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Letter to the Editor: Faculty Senate Executive Committee responds to the police murder of George Floyd

Letter to the Editor: Faculty Senate Executive Committee responds to the police murder of George Floyd

June 9, 2020

Dear members of the Columbia College Chicago community: As members of the committee that guides our Faculty Senate, we have watched with anguish rather than surprise as racist police violence has once...

Letter to the Editor: How to be an ally in social justice movements

Letter to the Editor: How to be an ally in social justice movements

June 3, 2020

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, expectedly, there is a sudden and great influx of posts, stories, videos and pictures of calls-to-action and information relating to race relations and how to...

Letter to the Editor: Looking through the window into students' lives

Letter to the Editor: Looking through the window into students’ lives

April 30, 2020

I always enjoy and learn a lot from the Chronicle's compelling news coverage and opinion pieces on current events. But I'm also really moved by the personal stories your staff share with readers. Most...

Letter to the Editor: My coronavirus story

Letter to the Editor: My coronavirus story

April 9, 2020

It all started on Wednesday, March 11 when The Renegades marching band canceled rehearsal due to the coronavirus. Later that same evening when I was talking to my mom at home, she said that my sister's...

Letter to the Editor: In response to 'Campus buildings, dorms to close'

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Campus buildings, dorms to close’

March 23, 2020

My partner is a current student at Columbia College Chicago and a current resident on campus. To kick out your students, especially those who are international or do not have homes to return to due to the pan...

Letter to the Editor: Five dollars' worth of free advice

Letter to the Editor: Five dollars’ worth of free advice

March 19, 2020

When I was 24, I had a cadaveric heart transplant. This puts me in the unique position of not only having faced a life-threatening illness but of having also spent three months unable to leave a small hosp...

Letter to the Editor: After CFAC election, 'it's time to move on,' says adjunct

Letter to the Editor: After CFAC election, ‘it’s time to move on,’ says adjunct

December 16, 2019

I’m going to ask for a cease-fire in union wars with no more commentary on either sides’ motives or dedication to Columbia. It’s time to move on. If anyone wants to know what support and tangible...

Letter to the Editor: The future of CFAC and adjuncts, as told by biology

Letter to the Editor: The future of CFAC and adjuncts, as told by biology

December 12, 2019

The votes are in, and the incumbent union leadership has managed to maintain control of CFAC, but that is not really what I want to write about here. Instead, I want to offer [readers] some thoughts about the...

Letter to the Editor: Wrongly-expelled CFAC members have a right to participate in elections

Letter to the Editor: Wrongly-expelled CFAC members have a right to participate in elections

November 24, 2019

Last fall, I was one of five CFAC members who received notifications of “charges” by an anonymous accuser and were summoned to appear before a newly—seemingly hastily—formed Integrity Committee....

Letter to the Editor: It should not take the death of a loved one to care about the opioid epidemic

Letter to the Editor: It should not take the death of a loved one to care about the opioid epidemic

November 9, 2019

Earlier this year, I lost a close family member to fentanyl. I have to help her—When I first heard of her death, that was my first thought. I have to help her. But in my case, I was already too l...

Letter to the Editor: In response to 'Stop masquerading your hate as religion'

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Stop masquerading your hate as religion’

October 19, 2019

I am a retired CEO. I continue to make mischief with a popular LGBTQ+ blog that has tilted towards the "T" over the last year or so. I have been following Peter Vlaming's case closely. Vlaming is represented by Alliance...

Letter to the Editor: Chicago wouldn’t be Chicago without engineers and they need our support

Letter to the Editor: Chicago wouldn’t be Chicago without engineers and they need our support

October 16, 2019

Chicago is home to some of America’s greatest achievements in architecture and design. The Tribune Tower, One Illinois Center, The Wrigley Building, Millennium Park, the Chicago Riverwalk and Maggie...

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