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Majors, programs merged in School of Media Arts proposal

By Ariana Portalatin, Campus Editor

February 21, 2017

Proposals to merge several departments and programs were recently announced for the School of Media Arts in response to student input regarding obstacles to interdisciplinary study, according to a Feb. 7 email from Dean Eric Freedman. According to the emailed announcement to students, the departmental mergers currently would be scheduled to begin in the Fall 2017 Semester and include consolidation of the Communication...

Committees propose new  curriculum requirements, additions

Committees propose new curriculum requirements, additions

February 20, 2017

New required courses—including a “Creative World” course for transfer students, and a business course required for all upperclassmen—as well as the opportunity to declare a “pathway”—were among the curriculum proposals announced in a Feb. 8 email from the Office of the Pr...

Human rights advocates needed now more than ever

Turns out, you can pick your family

By Arabella Breck

February 20, 2017

Because of drastic human rights concerns around the world, the U.N. Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner presented its largest appeal ever—$253 million for 2017, according to a Feb. 15 article...

At a Feb. 13 seminar Jacqueline Battalora, professor of sociology and criminal justice at Saint Xavier University, discussed the early American laws that spawned racial segregation.

DEI series explores roots of ‘white people’

February 20, 2017

The origin of  the term “white people” and its impact on American history was the subject of a Feb. 13 campus seminar led by a notable expert on critical race theory. The seminar, titled “Going Back to Go Forward,” held at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building, was ...

Shop ‘til you drop: the future of retail

Shop ‘til you drop: the future of retail

February 20, 2017

Massive red signs were scattered across the walls and clothing racks at American Apparel’s Wicker Park store, reading “Sale” and “40% off entire store.” Customers slowly rummaged through the me...

The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, which last came to Columbia in the Fall 2016 semester, will discuss the Trump presidency in a forum on Feb.22. 

Political reform group to bring presidency discussion to Columbia

February 20, 2017

The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform will be holding a forum at Columbia with expert panelists for students and the public to discuss the effects of the Trump administration on the state. “This is one of the main topics on everyone’s mind right now,” said Sarah Brune,...

Rauner: ‘Let’s put Illinois back on the road to prosperity’

By Eric Bradach

February 15, 2017

Creating a balanced budget and jobs as well as more “comprehensive” state budget methods were the goals Gov. Bruce Rauner outlined Feb. 15 in his 2017 Budget Address.The road has been tough for the two-year politician. Rauner has been unable to compromise with the Democratically controlled General Assembly on a proposed spending plan since he took office, and the more than 19-month budget impasse has damaged the state...

District 12 Cmdr. Ed Kulbida addressed recent shootings, one of which occurred the afternoon of Feb. 3 on Chicago Avenue, at a Feb. 6 community meeting.

West Town demands answers for surge in violent crimes

February 13, 2017

Leah Bindig was walking through the front door of her business, Aeslin Pup Hub, five minutes prior to shots being fired Feb. 3, outside 1810 W. Chicago Ave.  Had the bullet been 25 feet north, it would...

During the Feb. 10 Faculty Senate meeting, Greg Foster-Rice, associate professor in the Photography Department and Faculty Senate president, introduced a new curriculum approval process designed for efficiency and transparency. 

Faculty Senate discusses curriculum, faculty changes

February 13, 2017

Faculty Senate reviewed the 2018—2019 Catalog Curriculum Timeline, which the Executive Committee approved for implementation next year, and received additional information about the new Office of the Registrar at its Feb. 10 meeting. At the meeting, held at Stage Two of the 618 S....

Students voiced personal experiences they have had with different college programs to the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Student Advisory Board during a Feb. 8 town hall meeting. 

Few students express concerns at DEI town hall meeting

February 13, 2017

Junior American Sign language-English interpretation major Cory O’Brien claimed to have waited five hours before receiving attention at the Health Center because he hadn’t made an appointment—one of several complaints made at the first Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Student B...

Internet access is good for more than memes

Turns out, you can pick your family

By Arabella Breck

February 13, 2017

The idea of going without the internet or a smartphone for even a few hours might sound horrific to those who have had steady access since its creation. The internet's impact even made technology an esta...

Slime meets surreal: artist creates scenery for snails

Artist Aleia Murawski said she has been working with miniatures her whole life.  She uses these tiny rooms to create spaces for the snails.

By Blair Paddock

February 13, 2017

Light pours into a tiny room, revealing a bed covered not with a pillow and sheets, but lettuce and cucumbers. Tucked inside is not a human, not a cat, but a snail.Chicago artist Aleia Murawski creates ...

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