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The COD News Bureau is the College's primary source of news and information. Whether it happens in the classroom, in a laboratory or out in the field, the News Bureau brings you timely stories about every aspect of learning and discovery at COD.

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CCI students

COD has welcomed 18 students from around the world through the Community College Initiative program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Since 2012, the College has hosted nearly 200 students from more than 15 countries worldwide.

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Students are jumping into Student Life as the fall 2022 semester gets underway. While COD’s fall semester began Monday, Aug. 22, registration continues for late-start sessions, which begins Oct. 17.

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Tony Chen and Justin Wagner accept a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Security certificate

COD recently was redesignated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense through academic year 2027 by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

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Russell R. Kirt Prairie

College of DuPage has received a grant from ComEd and Openlands as part of the annual ComEd Green Region Program to support and improve natural areas in northern Illinois

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COD and North Central College have launched five new 2+2 programs designed to help students pursue advanced degrees in a variety of academic disciplines.

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Thought Leaders

Melissa mauritsonAs an expert in suburban politics, COD Political Science Professor Melissa Mouritsen is quoted in a recent WBEZ article about the changing demographics of Cook County voters. Read the article. 

COD Experts: Cyber Security

Felix Davis

Computer and Information Technology Professor Felix Davis discusses the importance of enforcing cyber security measures to prevent crimes and to establish a strong digital footprint.

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Success Stories

Leah Gormaz

"Being a female and a Latina in the criminal justice system is not seen very often, making people underestimate us. I want to show communities that diversity is expanding and needs to be accepted." - Leah Gormaz, Justice Studies

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Eric Tecuanhuehue

“The class sizes at COD are much smaller than at a university, which makes learning easier and fun. I sometimes struggled in my classes at ISU, which had up to 300 students in a lecture hall. That’s when I realized how much I appreciated being at COD, plus you get to know your classmates and professors a lot better." -Eric Tecuanhuehue, Teacher Preparation

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Kimberly Kuba Rodey

“COD helped me toward achieving my dream of becoming an art teacher, but it also helped me learn what I needed to do to and what it took to succeed in college." - Kimberly Kuba Rodey, Science/Art

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Lashawna Harris

“Hard work and dedication pay off. Create an educational plan. Calculate the cost. Apply for internal and external scholarships and grants. Most importantly, don’t give up. COD more than met my expectations of what a community college offers." - Lashawna Harris, Computer and Information Science

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Jhenevie Oca

"The best thing about COD is how much it cares about the students. I was able to build so many lasting relationships and it prepared me for the future." - Jhenevie Oca, Nursing

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Check out COD's new immersive visualization lab featuring a 360-degree, full-motion video projection.

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Charles Evans, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago president and CEO, provided his insight on the economy, inflation and employment at COD's Economic Forum.

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Get to know COD Student Trustee Ayesha Shafiuddin and learn what she's looking forward to in her leadership role.

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