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Review: ‘Purposefully kept’ truths about the asylum process revealed in ‘Between Everything and Nothing’

Review: ‘Purposefully kept’ truths about the asylum process revealed in ‘Between Everything and Nothing’

May 19, 2020

What began as a friend's simple suggestion for an essay became a two-and-a-half-year project. The result? A 336-page retelling of the trials and tribulations of two Ghanaian asylum seekers, Seidu Mohammed and Raz...

Phoebe Pryce (Jessica) and Jonathan Pryce (Shylock) will perform in Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s production of “The Merchant of Venice,” featured at Chicago Shakespeare Theater as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago in 2016.

Chicago ‘to be’ part of Shakespeare 400 celebration

November 23, 2015

It seems this is not the “winter of our discontent” because Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Nov. 13 a yearlong festival, which is scheduled to take place in Chicago during 2016, in honor of the 400th ...

Professor delivers with latest novel: ‘Marvel and a Wonder’

In addition to being faculty, Meno is also a Columbia alumnus, graduating with his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Creative Writing in 1997 and 2000, respectively.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 9, 2015

"Over the low-lying fields, over the wide meadows, the sun—rampant, galloping westward—beating back the night. On and on across the white hills, the dun-colored hills, the hills ripening with green....

Literature collection exposes Chicago’s dark history

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 28, 2015

"Chicago Noir: The Classics," a compilation of reprinted stories chronicling the often dark and corrupt nature of Chicago's history, was released Sept. 1 by Akashic Books in New York.The anthology is ...

America should welcome more refugees

September 21, 2015

Germany made headlines Sept. 8 when Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the country is expected to spend $6.6 billion to welcome 800,000 refugees by the end of 2015. Merkel has insisted that the country’s borders remain open in light of Europe’s refugee crisis. Germany, which could accept up to an additional 500,000 refugees in future years, has committed to absorbing more refugees than any other European Union nation.Sweden h...

Governor Signs Landmark Legislation on Women’s Equality Day to Guarantee Women the Right to be Both Mothers and Employees CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced he has signed a landmark new law that will fight the widespread but often overlooked practice of discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace. The law provides job protections for pregnant women and requires that reasonable accommodations be made in the workplace so expectant mothers can continue working without fear for their health or the health of their child. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensuring full equality for women in Illinois.

Quinn signs maternity bill

September 8, 2014

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation on Aug. 26 that will protect and guarantee pregnant women’s rights to employment. Quinn collaborated on the bill with State Representative Mary Flowers and State Senator...

Story Week receives 3-year grant

By Megan Purazrang

January 24, 2013

Columbia’s Fiction Writing Department was granted new funding support for this semester’s Story Week Festival of Writers, an event that draws a diverse group of writers to the campus to help student writers find a voice through readings, conversation and author Q-and-As.Beginning this semester, the department will receive $9,000 annually until 2016 from the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foun...

Celebrating education through melody

By Luke Wilusz

November 1, 2010

One lucky group of fifth graders got to celebrate their school’s new keyboard lab with some star power as they received musical pointers from Chicago-based rockers the Plain White T’s on Oct. 28.The band joined representatives from the VH1 Save the Music Foundation and ZonePerfect Nutritional Bars at Jacob Beidler Elementary School, 3151 W. Walnut St. to present a $30,000 grant to support the school’s music program. T...

Award-winning author, professor shares his success

By LauraNalin

October 19, 2009

Once a month, The Chronicle profiles people on campus who are doing interesting or important things.We’re always watching for faculty, staff and students with a story to tell. Here’s someone you should know.Fiction writing professor and award-winning author Joe Meno has written five novels, two short stories and still finds time to spend with his family.  Meno, who earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees fro...

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