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15 years in Iraq takes a costly toll

15 years in Iraq takes a costly toll

By Eric Bradach

March 31, 2018

Turn on a cable news channel, and you’re likely to see a panel discussion about President Donald Trump rolling back regulations, updates about the Russia investigation or, if you’re in Chicago, the l...

US cannot be casual about increasing airstrike casualties

US cannot be casual about increasing airstrike casualties

By Arabella Breck

April 3, 2017

As many as 200 civilians have been killed in airstrikes in Mosul, Iraq, in recent weeks, including a strike March 17 that may have killed more than 100 people. These could be some of the highest death to...

9/11 victims’ families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

9/11 victims' families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

By Managing Editor

October 3, 2016

Congress overrode President Barack Obama's veto for the first time in his presidency, and it is hard to think of a worse occasion. After a 97-1 vote in the Senate and 348-77 in the House, a controversia...

Big Chicago provides big learning opportunities

Big Chicago provides big learning opportunities

June 23, 2016

Columbia will again offer "Big Chicago" courses as a first-year experience course for students after last year's courses received positive feedback and recognition of opportunities they afford students fo...

Halftime from the Sideline

Opening Day exiled to Wrigley Field

April 6, 2015

It’s hard enough to catch a home run ball, and it’s even harder to catch one in the middle of a construction zone.It’s too bad this is the inconvenient truth that is the Chicago Cubs—one disappo...

Youngblood Hawke, an indie band from Los Angeles, will help headline the main stage at Manifest.

Manifest headliners soar to main stage

March 31, 2014

Electronic beats and indie-pop will echo throughout the South Loop at this year’s Manifest, Columbia’s annual urban arts festival,  when Chicago-based mashup duo The Hood Internet and Los An...

Iraq is crumbling to pieces

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 17, 2012

When Tariq al-Hashimi, fugitive Iraqi vice president and senior Sunni official, was convicted and sentenced to death on Sept. 9, it became clear that U.S. influence on the country has quickly faded since our troops withdrew in December 2011, leaving  a foreign policy disaster in their wake.The Iraqi government, led by Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, issued a warrant for al-Hashimi’s arrest Dec. 19, 2011, the day after...

Iraqi media outlet visits Columbia

By Heather Scroering

July 23, 2012

Five Iraqi journalists from a news outlet in the newly democratized nation visited Columbia’s Journalism Department on July 12.In the United States for a 16-day leadership program funded by the U.S. State Department, the members of the Iraqi Media Network came here to understand the inner workings of Columbia’s journalism program.“We are striving in Iraq to build new media outlets and have effective rule in new media outlets,” said J...

Student opinion on corporate donor wall

By Heather Scroering

October 10, 2011

The corporate donor wall, located in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. building lobby, has generated some buzz from students.According to Kim Clement, assistant vice president and director of campaign initiatives in Institutional Advancement, the wall—put up approximately a year ago—displays nearly 30 logos of corporations who donated $10,000 or more to the college’s “This Is Columbia’s Moment” campaign.“It’s meant to...

New band Shakes things up

By HermineBloom

November 29, 2010

For four or five months, no-frills, Chicago-based rock band The Shakes have been busy playing local shows and, according to vocalist Jim Lopez, “giving people the shakes when they leave.”A year and a half ago, guitarist Andre Miller approached long-time friends Lopez and bassist Joe Lussa after they quit separate bands, asking them to play music with him. The two were skeptical at first, claiming they denied the opportuni...

Putting his money where his mouth is

By Samuel Charles

November 1, 2010

In 1893, what is now Chicago’s 20th Ward was the landscape for the famous Chicago World’s Fair, which gave a look at the flourishing city and all its grandeur, but it has since become one of the most impoverished and crime-ridden neighborhoods in Chicago. Now, a Columbia alumnus is attempting to change the ward, making it safer for residents, helping the youth and creating more opportunities for those who call it home.C...

Artists, activists unite for human rights

By Luke Wilusz

September 27, 2010

The citizens of Iraq are no strangers to atrocity. Crimes against humanity have been perpetrated there and around the world for years, yet many Americans are largely unaware anything is wrong. This week, a group of artists and legal activists will do its best to change that.The Iraq History Project Art Festival will run from Sept. 28 to Oct. 3 at DePaul University. The six-day series of events will include panel discussions, ...

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