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Protesters take ‘freedom ride’ to support former Columbia student charged with hitting cop with skateboard at protest

October 5, 2020

A crowd of demonstrators gathered outside of the Cook County State's Attorney's office last week with skateboards and picket signs protesting Jeremey “Mohawk” Johnson's electronic monitoring. ...

Chicago for Bernie | The Columbia Chronicle

February 1, 2016

The Chicago March For Bernie met Jan. 23 to rally before the first primary votes in Iowa on Feb. 1. Dancing group Brave and Barefoot warmed up the group in Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., before a ser...

Advising Center implements new model with new leadership

Brian Marth, executive director of the College Advising Center, works to centralize the College Advising Center and bring clarity to students.

By Campus Reporter

December 7, 2015

Brian Marth, former director of the College Advising Center, has been promoted to executive director amid changes to the center’s structure, according to a Nov. 30 emailed announcement from the Office o...

Intuit took possession of the contents of Henry Darger’s living space in 2000, which it has compiled in its Henry Darger Room.

Intuit brings outsider art to the masses

November 30, 2015

Frenzied collages, jarring color palettes and strange portraits line the walls of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave.Intuit is the only nonprofit organization in the U...

More than 65 percent of Christkindlmarket’s vendors travel from Germany to participate, according to the market’s website.

Christkindlmarket celebrates 20th year sans tree

November 9, 2015

The first Christkindlmarket in Chicago, 411 N. Michigan Ave., took place 20 years ago with just a handful of wooden stands in which patrons could shop. This year, the Christkindlmarket will be hosted a...

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...

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...

49th Ward spring clean up

By James Foster

April 24, 2013

Rogers Park residents and members of Lawrence Hall Youth Services joined the 49th Ward to host its 23rd Annual Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, April 20 following a major rainstorm. The residents said they decided to clean to motivate others in the area to clean their environment, meet other community members and take care of their neighborhood.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="http://columbiachro...

Special Olympics founded, grows in Chicago

By Kyle Rich

October 29, 2012

Chicago is known for Al Capone and the devastating fire of 1871, but it is also the birthplace of a positive historic movement that began more than four decades ago.The city hosted the first International Special Olympics Summer Games at Soldier Field in July 1968, at which more than 1,000 athletes with mental disabilities from the United States and Canada gathered to compete in swimming and track andfield events.Mayor Rah...

Iraqi media outlet visits Columbia

By Heather Scroering

July 23, 2012

Five Iraqi journalists from a news outlet in the newly democratized nation visited Columbia’s Journalism Department on July 12.In the United States for a 16-day leadership program funded by the U.S. State Department, the members of the Iraqi Media Network came here to understand the inner workings of Columbia’s journalism program.“We are striving in Iraq to build new media outlets and have effective rule in new media outlets,” said J...

Proposal for third airport should be axed

By Editorial Board

April 9, 2012

For years, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has advocated for a third airport in Chicago’s South Suburbs near the town of Peotone. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has instead pushed for a fourth runway at O’Hare International Airport as part of his $7.3 billion infrastructure plan. He told the Chicago Sun-Times that “O’Hare’s capacity will grow by the size of Midway’s total capacity.” In response, Jackson once again argued that ...

Protesters Restricted

By Kaley Fowler

January 17, 2012

To ensure that things run smoothly when Chicago hosts the G8 and NATO summits this May, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council have spent much time planning for these sometimes controversial events. But it is Emanuel’s most recent initiative to corral protestors that has manyChicagoans outraged.At a Dec. 14 City Council meeting, Emanuel introduced his plan to amend several provisions of the Municipal Code in regard to pro...

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