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‘Herstory’ is made: Lori Lightfoot sworn in as mayor of Chicago

May 20, 2019

A new era in Chicago has begun with the swearing in of three women to the most powerful political positions in the city, with all eyes on Mayor Lori Lightfoot—the city’s first black, female, LGBTQ ma...

Democratic Socialist aldermen-elect to shake up City Council

Democratic Socialist aldermen-elect to shake up City Council

April 15, 2019

Updated 5/3/2019 4:18 p.m.: Ald. Deb Bell (33rd Ward) conceded to Rossana Rodríguez-Sánchez April 27 in one of the closest aldermanic races of 2019. Rodríguez-Sánchez will be sworn in with other ...

Chicago ‘to bring in the light’

Chicago ‘to bring in the light’

April 5, 2019

While it may be short-lived, Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot is enjoying a political honeymoon after a landslide victory over Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, making Chicago the first major U.S. c...

OPINION: Fewer aldermen means lack of representation

OPINION: Fewer aldermen means lack of representation

February 3, 2019

Chicago has long been viewed as a center of political corruption. Now, federal extortion charges against longtime Ald. Ed Burke (14th Ward) and the subsequent fallout impacting other politicians has ren...

‘Chicago can’t afford to lose the Reader’—Chicago’s alt-weekly rallies support, places pressure on owners

‘Chicago can’t afford to lose the Reader’—Chicago’s alt-weekly rallies support, places pressure on owners

October 10, 2016

Huddled under the Chicago Sun-Times building and confined to a small bit of sidewalk, hundreds of Chicagoans gathered Oct. 6, rallying to save the Chicago Reader, proving the iconic paper is not going anywhe...

Bill Wolf elected new board of trustees chairman

Bill Wolf elected new board of trustees chairman

May 17, 2016

Dick Kiphart, the chair of Columbia’s board of trustees since 2013, has stepped down from his position due to an extended surgical recovery period and will be replaced by trustee member Bill Wolf, wh...

Emanuel’s desperation could benefit Chicago

February 29, 2016

In his latest attempt to save his reputation and approval ratings, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he wants to spend more on projects in struggling Chicago neighborhoods using money from downtown developers, according to a Feb. 17 Chicago Sun-Times article.Emanuel wants to close a loophole, called the “Zoning Bonus Ordinance,” which allows downtown developers to build more square footage if they include features such as p...

Residency rule limits diversity within CPD

February 15, 2016

Masood Khan, born in India, and Glenford Flowers, born in Belize, passed their entry exams for the Chicago Police Department in 2006 only to be denied jobs because they had not lived in the U.S. for 10 consecutive years, which was a requirement for joining the city’s police force, according to a Feb. 8 Chicago Sun-Times article. That policy changed in 2011 following a finding by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission t...

Sergie Attar: ‘Syrians face  terror of Paris attacks every day’

Sergie Attar: ‘Syrians face terror of Paris attacks every day’

December 14, 2015

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs hosted a discussion on Syria and the global refugee crisis on Dec. 8 at which panelists said the country’s people live under perpetual siege.The panel discussion too...

Second Big Mouth a wicked performance for Halloween

Second Big Mouth a wicked performance for Halloween

November 2, 2015

Students sang, danced and laughed at celebrity impersonations at the second Big Mouth of the Fall 2015 Semester Oct. 28. The event was a part of 24 Hour Night, Columbia’s annual series of Halloween ...

Astronaut hearts shift in microgravity

Astronaut hearts shift in microgravity

April 14, 2014

According to recent findings, astronauts experiencing lengthy stays outside Earth’s gravity experience a change of heart—a shape shift to be exact.A March 29 study presented to the American College o...

Faculty Senate raises concerns

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 3, 2012

In a Nov. 27 statement sent to college administrators, the Faculty Senate expressed “serious concern” regarding the administration’s decision-making process during this “important period of transition” for Columbia.The letter stressed the importance of two specific concerns: transparency and communication.“To be clear, [the Senate is] not commenting here on the efficacy of specific decisions, but on the lack of...

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