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Neglected author takes ‘A Walk on the Wild Side’ onto the silver screen

Neglected author takes ‘A Walk on the Wild Side’ onto the silver screen

October 13, 2014

A documentary about the obscure and unsung Chicago author Nelson Algren is making its world debut Oct. 14 at the 50th annual Chicago International Film Festival.The film, “Algren,” was written and d...

Cappleman, CTA hold meeting to talk plans for Wilson Red Line station| The Columbia Chronicle

September 22, 2014

Alderman James Cappleman of the 46th ward, and representatives from the Chicago Transit Authority held a meeting at Harry S. Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave., to discuss plans for the reconstruction ...

Society must be blunt about weed effects

By Campus Editor

April 21, 2014

As you read this, many teens and young adults are tumbling down from their 4/20 highs. However, most adolescents are blissfully unaware of the impact of puffing pot. Contrary to the stereotype that only stoners skip class to puff and pass, it is common for high school officials to find athletic and high-achieving students smoking, according to an April 11 article in the Contra Costa Times. As more teens and young adults develop a re...

Is weed a gateway drug?

April 21, 2014

As more states legalize medical marijuana and debate recreational use, the scientific community is investigating the plant’s effects on the body and brain. One of the more contentious debates is whether weed is a gateway to hard drugs—a theory that could be negated by expanding marijuana legalization.While there is no conclusive proof that marijuana use predicts hard drug use, there is a correlation: 61.8 percent of hard dr...

Student complaint system needs revision

April 7, 2014

When a student has a personal disagreement with a professor, the two should ideally sort it out themselves —however, that does not always happen. As reported March 31 by The Chronicle, such was the case when a student complained last semester about Humanities, History & Social Sciences professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict” class.The student, who considered content of Chehade’s class biased, compla...

Professor calls academic freedom into question

Professor calls academic freedom into question

March 31, 2014

To adjunct history professor Iymen Chehade, reducing the number of sections of his course “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” from two to one was an attempt by Columbia’s administration to silence him, violating his academic freedom. To Steven Corey, chair of the Humanities, H...

Noah born to win

Noah born to win

By Media Relations Editor

March 10, 2014

It seems like a lifetime ago that Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose went down with another season-ending injury and fans and analysts began to count the Bulls out for the season. Some even wanted the te...

Athletes’ actions don’t reflect performance

By Lindsey Woods

September 10, 2012

Everyone loves a good controversy, and the wide world of sports has an ample supply. The focus on sports transgressions has recently shifted from teams onto individual athletes and their off-field antics.Chad Johnson, Hope Solo and Geron Johnson are all players who have recently attracted attention for shenanigans unrelated to their athletic abilities. Although these scandalous stories are entertaining, they also indicate...

Protesters march to oppose NATO, several arrested

By Kaley Fowler

May 21, 2012

Several months of planning came to fruition on May 20 as thousands of protesters gathered and marched in opposition of the NATO Summit.In compliance with a permit issued April 4 by the Chicago Department of Transportation, the Coalition Against the NATO/G8 War & Poverty Agenda hosted an anti-NATO rally in Grant Park followed by a march to McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lakeshore Drive. Although order was maintained during the...

Health care act sparks moral debate

By Tim Shaunnessey

April 23, 2012

Separation of church and state has long been a contentious issue. Recently, issues of religious freedom versus the prevention of discrimination have resulted in conflicts between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Catholic Church.During an April 16 forum about the separation of church and state in an age of health care reform, Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of Chicago, spoke at the Union League Cl...

Students should pay attention to prioritization

By Brianna Wellen

January 24, 2012

Terms such as Program Information Requests, listening forums and priority ranking may sound foreign to Columbia students. However, they are terms that are currently shaping the future of the college. Columbia is in the midst of a prioritization process that is placing every aspect of the college under the microscope. While the process seems tedious and perhaps boring on the surface, it’s worth students’ time to pay att...

Consultants prioritize Columbia community

By Heather Scroering

September 6, 2011

“Create change” is a catchphrase this college embraces, and change is exactly what is about to happen at Columbia.Starting this fall semester, Columbia will implement a yearlong “strategic prioritization process” that will evaluate every aspect, academic and non-academic, of the college.“We’re evaluating programs based on how they align with our mission, our school and with each other,” said Jonathan Keiser, dire...

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