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Student spends summer interning at Fermilab

Not every college student can boast he knows his way around a particle accelerator. Thanks to an internship at Fermilab in Batavia, Harper College student Eric Meyers can say exactly that.

Aug 20, 2014
Harper announces new partnership with Roosevelt University

Harper and Roosevelt University have partnered to offer students direct admission to Roosevelt's doctoral program in pharmacy, saving time and money.

Aug 20, 2014
Harper to host Chicago-area movie premiere

The Kimball Hill Family Deaf Institute at Harper College is widely recognized as the standard in higher education. So it's fitting that the creators of "No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie" were on board with holding the film's Chicago-area premiere on the Palatine campus.

Aug 12, 2014
Harper launching English Series for Professionals

With the Northwest suburbs continuing to see dramatic demographic shifts, Harper College this fall will launch the English Series for Professionals, designed for professionals who want to improve their language skills to achieve success in their career and everyday life.

Aug 08, 2014
Chicago art exhibit features student work

Students from Harper College art classes are taking their work off campus and into the Chicago art community.

Aug 08, 2014
Lifelong Learning Institute to hold program preview

Shirley Garrison carries around a thick, black notebook filled with meticulous notes. The 86-year-old history buff loves to flip through the pages, recalling the wide range of classes she's taken from a look at the first Mayor Daley to one woman's journey from her homeland to Ellis Island.

Aug 05, 2014
Calling prospective adult learners

Rodney Howell knew it was time to walk the walk if he was going to pursue his goal of one day mentoring disadvantaged youth. Although he'd bring plenty of life experiences to the table - he grew up in the former Cabrini Green housing project - there wouldn't be much substance behind a plea to stay in school.

Aug 05, 2014
New album features Jim Croce's 1973 concert at Harper

Harper College is at the heart of a new compilation of Jim Croce songs about to be released, nearly 41 years after the folk-rock singer-songwriter died in a plane crash.

Jul 29, 2014
Harper trustee to lead statewide community college advocacy group

Harper College Trustee Bill Kelley has taken over the reins of Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA), a statewide group that has been a vocal advocate for increasing state funding for all community colleges in Illinois.

Jul 29, 2014
Harper, Eastern Illinois University ink transfer agreement

Harper College has partnered with Eastern Illinois University to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies.

Jul 22, 2014

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