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The 30 E. Balbo Dr. building stands at the corner of Wabash Ave. and Balbo Dr. Fully furnished apartments with in-unit laundry will be available for Columbia students next fall through Residence Life. 

Residence Life adds 30 East to on-campus housing lineup

March 4, 2019

From its bright colors, to the height of the building itself, it's hard to miss 30 East when walking through the South Loop. Residence Life determined the building that hugs the corners of Balbo Drive a...

College students struggle to afford food, federal report says

College students struggle to afford food, federal report says

February 4, 2019

As tuition rises, many college students struggle to afford basic necessities, such as food. A December 2018 report by the United States General Accountability Office analyzed data from 2016 and concl...

Interim chair of merged Cinema, Television department appointed

Interim chair of merged Cinema, Television department appointed

May 1, 2017

Eric Scholl, associate chair and professor in the Television Department, has been appointed interim chair of Columbia’s new Cinema and Television Arts Department, which informally announces the upcoming merger of the Cinema Art and Science and Television departments. Combining the ...

Alumnus inspires graduating seniors to hold on to passion

Alumnus inspires graduating seniors to hold on to passion

April 26, 2017

In a speech for Columbia's Public Relations Student Society of America chapter, 2012 marketing and radio alumnus Bill Coon told students to not forget what they love to do and to keep pursing that in any way they can. In his speech, titled Pursuing Your Passion Post Graduation at...

The 22-member cast of Sideshow Theatre Company’s U.S. premiere of

Alumnus finds ‘truth and reconciliation’ in new play

March 15, 2017

Conflicts in Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Northern Ireland, South Africa and Bosnia are the focus of a play written by debbie tucker green, which examines the similarities among five global conflict zones...

After a pattern of bomb threats at Jewish institutions and the desecration of Jewish cemeteries, community members at a March 2 meeting placed blame on the rhetoric of President Donald Trump.

Community calling for federal aid to combat anti-Semitism

March 6, 2017

Bomb threats at Jewish places of worship and organizations and anti-Semitic rhetoric are a national trend that has recently emerged in Chicago. At approximately 10 a.m. Feb. 20, the Hyde Park Jewish Com...

Illinois groups stand with transgender youth

Illinois groups stand with transgender youth

By Jackie Murray

March 6, 2017

When the Trump administration rolled back guidelines introduced by the Obama administration regarding the protection of transgender youth Feb. 22, LGBT advocacy and civil rights groups in Chicago and across the s...

Approximately seven students shared their concerns with college administrators and faculty about the recently proposed department merges during a Feb. 21 student forum.

Students voice concerns at sparse proposal forum

February 27, 2017

During a student forum for feedback on proposed departmental mergers, senior cinema art and science major Lorenzo Leyva questioned whether it would be beneficial to combine the Cinema Art and Science and Television departments. “I acknowledge that TV is evolving into a more cinema...

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel gave the 2017 Infrastructure Address at the Laborers Training Center at 5700 W Homer Street on Jan. 9 promising job creation and investments in transportation.

Emanuel: ‘Let’s get to work’

February 13, 2017

“A future that works for all of us and is even brighter than our past” were the closing words and summary of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2017 Infrastructure Address Feb. 9.On the five-year anniversary of...

Toying with the family business

Toying with the  family business

By Zoë Eitel

February 13, 2017

Growing up, Chad Braverman had no idea what his father did for a living. He was a teen when he found out the family business was sex—specifically sex toys. After refurbishing a rubber company, Braverma...

Ben Helphand, a featured panelist at This Land/That Land: Resistance in and Around Nature’s Metropolis, has helped create 111 gardens around the city.

City’s empty lots become flourishing gardens

February 6, 2017

Chicago’s many vacant lots, created by demolished buildings on abandoned property, blight the urban landscape, but thanks to community gardening initiatives, an increasing number are now offering residen...

Protesters brought traffic to a stop in front of the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., during the Jan. 20 protests of President Donald Trump.

Inauguration spurs citywide reaction

January 23, 2017

Racism, Islamophobia and anti-public schools rhetoric were some of the criticisms Chicagoans voiced against Donald Trump Jan. 20 as he was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States.Just as th...

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