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Rena Church, of Aurora, Illinois, started a petition last summer, which proposed a plan to allow small pets on board the Metra, which ended up gaining 4,471 signatures. 

Petition may allow pets on board Metra

February 2, 2015

After a petition uploaded to, Metra is considering allowing train passengers to travel with small animals.Metra will be conducting a three-month trial period on the Rock Island Line between the LaSalle Street...

Faculty, students and staff voiced opinions at the college’s final Strategic Planning roundtable on Dec. 1 in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building. The session focused on issues pertaining to diversity, race and inclusiveness. Raquel Monroe, a professor in the Dance Department, was one of several faculty members to offer input at the event. 

Final roundtable wraps up feedback phase

December 8, 2014

The college’s campaign to solicit feedback from the campus community as it drafts its Strategic Plan will conclude Dec. 8.The college hosted six roundtable discussions throughout the semester as part...

Broadly scoped biopic a winner

By Drew Hunt

October 25, 2010

The new film from Parisian-born Olivier Assayas is based on the true story of Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as Carlos the Jackal. He was a global terrorist—a man who left his mark on many countries—yet it was undoubtedly his worldly extravagance that drew Assayas to this story.Throughout his filmography, Assayas illustrates how cultures often meld together. He sees the once expansive nature of our world as a place currentlywithout borders.Already proven a filmmaker unconcerned with provinciality, ...

Senate gives faculty academic, curricular voice

By CiaraShook

September 28, 2009

Members of the faculty are currently working to form the first-ever faculty senate at Columbia to improve the curricula at the college.According to a statement released last December by the Faculty Senate Inquiry Group, if formed, the faculty senate would primarily supervise all academic policy and curricular matters. The senate would also enforce what they believe are best practices of teaching and learning.“About a year...

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