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Climate activists remind Black Friday shoppers of the environmental crisis

Climate activists remind Black Friday shoppers of the environmental crisis

December 1, 2019

Just hours after giving thanks, hundreds of shoppers jumped from store to store across the country scouring for the best Black Friday deals. But, Chicago environmental activists took a different a...

Chicago might say ‘nay’ to horse-drawn carriages

Chicago might say ‘nay’ to horse-drawn carriages

September 24, 2018

A long-standing tradition might be coming to the end of the road in Chicago, as animal-rights activists continue to protest horse-drawn carriages.Several aldermen representing downtown support an ordinance p...

Alicia Keys’ ‘HERE’ most genuine work yet

Alicia Keys’ ‘HERE’ most genuine work yet

November 7, 2016

The new Alicia Keys is HERE. The R&B singer is standing tall with her sixth studio album release, HERE, which dropped Nov. 4 on RCA Records. During a four-year music hiatus and a spot as a judge o...

SGA seeks new students to fill senator positions

SGA seeks new students to fill senator positions

September 12, 2016

Columbia’s Student Government Association announced its need to fill senator positions to new students at its first senate meeting of the Fall 2016 Semester.The meeting, held Sept. 6 at the Loft, located in...

South Africa’s Jesse Clegg leaves ‘Souvenir’ on USA tour

South Africa’s Jesse Clegg leaves ‘Souvenir’ on USA tour

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

April 11, 2016

Jesse Clegg’s first memory of Chicago’s harsh winds will not stop the South African musician from performing in the Windy City as part of his Spring 2016 North America Tour. The rock-pop singer is...

Provost denies senate’s motion on performance raises

Provost denies senate’s motion on performance raises

February 29, 2016

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden vetoed in a Feb. 25 email a recently passed Faculty Senate motion broadening the faculty eligibility for performance-based salary increases.The response, d...

Critics of campus activism ignoring root of student demonstrations

By Editorial Board

November 23, 2015

Students at the University of Missouri, Yale University, Ithaca College and Claremont McKenna College have made national headlines for organizing protests  to address systemic racism and administrative indifference or abuse on their respective campuses.The students who have organized demonstrations have been heavily criticized by the media. TIME Magazine chided them in a Nov. 17  article titled “The New Millennial ‘Mo...

Fashion studies students create candy couture

Fashion studies students create candy couture

By Lauren Kostiuk

November 9, 2015

Five Fashion Studies students were selected as finalists in Candyality’s first-everUnconventional Candy Wrapper Dress Competition. The competition, sponsored by Water Tower Place, will display students’ final designs...

Senate investigation finds anti-terrorism hubs fail to protect privacy

By Kaley Fowler

October 14, 2012

The federal government’s funding of fusion centers—hubs for law enforcement agencies to investigate suspected terrorism activity—is under scrutiny after a two-year investigation led by the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.The investigation, initiated by Sen. Tom Coburn (R–Okla.), examined the effectiveness of the centers, which were implemented after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to enable local and ...

San Fran dance troupe visits Dance Center

By Heather Scroering

February 20, 2012

By Tyler McDermottContributing WriterKicking off the Center’s spring 2012 season ,Members of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company explored the connections between emotion and nature Feb. 9 at the midwest debut of “Light Moves” at Columbia’s Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave.The San Francisco-based dance troupe ventured onto campus Feb. 9 for a three-day run of the collaborative piece that portrays the simulation betwee...

Preliminary plans for NATO, G-8 protests

By Gregory Cappis

September 18, 2011

Thousands of signs and chanting protestors are expected to fill the streets of Chicago in May 2012 during the G-8 and NATO summits.Activists have already begun planning marches and rallies. Various security programs are being put in place to ensure the safety of every person involved. A battle is already looming between the protestors, who want to exercise their First Amendment rights, and Chicago law enforcement, which must make ...

G-8, NATO derail spring semester

By Darryl Holliday

September 5, 2011

Thanks to governments around the world, March spring break may be canceled or shortened.It’s either that or a shorter J-term.Because of the weeklong 38th G-8 Summit being held at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lakeshore Dr. next spring, activists around the country have begun planning mass protests to which Columbia’s campus will occupy a front row seat.The meeting, the second time in history where two international summits wi...

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