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Preliminary plans for NATO, G-8 protests

By Gregory Cappis

September 19, 2011

Thousands of signs and chanting protestors are expected to fill the streets of Chicago in May 2012 during the G-8 and NATO summits.Activists have already begun planning marches and rallies. Various security programs are being put in place to ensure the safety of every person involved. A battle is already looming between the protestors, who want to exercise their First Amendment rights, and Chicago law enforcement, which must make ...

Spring Break Lives

By Darryl Holliday

September 12, 2011

The verdict is in.Spring break is saved, but students planning on taking J-Term courses in January will need to be open to changes due to the G-8 and NATO summits being held in the Loop in May 2012.The J-Term slot has been condensed from its usual three weeks down to two weeks. J-Term classes will now be held Jan. 3–14, with the number of hours spent in class varying depending on the number of credit hours offered.Spring ...

G-8, NATO derail spring semester

By Darryl Holliday

September 6, 2011

Thanks to governments around the world, March spring break may be canceled or shortened.It’s either that or a shorter J-term.Because of the weeklong 38th G-8 Summit being held at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lakeshore Dr. next spring, activists around the country have begun planning mass protests to which Columbia’s campus will occupy a front row seat.The meeting, the second time in history where two international summits wi...

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