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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

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...

Students push for quicker replacement of LGBTQ Coordinator

Students push for quicker replacement of LGBTQ Coordinator

February 3, 2017

A change.org 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 follows own path to success

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....

‘Go Bagless’ campaign prompts recycling awareness in Chicago

‘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...

Previous dispute resurfaces after professor’s class cut

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 18, 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 27, 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...

Yoga: exercise your mind

By Katy Nielsen

March 27, 2011

Yogis have been doing it for centuries. Now, western culture is catching on, and it seems like practicing Eastern traditions has more than a positive effect on the physique.According to a study published on Jan. 30 by the Journal of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, titled “Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density,” people who meditate at least 27 minutes a day for eight-week perio...

Bull riding at the home of the Chicago Bulls

By Cristina Aguirre

March 13, 2011

The moment before the bullpen opens, adrenaline rises and the heart beats rapidly. A bull awaits release from the confinements of tight space while the rider anticipates a fierce eight-second battle after the gate opens.This is the norm for professional bull riders who participate every weekend in what is dubbed the toughest sport on Earth. Professional Bull Riders Inc. stopped in Chicago at the home of the Bulls and Blackhaw...

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