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Harper's campus among the safest

Harper College ranks among the safest college campuses in the U.S., according to a recently released report by

October 5, 2015
Hispanic Heritage Month to feature two authors

Harper College will welcome bestselling Latino authors Luís Alberto Urrea and Juana Bordas to campus Tuesday, Oct. 6, for a pair of free events celebrating culture and community.

October 5, 2015
Popular ensemble Stringfusion to perform

Stringfusion, a dynamic ensemble of musicians led by former Cirque du Soleil electric violinist and Harper College faculty member Edgar Gabriel, will put on a concert Sept. 29.

September 28, 2015
Harper's campus among the safest

Harper College ranks among the safest college campuses in the U.S., according to a recently released report by

September 28, 2015
Special Observatory viewing for total lunar eclipse

Harper College will open its Observatory doors this Sunday night for a particularly special celestial event. The total lunar eclipse on Sept. 27 will coincide with a so-called "supermoon," a pairing that hasn't happened in more than three decades and won't again for another 18 years.

September 25, 2015
New apprenticeship programs awarded $2.5 million federal grant

The White House announced that Harper College will receive $2.5 million to support Apprenticeships on Demand, a new initiative at the Palatine, Ill., community college that aims to integrate technical instruction and on-the-job learning to train workers in high-growth and high-demand fields including insurance, IT and manufacturing.

September 11, 2015
Promise Program gets $1 million boost, praise from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited campus on Wednesday to recognize the Harper Promise Scholarship Program and discuss the importance of public-private partnerships. The Harper College Educational Foundation also announced it has received a $1 million donation to support the initiative.

September 10, 2015
Observatory to hold 25th anniversary celebration

The Karl G. Henize Observatory at Harper has given Chicago-area residents a closer look at the universe for 25 years. To mark the milestone, the College will hold a free, open-to-the-public celebration on Sept. 12 followed by a viewing of the night skies.

September 9, 2015
Art exhibit honors first professor's lasting legacy

John Knudsen, the first fulltime professor to be hired at Harper College, was known both for the impact he had on students during his long, illustrious teaching career and the prolific artistic practice he maintained. The College is paying tribute to the painter and printmaker's legacy with its new art exhibit, "John A. Knudsen: Retrospective."

September 9, 2015
Blockbuster to be screened at outdoor movie night

The kickoff for this year's One Book, One Harper community reading initiative will take advantage of summer's remaining days. The blockbuster movie "Guardians of the Galaxy" will be shown Saturday, Sept. 12, as part of Harper's "Superheroes Under the Stars: Outdoor Movie Night" event on the College's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine. Admission is free.

September 3, 2015

Harper College featured on WGN-TV.


PALATINE, IL – For the past five-plus years, landing that first job has been complicated by the economy, mountains of student load debt, unpaid internships, older workers not retiring and kids moving back home. WGN-TV’s Lourdes Duarte reports on the first job detours many 20-somethings and their families are taking, and how they’re adapting. Harper students Andrew Castro and Andrea Zito share their stories.

Press Contact: Kim Pohl, Media Relations Manager, 847.925.6159