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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 ...

Showcase promotes visibility of transgender artists, community

The “Transgender Day of Visibility 2017: Artist Showcase” March 31 will feature 30 artists including Luna Luxe, whose photography will be on display.

By Blair Paddock

March 27, 2017

Pink and purple waves swirl together and form a tornado. To viewers, the photograph seems to be a storm from an alien planet, but in reality it is a digitally-enhanced image of Vaseline smeared on a mi...

The Blood Ball queen, Jocelyn Hudson, and king, Kevin Dean, stand on stage to receive their titles. Columbia celebrated the annual Blood Ball at 1104 S. Wabash Ave. March 9. The dance was created to honor Mary Ann Blood who helped found Columbia College in 1890.

Blood Ball royalty decrees inclusivity

March 13, 2017

As music played through the night, students flooded the dance floor—some bobbing gently to the beat, others flailing wildly at a pace no cadence could match—all with fervor and a willingness to momentarily forget about impending midterms during Columbia’s 11th annual Blood Ball...

Green Roots Club president, Bre Kloski, junior cinema art and science major,and other members of the club met with faculty advisor Keith Kostecka, Science & Mathematics Department associate professor, March 9 to discuss plans for an Earth Day event. 

Green club blooms on campus

March 13, 2017

Columbia’s only environmental organization, the Green Roots Club, is working to produce local change through projects that support endangered animals and city planting. The group, which began this semester,  comes at a time when the Trump Administration has proposed possibly cripp...

Faster, more furious, less substance

Faster, more furious, less substance

March 13, 2017

The eighth installment in the massive "Fast and Furious" film franchise is set to come out April 14, and "The Fate of the Furious'" new trailer —released March 9—reveals more plot points that don'...

The Motivate & Encourage Music Appreciation program at Stone Academy has now expanded to Langford Community Academy on the South Side.

Do-re-MeMa: program mixes music, activism to teach history

March 13, 2017

Instead of cracking open textbooks for their next history lesson, students are writing original melodies and lyrics to tackle the past.The Motivate & Encourage Music Appreciation program has been teaching...

One year, 900 students lost: Spring enrollment drops again

One year, 900 students lost: Spring enrollment drops again

March 6, 2017

The most recent enrollment data indicated an 11.4 percent decline in student enrollment from the Spring 2016 to Spring 2017 semesters. The Spring 2017 report, published on the college’s Institutional Effectiveness site, showed Columbia’s current enrollment at 7,179 students—a ...

Campus gets crash course on immigration law

By Connor Carynski, Campus Reporter

March 6, 2017

Immigration lawyers, speaking March 3 to a Columbia assembly, addressed a wide range of fears and inquiries triggered by the Trump administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants and visa holders.   Titled “Critical Questions: What is Immigration Like Today?,” the lecture in the  Hokin Lecture Hall of the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building covered the latest changes to immigration policy from administrative decisions. The change...

Tanya Harasm and Clint Vaupel, staff members represented by the United Staff of Columbia College support, fellow staffers’ rights to teach classes.

College, P-Fac case could near decision point

February 27, 2017

The Part-time faculty union’s continuing conflict over whether or not full-time staff can teach has moved into a more intense legal struggle. While the union has taken the conflict to federal court in January to enforce an arbitration and avoid a National Labor Relations Board deci...

Street performers Devontay Wood (left) and Jordan Jones said it is their “passion” to play the bucket drums on State Street, one of the areas a proposed ban would bar them from playing. 

Street performers could be forced to new venues

February 27, 2017

The ability to perform music on the street means everything to George Banks, who may not be able to continue in light of an ordinance set to be voted on by City Council. Banks, a Chicago percussionis...

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 ...

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...

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