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Columbia continues Undoing Racism workshops

Columbia continues Undoing Racism workshops

October 23, 2017

Columbia is expanding its collaboration with The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond to host 15 Undoing Racism workshops for faculty and staff, which started Sept. 22 and are continuing until May 15, 2018. The Undoing Racism workshops were first held Aug. 25–29, 2016, but ...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke about directing the budget towards police training, funding Chicago Public Schools and more during his Oct. 18 budget address at City Hall.

Emanuel unveils 2018 spending blueprint

October 20, 2017

New investments in law enforcement, job creation, public safety projects and education were highlighted in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2018 Budget Address at City Hall Oct. 18.Emanuel described the $114.2 mil...

New film festival highlights South Side creativity

New film festival highlights South Side creativity

By Miranda Manier

October 2, 2017

The South Side’s unsavory depictions in media headlines are a distraction from the area’s brighter, softer, more creative side, said Michelle Kennedy, producer of the inaugural South Side Film Festival, ...

Exhibit explores closed schools’ futures

Exhibit explores closed schools' futures

By Alexa Rixon

September 18, 2017

Almost four years later, only six of 43 Chicago Public Schools closed in 2013 have been repurposed.To spark conversation, Creative Grounds and 360 Nation’s Freedom Summer School collaborated to create a...

Gov. Bruce Rauner accused the Democratic lawmakers of toying with children's education to achieve their political agenda at a July 24 press conference.

CTU President: Stop pitting Chicago against the suburbs

July 25, 2017

Public schools may still not open on time, even though the Illinois legislature passed its first budget in more than two years.The Illinois House overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget package veto July...

Editor's Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

Editor’s Note: Front pages turned into friendship, family

May 8, 2017

I was hiding under my blankets on my new,  wobbly dorm room bed when I called my mom two weeks into freshman year—on the verge of leaving Columbia. I felt like a fraud. Without any high school jour...

Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation educator Milton Coronado spoke about the young men who have changed their negative attitudes toward women after taking his course during the April 10 “Let’s Talk About Sex” assembly.  

Students talk sex safety during college assembly

April 17, 2017

Columbia should send an annual email to students solely devoted to basic information about Title IX, said two student speakers at a college assembly in honor of Sexual Awareness Month. Panelists, sophomore journalism major Mia DiSanto and junior theatre major Natalie Toland, discuss...

CTU strike averted, tensions remain

Although the Chicago Teachers Union continues to protest and disagree with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool, it decided not to strike on May 1.

By Eric Bradach

April 10, 2017

The loss of another payday for Chicago Public Schools teachers led to a lack of support for a one-day strike for May 1, according to union leaders.The Chicago Teachers Union has had an ongoing public dispu...

Chicago Public Schools may be without librarians starting Fall 2017

Chicago Public Schools may be without librarians starting Fall 2017

By Jackie Murray

March 27, 2017

Molly DiRago, mother of a first grader at Wicker Park’s A.N. Pritzker School, said she still goes into the school’s library to help clean up even though it doesn’t have the student traffic it used ...

“Gender Breakdown” will preview Feb. 21 at the Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Local play ‘breaks down’ gender inequity

February 20, 2017

Despite Some progress in the arts, the predominance of mostly-male casts suggests Chicago theater is still filled with gender bias, according to a 2015–2016 study from DePaul University.The study of ...

Editor's Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

Editor’s Note: Administrators’ downfall will be overcontrolled communication

February 6, 2017

Columbia often preaches transparency and the importance of communicating to all stakeholders, but when it comes to major happenings in and outside the college, this semester is off to a shaky start....

JJ McLuckie, senior design major, was announced Dec. 6 as Manifest creative director for 2017. McLuckie said he hopes to carry the torch for illustrators as creative directors and bring his abstract design style to the annual art festival.

Manifest Creative Director hopes to make 2017 festival ‘crazy’

December 12, 2016

JJ McLuckie, senior design major, was announced as creative director of Manifest 2017 on Dec. 6 after Columbia faculty, staff and students voted and chose the winner from three student finalists. Following a longstaning tradition of Manifest, the college’s end-of-the-year urban art...

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