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GoFundMe can show what we get wrong about charity

By Editorial Board

February 5, 2018

Does a Chicago Police Department officer with a history of harming civilians deserve your donation?Officer Robert Rialmo and his attorney think so. Attorney Joel Brodsky posted a GoFundMe campaign Jan. 23 to cover his client’s legal fees as Rialmo faces misdemeanor charges for an alleged Dec. 17 bar fight. The city refused to cover the cost of Rialmo’s legal representation after he fired the law firm provided to him by the...

Students protested Illinois’ unfulfilled promise of distributing Monetary Award Program grants outside the Thompson Center Feb. 16.

Higher-ups should reconsider decision not to fund MAP grants

April 4, 2016

Columbia has now joined many other colleges statewide in facing increased struggles—or a complete inability—to provide students with the state-funded grant aid they rely on to attend college, such as...

Sticking to the plan

Sticking to the plan

February 1, 2016

Senior college administrators reported to faculty and staff about the progress made during the first year of the Strategic Plan’s implementation at the initial Town Hall meeting of the Spring 2016 Semes...

Tobacco tax surrounded by smoke and minors

By Editorial Board

January 25, 2016

At Columbia, students and faculty joke that it is impossible to walk from one campus building to another without getting caught in a cloud of cigarette smoke.This story may seem a little dramatic, but it’s also how some tourists describe the entire city of Chicago.Tourists have loathed Chicago’s poor air quality for decades, suggesting the city’s pollution problem makes them choke.However, a bill introduced by Mayor Ra...

The City of Chicago released two new communication methods on Oct. 9 to increase transparency. 

City of Chicago adds two new tools for greater transparency

October 19, 2015

To make information and business opportunities more accessible, the City of Chicago has launched two communication avenues that will primarily benefit small businesses around Chicago.A new YouTube channel...

The Art Institute of Chicago is free for Illinois residents on Thursdays from 5:00–8:00 p.m.

City announces first Museum Week

September 21, 2015

Chicago is known for its food and music festivals, but a new weeklong event will add to everything else  the city has to offer.Museums in the Park, a coalition of Chicago museums that raises awareness ...


Teal lights to illuminate city for ovarian cancer

September 14, 2015

Teal lights are scheduled to shine across Chicago ’s skyline—as well as other major U.S. cities—Sept. 14 to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer Month.In Chicago, 13 sites—including the Willis Tower, Water ...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel listened to residents’ concerns over the city’s budget during town hall meetings the week of Aug. 31.

Chicago speaks out on budget at mayor’s town hall forums

September 8, 2015

Surrounded by heavy security, Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed an unwelcoming crowd at his final town hall budget meeting on Sept. 3. Many in attendance booed Emanuel as he invited residents to voice t...

City expands pilot domestic violence prevention program


By Sarah Martinson

March 16, 2015

The mayor’s office announced Feb. 26 Chicago would expand its domestic violence prevention pilot program beyond the 14th Police District to the 3rd Police District. The program was created to provide...

Maire Hahn sings for an audience and plays the keyboard during AEMMP Records release party.

AEMMP records releases day//night CD compilations

November 10, 2014

AEMMP Records, Columbia’s student-run record label, teamed up with the “Club Management: Practicum” class in the Business & Entrepreneurship Department to host a CD release for the label’s latest compilation, day//night, on Nov. 6 at HAUS in the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Build...

Chicago wins battle for Lucas Museum

By Managing Editor

September 2, 2014

Sarah Pilotte, a sophomore business & entrepreneurship major, said she became a fan of “Star Wars” creator George Lucas’ work as a child when her parents sat her down to watch the series, but as she got older, she developed a deeper fondness for his ability to tell human stories through wildly imaginative storylines.“It shows humanity in a different setting,” Pilotte said. “The world [Lucas] created is so re...

Webmaster Job Description

By Alice Werley

April 14, 2013

WebmasterThe Webmaster is responsible for the Chronicle website. This includes web design and CSS styling when necessary, editing web pages, reviewing text and images for errors, general troubleshooting and instructing the staff on how to web their stories. The Webmaster serves as the website guru and should be able and willing to instruct and help staff members whenever necessary.RequirementsExperience managing a websiteK...

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