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Residence Life clarifies mandatory quarantine policies for on-campus living

Residence Life clarifies mandatory quarantine policies for on-campus living

August 7, 2020

With the fall semester set to start next month and a citywide emergency travel order in place, students coming to Columbia from other states will have to plan for a two-week quarantine—whether it...

Tobacco ordinance to crack down on e-cigarette use

Tobacco ordinance to crack down on e-cigarette use

April 30, 2018

Chicago tobacco stores will soon have to post additional health information signage after City Council agreed the measure was necessary to increase awareness of products’ health risks.City Council unanimo...

Bad Axe Throwing, 165 N Loomis St., hosts a corporate party for Cardno ChemRisk, an engineering consultant company, March 29.

Nontraditional nightlife options give bars the axe

April 9, 2018

Twenty years ago, a typical night out for college-age drinkers might have included hopping from bar to bar, ordering cheap beer and recycling conversations until the night expired. Today, a night out mi...

Too many restaurants, not enough city health staff

Too many restaurants, not enough city health staff

By Courtney Wolfe

December 12, 2016

Fewer than half of Chicago’s restaurants are inspected as often as required by state law and the Chicago Department of Health, according to an audit that City of Chicago Office of Inspector General J...

Chicago’s $1 million grant for first-responder training may not be enough

Chicago’s $1 million grant for first-responder training may not be enough

September 23, 2016

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded a $1 million grant to Chicago to improve how first responders treat the mentally ill, according to a Sept. 14 press release from Mayor Rahm Emanue...

Mental Health Movement activists demanded Mayor Emanuel reopen six shuttered mental health clinics at a Feb. 23 City Hall demonstration.

Mental health advocates demand restoration of city clinics

February 29, 2016

Activists with the Mental Health Movement coalition held a demonstration outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office the morning of Feb. 23 demanding the reopening of the city’s six shuttered mental health clini...

Story Week is serious loss

Story Week is serious loss

December 14, 2015

What disappointing news! The end of Story Week, the institution that represented the best of Columbia and the most successful outreach program ever! My South Loop friends and neighbors attended...

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....

Chicago taps tweets to combat food poisoning cases

Foodborne Chicago Infographic

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 15, 2014

An app that scans Twitter for keywords related to food poisoning is putting the power to recommend restaurants for inspection directly into the hands of Chicago residents.The app, Foodborne Chicago, lau...

South Side remodeling baseball, softball fields

By Assistant Metro Editor

September 15, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Park District and two Chicago aldermen have come up with a plan to invest millions of dollars into restoring and enhancing baseball parks on the South Side.On Sept. 4, Emanuel, Ald. Anthony Beale (9th Ward), Ald. Carrie Austin (34th Ward) and Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael Kelly announced the city will invest $6.5 million in the program that seek to make baseball and so...

Samuel Shapiro, a senior art + design major, tinkers with a free condom dispenser he designed in December 2013 as part of an initiative to put the dispensers in Chicago’s public high schools.

Students design condom dispensers for CPS

May 5, 2014

To promote safe sex among adolescents, a group of Columbia students are using their design skills to create free condom dispensers for high school students. Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Department of Public Health received a federal grant of $19.7 million in 2010 for ...

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