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Alumna takes the reigns of a Chicago arts foundation

Alumna takes the reigns of a Chicago arts foundation

April 7, 2014

As of late February, Kemati Janice Porter, a 1976 Creative Writing alumna, has been named the Interim Executive Director of the eta Creative Arts Foundation. The new position came after eta entered a transitional period when their former Executive Director resigned, a...

Skewing safety numbers is despicable

By Editor in Chief

October 14, 2013

Dorm rooms in the Loop may be advertised to students as on-campus housing, but area colleges are quick to dissociate dorms from campuses when students are attacked.Columbia is the only college among the four major Loop institutions—including Robert Morris, Roosevelt and DePaul universities—to consistently label crimes occurring in dorms, like the University Center, 525 S. State St., as on-campus, while the others either ha...

Dialogue key to preventing violence

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 8, 2012

In response to planned public housing closures, an increase in homicides and a consistently high unemployment rate, the Social Justice Initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago organized an Oct. 1 discussion at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St.The panel, which included The Rev. Jessie Jackson, Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams and UIC criminal justice and gender and women’s studies professor...

Hull House closes, legacy continues

By Kaley Fowler

January 30, 2012

Since 1962, the Jane Addams Hull House Association, 1030 W. Van Buren St., has served Chicago as a major social service provider, carrying on the legacy of Jane Addams, an early pioneer of social work. However, because of the city’s economic struggles, one of its most influential landmarks has come to an end.The organization served approximately 60,000 Chicagoans annually through more than 50 social service programs. On...

First-year victory

By Vanessa Morton

November 21, 2011

After months of heated debate, protests and changes, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first 2012 proposed budget plan sailed through the City Council on Nov. 17.Emanuel’s balanced $8.2 billion budget passed in a landslide as the Council voted unanimously in support 50-0. The plan fills a $635.7 million budget deficit through spending cuts and an increase in initiatives that will save the city money without increasing property or sale...

Haunted by Chicago’s history

By Luke Wilusz

October 11, 2010

Like any other major city, Chicago has hundreds of years of history under its belt. The city prides itself on much of that history, whether it’s the scientific achievements of the 1893 World’s Fair, the social changes brought about over the years by activists such as Jane Addams or a prestigious theater district showcasing world-class productions. However, history invariably brings with it all kinds of rumors, ghost storie...

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