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April 14, 2014

It’s that wonderful time of year again. The birds are finally thawed and chirping, and all the excess rain and snow is evaporating with the return of that big, orange, blinding thing in the sky. Yes, ...

Diana Vallera, P-Fac president and adjunct faculty member in the Photography Department, speaks out at the college’s March 20 Academic Freedom forum in the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. P-Fac, Columbia’s part-time faculty union, is currently assessing the legality of allowing staff members into the union.

Debate surrounding staff petition heats up

April 7, 2014

An online petition aimed at gaining adjunct faculty union representation for staff members has prompted a P-Fac and administrative response about its legal implications. Staff Who Teach, a group of more than 70 full-time staff members—some of whom are members of the United Staff ...

Iymen Chehade, an adjunct professor in the Humanities, History & Social Sciences Department,  spoke to students, staff and supporters at a March 20 forum on academic freedom in the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. One of Chehade’s sections of The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict was cancelled in November, which recently sparked national attention and campus controversy.

Professor calls academic freedom into question

March 31, 2014

To adjunct history professor Iymen Chehade, reducing the number of sections of his course “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” from two to one was an attempt by Columbia’s administration to silence him, violating his academic freedom. To Steven Corey, chair of the Humanities, H...

Dan Shearer, music director of WCRX, Columbia’s student radio station, and a senior radio major, has a passion for radio broadcast and blogging, which recently led him to be named first place blogger in the Intercollegiate Broadcasting competition. A blog he wrote while studying abroad in Iceland secured him the honor.

Featured Artist: Dan Shearer

March 31, 2014

Dan Shearer, senior radio major and music director of WCRX, Columbia’s student radio station, received a first place trophy for best station blog from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System on March 14. He won the competition for his blog about the annual Iceland Airwaves fe...

Elect candidates on policies, not just personalities

By Opinions Editor

March 17, 2014

Politics are just as much about gaining public favor as promoting good policies. But so many politicians have pitched to the public by using the marginalized minority group appeal that it has clouded the water—Americans often vote for politicians based on who they are as representations of  some unique characteristic, like the first tattooed congressman or something equally specific.Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly d...

Ryan Argast, a junior arts, entertainment & media management major, fronts the pop-rock band Marina City, which is scheduled to perform March 13 at this year’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

Featured Artist: Ryan Argast

March 10, 2014

Junior AEMM major Ryan Argast almost became the next Justin Bieber. Instead, he formed his six-piece band, Marina City, with members of his former backup band. The band has toured the country and will be performing this year in Austin, Texas at the South by Southwest music and film festival for the second time. Video produced by Samantha Tadelman, Multimedia Editor, stadelman@chroniclemail.com.

How-to: Be Funny

March 3, 2014

Ask anyone what they look for in a significant other and they'll probably say a sense of humor. But how does one develop comedic chops? Sophomore theater major Sarah Perry shared six key steps to being ...

Snow melts, flood policy floats to surface

March 3, 2014

A record-breaking winter snowfall that is steadily melting has left many streets flooded and clogged gutters citywide. As warm weather arrives and spring rains begin, flooding could become a serious threat and cause expensive property damage.Flood prevention is not the city’s most pressing concern, but it is one officials should start preparing for. Mayor Rahm Emanuel made an awkward overture during a Feb. 19 press conferen...

Student project benefits reservation

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 26, 2012

What started as a class assignment for one Columbia student became the genesis of a project to benefit others.Daniel Wessell, a junior photography major, created the Lakota Spirit Project to provide programs  to stimulate economic growth and foster a higher standard of living for the Oglala Sioux tribe on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, which he said is one of the poorest reservations in the country.Wes...

High school students present research, professionals agree

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 21, 2012

Chicago violence is on the rise and targeting the city’s youth, and the high school students in the Columbia Links program are speaking out about the issue.In their latest report on violence, a project titled “Don’t shot, I MUST grow up,” five high school students on the Columbia Links’ Investigative Team presented their findings on youth violence as a public health issue to a panel of doctors, policemen and communi...

Elections planned to fill Renegades board vacancies

By Kyle Rich

November 19, 2012

College life can be unpredictable, and students must often re-evaluate priorities. This has been particularly true for two Renegades board members who are stepping down to handleother business.Vice President Ben Manns will be vacating his position when he graduates in December, and Secretary Elise Ramos is leaving forpersonal reasons.“[The vice president] facilitates marketing efforts and basically oversees the Renegades sports team...

Donors recognized, students thankful at luncheon

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 19, 2012

As Columbia increases its scholarship fund, it also gives thanks to its donors.The second annual Students First Scholarship Luncheon, an event that recognizes scholarship donors, took place on Nov. 13 in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. The Weaver Family Foundation, Cynthia Greene McChesney, Clay Greene and The Nielsen Company were honored for their contributions to the college’s student scholarship fund. Each donor rec...

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