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2020 census: 'Think about the community that invests in you day in and day out'

2020 census: ‘Think about the community that invests in you day in and day out’

April 15, 2020

While practicing social distancing and transitioning to online classes, college students have another responsibility that may be getting lost in the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic: the 2020 cens...

Name, age, divisiveness: Census raises troubling questions

By Editorial Board

April 9, 2018

The U.S. Census Bureau released a draft of the 2020 census March 27 that included questions regarding LGBTQ respondents, which were promptly removed the same day, followed by a statement explaining that their inclusion in the draft was a mistake.No prior census has included questions on gender identity or sexuality, but the correction was a reminder of a yearslong fight to shed light on the LGBTQ community through the survey...

Cycling accidents increase when pedal meets metal

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 1, 2012

Chicago cyclists might have to double-up on their protective gear because according to city data, biking accidents have been continually rising since 2001.With more cyclists on the road, the Chicago Police Department has seen a 38 percent increase in bicycle accident reports between 2001 and 2011, according to a report released by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning in 2011.Since 2005, there have been 1,000 repor...

Science and Mathematics Department begins second year of program

By Ivana Hester

September 10, 2012

Thanks to the addition of a new Bachelor of Arts major, Columbia graduates may have their artistic works restored by fellow alumni  100 years from now.The art and materials conservation major was launched by the Science and Mathematics Department in fall 2011 to instruct students on how to preserve and protect deteriorating pieces of art.This is Columbia’s first science major and the only one of its kind in the Midwest, acc...

Brining a love story to life

By Trevor Ballanger

April 16, 2012

Imagine waking up on a beach, wet, covered in sand and hearing the sweeping waves of the ocean crash ashore. In a daze, you realize you are lost. Then a face comes into focus in the glittering sun. It’s a stranger, a beautiful woman, saving you from the wreckage in which you arrived. Then a film director yells, “Cut!” and it’s a wrap for the day.That’s the magic of the movies—the ability to transport viewers in...

Tree taggers take to the streets

By Darryl Holliday

May 2, 2011

Staff and volunteers from the Morton Arboretum came in groups of four after sunset, fanning out in search of Chicago’s trees. By the time the night was over, nearly 500 had been tagged along downtown city streets.Members of the Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, in collaboration with the city, placed “value tags” on trees on April 28 in celebration of Arbor Day. Located in Millennium Park, around City Hall and along downtown ...

National decisions, local problem

By Darryl Holliday

April 25, 2011

With newly mandated power to regulate the environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is facing congressional legislation to the opposite effect—including a vote from Illinois Senator Mark Kirk that would weaken the EPA’s ability to clean certain air pollutants.Kirk’s vote on March 16, his first on a major environmental issue since being sworn in to his Senate seat on Nov. 29, 2010, was in support of an amendment t...

2010 census shows lopsided growth, decline

By Darryl Holliday

February 28, 2011

As analysts and residents wait for the next wave of census data, the first set of results has shed light on Chicago’s changing demographics, revealing unbalanced development in the Windy City.The latest census snapshot—a comparison of 2000 and 2010 data released in early February—offers a glimpse of an altered social landscape during the last 10 years. Displacement of city residents, along with crime and poor living condi...

Census to cost $10 billion more than in 2000

By Patrick Smith

March 29, 2010

This year’s census, which was mailed out on March 15, will cost taxpayers $10 billion more than it did in 2000.The extra costs are partly due to an aggressive advertising and public relations campaign raising awareness about the census, which included an ad aired during the Super Bowl.Critics have called the cost, estimated to be $14.7 billion, too great, and the United States Government Accountability Office put the census o...

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