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FAFSA updates to ease verification process for students, families

FAFSA updates to ease verification process for students, families

February 15, 2019

Changes to the FAFSA application process are helping to remove some of the burden associated with verifying documents for students and families. Assistant Vice President of Student Financial Services Cynthia Grunden said some students are flagged by the Department of Education ...

EDITORIAL: Equality in the courtroom critical to LGBTQ activism

EDITORIAL: Equality in the courtroom critical to LGBTQ activism

February 6, 2019

New York is likely to become the fourth state to ban the controversial gay and trans panic defense strategy, according to a Jan. 25 NBC article. The bill was introduced in 2017 and has been gaining momentu...

Race, representation and repression: Chicago voters are looking for changes

Race, representation and repression: Chicago voters are looking for changes

By Yasmeen Sheikah

January 28, 2019

After two terms in office that may be most remembered for police shootings, school closings and an exodus of residents, Chicago’s mayoral race is wide open. A diverse pool of 14 candidates are vying to repla...

New program to improve college services, student experience

New program to improve college services, student experience

January 28, 2019

Student entering the Fall 2019 semester can expect improved services in multiple areas of the college as the result of an incoming restructuring designed to benefit students and staff.According to Cynthia ...

CCCPay update features new services

CCCPay update features new services

March 18, 2018

New upgrades to the college’s CCCPay service were announced to students March 7, providing account holders a mobile-friendly site, text alerts, real-time view of payments and balances as well as customer service assistance from the Student Financial Services’ vendor, Nelnet. ...

Windy City isn’t new Silicon Valley

Windy City isn’t new Silicon Valley

March 5, 2018

Another West Coast tech company will soon move to Chicago. ServiceNow, a software company with nearly $2 billion in annual revenue, announced Feb. 23 that it would create a new technology Development Center in Fulto...

Twin Peaks ‘wizard’ shares DIY magic

Twin Peaks ‘wizard’ shares DIY magic

December 12, 2017

Since he first picked up a bass guitar to play in a talent show in sixth grade, Cadien James, indie rock band Twin Peaks' frontman and self-proclaimed "wizard of the band," has had a passion for playing m...

Current spring registration shows drop, college says it is not ‘alarming’

Current spring registration shows drop, college says it is not ‘alarming’

December 12, 2016

According to the most recent Spring 2017 Semester registration report, 601 fewer total students registered for classes when compared with numbers for the Spring 2016 Semester. The unofficial figures, pu...

Faculty member’s planner to promote  student financial literacy

Faculty member’s planner to promote student financial literacy

November 21, 2016

Recognizing the financial issues students face throughout their college careers, Andrea De Fraga, a professor in the Business & Entrepreneurship Department, is raising funds to produce a planner to ...

SFS: Nationwide FAFSA change simplifies ‘tedious’ process

SFS: Nationwide FAFSA change simplifies ‘tedious’ process

By Campus Reporter

October 3, 2016

Students can now submit their 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as Oct. 1, according to a Sept. 27 email Student Financial Services sent to students.The new timeline allows stu...

SFS payment plans cause student confusion

SFS payment plans cause student confusion

By Campus Reporter

September 12, 2016

When junior journalism major Mikhaela Padilla received a Student Financial Services email in August informing her about a drastic change in her payment plan, she was left with questions about the college...

Billboard music charts show more meme than music

By Managing Editor

April 11, 2016

It's not unusual for former hit songs to resurface on popular music charts generations after their musical peaks.Madonna's 1989 hit "Like a Prayer," for instance, skyrocketed to the top of the iTunes Top Songs chart following the veteran pop star's 2012 Super Bowl Halftime Show performance.Queen and David Bowie's collaboration "Under Pressure" repeaked at No. 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 following the untimely death of pop-rock icon ...

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