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Pritzker to prioritize education in 2020 budget

Pritzker to prioritize  education in 2020 budget

By Katherine Savage

March 4, 2019

Financial relief could be on the way for a greater number of Columbia students. The troubled and under-funded state Monetary Award Program is scheduled to get a $50 million boost under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s...

Residence Life adds 30 East to on-campus housing lineup

Residence Life adds 30 East to on-campus housing lineup

March 4, 2019

From its bright colors, to the height of the building itself, it's hard to miss 30 East when walking through the South Loop. Residence Life determined the building that hugs the corners of Balbo Drive a...

Smollett cannot discredit victims

Smollett cannot discredit victims

March 1, 2019

“Empire” star Jussie Smollett’s name has been splashed across headlines for more than a month following his alleged attack in Chicago. Since Jan. 22, when a homophobic death threat letter was deli...

Difference in candidates could mean easier provost selection

Difference in candidates could mean easier provost selection

March 1, 2019

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim's provost selection, which will likely be announced in March, will mark a distinct path for the future of Columbia and its leadership.Kim said the differences between the t...

Columbia alumnus featured in Sweet Tap Chicago show

Columbia alumnus featured in Sweet Tap Chicago show

March 1, 2019

Uniquely choreographed tap dancing is set to a mix of rock, soul and R&B for Chicago Tap Theatre's Sweet Tap Chicago show.Taylor Mallory, a 2010 music business alumnus, is the main vocalist and emce...

OPINION: We need to deal with death

OPINION: We need to deal with death

By Jay Berghuis

February 28, 2019

The average funeral cost in 2017 was $7,360, and the funeral industry itself is worth roughly $16 billion, according to the National Funeral Directors Association. These numbers have been increasing for dec...

REVIEW: ‘FRIENDS! The Musical Parody’ reflects highs and lows of ‘90s sitcom

REVIEW: ‘FRIENDS! The Musical Parody’ reflects highs and lows of ‘90s sitcom

February 25, 2019

Strolling into a packed theater, an air of light-hearted anticipation fell on a crowd sporting “Friends” merchandise and clutching mixed drinks made for the show, rightfully named “How You Doin’?” aft...

CTA pilot program to transform transit experience

CTA pilot program to transform transit experience

February 23, 2019

Lunch on the go, passport or souvenir photos and a mobile charging pack will soon be available while waiting for the train.The Chicago Transit Authority is introducing a pilot program at various rail st...

Editor’s Note: Support needed for Loyola Phoenix amid media policy disputes

Editor’s Note: Support needed for Loyola Phoenix amid media policy disputes

February 22, 2019

The Loyola Phoenix, the student newspaper at Loyola University Chicago, gained recognition nationwide for its coverage of disagreements between the newspaper staff and college, stemming from a restrictive med...

Illinois legislator pushes for rape kit electronic tracking system to end backlog

Illinois legislator pushes for rape kit electronic tracking system to end backlog

By Alexandra Yetter

February 22, 2019

Illinois House representatives are working to pass a bill to establish an electronic rape kit tracking system to tackle a processing backlog, but Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting commissio...

Columbia filmmakers raise $1,000 in 10 days for web series

Columbia filmmakers raise $1,000 in 10 days for web series

February 22, 2019

Junior cinema art and science major Corbin Eaton had an idea for a web series when he was in high school. It was not until he pitched the idea to sophomore cinema art and science major Grant Osum while ...

Students tackle anti-blackness in Asian-American culture

Students tackle anti-blackness in Asian-American culture

February 21, 2019

Editor's Note: The term “N-word” is used in this article, referring to a student’s personal experience discussed during an on-campus event. The Chronicle does not condone or promote the use of ...

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