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What does less snow mean for Chicago?

What does less snow mean for Chicago?

February 13, 2017

“Chiberia” faced a historic month in January with a standout record of low snowfall, according to various local experts.Chicago usually averages nine or 10 inches of  snow during January, according...

‘This is the year’—Cubs fans use art to capture historic season

Artist David Michael Beck created his painting,”Opening Day” (above) for the Chicago Tribune depicting the opening of Wrigley Field.  

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 31, 2016

Before the Chicago Cubs secured its long-awaited spot at the World Series after its Oct. 22 victory, fans were already anticipating a great season. For Brett Whitacre, a full-time artist, whispered supers...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim was appointed to his role as Columbia’s 10th president on Feb. 26, 2013.

Kim advises incoming students on first-year success

June 18, 2015

While incoming students get acclimated to their new surroundings at Columbia, they will also learn who the college’s higher-ups are and how certain individuals will impact their academic experience.Du...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced a new initiative with the Chicago Park District and the Department of Streets & Sanitation to plant 11,800 new trees citywide.

11,800 trees will be planted citywide this year

May 4, 2015

Chicago will soon be seeing an array of green foliage coming to neighborhoods citywide. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on April 24 that the city will plant 11,800 new trees across the city.Cathy Breitenbach...

Mars One, a privately funded project, aims to establish the first independent human colony on the Red Planet by 2025. Before the chosen applicants arrive, an additional spacecraft will be sent to Mars with six cargo units that will be used as the individual living units.

Mission to Mars a one-way ticket

January 27, 2014

Swooping down from the night sky, invading backyards with bright lights and eerie noises, a Martian encounter remains one of the most ubiquitous science fiction fantasies. But what if humans could be the Mar...

Meet Columbia’s safety specialist

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 12, 2012

As Columbia’s campus continues to expand, a newly created position in the Office of Campus Safety & Security has been filled.Susan Rizer is the college’s new environmental health and safety coordinator, a job created just for her. She has been charged with carrying out the College Safety Plan, which requires her to visit each department and conduct safety assessments, to discover what safety hazards are present.Acco...

Curbed enthusiasm for food truck ordinance

By Kaley Fowler

November 5, 2012

After months of pushing for an increased citywide presence, local food truck operators were met Oct. 31 with a list of 21 City Council-approved parking spaces. But the designated locations are not quite what many owners had in mind.Under the new ordinance, food trucks will be restricted to parking in sanctioned spaces for a maximum of two hours, which city officials believe is in the best interest of existing eateries, truck o...

Art of storytelling

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 29, 2012

He claps, snaps, hits his chest and widens his eyes, and the crowd bursts into laughter. He goes on with his story, unfazed by the sudden response from the audience.This was a scene from the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Lecture series featuring Peter Cook, a performance artist who is also an associate professor in the ASL–English Interpretation Department.During his Oct. 25 presentation, “Performance N...

Conforming to music

By Emily Ornberg

October 15, 2012

Popular music might only be as trendy as the people who market it.According to the findings of a 2010 study published in the neuroscience journal NeuroImage, many adolescent music purchases are based on the fear of social rejection.“Adolescence is notoriously a time for inadequacy and superiority,” said Jerry Weichman, a clinical psychologist and adolescent specialist at the Hoag Neurosciences Institute in Newport Beach,...

Union Station renovates to increase passenger capacity

By Mark Minton

September 10, 2012

Station since 1984 and has a sort of landlord-tenant relationship with Metra, the largest commuter train company in Chicago.Amtrak has already relocated several of its offices to a newly renovated building attached to the station. It is working to market the available spaces surrounding the Great Hall, Union Station’s historic waiting room, and more of the unused office spaces in the adjacent eight-story building.Accord...

Cycling made more accessible through Bike Share program

By Kaley Fowler

April 2, 2012

During the past decade, cycling has picked up speed in Chicago and has become a way of life for many. In following the trend, a new initiative aims to recruit additional bike enthusiasts through increased access to bicycles.On March 14, Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance to the City Council seeking to enter a contract with Alta Bicycle Share Inc., a Portland, Ore.-based company, to implement a large-scale bike share p...

Cycling made more accessible

By Kaley Fowler

March 23, 2012

During the past decade, cycling has picked up speed in Chicago and has become a way of life for many. In following the trend, a new initiative aims to recruit additional bike enthusiasts through increased access to bicycles.On March 14, Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance to the City Council seeking to enter a contract with Alta Bicycle Share Inc., a Portland, Ore.-based company, to implement a large-scale bike share p...

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