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EDITORIAL: Abortion must be accessible, not just legal

EDITORIAL: Abortion must be accessible, not just legal

February 28, 2019

The Trump administration announced a new rule Feb. 22 that will prevent any organization that provides abortions or abortion referrals from receiving Title X family planning funding unless they provi...

Name, age, divisiveness: Census raises troubling questions

By Editorial Board

April 9, 2018

The U.S. Census Bureau released a draft of the 2020 census March 27 that included questions regarding LGBTQ respondents, which were promptly removed the same day, followed by a statement explaining that their inclusion in the draft was a mistake.No prior census has included questions on gender identity or sexuality, but the correction was a reminder of a yearslong fight to shed light on the LGBTQ community through the survey...

Superchunk’s What A Time To Be Alive points and riles up the troops

Superchunk's What A Time To Be Alive points and riles up the troops

By Kevin Tiongsonn

February 23, 2018

Superchunk’s new album What A Time To Be Alive starts with healthy self-awareness right off the bat: “What a time to be alive/we can’t pretend to be surprised,” howls guitarist and lead vocalis...

Public needs to understand Russia investigation to act

By Editorial Board

February 12, 2018

The American public is watching as significant developments are aired in the ongoing investigation into the White House administration’s relationship with Russia, but is the public—and college students in particular—able to understand this complex scenario? Will they be able to react if Special Counsel Robert Mueller is fired or even gauge the significance of what is happening?The confusion is understandable but the st...

A proposed ordinance would charge citizens up to $500 for “distracted walking.”

Aldermen: Put phone away before crossing the street

November 20, 2017

Sending a text or tweet while in a crosswalk may soon cost Chicagoans up to $500. Aldermen Ed Burke (14th Ward) and Anthony Beale (9th Ward) proposed an ordinance Nov. 8 that would fine pedestrians caught using “mobile electronic dev...

Transgender workers deserve advocacy, understanding

By Editorial Board

October 16, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Oct. 4 memo to the U.S. Department of Justice promotes a policy that will greatly challenge transgender people in courtrooms and hinder progress in stopping workplace discrimination. The memo announced that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act—which prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of sex and other protected classes—does not apply to gender identity, and the law...

Deborah Maue, Strategic Marketing & Communications VP, leaves college

Deborah Maue, Strategic Marketing & Communications VP, leaves college

October 12, 2017

Deborah Maue, vice president of Strategic Marketing & Communications, will be leaving the college Oct. 13, according to College Spokesperson Cara Birch. Maue, who started her position at the college in April 2015, helped rebrand the school and worked on its global reputatio...

Gov. John Kasich said he opposes President Trump’s immigration policies and healthcare reform at a May 1 discussion while promoting his new book,“Two Paths: America Divided or United.” 

John Kasich criticizes Trump, Congress

May 5, 2017

Partisan politics in Congress and President Donald Trump’s policies are destructive to political unity in the U.S., said Ohio Gov. John Kasich at a May 1 University of Chicago discussion. “I am not sup...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, pictured here at a City Council meeting Feb. 22, has yet to introduce a plan to implement the recent Department of Justice recommendations

Alderman, activist search for reform updates

February 27, 2017

After more than a month since the U.S. Department of Justice released its report on the Chicago Police Department and a new administration has taken office in Washington D.C., activists and aldermen are now...

The world isn’t ready for a transgender thriller

'A Dog's Purpose' is not being a prop

By Managing Editor

January 30, 2017

Originally titled "Tomboy: A Revenger's Tale"—which is perhaps the worst name for a movie ever—"The Assignment" premiered last year at the Toronto Film Festival and released its first trailer Jan. 23. Th...

CPD should work from the top down to strengthen relationships

By Editorial Board

January 23, 2017

A tased 65-year-old naked woman, young men being deliberately dropped off in rival gang territory and teenagers facing the barrel of a gun while riding their bikes are only a few of the examples listed in a damning 164-page report the Department of Justice released Jan. 13, which accused the Chicago Police Department of systematically violating Chicagoans’ civil rights.CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Mayor Rahm Ema...

The Department of Justice released a statement at a press conference at the Everett McKinley Dirksen Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn St., on Jan. 13. The DOJ found the Chicago Police Department at fault for systematically violating the civil rights of Chicago citizens.

Emanuel, Johnson address ‘sobering’ DOJ findings

January 13, 2017

Lack of police accountability, transparency and de-escalation tactics and training are some of the most contentious topics of debate within law enforcement and the communities they police across the countr...

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