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Startup seeks to ‘illuminate’ writers’ publishing path

Startup seeks to ‘illuminate’ writers’ publishing path

November 6, 2017

It’s rigid and bureaucratic—and without help, many writers will never break into the restrictive literary process, according to Kayla Ancrum.But instead of rolling over and accepting what she finds to...

Hope for the Day, an organization that provides suicide prevention counseling, is partnering with Dark Matter Coffee to create a coffee shop that provides mental health awareness and suicide prevention at 3039 W. Fullerton Ave. 

Café turns coffee into ‘Sip of Hope’

October 30, 2017

Because a cup of coffee can go a long way, a Logan Square café is creating a safe space for support and a morning pick-me-up.  A Sip of Hope, 3039 W. Fullerton Ave., is the product of a collaboration b...

Vaun Monroe, a former professor in what was then known as the Film and Video Department, alleged his tenure denial was influenced by racial discrimination and has filed a suit against Columbia. 

Racial discrimination case against college continues

October 23, 2017

Vaun Monroe, Former professor in the then-Film and Video Department sued the school Aug. 10, claiming racial discrimination played a role in his 2013 tenure denial. The complaint, which also names former Department Chair Bruce Sheridan as a defendant, alleges discriminatory treatment...

Marketing leadership changes hands to interim

Marketing leadership changes hands to interim

October 23, 2017

Public Relations Executive Mark Rosati became interim vice president of Strategic Marketing & Communications Oct. 15 following the departure of predecessor Deborah Maue three days prior, as reported Oct. 12 by The Chronicle. President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim said Maue was...

A panel of women leaders discussed the challenges that come with being a women in the corporate world.

Reshaping the workplace with confident women

October 16, 2017

Elinor Steele used her confidence to persuade her way to acceptance into a graduate program at Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College even though she lacked a bachelor’s degree. Steele sa...

Columbia offers new High Deductible Health Plan

Columbia offers new High Deductible Health Plan

October 9, 2017

As Columbia prepares to increase non-union faculty and staff cost for its most popular health insurance benefit plan, the college is offering an alternative with lower premiums but costly plan options.  The new choice, titled a High Deductible Health Plan, has faculty pay more expens...

Eric Gebow, a Blue Man performer, spoke after the Blue Man Group's Oct. 5 performance at the Briar Street Theater, 3133 N. Halsted St.

20 years of Chicago Blue Men: The art of chaos, inconsistency

October 9, 2017

Blue Man Group has been running in Chicago for 20 years now. That’s a lot of paint splashed during drum solos, replacement drum heads, marshmallows and Jell-O. But beneath every Blue Man is a real-life...

Student experience to stay unchanged during dorm sale

Student experience to stay unchanged during dorm sale

September 18, 2017

As Columbia sells its last college-owned student housing center, administrators vow to maintain student resources as the college consolidates to create a compact campus. The college announced plans to sell the 731 S. Plymouth Court Building earlier this month, commissioning real esta...

In what is being considered one of the largest student housing sales in Chicago history, the University Center was sold for $201 million, July 20. 

UC sold in largest student housing purchase in Chicago history

September 12, 2017

The University Center student housing building was sold July 20 for $201 million in what is considered the largest student housing transaction in Chicago’s history. Matt Jaehrling, controller and associate vice president of Business Affairs, said Columbia’s proceeds for the...

Malört ‘grows like a virus’

Malört 'grows like a virus'

By Jonathon Sadowski

September 5, 2017

Fans call it the “Champagne of pain.” They say it has turned “taste buds into taste foes for generations” and it is “what soap washes its mouth out with.”But Jeppson’s Malört is also a bel...

Turns out, you can pick your family

Turns out, you can pick your family

By Arabella Breck

May 8, 2017

On my daily commute, I walk past an abandoned school. The yard has always had grass growing, but recently, bright yellow dandelions started popping up. These flowers were some of my favorites when I was...

US of CC President and engineer in the Radio Department Nick Hoeppner said the union is working with college administrators to categorize the large number of job titles currently used to denote full-time staff positions.

US of CC, administration bargain to simplify job titles

May 1, 2017

A committee of full-time staff members will work with college administrators to reclassify staff positions based on information gathered in a long-awaited job titles study. The study produced a job classification structure that will help administration and individuals assess career m...

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