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Students and others listen as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley spoke at the University of Chicgao Institute of Politics in her first ever visit to a university. 

Ambassador Haley: UN diplomats are glued to Trump’s tweets

February 26, 2018

Before current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley started her job, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger gave her this advice: “Put yourself in your adversary’s shoes, understand ...

Renovations of the Getz Theatre make the building a more efficient performance and classroom space for faculty and students. 

Front and center: Getz Theatre renovations completed

February 19, 2018

The Getz Theatre commanded the spotlight as the curtains opened on the newly renovated building at the start of the new semester. After almost a year of renovations overseen by Gensler, an international architectural firm, the Getz Theatre, 72 E. 11th St., now has a modern space avai...

Tonika Johnson, 2003 alumna and street photographer, is using her work to provide a positive portrayal of the Englewood neighborhood, which is often thought of as violent and crime-laden. 

Alumna reshapes Englewood perception through photography

April 17, 2017

Young Englewood artist  Tonika Johnson is working to change the perception of her neighborhood, which has a national reputation for being plagued with crime and violence. The 2003 journalism alumna and street photographer documents the positive aspects of Englewood that are often ov...

Alumnus cast as ‘Narcos’ series regular

Alumnus cast as ‘Narcos’ series regular

December 12, 2016

A Columbia alumnus will have a starring role on the Netflix original series, “Narcos,” the popular crime drama , which centered the last two seasons on the takedown of cartel leader Pablo Escobar. 2005 theatre alumnus Michael Stahl-David was cast as Season 3 regular Chr...

The Chicago Field Museum hosted a panel discussion Oct. 24 with Senator Mark Kirk to discuss and propose the Kirk bill, which is designed to stop funding for terrorist groups like ISIS.

Senator Kirk proposes bill to help stop ISIS terrorism funding

October 31, 2016

ISIS terrorism funding may be coming from the sales of Middle East antiquities—some U.S. collectors, experts say.U.S. Illinois Senator Mark Kirk  held a panel discussion Oct. 24 with several internationa...

The Chronicle sits down for an exclusive interview with the 2016 commencement speakers

May 20, 2016

The Columbia Chronicle sat down with three of the five 2016 commencement speakers May 13 in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building to discuss their thoughts about life as an artist and what college students should ex...

Jussie Smollett, best known for playing the character Jamal Lyon on the hit Fox drama “Empire,” spoke on the importance of diversity in Hollywood at an event celebrating African-American Heritage Month.

Jussie Smollett follows own path to success

February 15, 2016

Jussie Smollett, star of the TV drama “Empire” spoke with Joshua Short, a junior journalism major, about his pride in his African-American heritage and the struggle for representation in Hollywood....

The Loyola University Museum of Art is the 11th stop of the sex trafficking exhibit, sponsored by Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, a nonprofit organization in New York that helps sex trafficking victims.

Exhibit aims to empower sex trafficking survivors

February 1, 2016

A traveling exhibit sharing the stories of female sex trafficking survivors is scheduled to run at the Loyola University Museum of Art from Feb. 6 through March 19. It will highlight victims who have po...

Through the acting and directing courses, students enrolled are able to collaborate on films during the semester, said Wendi Weber, lecturer in the Theatre Department. 

Students collaborate in acting and directing courses

December 14, 2015

A collaboration that began this semester allows acting students to participate in films by directing students as part of the courses they are taking. The Theatre and the Cinema Art + Science department...

One section of Adjunct Professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” was not offered for the Spring 2016 Semester. During March 2014, he spoke at a forum about academic freedom.  

Previous dispute resurfaces after professor’s class cut

November 16, 2015

A section of adjunct professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” course was cut for the Spring 2016 Semester as of the beginning of registration. When the same course was cut in N...

Document-based history education necessary

By Opinions Editor

November 16, 2015

This academic year, millions of elementary, middle and high school students are enrolled in American history classes. Depending on the politics of their state department of education or local school board, they may learn about how Christopher Columbus discovered America and how a bit over a century later, a friendship between Native Americans and English settlers resulted in the first Thanksgiving dinner. Attempts at making hi...

Redmoon to host under 21 Halloween party

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 25, 2015

Students are invited to join 1,000 other teenagers from around Chicago to dress up as someone or something else and put a spin on the typical Halloween at "Skelebration."Redmoon, a Pilsen-based theater located at 2120 S. Jefferson St., will host its annual Halloween party. Previously an event for families, this year's "Skelebration" will be open exclusively to teenagers.“In years past, 'Skelebration' has been for young...

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