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Lying and creativity linked

Dishonesty increases creativity, study says

March 3, 2014

Society may frown upon dishonest behaviors, but two related Harvard studies have found that lying may increase creativity.The studies conducted in 2012 and 2013 measured the relationship between disho...

Back to Ghoul Bash attracts faculty, scholarship funds

By Contributing Writer

November 5, 2012

by Elizabeth Earl, Contributing WriterMark Twain stopped drinking his soda to listen to an undead Miss Ohio announce that the silent auction would be ending soon, and a princess quickly went to bid.This was the scene at the second annual Back to Ghoul Bash on Nov. 1 at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave. Faculty and staff, many in costume, gathered to raise money for scholarships.“We wanted a culmination of committed Columbi...

Proposal for third airport should be axed

By Editorial Board

April 9, 2012

For years, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has advocated for a third airport in Chicago’s South Suburbs near the town of Peotone. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has instead pushed for a fourth runway at O’Hare International Airport as part of his $7.3 billion infrastructure plan. He told the Chicago Sun-Times that “O’Hare’s capacity will grow by the size of Midway’s total capacity.” In response, Jackson once again argued that ...

Emanuel: Off with the head tax

By Vanessa Morton

October 10, 2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new plan at the City Council meeting on Oct. 5 that would help eliminate the Chicago Employer’s Expense Tax—also known as the city’s “head tax”—which prevents many medium and small businesses from starting and growing.The proposal would accommodate a pledge Emanuel made during his mayoral campaign that would rid Chicago of a tax that requires businesses to pay an additional $4 a year...

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