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Young adults at high risk for flu

January 27, 2014

Young adults are at higher risk of being hospitalized by the flu this year than during the last flu season.The elevated risk stems from the re-emergence of the H1N1 virus, which caused the 2009 “swine flu...

Davis Street Benefit Concert

January 24, 2014

A Jan. 18 benefit concert for displaced workers raised at least $12,000 for those who lost their jobs after a massive fire destroyed three popular Evanston businesses. The benefit was hosted by neighboring r...

‘Project Runway’ engages Chicago contestant

By Justin Moran

January 28, 2013

Since its premiere in December, 2004, “Project Runway” has launched successful fashion careers for up-and-coming designers across the nation. Eight years later, the reality show continues in its 11th season, which began on Jan. 24 and features local Chicago talent as well as a new twist on the competition.Katelyn Pankoke, 23, is a Chicago-based fashion designer whose local bridal line, Elaya Vaughn, helped her land a spo...

Aldermen question O’Hare contract

By Angelica Sanchez

January 27, 2013

In September 2012, the city awarded a five-year O’Hare International Airport janitorial contract to South Loop-based United Maintenance Co. Now, allegations against the company have prompted five aldermen to ask Chicago’s Inspector General to launch an investigation into United Maintenance and its practices.Recent Chicago Sun-Times reports revealed that the head of the company, Richard Simon, failed to disclose during the bidd...

Wildcats’ offensive slump continues against Hawkeyes, lose big at home

By Nader Ihmoud

January 13, 2013

According to senior guard Alex Marcotullio, frustration is “pretty high” in Evanston, following the Northwestern University Wildcats (10-7 [1-3]) 70-50 loss to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes (12-5 [1-3]) at Welsh Ryan Arena, on Jan. 13.Although both teams shot terribly during the first half, Iowa managed to build a 10 point lead thanks in part to the Hawkeyes 14-4 run to end the half. The Wildcats had two stints, each ...

NLRB trial concludes

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 3, 2012

by Lindsey Woods & Alexandra KukulkaThe legal proceedings involving Columbia’s part-time faculty union and the college resumed Nov. 27 after a month-long hiatus.Testimony on Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 concluded the trial in National Labor Relations Board court under administrative law judge Geoffrey Carter. His final decision concerning P-Fac’s accusations that the college is not bargaining in good faith will be announced Jan...

Frequency of attack ads more impactful than message

By Kyle Rich

November 5, 2012

Political advertisements can be a powerful weapon for embattled candidates. Some attack policy, while others are more personal. But a new study suggests that it isn’t the content of negative political ads that make them effective but the waythey’re presented.Juliana Fernandes, an assistant professor at the University of Miami in Florida who specializes in political communication, supervised the study, which will be pub...

Skatalites continue to jam

By Alex Stedman

October 21, 2012

Band breakups are all too common, but some bands stay active for decades.Since its formation in 1964, Jamaican ska band The Skatalites has released 15 studio albums and had a number of lineup changes after a few band members died.The current members—Lester Sterling, alto saxophone; Doreen Shaffer, vocals; Azemobo Audu, tenor saxophone; Andrae Murchison, trombone; Kevin Batchelor, trumpet; Val Douglas, bass guitar; Natty ...

P-Fac wrestles administration

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

September 3, 2012

Two major developments in the ongoing battle between P-Fac, Columbia’s part-time faculty union, and the college administration were announced during summer break.The first was a July 31 National Labor Relations Board ruling that upheld P-Fac allegations of unfair labor practices against the college. The complaint concluded the college refused to bargain collectively about the effects of prioritization and new contracts fo...

P-Fac threatens complaint

By Lisa Schulz

March 11, 2012

Columbia’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, is threatening to file an unfair labor practices complaint with the National Labor Relations Board on grounds that the college has refused to provide bargaining dates to resume negotiations for a labor contract with the administration.The administration offered an extended contract proposal Dec. 19, 2011. P-Fac has not formally responded to the proposal but has been highly critical of ...

Contention about adjunct contract a disgrace

By Editorial Board

March 11, 2012

Columbia’s administrators and its part-time faculty union, P-Fac, which have been at odds for the last two years regarding contract negotiations, have not held formal bargaining sessions since Oct. 28, 2011, according to college officials.Unfortunately, each side has a different explanation for why the negotiation process is at a standstill and each is blaming the other. This delay in the negotiation process is not only...

No results yet from three-day NLRB trial

By Lisa Schulz

February 20, 2012

After two years of contract negotiation between Columbia and its part-time faculty union, a trial to resolve alleged unfair practices has again resulted in a waiting game.The three-day public trial was held Feb. 6–9 by the National Labor Relations Board at 209 S. LaSalle St. from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Robert Ringler, an administrative law judge, said a verdict is expected later.Annice Kelly, vice president of Legal Affairs and Ge...

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