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Micro apartments may come to South Loop

September 21, 2015

For about $1,300 per month, a 336 square-foot apartment might not seem like sufficient space for the price, but some consider it the only way to live in a chic neighborhood.A local development group pr...

Climate change effects to heat up in coming years

By Sports & Health Reporter

May 11, 2015

From record-low temperatures to an increase in natural disasters, the effects of climate change are considered visible to some and controversial to others. However, a meta-analysis by Mark Urban, a University of Connecticut ecology and evolutionary biology professor, has revealed the impact of global warming is more tangible and destructive than previously thought. According to the study, published in the May 1 issue of the j...

Boeing gifts $3 million to Field Museum

Boeing gifts $3 million to Field Museum

October 20, 2014

The Field Museum of Natural History’s Action Center will be able to have a stronger influence on conservation after receiving a monetary gift from a Chicago-based company.On Oct. 8, the Boeing Compan...

Athlete Profile: Andrea Dunn

Athlete Profile: Andrea Dunn

By Assistant Sports & Health

September 15, 2014

ANDREA DUNN, A sophomore art + design major, began playing tennis when she was 4 years old. Her dad and sisters played throughout their lives, which is what led Dunn to pick up a racket. Dunn had to ...

Improvements to suburban transit could boost

Improvements to suburban transit could boost economy

March 17, 2014

Plans to improve the transit system in a western suburb could draw more people to the city and encourage economic development.Melrose Park’s Broadway Avenue Corridor, located on Broadway Avenue from No...

Art conservation gets laser treatment

Pump-probe microscope

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

February 3, 2014

Chipping away at paintings with a scalpel is the conventional way to study pigments used in a piece of art, but researchers are developing new, noninvasive methods to replace this art conservation tec...

Science and Mathematics Department begins second year of program

By Ivana Hester

September 10, 2012

Thanks to the addition of a new Bachelor of Arts major, Columbia graduates may have their artistic works restored by fellow alumni  100 years from now.The art and materials conservation major was launched by the Science and Mathematics Department in fall 2011 to instruct students on how to preserve and protect deteriorating pieces of art.This is Columbia’s first science major and the only one of its kind in the Midwest, acc...

Sexual selection saves, says study

By Lindsey Woods

April 23, 2012

By Brandon Smith, Contributing WriterImagine there are 10 ladies in a room with 40 prospective fellows. The girls know exactly which type of guy they would like to be seen with in public, and the guys aren’t that picky. But there is a catch—the girls each have to pick their one guy in the dark.In some respects, that is what some species are being forced to deal with. Entire genetic lines of fish are at risk because toxic wa...

Senate Bill 1565 studied

By Kaley Fowler

February 13, 2012

Minimum-wage earners in Illinois could see an increase in their wages after two years of relying on $8.25 an hour, a figure that needs a boost according to many economists, protesters and Illinois legislators.In February 2011, Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D–4th District) filed Senate Bill 1565, which aims to increase the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $10.65 by 2014. The bill is now under study by an executive c...

C3 plows path in winter weatherization education

By Contributing Writer

December 6, 2010

by Peter Mandas, Contributing WriterThe Chicago Conservation Corps held its fourth annual graduation ceremony on Dec. 2, celebrating its students’ efforts toward environmental protection. Mayor Richard M. Daley was in attendance to congratulate 1,500 student participants from more than 80 Chicago schools for their work in environmental service projects.As a nonprofit organization aimed at educating city residents on energy...

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