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@ALittleBirdieToldMe: #anonymous Twitters bring marketing, satire to your feed

October 30, 2017

On his daily commute in Chicago Transit Authority vehicles, Bus constantly looks over his shoulder. He is paranoid that people will see his phone. Sometimes he has to pocket the device to finish business...

Pujol comments on cynicism through his music

Pujol comments on cynicism through his music

October 16, 2017

Nashville-based rock band Pujol will be returning to Chicago to promote its EP, Kisses, released Nov. 27, 2015. It includes eight tracks: three poems and five rock 'n' roll songs.Led by songwriter Dan...

An approved motion made during the Faculty Senate’s March 10 meeting will have the Senate vote on the Workload Workgroup’s new document before approval.

Senate to vote on workload group’s document

March 13, 2017

Faculty Senate will vote on the Workload Workgroup’s latest research document before final approval, according to a decision at its March 10 meeting. The senate also welcomed the college’s first ombudsperson and the new senior vice president of Business Affairs and CFO to discuss...

Undead and fully armed

By Amanda Murphy

April 23, 2012

It’s common knowledge to zombie lovers that shotguns aren’t the best defensive weapons. Similarly, the loud, “in your face” band known as Shotgun Zombie will not save your life in an undead apocalypse, if one were to occur, but they can put on a great show. Just ask them.With Brian Rowe as the band’s new lead vocalist, Brian Sanchez and Marko Preradovic on guitars and Zack Porter on drums, Zombie Shotgun is creati...

AIDS vaccine progress

By Emily Fasold

April 16, 2012

Almost 30 years after its discovery, the incurable AIDS virus continues to destroy lives around the globe. However, a new analysis of a 2009 AIDS vaccine trial has brought scientists one step closer to finding a preventive.Researchers reported April 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine that the partial success of a Thailand-based trial that protected 31 percent of participants from infection may have been due to varying leve...

Deans propose program cuts

By Heather Scroering

February 6, 2012

Named one of the top 10 college radio stations in the country by the Washington Post, Columbia’s WCRX radio has won more than 100 awards for election night coverage, public service educational programs and in many other categories. However, these accomplishments did not spare the radio program from receiving a low ranking at the first scoring level on the academic side of the prioritization process.Other departments with e...

Blurring ethical lines

By SpencerRoush

March 7, 2011

Columbia made national news last week because of one of its professors’ ongoing project using excessiveswearing, humor-ous election dialogue and an immaculate understanding and usage of social media.Dan Sinker, the Columbia professor behind the popular “@MayorEmanuel” Twitter account, turned many heads after coming out to The Atlantic magazine about being the mastermind prankster behind the anonymous tweets in the gu...

Two Rahms make it right

By Amanda Murphy

March 7, 2011

Standing in WLS-AM’s radio studio, cramped with photographers and videographers, Dan Sinker, the Columbia journalism professor behind the Twitter sensation @MayorEmanuel, and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel were finally able to meet.The men were on the Roe Conn and Richard Roeper show at 5 p.m. on March 2. On Feb. 15, Emanuel announced on the show he would donate $2,500–$5,000 to the charity of his impersonator’s choice if the...

Site might predict mayor

By Contributing Writer

December 13, 2010

by: Heather McGraw, Contributing WriterWhile Dan Sinker spends his days as an assistant professor in the Journalism Department, his other projects arecatching attention.His website, ChicagoMayoralScorecard.com, was acknowledged by The Huffington Post as the most informative site on the upcoming Chicago mayoral elections in an article on its website on Nov. 23.“It’s been the most informative thing we’ve seen in terms of in...

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