FACTOID # 25: If you're tired of sitting in traffic on your way to work, move to North Dakota.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Harold Washington College

Harold Washington College is a division of the City Colleges of Chicago, located in the Chicago Loop. Founded in 1962 as Loop College, the college was renamed for African-American Chicago mayor Harold Washington after his death. The community college offers two year degrees in a wide variety of majors and provides transfer assistance to local four-year colleges and universities. It is also the only site in the city of Chicago for taxicab driver certification. In 2005 it finished renovations with the help of a city bond initiative that was the first of its kind in support of a City Colleges institution. The City Colleges of Chicago was formed on September 11th, 1911. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... The Loop is what locals call the historical center of downtown Chicago. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Harold Lee Washington (April 15, 1922 – November 25, 1987) was a lawyer, legislator and the first African American Mayor of Chicago, Illinois serving from 1983 until his death in 1987. ... In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a technical college, county college, junior college or a city college, is an educational institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees to people like laertes. ... Taxicab, short forms taxi or cab, is a type of public transport for a single passenger, or small group of passengers, typically for a non-shared ride. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It is a pretty good school. However, it does not compare to universities such as Michigan State University. (Thebestever!)


Notable Individuals

Minnie Riperton attended Loop College for less than 21 days. Minnie Julia Riperton (November 8, 1947 - July 12, 1979) was a soul singer from Chicago, Illinois, most noted for her abilities in the whistle register and her 1975 hit single Lovin You. Having possessed a rare five octave vocal range, she displayed the ability to imitate instrumentation and even birds. ...


External links

College website


  Results from FactBites:
 
OCCRL--Office of Community College Research and Leadership (1898 words)
Harold Washington College (HWC), one of the City Colleges of Chicago, is committed to upholding high institutional and academic standards and to understanding and improving student learning.
The mission of the college is to sustain an environment that promotes optimal learning for all students, to gather and use assessment information to improve student learning, and to offer its students affordable and accessible opportunities for academic advancement, career development, and personal enrichment (Harold Washington College, 2003-2006 Catalog).
As the college moved into the fall semester, the committee understood that it needed a written charge or constitution in order to continue its work and to be recognized as a legitimate body within the college.
Harold Washington College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (164 words)
Harold Washington College is a division of the City Colleges of Chicago, located in the Chicago Loop.
Founded in 1962 as Loop College, the college was renamed for African-American Chicago mayor Harold Washington after his death.
The community college offers two year degrees in a wide variety of majors and provides transfer assistance to local four-year colleges and universities.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m