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Alumnus awarded prestigious grant for police data collection

Darryl Holliday joined the Citizens Police Data Project, which focuses on collecting and translating police documents, in August 2015.

By Campus Reporter

February 8, 2016

2011 journalism alumnus Darryl Holliday and his Citizen's Police Data Project team won a $400,000 grant Jan. 26 from the Knight Foundation and the creators of the Knight News Challenge.The grant will f...

Keep encouraging parent involvement in education

By Editorial Board

November 12, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Oct. 30 that 70 Chicago public schools have teamed up with Walgreens to give cards worth $25 of store credit to parents who pick up their children’s report card and participate in parent-teacher conferences.The participating schools have had problems maintaining parental involvement, according to an Oct. 30 press release from the mayor’s office.Some headlines are calling the program bribe...

Report Duckworth and Walsh preview, 8th District

By Contributing Writer

November 6, 2012

by: Elizabeth Earl, contributing writerThe race in Illinois’ 8th Congressional District between Democrat Tammy Duckworth and republican Joe Walsh is heating up.Duckworth’s platform stands on one she established when she lost her congressional race in 2006. The 8th district encompasses the northwestern suburbs of Barrington, Gurnee, Winthrop Harbor, Palatine, Woodstock and a number of smaller townships. Much of the distr...

Tiny Fireflies fuse two talents

By Trevor Ballanger

November 5, 2012

Two Chicago-based musicians fused their talents in 2009 to form an indie pop duo with delicate, emotional lyrics and formulaic melodies.Lead singer Kristine Capua of Tiny Microphone and guitarist/drummer Lisle Mitnik of Fireflies united for their collaborative effort, Tiny Fireflies. The two are now roommates but were only pen pals when Mitnik lived in California before moving to Chicago.Together they produced another EP ...

Pink lady problem

By Sophia Coleman

October 22, 2012

First lady Michelle Obama and mama Mormon Ann Romney committed a fashion faux pas of presidential proportions when they both wore Pepto pink on the night of the Oct. 16 debate.While it’s not much of a surprise considering it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the similarly– hued outfits drew a lot of attention and had designers and the public asking: Who wore it better?Michelle donned a sheath dress and blazer by Michael K...

Exploring Day of the Dead

By Contributing Writer

October 9, 2012

by Tyler Eagle, Contributing WriterThe room was decorated in skeleton figurines and papel picado, or colorful paper cut outs, while students waited in line to sample classic Hispanic cuisine like mole sauce and mixed rice. The buzz of excitement in the room was nothing compared to the guitar tuning that signaled the beginning of the event.The guitarist is Latin-American musicologist and Chicago native Jesus “Chuy” Negre...

Celebrating artists one block at a time

By Alex Stedman

October 8, 2012

Chicago’s many neighborhoods vary in architecture, atmosphere and the art made by their residents. This diversity inspired the theme of the 13th annual Chicago Artists Month, “Art Block by Block.”Presented every October by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Chicago Artists Month celebrates the city’s thriving art community. This year the festival will explore how artists’ places of or...

Fictional heroes have real life application

By Contributing Writer

October 8, 2012

by Joshua D. LindseyContributing WriterWhile it is highly unlikely that a normal human will someday obtain the powers of flight, super speed or heat vision, recent research indicates something real may be passed from fictional super heroes to everyday people.A recent study, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and conducted at the University at Buffalo, suggests that men who personally identify with s...

Columbia offers for-credit, non-credit fitness classes

By Kyle Rich

October 1, 2012

The fall semester is underway, and Columbia is again ensuring students have plenty of options for staying healthy and fit.The Office of Student Engagement offers a variety of weekly exercise classes for the mind and body at the Fitness Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court. As in previous years, they are free of cost. Columbia also offers similar classes for credit, which can leave some to wonder which option is best.Fall fitness cla...

Hypnotic ‘Master’piece explores religious cults

By Sam Flancher

September 24, 2012

The existential void ushered in by World War II has been well-represented by artists in the last century. This is the world of the atom bomb, the Holocaust and innumerable, previously unimaginable terrors brought on by what most people viewed as a just war.It is within this historical framework that Paul Thomas Anderson offers up “The Master,” the long-anticipated follow-up to his 2007 masterpiece, “There Will Be Bl...

‘Detropia’s’ decline with dark global focus

By Sam Flancher

September 14, 2012

It’s no secret that the global economy is in shambles. The slow destruction of the middle class illuminates the disparity between the wealthiest and everyone else, calling into question the very economic system responsible for such destruction. “Detropia,” the latest film from directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, the filmmakers behind 2006’s “Jesus Camp,” examines the city of Detroit and its decline in relatio...

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...

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