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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,...

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...

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...

Racism in porn: influence or imitation?

By James Firkins

February 13, 2017

Using “Middle Eastern robes,” and set to a soundtrack of Arabic-style music, Conner Habib was ready to participate in a pornographic video that emphasized his heritage to appeal to those on the internet who would find it sexually arousing.“I knew that part of my identity was being highly eroticized for people who have some type of orientalist idea of what turned them on,” he said. Author, porn performer and vice pr...

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 ...

Laura Jane Grace precedes tour with intimate show

By James Firkins

February 8, 2017

Laura Jane Grace steps onto the stage to rapturous applause. Then, a silence hushes the room as she picks up her guitar—a gloss-black Rickenbacker—and begins to tune. “Tuning is a European luxury,” she says to modest laughter. The crowd is patient, though, because she will undoubtedly offer something incredible in just a few short moments.Grace is the lead singer of Floridian band Against Me!, which she started in the ...

Keyboard player Richard Reed, who lost his hearing after an adverse reaction to antibiotics, told the story of his struggle to relearn music with a cochlear implant, Feb. 1, at the Music Center Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan Ave. 

Musician shares about learning music after cochlear implant

February 6, 2017

Richard Reed once played the keyboard and organ in established rock and blues groups, including Junior Walker and Otis Rush, before a hearing impairment from an adverse reaction to antibiotics made his work as a musician impossible for nearly ten years. Then a cochlear implant change...

Apna Ghar, whose administrative offices showed above are located at 4350 N. Broadway in Uptown, recently expanded from the 15-bed shelter it previously operated.

Domestic violence shelter revamped, others face uncertainty

February 6, 2017

Despite financial setbacks, an Uptown domestic violence shelter specializing in assisting Asian immigrants has recently expanded to offer services to more women and children.Apna Ghar,meaning “our home” in ...

Study shows little upward mobility for Columbia grads

Study shows little upward mobility for Columbia grads

January 30, 2017

Columbia students preparing for a career in the arts may be headed for financial disappointment. The “Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility” study, done by The Equality of Opportunity Project, projects the median income of Columbia graduates age...

Library Dean Jan Chindlund received the 2017 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Jan. 17, for the staff’s commitment to community engagement on campus.

Columbia wins national library award

January 30, 2017

Jan Chindlund, dean of the Library, said she has applied for the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award ever since she knew of its existence with the goal of entering Columbia until her staff won. After five years of implementing programs and formatting applications, the Library has ...

Columbia’s first interfaith space, located in the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building in the Library, will be available for students to use for religious and secular practices.

Inclusion is goal of new interfaith space

January 23, 2017

An interfaith prayer and meditation room has been established in the Library starting this semester, allowing individuals to have an on-campus location for religious and secular practices. The room, located in room 301-E of the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building, includes various furnishi...

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