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Former Obama adviser: patience is key to foreign policy

Derek Chollet, former adviser to President Barack Obama, spoke about the nation’s foreign policy legacy during a Chicago Council on Global Affairs Nov. 3.

By Eric Bradach

November 7, 2016

Despite harsh criticism from both political rivals and the general public, President Barack Obama has implemented a long-term foreign policy strategy through patience and restraint, according to his fo...

Presidential Endorsement: Clinton can actually make America great

Presidential Endorsement: Clinton can actually make America great

November 7, 2016

With 94 percent of staff in agreement, The Chronicle is proud to endorse Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for the next president of the United States. The remaining 6 percent chose not ...

Tribune endorses worst possible choice

Abby Lee Hood

By Copy Chief

October 10, 2016

The Chicago Tribune’s recent endorsement of Gary Johnson, Libertarian presidential candidate, in lieu of another candidate is the most irresponsible decision a newspaper has made this election cycle. T...

9/11 victims’ families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

9/11 victims' families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

By Managing Editor

October 3, 2016

Congress overrode President Barack Obama's veto for the first time in his presidency, and it is hard to think of a worse occasion. After a 97-1 vote in the Senate and 348-77 in the House, a controversia...

The Chicago Teachers Union set its Oct. 11 strike date after unsatisfactory contract negotiations with the Board of Education at its Sept. 28 House of Delegates Meeting.

Chicago Teachers Union sets strike date

October 3, 2016

The Chicago Teachers Union, after months of contract disputes, voted almost unanimously to go on strike Oct. 11 at a House of Delegates meeting Sept. 28.The strike won authorization with a vote of 95....

Can the U.S. uphold Obama’s legacy?

Can the U.S. uphold Obama's legacy?

By Managing Editor

September 26, 2016

As President Barack Obama’s final term sadly comes to a close, he is starting to make final speeches to prominent groups he has been involved in. He gave his final address to the United Nations’ Gener...

The college is scheduled to launch its new look and message  on Sept. 19, which was designed by Ologie, a consulting company based  in Columbus, Ohio.  

College’s branding campaign debuts to mixed reviews

September 19, 2016

After a year of working on a rebranding and advertising campaign to increase enrollment and local and national brand awareness, the college is ready to roll out its final product.The rebranding campai...

Demagogues can succeed, U.S. voters should notice

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

September 12, 2016

The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, made headlines in the United States when he insulted President Barack Obama by calling him a “son of a whore,” according to a Sept. 7 article from V...

Big Chicago provides big learning opportunities

Big Chicago provides big learning opportunities

June 23, 2016

Columbia will again offer "Big Chicago" courses as a first-year experience course for students after last year's courses received positive feedback and recognition of opportunities they afford students fo...

Environmental issues should not be politicized

February 22, 2016

Climate change is one of today’s most urgent and far-reaching issues. President Barack Obama has addressed it through his Clean Power Plan, which was announced August 3, 2015. The plan is designed to reduce carbon emissions from power plants and expand the clean energy economy, but, unlike other proposed solutions such as a tax on the carbon content of fuels, it does not require congressional approval as it alters existing...

Plan to end over-testing needs more action

By Editorial Board

November 9, 2015

Since the implementation of mandatory standardized tests through No Child Left Behind in 2001, over-testing has become a concern for parents, teachers and students across the nation.The average student takes 112 standardized tests between preschool and grade 12, according to a 2015 study by the Council of the Great City Schools. Eighth-graders spend an average of 25.3 hours taking standardized tests during the school year...

Sanders’ appeal should be based on platform, not trends

By Metro Reporter

November 9, 2015

With the 2016 presidential election heating up, articles about rival Democratic Party candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are flooding Twitter timelines and Facebook newsfeeds. According to an Oct. 29 Huffington Post 2016 National Democratic Primary poll, Clinton was leading the polls with 56.4 percent support, while Sanders stood at 31.1 percent. Clinton may be ahead in the polls, but Sanders has experienced a ...

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