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University in Santa Fe closes, Columbia to take transfers

University in Santa Fe closes, Columbia to take transfers

April 24, 2017

As a student leader at The Santa Fe University of Art and Design, sophomore animation major Analyss Robles was one of the first students to find out the university was shutting down after the 2017–2018 academic year. “I just broke down and started crying,” Robles said. “My hea...

Proposed minimum wage hike triggers dispute between lawmakers, businesses

Proposed minimum wage hike triggers dispute between lawmakers, businesses

April 24, 2017

The fight for a $15-an-hour minimum wage has made significant progress both nationwide and in Chicago but is now advancing statewide.A recently attached amendment to House Bill 198 by state Rep. Will Guzza...

Party bus shootings don’t need another ordinance

By Editorial Board

April 24, 2017

Three men in a party bus pulled into a Dunkin Donuts parking lot, 6332 N. Broadway, on March 12. Two of them died after a “verbal altercation” resulted in gunfire.Two dead, one injured—the victims are now a part of the growing list of  those injured in party bus altercations that turned deadly. Since 2015, there have been 11 shootings—three fatal—while aboard what has been called a “rolling cemetery.”The alcoh...

Healthcare costs increase for full-time, non-union employees

Healthcare costs increase for full-time, non-union employees

April 17, 2017

Changes to Columbia’s healthcare insurance plan design and cost-sharing structure—including higher premium contributions, deductibles, out-of-pocket maximums, copayments and coinsurance payments—were announced for full-time, non-union employees in an April 4 email from the Busine...

Lawmakers eliminating time-frame protection for child sex offenders

Lawmakers eliminating time-frame  protection for child sex offenders

By Eric Bradach

March 27, 2017

Those who suffered sexual abuse and assault as children decades ago may soon be able to obtain justice by having their victimizers prosecuted. State Sen. Scott Bennett, D-Champaign, introduced Senate Bill ...

Famine victims should not be victims of bad politics

Famine victims should not  be victims of bad politics

By Arabella Breck

March 6, 2017

One week after the South Sudanese government and U.N. declared a state of famine in South Sudan, there are reports of Sudanese people eating water lilies to stay alive, according to a Feb. 28 Al Jazeera a...

Majors, programs merged in School of Media Arts proposal

By Ariana Portalatin, Campus Editor

February 21, 2017

Proposals to merge several departments and programs were recently announced for the School of Media Arts in response to student input regarding obstacles to interdisciplinary study, according to a Feb. 7 email from Dean Eric Freedman. According to the emailed announcement to students, the departmental mergers currently would be scheduled to begin in the Fall 2017 Semester and include consolidation of the Communication...

Study finds problems with CPD officers in schools

Study finds problems with CPD officers in schools

February 20, 2017

Lack of training and accountability for Chicago police officers assigned to public schools has led to the spending of millions of taxpayer dollars to settle lawsuits and the continuation of the “schoo...

Medical marijuana dispensary could soon arrive in Rogers Park

Medical marijuana dispensary could soon arrive in Rogers Park

December 12, 2016

Ald. Joe Moore (49th Ward) accepted a proposal by Bob Kingsley, owner of 420 Capital Management, to build Greengate Compassion Center, a new medical cannabis dispensary in the Rogers Park neighborhood...

MSI aims to increase youth climate change education

MSI aims to increase youth climate change education

By Eric Bradach

November 21, 2016

To help inform a younger generation on the effects of climate change, the Museum of Science and Industry received a 3-year grant of approximately $500,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrat...

$3 million from Munger race helps other candidates

$3 million from Munger race helps other candidates

By Metro Reporter

November 7, 2016

As control over the state comptroller office becomes a partisan battle, funding allocated to the campaigns reflects competition between the “super wealthy” and “organized labor,” according to ...

Alumnus broadcasts history through Cubs win

Alumnus broadcasts history through Cubs win

November 7, 2016

As the Chicago Cubs clinched a historic World Series win Nov. 2 in the bottom of the 10th inning, Dave Miska, a 1994 radio/sound alumnus and sound engineer for Chicago’s CBS Radio, was in the sound booth celebrating as he worked the controls for the Cubs Radio Broadcast. After grad...

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