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Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation educator Milton Coronado spoke about the young men who have changed their negative attitudes toward women after taking his course during the April 10 “Let’s Talk About Sex” assembly.  

Students talk sex safety during college assembly

April 17, 2017

Columbia should send an annual email to students solely devoted to basic information about Title IX, said two student speakers at a college assembly in honor of Sexual Awareness Month. Panelists, sophomore journalism major Mia DiSanto and junior theatre major Natalie Toland, discuss...

New ‘Pinocchio’ combines Deaf, hearing actors

The cast of

By Erin Dickson

April 10, 2017

The puppet who justwanted to be a real boy is bridging the gap between Deaf and hearing theater in a new adaptation of the famous “Pinocchio” story.Neverbird Project will present its production of “P...

Recent election ‘Trumps’ Brexit

Recent election ‘Trumps’ Brexit

By James Firkins

November 21, 2016

Catchy, isn’t it? It’s neat, clear and incredibly simple. As easily digestible as “Make America Great Again” or that tacky amalgamation “Brexit,” but its message is not deliberately vague.I’m Engl...

Youth actors in the Neverbird Project theater group created and performed a darker rendition of the fairy tale Pinnochio.

New show relies on ‘Sight,’ not sound

September 19, 2016

“Sight Lines,” opening at the Mission Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Sept. 20, features poetry, theater, improv and dance in a showcase that is inclusive of hearing, hard-of-hearing and deaf audience...

Astronauts' hearts take on spherical shape

Astronaut hearts shift in microgravity

April 14, 2014

According to recent findings, astronauts experiencing lengthy stays outside Earth’s gravity experience a change of heart—a shape shift to be exact.A March 29 study presented to the American College o...

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Columbia expands composting program

March 31, 2014

Composting on campus is more convenient for students now that the college has put to use a nearly $5,200 grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity from the spring of 2012. The grant allowed Columbia to place 13 new composting bins in student-cente...

Frequency of attack ads more impactful than message

By Kyle Rich

November 5, 2012

Political advertisements can be a powerful weapon for embattled candidates. Some attack policy, while others are more personal. But a new study suggests that it isn’t the content of negative political ads that make them effective but the waythey’re presented.Juliana Fernandes, an assistant professor at the University of Miami in Florida who specializes in political communication, supervised the study, which will be pub...

Absent mayor, active community

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 29, 2012

As the City Council’s Nov. 15 deadline to approve the 2013 budget looms, a group of aldermen is seeking to narrow the divide that has emerged between the council and the public that emerged after Mayor Rahm Emanuel cancelled the traditional public budget forums.The Progressive Caucus of the Chicago City Council, which was formed in 2011, is composed of core City Council members including aldermen Bob Fioretti (2nd), John Ar...

Senate hearing looks to expose domestic extremism

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 24, 2012

In response to the Aug. 5 attack on a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis. that left six dead and four wounded, members of the U.S. Senate and the victims’ families are seeking to strengthen laws already in place for prosecuting hate crimes in America.Members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations arranged a viewing of the Senate’s hearing on hate crimes and domestic extremism at their headquarters, 28 E. Jackson Blvd., on Sep...

‘If opportunity arises,’ Trinca-Pasat eyes NFL

By Nader Ihmoud

March 19, 2012

Louis Trinca-Pasat was once the biggest fish in a medium-sized pond, but that changed after he decided to play for the Iowa University Hawkeyes.Trinca-Pasat had a successful career prior to moving to the Division I program. As a junior, he led Lane Tech High School in Chicago to a city championship in 2009, earning an All-State honorable mention.Despite the defensive tackle only playing in one game last season and having o...

A closer look at Christmas trees

By Brian Dukerschein

December 12, 2011

Christmas trees, a ubiquitous part of the holiday season, for many, are more than a depository for presents. They are an industry unto themselves.Approximately 27 million real trees with a retail value of $976 million were sold in the U.S. in 2010, according to the National Christmas Tree Association, and many of the 15,000 tree farms across the country have been run by the same family for generations.Bruce Tammen was raise...

P-Fac complaint charges Columbia

By Lisa Schulz

October 17, 2011

In an official complaint issued Sept. 30, the National Labor Relations Board charged Columbia with unfair labor practices against P-Fac, the college’s part-time faculty union.The complaint alleges the college refused to collectively bargain with the union, specifically mentioning Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, who "threatened that she would no longer meet informally with union represe...

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