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Family, medical leave should not be an ‘FML’

April 11, 2016

Family and medical leave policies in the United States have historically been inadequate, especially compared with those of other countries, such as the United Kingdom.New York recently took a step toward the international standard of family and medical leave by passing a law as part of its March 31 budget that entitles full-time and part-time workers to 12 weeks of paid leave if they have been with a business for at least s...

Women have the balls for sports

By Opinions Editor

April 11, 2016

The U.S. women’s soccer team won the Women’s World Cup in July 2015, receiving $2 million as prize money. This may seem like a lot, but it’s an embarrassment compared to what men’s teams earn.A year earlier, the men’s team made it only to 11th place in the World Cup yet received an award of $9 million, according to a March 31 article from Money.com. The men’s World Cup winner, Germany, took home $35 million.Th...

Congressman Bobby Rush met with high school students at Mikva Challenge’s Youth Voice Congress on Feb. 6 to discuss economic improvement ideas.

City leaders propose ideas to support ‘black futures’

February 15, 2016

More than 400 high school students from across Chicago packed into the Jones College Prep High School auditorium Feb. 6 for the Youth Voice Congress, where students met with their peers and elected officia...

Death sentence could make Tsarnaev a martyr

February 10, 2014

Nearly a year after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Department of Justice announced Jan. 30 it would seek the death penalty for suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Of the 30 counts leveled against him, 17 qualify for a death sentence because the actions were intentional and he knew they could result in multiple deaths, according to court documents.The trial may take months or years, but national attention will immediately buz...

Crime Commission awards gang-violence reduction efforts

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 12, 2012

Individuals, organizations and law enforcement professionals who have contributed to violence prevention in Chicago were honored on Nov. 7 during the Stars of Distinction 2012 Awards Dinner sponsored by the Chicago Crime Commission.The dinner, held at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., brought together law enforcement officials and community groups to collaborate on methods for decreasing gang violence in the cit...

NATO secretary general speaks to young leaders

By Heather Scroering

May 20, 2012

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discussed key points that will be touched on at the NATO summit with a crowd of future leaders at the Young Atlanticist Summit on Saturday.Rasmussen honed in on three main topics including NATO’s future involvement with Afghanistan, prospective responsibilities for the organization and partnerships with other non-NATO countries.“Our goal is to make sure that Afghanistan will...

Student Engagement expects new clubs in spring semester

By Lisa Schulz

January 23, 2012

Avoiding networking opportunities with fresh faces in class during the start of a new semester is effortless. Becoming a member of a student group, meeting new people and even starting a club can be just as easy.Student Engagement held an Open House Jan. 17 in The Loft, 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building, a student space on the fourth floor filled with chairs and beanbags, a projection screen, a plasma TV and a curtain wall to cr...

Occupying A Critical Mass [Slideshow]

By Brent Lewis

November 1, 2011

Participants of Critical Mass dressed up in costumes for their Halloween bike ride on Oct. 28, 2011. Critical Mass is a bike ride that takes place in Chicago on the last Friday of every month. The ride leaves from Daley Plaza at 5:30p.m. to the sounds of blow horns, bells and yelling of “lets mass!” On Oct. 28, 2011 the Critical Mass route passed by the Chicago Federal Reserve located at 230 South La Salle Street to show ...

Discrepancy in sex offender sentencing

By Samuel Charles

April 8, 2011

By Sam Charles, Campus News Editor & Darryl Holliday, Metro EditorKevin Fuller’s life has changed drastically since his arrest for possession and distribution of child pornography in November 2009. Currently, the former associate professor in Columbia’s Math and Science Department is serving time in a minimum to low security prison at an undisclosed location after pleading guilty to the charges.Upon his arrest, Full...

Flood victims remain in need of aid

By Darryl Holliday

November 8, 2010

Despite nearly $300 million in federal aid, some Chicago residents are still in need of relief after floods turned parts of the city’s West Side into an official disaster area during the summer.Nearly a month after a state of emergency was declared in suburban Westchester, Ill., a declaration from President Barack Obama on Aug. 19 made federal funding for recovery efforts available to residents in Cook, Carroll, DuPage, Jo...

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