They didn't mention this, but that's about half of what the CCC had budgeted in the five-year capital plan it submitted last year, along with its 2012 budget. According to that plan, CCC had "identified $1.0 billion in capital needs." Malcolm X alone would have received $336 million. Another $104 million would have gone into improvements in the district offices.
According to today's announcement, the new campus is expected to open in 2015, and will include an Allied Health Academy, with ties to the nearby medical complex that includes Rush University Medical Center. The mayor has previously said that six of the seven City Colleges will be "reinvented" as designated specialty schools, leading critics to fear a mission-bending plunge into vocational training. The only other one revealed so far is Olive-Harvey, with a focus on transportation and distribution.departure under fire of its last one two years ago, has announced the appointment of Susan Henking, a professor of religious studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Henking has a PhD from the University of Chicago College of Divinity; her academic work reaches into psychology, sociology, and gender studies. She'll be the first female president at Shimer, which began as a women's school in 1853. She'll also be an addition to Chicago's elite group of out gay higher education presidents. She starts in July.