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Opinion: Mask on, mask off: the duality of being black

Opinion: Mask on, mask off: the duality of being black

February 29, 2020

The first time I attended college, I went to Oglethorpe University, a small private school in Atlanta, Georgia. Similar to Columbia, it was a “PWI,” or predominantly white institution, and because ...

Tori Lee is the exhibit developer who brought

Field Museum honors museum’s first African American taxidermist Carl Cotton

February 19, 2020

Walking through the Field Museum, visitors can catch sight of a bird wading through the stalks of a marsh, a snapping turtle ready to take its first breath of air and a monkey ready to jump to the ne...

Provost finalists to visit campus, Kim announces first candidate

Provost finalists to visit campus, Kim announces first candidate

February 4, 2019

Lourdes María Alvarez will visit campus this week as one of two finalists for the position of senior vice president and provost. During her two-day visit at Columbia, Alvarez will take part in a pub...

Chicago Black Restaurant Week brings bucks to black businesses


By Mayan Darbyshire

February 11, 2018

Black restaurant owners are gearing up for the third annual Chicago Black Restaurant Week, a celebration of black-owned restaurants.The celebration runs Feb. 11–18—the second week of Black History Month...

Multicultural Affairs honors Black History Month with alumni panel | The Columbia Chronicle

February 27, 2017

The office of Multicultural Affairs and Development & Alumni Relations honored Black History Month with an African-American alumni panel discussion. The alumni talked about their experiences in their respective fiel...

Junior cultural studies major Emily Hodshire started a petition calling for the LGBTQ Office of Culture and Community coordinator position to be filled. It became vacant after former coordinator Lex Lawson’s departure in September 2016.

Students push for quicker replacement of LGBTQ Coordinator

February 3, 2017

A petition calls for Columbia to fill the position of Office of LGBTQ Culture and Community coordinator, following former coordinator Lex Lawson’s departure in September 2016 and a lack of response from college administrators. A total of 148 supporters have already sign...

The Newberry Library celebrates Black History Month through Emmett Till exhibit

February 15, 2016

Loyola University Chicago professor Elliott Gorn presented “Emmett Till:  Why His Story Still Matters” to a few dozen people Feb. 11 at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St.Till was a 14-year-ol...

Jussie Smollett, best known for playing the character Jamal Lyon on the hit Fox drama “Empire,” spoke on the importance of diversity in Hollywood at an event celebrating African-American Heritage Month.

Jussie Smollett follows own path to success

February 15, 2016

Jussie Smollett, star of the TV drama “Empire” spoke with Joshua Short, a junior journalism major, about his pride in his African-American heritage and the struggle for representation in Hollywood....

Garbage truck while station outside of University Center, 525 S State St., one of the residence halls at Columbia.

‘Go Bagless’ campaign prompts recycling awareness in Chicago

December 3, 2015

The City of Chicago's Department of Streets and Sanitation launched its "Go Bagless" public education campaign Nov. 16 to urge residents to stop using plastic bags and start recycling materials in blu...

One section of Adjunct Professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” was not offered for the Spring 2016 Semester. During March 2014, he spoke at a forum about academic freedom.  

Previous dispute resurfaces after professor’s class cut

November 16, 2015

A section of adjunct professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” course was cut for the Spring 2016 Semester as of the beginning of registration. When the same course was cut in N...

Quest for Quidditch World Cup

By Sophia Coleman

March 19, 2012

Chicago may have to start planning for a new kind of summit and cast a Protego Horribilis spell, because, around this time next year, there could be tens of thousands of diehard Harry Potter fans coming together to watch the 2013 QuidditchWorld Cup.What was once a sport reserved for wizards is now a full-fledged international sport modified for Muggles.Started in 2005 by Xander Manshel and Alex Benepe, two students at Middlebu...

Keep smoking ban mostly in place

By Editorial Board

March 28, 2011

The Executive Committee of the Illinois House approved two bills on March 9 that would amend the state’s indoor smoking ban, which was enacted in 2008. One bill would allow smoking in separated rooms in Illinois casinos, and the other would allow local governments to issue smoking licenses to bars, adult entertainment establishments and private clubs.Proponents of the casino bill claim Illinois casinos are losing revenue...

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