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Writers in Trump’s America: Creatives mobilize to protect First Amendment rights

Writers in Trump’s America: Creatives mobilize to protect First Amendment rights

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

January 23, 2017

Complete silence engulfs the back room of a West Loop bookstore as the crowd listens with rapt attention to T Clutch Fleischmann read “House With Door,” a monologue about an encounter with a little boy ...

Chicago Teachers Union sets strike date

Chicago Teachers Union sets strike date

October 3, 2016

The Chicago Teachers Union, after months of contract disputes, voted almost unanimously to go on strike Oct. 11 at a House of Delegates meeting Sept. 28.The strike won authorization with a vote of 95....

Need for safe spaces go over U of C administration’s head

Need for safe spaces go over U of C administration’s head

By Copy Editor

August 30, 2016

A letter to the University of Chicago's incoming class of 2020 sent Aug. 24 from the Dean of Students, John Ellison, stated the university would not tolerate the use of intellectual “trigger warnings” o...

CTU President Karen Lewis goes all in with Day of Action | The Columbia Chronicle

April 4, 2016

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and other leaders around Chicago conducted a citywide protest and rallied citizens and teachers to fight for funds and freedom against Chicago politics Apr...

Residency rule limits diversity within CPD

February 15, 2016

Masood Khan, born in India, and Glenford Flowers, born in Belize, passed their entry exams for the Chicago Police Department in 2006 only to be denied jobs because they had not lived in the U.S. for 10 consecutive years, which was a requirement for joining the city’s police force, according to a Feb. 8 Chicago Sun-Times article. That policy changed in 2011 following a finding by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission t...

Alumnus takes on “American Idol”

Alumnus takes on “American Idol”

By Associate Editor

January 25, 2016

Zach Joseph Wcislo, a singer-song- writer from the Chicago suburbs and 2012 music alumnus, transferred to Columbia in 2010 from Eastern Illinois University to further his music studies.Wcislo works in constru...

Tape collectors keepin’ it reel

By Arts & Culture Reporter

January 26, 2015

Walking into a local thrift shop, a casual shopper may pass an old cassette player and a stack of tapes and think nothing of it. In 1975, when boomboxes featuring cassette decks were introduced to U.S. consumers, the cassette became the go-to source for portable music listening until being all but completely phased out by CDs in the mid-’80s. Although still a popular medium for alternative music junkies, it seems like the cassette...

Conversations on academic freedom return to Columbia

Conversations on academic freedom return to Columbia

October 13, 2014

Several dozen Illinois residents filled Ferguson Hall, 600 S. Michigan Ave., on Oct. 8 for a panel discussion on academic freedom. Hosted by the college’s chapter of Students for Justice in Pa...

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