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Student forum discusses possible program merger

Student forum discusses possible program merger

September 25, 2017

Students and faculty were able to comment on a possible merger between the advertising and advertising art direction majors under the Communication Department during a Sept. 18 open forum held for Columbia students to receive information. Invitations were sent out via email to st...

Trust Act aims to make Illinois a ‘sanctuary state’

Trust Act aims to make Illinois a ‘sanctuary state’

By Savannah Eadens

September 11, 2017

The federal government’s recent announcement that it is terminating the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program is a significant deviation from efforts at the Illinois state and local levels to prot...

Gov. Bruce Rauner accused the Democratic lawmakers of toying with children's education to achieve their political agenda at a July 24 press conference.

CTU President: Stop pitting Chicago against the suburbs

July 25, 2017

Public schools may still not open on time, even though the Illinois legislature passed its first budget in more than two years.The Illinois House overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget package veto July...

Tiny Boots, announced by the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, will give free child care to Illinois veterans attending counseling, medical appointments or job interviews through a partnership with the YWCA.

State program to provide vets with child care

February 27, 2017

Since returning from serving six years  in the U.S. Army, Englewood resident Colzetta Jackson has had trouble finding and keeping a civilian job in the city—a problem she said many Chicago veterans f...

2016 cinema art and science alumnus Jay Españo wrote and directed short film “Mahal” that will be featured in upcoming film festivals around the world. 

Alumnus short film gains international recognition

February 27, 2017

An alumnus’ short film was recently awarded the 2016 Diamond Award for the Student Film Competition at the California Film Awards and is scheduled to premiere in several film festivals throughout the rest of the year. Jay Españo’s 17-minute short film, titled “Mahal,” tel...

Rauner: ‘Let’s put Illinois back on the road to prosperity’

By Eric Bradach

February 15, 2017

Creating a balanced budget and jobs as well as more “comprehensive” state budget methods were the goals Gov. Bruce Rauner outlined Feb. 15 in his 2017 Budget Address.The road has been tough for the two-year politician. Rauner has been unable to compromise with the Democratically controlled General Assembly on a proposed spending plan since he took office, and the more than 19-month budget impasse has damaged the state...

Senate president: 'Failure is not an option'

Senate president: ‘Failure is not an option’

February 7, 2017

While lawmakers in Springfield continue to be in a state budget deadlock, women’s health care is threatened, homeless teens and domestic violence survivors are left in the cold, Universities and communit...

Voters vs Donors: $95.8 million circling Illinois legislative races  creates loyalty concerns

Voters vs Donors: $95.8 million circling Illinois legislative races creates loyalty concerns

January 30, 2017

Money equals greed, and in the world of politics, it equals power. That power could strongly influence policymaking, according to many concerned voters.Money in politics was a contentious topic during the 2...

Gov. Bruce Rauner asks the general assembly to not give up on creating a bipartisan and balanced budget at State of the State address Jan. 25.

Gov. Rauner calls for bipartisanship in State of the State address

January 25, 2017

Though governors normally use their state of the state address to highlight their accomplishments in the previous year and announce new agendas and initiatives for the upcoming year, Gov. Bruce Rauner hi...

JJ McLuckie, senior design major, was announced Dec. 6 as Manifest creative director for 2017. McLuckie said he hopes to carry the torch for illustrators as creative directors and bring his abstract design style to the annual art festival.

Manifest Creative Director hopes to make 2017 festival ‘crazy’

December 12, 2016

JJ McLuckie, senior design major, was announced as creative director of Manifest 2017 on Dec. 6 after Columbia faculty, staff and students voted and chose the winner from three student finalists. Following a longstaning tradition of Manifest, the college’s end-of-the-year urban art...

Emanuel: ‘This is no way to run a state’

Emanuel: ‘This is no way to run a state’

By Eric Bradach

December 12, 2016

Chicago is likely to fall $215.2 million short of its recently approved 2017 operating budget after Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill Dec. 1 that would have required the state to contribute that amount to ...

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By Managing Editor

October 24, 2016

"Logan," the third standalone Wolverine movie, will be the next addition to the "X-Men" franchise. The first trailer for the movie was released Oct. 20 and turns away from the direction of previous mo...

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