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Illinois legislator pushes for rape kit electronic tracking system to end backlog

Illinois legislator pushes for rape kit electronic tracking system to end backlog

By Alexandra Yetter

February 22, 2019

Illinois House representatives are working to pass a bill to establish an electronic rape kit tracking system to tackle a processing backlog, but Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting commissio...

Library showcases associate professor’s new book

Library showcases associate professor’s new book

December 5, 2018

On the third floor of the Library, walls are lined with film posters from the 1950s and images of the Puerto Rican jibaros, inhabitants of the rural regions of Puerto Rico. Jibaros are one of the central ...

DIY recording’s impact on  musicians, engineering process

DIY recording’s impact on musicians, engineering process

February 5, 2018

Traditional recording studios, filled with high-priced analog equipment and veteran engineers, are becoming a dying breed because of widespread availability of personal recording equipment. In response to...

Alumni creates untold LGBTQ history podcast

Alumni creates untold LGBTQ history podcast

February 3, 2018

In the 1950s, a secret organization worked to bring together gay people from all over and created political actions for LGBTQ rights. It was called the Mattachine Society. Devlyn Camp, a 2014 cinema art and science alumni, created a podcast titled “Mattachine” and posted the ...

$6 hot dog anyone? Why attending professional games breaks the bank

$6 hot dog anyone? Why attending professional games breaks the bank

December 11, 2017

Now more than ever, a fan’s access to local professional sport teams is hindered by financial barriers.Chicago is home to teams in the four most popular professional leagues—NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL—with citywide...

Breast cancer exhibit wants you to ‘Take Care’

Breast cancer exhibit wants you to ‘Take Care’

September 18, 2017

Inside a gallery, a large installation hangs as a tribute to a mother and hospice worker fighting for quality healthcare.Known for its exhibitions and partnerships with nonprofit organizations, the Weinberg/Newton Art Galle...

Obama discusses vision, designs for Presidential Center

By Eric Bradach

May 3, 2017

In his second public appearance since leaving the Oval Office, former President Barack Obama discussed the upcoming Obama Presidential Center.The 44th president unveiled conceptual designs for the center—set to be built in Jackson Park by 2021–on May 3 along with Dina Griffin, an architect with Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, which designed the center. While at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore...

Chicagoans’ health problems vary by neighborhood

Chicagoans’ health problems vary by neighborhood

By Jackie Murray

April 3, 2017

Select Chicago neighborhoods are not receiving equal access to healthcare, resulting in neglect of residents’ health  needs, according to March 23 Sinai Community Health study.“Health equity is abo...

College quality not reflected in graduation rate

By Editorial Board

October 28, 2012

This month, Columbia placed 10th on CBSNews.com’s list of private colleges with the worst graduation rates, with a rate of 40.5 percent. This seems alarming until it is put into context.Most private colleges with high graduation rates, like Harvard University with 97.4 percent, have very low acceptance rates—5.9 percent in Harvard’s case. Columbia’s generous admissions policy and 80 percent acceptance rate could be the main cause...

Fiction faculty gets down to business

By Lisa Schulz

October 23, 2011

An accomplished fiction writing instructor, Andrew Micheli demonstrated that an artistic vocation and a managerial career can be combined when he landed his new position as executive director at the Arts and Business Council of Chicago.He was promoted on Sept. 15 from program coordinator in the council. ABCC provides management, consulting, board training and development for arts-nonprofits—small-and mid-sized—across Ch...

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