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$75M merger to combine  Englewood high schools

$75M merger to combine Englewood high schools

October 16, 2017

After continuous declining enrollment, four Englewood high schools will merge into one new $75 million facility in the same neighborhood, with community leaders involved in the planning and development proc...

Rusty Young ‘Waitin’ for the Sun’ to come up

Rusty Young ‘Waitin’ for the Sun’ to come up

October 9, 2017

Norman Russell Young, known as Rusty Young, knew he was destined to play music. A guitar player since childhood, Young inherited the musical gene, he said, from his grandmother, who played piano for silent...

CTU President: Stop pitting Chicago against the suburbs

CTU President: Stop pitting Chicago against the suburbs

July 25, 2017

Public schools may still not open on time, even though the Illinois legislature passed its first budget in more than two years.The Illinois House overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget package veto July...

CPS CEO: State funding formula a ‘cancer’ on CPS

CPS CEO: State funding formula a ‘cancer’ on CPS

May 31, 2017

Financial shortfalls, delayed state grants and a broken funding formula just continues a pattern of racial discrimination of Chicago Public Schools, said CPS CEO Forrest Claypool.CPS has been stru...

CTU strike averted, tensions remain

CTU strike averted, tensions remain

By Eric Bradach

April 10, 2017

The loss of another payday for Chicago Public Schools teachers led to a lack of support for a one-day strike for May 1, according to union leaders.The Chicago Teachers Union has had an ongoing public dispu...

Multicultural Affairs honors Black History Month with alumni panel | The Columbia Chronicle

February 27, 2017

The office of Multicultural Affairs and Development & Alumni Relations honored Black History Month with an African-American alumni panel discussion. The alumni talked about their experiences in their respective fiel...

Manifest Creative Director hopes to make 2017 festival ‘crazy’

Manifest Creative Director hopes to make 2017 festival ‘crazy’

December 12, 2016

JJ McLuckie, senior design major, was announced as creative director of Manifest 2017 on Dec. 6 after Columbia faculty, staff and students voted and chose the winner from three student finalists. Following a longstaning tradition of Manifest, the college’s end-of-the-year urban art...

City to host global waterfront forum

City to host global waterfront forum

December 12, 2016

In the midstof a major initiative to renovate the city’s waterfronts, Chicago will get a chance to showcase  its work during a global mayors’ forum on urban waterfront redevelopment early next year. Jo...

Professor explores Chicago with adult coloring book

Professor explores Chicago with adult coloring book

November 28, 2016

A Columbia faculty member's new adult coloring book was designed to bring Chicago's historic architecture and landmarks to life by venturing into a new art form. Chris Arnold, an associate professor in the Design Department, began creating “The Chicago Coloring Book: Iconic Landm...

CTA fare hikes cause unrest

By Kaley Fowler

December 3, 2012

Public transit customers may soon find themselves paying 16 to 75 percent more for bus and rail passes under the proposed 2013 Chicago Transit Authority budget.The budget, introduced Nov. 20, would increase the cost of transit passes in an effort to shave $50 million from the CTA’s $165 million deficit.“These changes put the ‘doomsday’ budgets of the past behind us,” said CTA President Forrest Claypool in a writt...

Student work, professional setting

By Ivana Hester

November 19, 2012

Columbia students are not just completing projects and writing papers in their classes but also receiving hands-on experience with real companies in creative industries.Mark Klein, an adjunct faculty member in the Art & Design Department, teaches the Furniture Design course and has been preparing his students for a contest that will allow them to display their work in a real-world setting.Groovystuff, a Dallas-based f...

CTA restructures routes as part of de-crowding initiative

By Kaley Fowler

September 3, 2012

In an effort to accommodate growing ridership, the Chicago Transit Authority plans to restructure its bus and rail services as part of a de-crowding initiative.The CTA announced its intention to alter 48 bus routes and eliminate 12 in an Aug. 22 press release. CTA officials anticipate that the route restructure will accrue $16 million in savings that will be allocated toward increasing bus and rail service during rush per...

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