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Chicago State University hosts Cook County State’s Attorney Forum | THe Columbia Chronicle

February 22, 2016

The Cook County Bar Association and Chicago State University, located at 9501 S. King Dr., hosted the Cook County State’s Attorney Candidates Forum on Feb. 13.Former co-host Star Jones of the Emmy Awar...

FYS replacement connects college to Windy City

By Campus Reporter

May 11, 2015

“Big Chicago” courses—the college’s experimental replacement for the soon-to-be discontinued First-Year Seminar program—are in the final stages of development as the college works to create its third attempt at the required freshman course.The 14 currently proposed classes, which will enroll 80–200 students in a lecture hall-style classroom, will be divided by major, said Suzanne Blum Malley, interim dean of the Schoo...

Outside of downtown Beijing, students experience how heavy rush hour traffic contributes to pollution and smog. 

Students experience off-the-charts pollution in China

April 13, 2015

The industrial revolution brought an era of innovation and economic growth that ushered in technological comforts and conveniences. But the path to the modern Western World was not paved without sacrifices, n...

Notable Native: David Yellen

David Yellen

By Gretchen Sterba

April 6, 2015

David Yellen had interesting experiences in some compelling criminal law cases, but few that compare to his job as special master in charge of investigating Chicago’s most notorious instance of poli...

Columbia alumni find success in making documentaries

By Sadie Miller

March 9, 2015

Two of Columbia’s alumni recently saw a project from their time at Columbia find success—their documentary about Chester Gould, the creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip, was aired on public television.Brothers John and Steve Firak, 2005 and 2006 graduates, respectively, co-directed “Chester Gould: An American Original,” which aired Feb. 22 on WTTW Channel 11.John Firak currently works as a freelance photographer an...

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6,500 same-sex marriage licenses issued in cook county

March 9, 2015

COOK COUNTY HAS issued more than 6,500 marriage licenses to same- sex couples since the Marriage Equality Act went into effect in June 2014, according to a Feb. 23 Progress Illinois report. Cook County ...

Chicago taxi driver Rocky Mmoma protests ridesharing apps, such as Uber, outside City Hall on Feb. 17 as other drivers circled the building from 6–10 a.m. 

Taxi drivers protest UberX

February 23, 2015

Taxi drivers honked their horns to protest the unregulated ridesharing industry, swarming Daley Plaza continuously, circling the block for hours until a press conference later that morning on Feb. 17 by...

Mayoral candidates lose steam without Rahm

Cook County Commissioner and mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia spoke at the Portage Park Neighborhood Association-sponsored mayoral forum at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave. 

By Metro Reporter

February 23, 2015

Every mayoral candidate aside from incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared Feb. 16 at a forum held at the American Irish Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave. At the forum, sponsored by the Portage Park Nei...

Harsh fake ID penalties excessive

By Editorial Board

October 13, 2014

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White launched a campaign on Oct. 1 to raise awareness among individuals under 21 about the harsh penalties surrounding the use of fake government-issued identification in Illinois.If convicted of using a fake ID, potential consequences include one-year suspension of a driver’s license, fines of $500–$25,000 and one to three years in prison. As part of the campaign, White is traveling ...

Senator Levin has had enough

By Evan Thomas

August 14, 2014

By Carl Levin, Contributing WriterCarl Levin is the longest-serving U.S. Senator in Michigan's history. Born in Detroit, Levin is a Harvard alum, steadfast Democrat and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. Earlier this year, he announced that he will not seek re-election in 2015, effectively ending his now 36 years in office. But sentimentality, he says, hasn't infected him just yet. Instead he seems entirely ...

Columbia names new CFO

By Assistant Campus Editor

June 4, 2014

Michelle Gates, senior associate vice president of financial affairs at Emerson College, was named Columbia’s Chief Financial Officer June 4, bringing the school’s three-year search for a permanent CFO to a close.Gates’ appointment fills one of two open positions in the college’s upper-level administration, the other vacant position being vice president of Development. Gates will assume her duties July 14, and will rep...

Ayodele Drum & Dance

Dancing with purpose

May 12, 2014

With the goal of empowering women through dance, a group of strong female dancers banded together in 2007 to create their own nonprofit African dance company. Under the guidance of Tosha Alston, artist...

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