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Haunting Mexican folklore comes to life in lecture

By BenitaZepeda

October 12, 2009

Each culture has unique stories that are passed down orally from generation to generation. In Mexican culture, one story that is often interpreted many different ways is the story of La Llorona:The Weeping Woman.“La Llorona: The Weeping Woman: The Sixth Portent, The Third Legend,” was hosted by the Cultural Studies Program and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs on Oct. 7.  This was the first lecture of Intersections...

The uncertainty of knowing

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 5, 2009

Consider before Kepler, Copernicus and Newton, contemporary science taught that the Earth was the center of the universe and before that, it was flat. This very fact of the development of knowledge over time is at the heart of the collision of fact, faith or whether either one accurately describes human knowledge.For example, high school educator Danny Pennington is a staunch supporter of creationism in biology curriculum, a ...

Columbia’s LGBTQ to host 8th annual Coming Out Ball

By LauraNalin

October 5, 2009

Columbia will be hosting the 8th annual Coming Out Ball on Oct. 9.  The annual gala celebrates the National Coming Out Day for Chicago’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth. Each year, a Chicago school is chosen to host the event and this year Columbia’s LGBTQ organization, Common Ground, is filling the role.The members of Common Ground organize events each year for both gay and straight students on and off campus....

College Council opens 2009-10 year

By CiaraShook

October 5, 2009

College Council held its first meeting of the 2009-10 academic year on Oct. 2.The council, comprises faculty, staff and students, meets monthly in the Hub of the 1104 Center, with general reports across the college.President of College Council Kevin Fuller announced that President Warrick L. Carter has added Columbia’s name to a pledge from the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, promising...

Group creates political awareness

By LauraNalin

October 5, 2009

Columbia students and two organizations will be gathering in commemoration of those affected by the war in Afghanistan on Oct. 7.The individuals will be participating in what is called a “Die-In” to honor the lives that have been lost in result of the war in Afghanistan. The event will take place in The Sculpture Garden at the corner of 11th Street and Wabash Avenue at 4 p.m.Those attending are asked to bring white sh...

Big Losses, small gains

By BenitaZepeda

October 5, 2009

On Sept. 25, President Warrick L. Carter announced the budget for Columbia’s 2010 fiscal year, which began on Sept. 1 and will end on Aug. 31, 2010.  The announcement displays how the college has been affected financially during the current economic climate.The 2010 budget’s key goals focus on three main areas.  The first is investing $1.4 million for the operation of the Media Production Center, which was approved i...

Columbia celebrates teaching artists through career day

By CiaraShook

October 5, 2009

Columbia’s Center for Community Arts Partnerships invites students, staff and faculty to their first Teaching Artists Career Day on Oct. 7.  The event will showcase Columbia’s teaching artists and introduce students tothe field.According to Nick Jaffe, editor of the Teaching Artist Journal, it’s a career that melds to the creativity of being an artist with the learning and collaboration of being a teacher.Melissa Sob...

SGA attends meeting for MAP

By BenitaZepeda

October 5, 2009

On Sept. 23 at 2 p.m., the Student Government Association traveled to the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Student Center West for a town meeting hosted by Gov. Pat Quinn to support the Monetary Award Program grant restoration for the spring 2010 semester.Representatives from Chicago Public Schools, community colleges, public universities and private institutions all voiced the need for the MAP grant.“The only way you ...

Critical Encounters: Branding trust

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 28, 2009

Quick. What do Nike’s Air Jordans have in common with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals’ painkiller Bextra? Here’s how I connect the dots.Early this month, Michael Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. I’m a Michael Jordan fan, so when I missed the televised event, I checked out his remarks on YouTube. While some would carp that Jordan could have been more gracious (and I’d agree with them) —he should have rec...

Merce Cunningham showcased at Columbia

By BenitaZepeda

September 28, 2009

Columbia will be welcoming the Merce Cunningham Dance Company to debut two different events at the Dance Center, located at 1306 S. Michigan Ave., from Thursday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct. 3. The performances will also showcase the work of two Columbia faculty members.The events are called Chicago Event 1 and Chicago Event 2, and run 75 minutes each.  Chicago Event 1 will be performed at the Thursday night show and the Saturday matinee, and C...

Used books and online resources ease financial burden

By BenitaZepeda

September 28, 2009

At the start of each semester, students are bombarded with the challenges of getting back into the swing of college life. One of these challenges is the financial burden of buying textbooks for classes.The high cost of textbooks is something that students are all too familiar with. However, this semester Columbia’s bookstore has seen a 5.6 percent increase in the number of used books available to students. Online resour...

Negotiations pending for college, union

By LauraNalin

September 28, 2009

The United Staff of Columbia College is hoping to settle the ongoing negotiations with the college’s administration over contract issues.  Since Nov. 1, 2006 the union has been attempting to finalize its first contract dealing with wages, hours and working conditions with the administration.As previously reported by The Chronicle,  the US of CC announced on Sept. 15 that they would be holding a leafleting campaign on Sept. 16 ...

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