The Columbia Chronicle

CFAC President Diana Vallera said the 76% of voters in favor of affiliating with the Illinois Federation of Teachers gave her confidence in the summer vote.

‘Rushed’ affiliation vote worries some CFAC members

September 9, 2019

Some members of the Columbia Faculty Union were dismayed by how a summertime affiliation vote was handled by union leadership, citing a lack of information before the “rushed” vote and concerns ...

CFAC members see balance in new contract, staff feels left out

CFAC members see balance in new contract, staff feels left out

June 6, 2019

  After nearly two years without a labor contract, the new contract for part-time faculty is described by some as “balanced” for the college and union, but by others as “discriminator...

President Barack Obama designated the Historic Pullman District a national monument on Feb. 19.

Pullman Porter Museum honors neglected history

October 26, 2015

The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, located at 10406 S. Maryland Ave. in Chicago’s Historic Pullman District, has been expanding its efforts to increase the museum’s visibility in Chic...

Streets from Wabash Avenue to Lake Shore Drive were closed off for NBC’s “Chicago Fire” Oct. 7–9. “ Chicago Fire” is one of many shows that take place and film scenes in Chicago, providing jobs for city residents on set and on camera.

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

October 12, 2015

The first time sophomore theatre major Will Bruce was on set as an extra on NBC’s “Chicago PD,” he was approached by principal actor Jason Beghe, who struck up an unexpected conversation with him, wh...

Valentina Vella, interdisciplinary arts + media graduate student, sits in her graduate studio at Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., after she was awarded the Professional-Development Fellowship.

Graduate student gallops to fellowship award

March 17, 2014

Valentina Vella, a third-year interdisciplinary arts + media graduate student, was one of five visual arts graduate scholars across the United States to be awarded a College Art Association Professional-Development Fellowship. The fellowship is only available  to students pursuing...

Smartphones built by exploited workers

By Tyler Davis

September 17, 2012

They play our music. They connect us to our Facebook pages. They receive our emails and send our pictures. Our phones have become an extension of ourselves, but each gadget in our pocket has a long and dark story.Apple continuously faces scrutiny regarding its largest manufacturer, the Taiwan-based Foxconn, because of a series of factory worker suicides and, more recently, forced “internships.” Samsung is now dealing ...

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