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SATIRE: Columbia resident gives tour of his new tent

April 1, 2019

Due to a shortage of housing, Columbia now allows students to live in the Graffiti Room in The Dwight, 642 S. Clark St. In order to reduce costs, the residents live in tents.

Hackers beware: women are coding

Hackers beware: women are coding

March 4, 2019

The cybersecurity field is made up of only 20 percent women, but a Chicago-based training program is dedicated to changing that.  Due to the increase in cyber crimes from September 2017 to August 2018, there were 313,735 cybersecurity job openings in the U.S., according to a study by Cy...

Residence Life adds 30 East to on-campus housing lineup

Residence Life adds 30 East to on-campus housing lineup

March 4, 2019

From its bright colors, to the height of the building itself, it's hard to miss 30 East when walking through the South Loop. Residence Life determined the building that hugs the corners of Balbo Drive a...

Smollett cannot discredit victims

Smollett cannot discredit victims

March 1, 2019

“Empire” star Jussie Smollett’s name has been splashed across headlines for more than a month following his alleged attack in Chicago. Since Jan. 22, when a homophobic death threat letter was deli...

Columbia adds Arc to upcoming housing, drops two dorms

Columbia adds Arc to upcoming housing, drops two dorms

March 6, 2017

Columbia's housing options for the 2017–2018 academic year will feature a new residence to replace the two buildings that will be taken off the portfolio starting in Fall 2017, according to a Feb. 24 email to students. The dorm buildings at 777 S. State St. and The Flats, 829 S. ...

Experts say Emanuel’s  housing funds fall short

Experts say Emanuel’s housing funds fall short

January 23, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a pilot program to develop vacant homes in Chicago neighborhoods that “need investment and jobs” and plans to invest $2 million in designated communities renovating 50 single...

Mixed-income housing to be co-located with libraries

Mixed-income housing to be co-located with libraries

October 31, 2016

A partnership between the Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannor and the Chicago Housing Authority will create new mixed-income housing developments that contain small public libraries in neig...

Housing Forward to host mysterious fundraising event

Housing Forward to host mysterious fundraising event

By Kendrah Villiesse

October 17, 2016

A '20s-themed dinner event filled with flapper dresses and pinstriped suits will help celebrate Housing Forward's 25th anniversary and raise money for the social service organization."Mystery & Mayhe...

New security background checks lack Google search

New security background checks lack Google search

May 2, 2016

Google searches are available to anyone with internet access and can provide information that Columbia’s background checks of prospective hires do not. The college’s recent hiring of six new watch commander...

Cosmic Bikes gives cycling duo fresh start

Cosmic Bikes gives cycling duo fresh start

April 11, 2016

The closing of Rapid Transit Cycleshop last February deflated the city’s cycling community like air rushing out of a flat tire.However, just weeks later, Justyna Frank and Chris Stodder, the husband an...

Pitchfork promises weekend of indie music, introduces new activities

By Sophia Coleman

July 10, 2012

The season of massive crowds, outdoor art exhibits and great music is upon the city, and one of the most affordable and diverse music festivals is only days away.Pitchfork, an independent music publication, is gearing up for its seventh annual music festival, which takes place in the West Loop at Union Park July 13-15. The line up will feature nearly 50 acts, including popular indie artists such as Feist, Sleigh Bells, Bea...

“This is a good story”

By Cristina Aguirre

April 18, 2011

Chief Executive Officer Lewis A. Jordan of Chicago Housing Authority, gives a CHA resident relocation update on Thursday.  The update is entitled “The Plan for Transformation: An Update on Relocation.”  The plan gives analysis of the movement patters, whereabouts and income of the 25,000 families using public housing during the groundbreaking Plan for Transformation that started back in October of 1999.  Though CHA...

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