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Green Line train derails in Bronzeville

Green Line train derails in Bronzeville

June 6, 2019

  Around 11 a.m. this morning, a Green Line "L" train derailed near the 47th Street stop, authorities said. Firefighters helped evacuate approximately 30 people off the four-car train using a hydraulic ...

Columbia closes multiple programs

Columbia closes multiple programs

February 8, 2019

Dance Movement Therapy and Early Childhood Education programs are no longer going to be offered at the college beginning in the Fall 2019 semester, according to a Feb. 8 email to the Faculty Senate fr...

The EPitome of vinyl success

The EPitome of vinyl success

April 16, 2018

International Record Store Day offers vinyl aficionados an opportunity to salute those unique, beloved brick-and-mortar establishments immortalized in the day dreams of hipsters and fogies alike.The April 21 c...

Alumna takes the reigns of a Chicago arts foundation

Alumna takes the reigns of a Chicago arts foundation

April 7, 2014

As of late February, Kemati Janice Porter, a 1976 Creative Writing alumna, has been named the Interim Executive Director of the eta Creative Arts Foundation. The new position came after eta entered a transitional period when their former Executive Director resigned, a...

Quinn cancels union contract

By The Columbia Chronicle

December 3, 2012

a move that has shocked unions across Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn terminated the state’s contract with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31, the state’s largest public employee union, on Nov. 20.The union had been in contract negotiations with the state since its contract expired in June, but failure to resolve issues regarding retirement benefits and health care for union members ha...

Local coalition demands elected school board

By Contributing Writer

October 25, 2012

by Elizabeth Earl, Contributing WriterA citywide coalition of parent, community and teacher organizations is partnering with the Chicago Teachers Union in an effort to pass a referendum for an elected school board in Chicago Public Schools.The group, Communities Organized for Democracy in Education, hosted a town hall meeting Oct. 23 at the Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., at which a panel with strong views on loc...

More tuition, less aid

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 21, 2012

As many students struggle to fund their college education, some activists and professors argue that the distribution of loan and grant money, along with limited access to entrance and exit counseling, is causing problems for students.An Oct. 11 report from the National Economic Research Association found that 40 percent of the 27,000 college students polled had not received any exit counseling regarding loan debt, which h...

Sister cities shared traits spark cultural dialogue

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 21, 2012

A recent celebration of Pakistani art underscored how members of Chicago’s cultural associations are trying to forge a relationship between the international community and the city.In 1960, Chicago welcomed Warsaw, Poland as its first sister city, which led to the creation of the Chicago Sister Cities International program. Since then, 27 additional cities have joined the ranks.One of Chicago’s newer sister cities, Lahore,...

Dialogue key to preventing violence

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 7, 2012

In response to planned public housing closures, an increase in homicides and a consistently high unemployment rate, the Social Justice Initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago organized an Oct. 1 discussion at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St.The panel, which included The Rev. Jessie Jackson, Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams and UIC criminal justice and gender and women’s studies professor...

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