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Conquering the Curve: The struggles and triumphs of Columbia College's baseball team

Conquering the Curve: The struggles and triumphs of Columbia College’s baseball team

May 11, 2015

With Columbia’s Renegades baseball team becoming more well-known on campus, the team’s original name has become a distant memory, even to those who have been at the college longer than a decade.Columbi...

Tree House Humane Society's new facility with cat cafe

Chicago’s first cat cafe to come, not without obstacles

April 6, 2015

Leave your kittens at home—the very first Chicago cat cafe is being built in Rogers Park at 7225 N. Western Ave., where customers can enjoy a latte with Tree House Humane Society’s friendly felines....

Transgender people deserve insurance coverage

By Editorial Board

November 17, 2014

Aetna, an insurance company that participates in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, announced Oct. 31 that it would cover surgical gender reassignment procedures for federal workers beginning in 2015.Aetna is one of many insurance companies to cover sex-change operations in recent months. Medicare, the federal insurance program for retired and disabled individuals, announced July 2 that it will offer coverage for s...

In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines Monday, Oct. 20, for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) ASSOCIATED PRESS 

Chicago hospitals prepare for Ebola

October 27, 2014

Rush University Medical Center and three other Chicago hospitals have been selected at the request of Mayor Rahm Emanuel to provide care to patients in the event of an Ebola diagnosis in Chicago.In Addi...

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Activists want mental health clinics reopened

September 8, 2014

Two years after half of Chicago’s mental health clinics closed, several aldermen and the Mental Health Movement, a group dedicated to advocating for the mentally ill, are calling for the clinics to reop...

College credit system needs revision

April 28, 2014

From 2013–2014, full-time Columbia students coughed up $22,132 for tuition, a number that will increase to $22,884 in the next academic year. Students are looking to maximize the value of their education, but each semester, many full-time students are charged for credits they do not use— an extra $668 many can’t afford to waste.All full-time Columbia students are billed a uniform price for 12 to 16 credit hours. Any stud...

Mental health closings displace patients

By Managing Editor

November 19, 2012

An estimated 484 mental health patients have gone missing since the city consolidated 12 publicly funded mental health clinics into six facilities in April, according to a recent report.The report, published Oct. 24 by AFSCME Council 31, the union representing the city’s mental health employees, shows that 5,337 patients were being treated by the city-operated clinics before the closings. By July, the Chicago Department ...

Rallying against mayor’s plan to close mental health facilities

By Kaley Fowler

April 16, 2012

As budgetary concerns prompt the city to cut back on public services, a coalition of mental health activists are condemning Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his proposal to close six of the city’s 12 mental health facilities by the end of the month.Southside Together Organizing for Power, a community organization fighting for racial and economic justice on the South Side, and the Mental Health Movement, a branch of STOP, came toget...

Chicago receives federal grant for HIV testing, mental health services

By Chris Loeber

February 6, 2012

Chicago has received a federal grant that will be used to enhance the city’s mental health services and establish a more comprehensive HIV care network.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded the grant as a part of a five-year funding cycle for HIV prevention. A total of $339 million will be allocated to local and state health departments across the country each year, according to a written statement issued by ...

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