater.

August 5, 2014

Fewer students taking, passing new GED test

This article from the Daily Herald focuses on a decline in GED degrees, spotlighting Harper College as a good place to earn a GED.

August 5, 2014

Fast Track graduation

This is an article about Harper's summer 2014 Fast Track graduation from the TribLocal.

July 14, 2014

Harper College to debut its first indoor parking garage

An article from the Daily Herald focuses on the College's new parking structure and subscription system.

July 14, 2014

Harper College budget adjusts spending with enrollment dip

A Daily Herald article covers Harper's proposed 2015 budget.

July 14, 2014

Coaches key to One Million Degrees

A TribLocal article reports on the professional coaches being sought for Harper College's new One Million Degrees program.

July 7, 2014

Four tips to ditch student debt

This article from Jet Magazine compares the savings of a Harper College tuition to that of a four-year university.

June 25, 2014

Golf Open raises money for scholarships

A TribLocal article discusses the 2014 Golf Open, which raised $88,000 for student scholarships.

June 25, 2014

Harper president earns 5 more years, raises

This Journal & Topics article reports on the contract extension for College president Dr. Ender.

June 25, 2014

'Diary of a Wrigley Field Usher' chronicles one of the best jobs ever

An article in the Buffalo Grove countryside discusses a book written by former Director of Admissions Bruce Bohrer.

June 23, 2014

Harper College renovating Prospect Hts. branch

An article covering the renovation of the Northeast Center and conversion to the Learning and Career Center is reprinted in Reflejos.

June 23, 2014

'Driving Miss Daisy' playwright to speak at Harper

The Daily Herald reports on an upcoming campus visit from Tony award-winning playwright Alfred Uhry.

June 23, 2014

Inspirational stories about at GED graduation

A Daily Herald article previews Harper's GED graduation ceremony and shares success stories from students completing the program.

June 23, 2014

Harper College signs five-year contract extension with Ender

An article in the Daily Herald reports on the contract extension for College President Dr. Ender.

June 23, 2014

Area schools, San Juan College work towards preparing students for higher ed expectations

An article from New Mexico's Daily Times newspaper discusses Harper's partnerships and includes comments from Harper College Provost Judy Marwick. 

June 11, 2014

Oscar, Tony and Pulitzer-winning playwright Alfred Uhry to speak at Harper College

This article from Broadway World promotes the appearance of playwright Alfred Uhry, who is coming to campus for an onstage interview with Harper Theatre director Kevin Long.

June 4, 2014

New Harper program aids students with mild cognitive disabilities

This Daily Herald article discusses Harper's new Career Skills Institute program, which recently graduated its first students.

May 27, 2014

U.S. Commerce secretary speaks to Harper grads

A Daily Herald article covers Harper's 2014 graduation and U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker's speech.

May 27, 2014

Harper College, Penny Pritzker celebrate working-world graduates

The Barrington Courier-Review ran this cover story and video reporting on Harper's graduation and U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker's speech.

May 27, 2014

Harper College, faculty OK contract extension

A Daily Herald article covers the approved contract for Harper faculty that will become effective in July 2015.

May 22, 2014

Harper College renovating Prospect Heights branch

This Daily Herald article and video piece covers the renovation of the Northeast Center and conversion to the Learning and Career Center.

May 12, 2014

Harper College students de-stress with furry counselors

This article and short video from the Daily Herald talks about a visit from Comfort Dogs, who came to campus the week before finals as part of Student Appreciation Day's "Stress-free Zone."

May 8, 2014

Hanover Park, local colleges to build adult education center

This article from My Suburban Life discusses Harper's extension site in Hanover Park.

May 6, 2014

Cannings discuss logic behind their Harper gift

An interview with the Canning family published in the Daily Herald discusses their $1M donation the Harper's women's program.

April 29, 2014

Harper College lauds $1 million donation to women's program

This Daily Herald article discusses the Canning family's donation the Harper's women's program.

April 29, 2014

Wheeling native sworn in as Harper College student trustee

A Daily Herald article reports on the honor student and athlete Colin Weber being named the new Student Trustee for the 2014-15 school year.

