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Food movement sparked by professor

Food movement sparked by professor

March 10, 2014

What started as an illegal but harmless chicken farm in a Columbia professor’s backyard is now a Chipotle-sponsored documentary about where food comes from. “Food Patriots,” produced by Groundswell Educational Films—a nonprofit production company co-founded by Jeff Spitz, a...

Athlete Profile: Max Schneider

Athlete Profile: Max Schneider

February 3, 2014

Max Schneider is a three-time Illinois State Finals placer and two time wrestling champion. He was ranked No. 3 in the nation at the 152-pound weight class when he graduated from Lane Tech College Prep...

College optimistic amid trustee resignations

By Campus Editor

November 30, 2013

Six members of Columbia’s board of trustees have resigned since President Kwang-Wu Kim and Richard Kiphart, chair of the board, assumed their new positions. Allen Turner resigned as chair in February and officially stepped down in March when Kiphart took over. Since August, six of the 37 board members have submitted their resignations, resulting in the departure of Ellen Stone Belic, a Chicago psychotherapist; Ralph Gidw...

Local colleges not consistent with crime statistics

By Campus Editor

October 17, 2013

Columbia’s annual crime Statistics & Fire Safety Report shows the college has a higher crime rate than neighboring institutions, but the data may be skewed because of a reporting technicality.The report shows 15 on-campus forcible sexual offenses from 2010–2012, which is twice as many as other Loop campuses. DePaul and Robert Morris universities both reported zero forcible sexual offenses on their Loop campuses, whi...

49th Ward spring clean up

By James Foster

April 23, 2013

Rogers Park residents and members of Lawrence Hall Youth Services joined the 49th Ward to host its 23rd Annual Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, April 20 following a major rainstorm. The residents said they decided to clean to motivate others in the area to clean their environment, meet other community members and take care of their neighborhood.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="http://columbiachro...

Senate investigation finds anti-terrorism hubs fail to protect privacy

By Kaley Fowler

October 14, 2012

The federal government’s funding of fusion centers—hubs for law enforcement agencies to investigate suspected terrorism activity—is under scrutiny after a two-year investigation led by the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.The investigation, initiated by Sen. Tom Coburn (R–Okla.), examined the effectiveness of the centers, which were implemented after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to enable local and ...

Fictional heroes have real life application

By Contributing Writer

October 7, 2012

by Joshua D. LindseyContributing WriterWhile it is highly unlikely that a normal human will someday obtain the powers of flight, super speed or heat vision, recent research indicates something real may be passed from fictional super heroes to everyday people.A recent study, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and conducted at the University at Buffalo, suggests that men who personally identify with s...

Top highlights of 2011–2012

By Heather Scroering

April 29, 2012

Blueprint prioritization process:The yearlong prioritization process, which the college implemented last June to re-allocate funds and evaluate the strength of every academic and business program within the college, has been the talk of the campus all year. Two committees of faculty and staff members­—one focusing on academics, the other on business—were created to guide the process. No program escaped scrutiny, as each ...

City keeps peace with Nobel summit

By Vanessa Morton

March 5, 2012

While Chicago prepares for the G8 and NATO summits this May, there is another upcoming event that will mark new ground for the city.History will be made April 23–25 when Chicago is scheduled to host the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, an international gathering three weeks before world leaders and NATO officials make their appearance this spring.“They’ve had it every year for 12 years in a different city, bu...

Chicago passes new restrictions, guidelines for public assembly

By Chris Loeber

January 30, 2012

The City Council has passed amendments to the ordinance that dictates how Chicago handles public assemblies, a move that city officials defend as appropriate and fair. However, those who disagree say it may limit First Amendment rights.In preparation for demonstrations anticipated during the upcoming May G8 and NATO summits, the decision was made by the City Council Jan. 18 to update Chicago’s decades-old parade ordinance...

Columbia plans to remain open during G8/NATO summits

By Heather Scroering

January 23, 2012

While Chicago is buzzing about the G8 and NATO summits that will lock down much of the South Loop from May 1–21, Columbia plans on staying open.The G8 and NATO summits, taking place at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, are expected to attract more than 7,000 delegates and staff, as well as 2,500 journalists from across the globe, according to Jennifer Martinez, press secretary for the Chicago G8 and NATO Host C...

Protesters Restricted

By Kaley Fowler

January 17, 2012

To ensure that things run smoothly when Chicago hosts the G8 and NATO summits this May, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council have spent much time planning for these sometimes controversial events. But it is Emanuel’s most recent initiative to corral protestors that has manyChicagoans outraged.At a Dec. 14 City Council meeting, Emanuel introduced his plan to amend several provisions of the Municipal Code in regard to pro...

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