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Students Amanda Hamrick (left)and Cameron Hubert (right) represented the college’s Student Government Associaton and briefly led the crowd outside the Thompson Center Feb. 16.

Students stand up, demand their MAP

February 22, 2016

“Hear our chatter! MAP matters!” “Money doesn’t grow on trees, sign SB2043!” “Rauner, don’t be a downer! Sign SB2043!” Chanting slogans loudly, a group of students from more than 10 Chi...

This could have been a glowing review of Kanye’s new album

By Managing Editor

February 15, 2016

I was quick to forgive Kanye West after he hijacked Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 Video Music Awards. I tolerated him when he married into the Kardashian family. I even defended the rapper amid his infamous temper tantrum rants that defined the Yeezus era—"He sounds crazy, but if you actually listen to what he's saying, he's kinda right," I would say.As a long-time fan of Kanye West, I've stayed patient throu...

Collegewide death notices should not be an afterthought

By Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2016

Members of the college community have recently raised concerns about the school’s failure to announce the deaths of former members of the community.The subject most recently came up at the first Faculty Senate meeting of the Spring 2016 Semester, held on Feb. 12, when Professor Eric May of the Creative Writing Department noted that no announcement had been made of the death of Betty Shiflett.Shiflett, professor emerita of ...

Eric Lund became Columbia’s first graduate journalism program director in 1984.

Founder of Columbia’s journalism grad program dies at 90

February 15, 2016

Eric Lund gave Columbia its journalism graduate studies program and Columbia gave him the gift of meeting his wife. His wife, Grace Carlson-Lund, remembers meeting him in 1990 at a friend’s party in...

Faculty, staff, students and administration voiced their suggestions at the Core Curriculum Assembly held Feb. 8 in the Stage Two auditorium.

Columbia Core: Where are we now?

February 15, 2016

Faculty, staff and some students gathered Feb. 8 at the Stage Two auditorium in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building to discuss the next phase of revising Columbia’s curriculum: planning the Core.Steven C...

Alumnus awarded prestigious grant for police data collection

Darryl Holliday joined the Citizens Police Data Project, which focuses on collecting and translating police documents, in August 2015.

By Campus Reporter

February 8, 2016

2011 journalism alumnus Darryl Holliday and his Citizen's Police Data Project team won a $400,000 grant Jan. 26 from the Knight Foundation and the creators of the Knight News Challenge.The grant will f...

“Genderpoo” covers the walls of the bathroom on the fifth floor of the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building to evoke conversation about gender-inclusivity. 

‘Genderpoo’ prompts gender fluidity around campus

February 1, 2016

Half-naked mermaids with mustaches, same-sex couples in symbolic poses and syringes linked to slogans like “free to hormone myself” cover the walls of the all-gender bathroom on the fifth floor of the...

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...

The cast of About Face Theatre’s world premiere ‘Le Switch,’ perform at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., as the show examines the antiquated stereotypes of gay marriage after its legalization in the United States. 

Theater Wit brings gay marriage to center stage

January 25, 2016

In honor of its 20th anniversary, About Face Theatre is premiering “Le Switch,” a play about a gay couple exploring the meaning of  commitment amid nationwide marriage equality.“Le Switch” wa...

Chicago artist David Beltran created the image of Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) as one of the visuals for the

Local artist recruits to ‘Recall Rahm’

January 25, 2016

Protesters calling for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s impeachment can now send their comments and complaints directly to the mayor’s office—on artsy postcards with messages of their choice.Chicago artist Davi...

NFL Draft punts graduation  back to The Chicago Theatre

NFL Draft punts graduation back to The Chicago Theatre

December 14, 2015

A “domino effect” of scheduling issues stemming from the return of the NFL Draft to Chicago next spring is causing Columbia to reverse field and send its 2016 commencement ceremonies back to the Chica...

special education photo

Parents, teachers remain wary as CPS reevaluates special education funding

December 7, 2015

Plans to realign special education funding to meet the needs of students were announced by Chicago Public Schools amid cries from CPS educators and families, who have been protesting the city’s funding...

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