April 28, 2014

Fingerman flourishing at Harper

The regular Athlete of the Week feature appearing in TribLocal focuses on softball player Raegan Fingerman.

April 28, 2014

Harper College to grads: We want your selfies

A Tribune article highlights Harper's graduation photo promotion.

April 28, 2014

Career specialists offer tips to young job seekers

Instructor Bill Hobbs contributed this collection of job tips for the My Suburban Life web site.

April 23, 2014

Harper prof squeezes century of local mob hits into book

This Daily Herald article profiles professor Wayne Johnson and his book "A History of Violence."

April 15, 2014

Harper College to hold nursing symposium for alumni, students

This article from the Daily Herald promotes Harper's 2014 nursing symposium.

April 14, 2014

Authority on Chicago mob murders to speak

A Daily Herald article focuses on Harper professor Dr. Wayne Johnson's book on the history of mob murders in Chicago.

April 9, 2014

Harper hosts impaired driving program

This video piece from the Daily Herald covers the National Save a Life Tour's stop at Harper to raise awareness of high-risk driving behavior.

April 3, 2014

Giving college a welcoming front door

This is a column for written by Assistant Provost Maria Moten for The Chronicle Higher of Education.

April 3, 2014

Champion Harper speech team hosts Night Before Nationals

Harper's award-winning speech team is the focus of this article from the Daily Herald.

April 2, 2014

Longtime Palatine artist was first full-time Harper faculty member

This Daily Herald article pays tribute to the late John Knudsen, former art teacher at Harper College.

March 26, 2014

GED students debate raising minimum wage

An article from the Tribune reports on a visit from State rep Elaine Nekritz to the Palatine Opportunity Center to speak with students about raising the minimum wage.

March 19, 2014

Cannings donate $1 million to Harper College

The Daily Herald published this article about a million dollar donation to Harper from the Canning family of Inverness, the first six-figure donation in the College's history.

March 13, 2014

GED students debate raising minimum wage

A Tribune article speaks with students from Harper's GED program and the Palatine Opportunity Center about raising the minimum wage.

March 11, 2014

Harper partners with One Million Degrees

A Tribune article focuses on Harper's partnership with the Chicago-based non-profit organization One Million Degrees.

March 10, 2014

Beatlemania takes over Harper College class

This post from TribLocal is about a celebration of The Beatles' 50th anniversary during a Harper class on The Beatles co-taught by Greg Herriges and Tony Romano.

March 06, 2014

District 211 students attend Harper College's Black Teen Symposium

An article from TribLocal covering the annual Black Teen Symposium held at Harper.

March 04, 2014

Three Hawks earn All-American honors

This TribLocal post reports on three Harper College wrestlers who earned All-American honors at the 2014 NJAA Wrestling National Championship.

March 03, 2014

Penny Pritzker to keynote Harper College graduation 

This article from Crain's Business spotlights the guest speaker at Harper's graduation and commencement ceremony.

March 03, 2014

Harper College touts digital manufacturing hub coming to Chicago

Administrators from Harper College comment on the announcement of a new digital manufacturing hub in this news story.

March 03, 2014

Certified massage therapists practice ancient healing art, gaining more respect

A Chicago Tribune article about about the growing popularity of physical therapy focuses on the massage therapy program at Harper and features comments from Susan Landers, Health and Human Services Coordinator of the Continuing Education program.

Feb. 28, 2014

Harper College trustees approve tuition increase

This article from the Daily Herald discusses the tuition increase approved in February 2014.

Feb 27, 2014

Harper fire science professor honored

Harper Fire Science Professor Sam Giordano is profiled in this article from the Daily Herald.

Feb 19, 2014

Buffalo Grove manufacturer takes advantage of federal training program

The advanced manufacturing program and Dr. Ender's appointment to the steering committee are covered in this article from the Buffalo Grove Countryside.

Jan 21, 2014

Harper College pairs up with Comfort Dogs to train handlers

Harper's new dog handling certificate is at the center of this article from the Daily Herald.

Jan 16, 2014

At White House summit, a time to share ideas and commit

Harper College is featured prominently in this article about a January 2014 White House summit for Community Colleges published in Community College Daily.

Jan 24, 2014