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Iraqi media outlet visits Columbia

By Heather Scroering

July 23, 2012

Five Iraqi journalists from a news outlet in the newly democratized nation visited Columbia’s Journalism Department on July 12.In the United States for a 16-day leadership program funded by the U.S. State Department, the members of the Iraqi Media Network came here to understand the inner workings of Columbia’s journalism program.“We are striving in Iraq to build new media outlets and have effective rule in new media outlets,” said J...

Chicago Tea Party rallies on Tax Day

By Heather McGraw

April 25, 2011

The U.S. government changed the deadline to file taxes this year but that didn’t prevent the Chicago Tea Party from holding its third annual Tax Day rally to gather support for the movement.Tea Party members gathered outside Daley Plaza on April 18 to hear speakers from across the nation talk about the party’s future and what impact the Chicago group will have on it.Speakers at the event included Rep. Joe Walsh, of Illin...

Professor, radio veteran gets her due

By Samuel Charles

November 22, 2010

Terri Hemmert, a longtime Chicago radio personality, Columbia adjunct faculty member and music advocate was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame on Nov. 6 in Chicago.Hemmert has worked at 93.1 WXRT-FM for more than three decades and has taught at Columbia for nearly as long. Currently, she teaches “Rock and Soul on the Radio: Roots” in the Radio Department.The National Radio Hall of Fame’s goal is to recognize...

Activists gather to oppose war violence

By LauraNalin

October 12, 2009

Students, activists and faculty gathered at a symbolic “die-in” on Oct. 7 to commemorate civilian lives lost in Afghanistan over the past eight years during the U.S. occupancy. The participants of the event volunteered to emulate dying by lying on the ground, giving the public a visual of the casualties that have taken place.Andy Keil/THE CHRONICLEThe volunteers were given white sheets to cover themselves as students read an...

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