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Letter to the Editor: Looking through the window into students' lives

Letter to the Editor: Looking through the window into students’ lives

April 30, 2020

I always enjoy and learn a lot from the Chronicle's compelling news coverage and opinion pieces on current events. But I'm also really moved by the personal stories your staff share with readers. Most...

Letter to the Editor: My coronavirus story

Letter to the Editor: My coronavirus story

April 9, 2020

It all started on Wednesday, March 11 when The Renegades marching band canceled rehearsal due to the coronavirus. Later that same evening when I was talking to my mom at home, she said that my sister's...

Letter to the Editor: In response to 'Campus buildings, dorms to close'

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Campus buildings, dorms to close’

March 23, 2020

My partner is a current student at Columbia College Chicago and a current resident on campus. To kick out your students, especially those who are international or do not have homes to return to due to the pan...

Letter to the Editor: Five dollars' worth of free advice

Letter to the Editor: Five dollars’ worth of free advice

March 19, 2020

When I was 24, I had a cadaveric heart transplant. This puts me in the unique position of not only having faced a life-threatening illness but of having also spent three months unable to leave a small hosp...

Letter to the Editor: After CFAC election, 'it's time to move on,' says adjunct

Letter to the Editor: After CFAC election, ‘it’s time to move on,’ says adjunct

December 16, 2019

I’m going to ask for a cease-fire in union wars with no more commentary on either sides’ motives or dedication to Columbia. It’s time to move on. If anyone wants to know what support and tangible...

Letter to the Editor: The future of CFAC and adjuncts, as told by biology

Letter to the Editor: The future of CFAC and adjuncts, as told by biology

December 12, 2019

The votes are in, and the incumbent union leadership has managed to maintain control of CFAC, but that is not really what I want to write about here. Instead, I want to offer [readers] some thoughts about the...

Letter to the Editor: In response to 'Stop masquerading your hate as religion'

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Stop masquerading your hate as religion’

October 19, 2019

I am a retired CEO. I continue to make mischief with a popular LGBTQ+ blog that has tilted towards the "T" over the last year or so. I have been following Peter Vlaming's case closely. Vlaming is represented by Alliance...

Letter to the Editor: Chicago wouldn’t be Chicago without engineers and they need our support

Letter to the Editor: Chicago wouldn’t be Chicago without engineers and they need our support

October 16, 2019

Chicago is home to some of America’s greatest achievements in architecture and design. The Tribune Tower, One Illinois Center, The Wrigley Building, Millennium Park, the Chicago Riverwalk and Maggie...

Letter to the Editor: About CFAC and its upcoming election

Letter to the Editor: About CFAC and its upcoming election

October 12, 2019

The insults to the civil servants in the U.S. Department of Labor from our Union leadership and from Mr. Johannesson as quoted in the Chronicle are, frankly, despicable. I saw no signs that the DoL representatives at our Oct. 7 meeting have been i...

Letter to the Editor: In response to 'Department of Labor to oversee CFAC elections'

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Department of Labor to oversee CFAC elections’

October 11, 2019

As an active member of the CFAC Union and a member in good standing of SAG-AFTRA for 22 years, I have seen factions within both unions fighting not for the good of all members—as a union is supposed...

Letter to the Editor: In response to 'Department of Labor to oversee CFAC elections'

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Department of Labor to oversee CFAC elections’

October 11, 2019

Printing an article that is flawed and one sided in content is concerning. CFAC leadership offered multiple sources for the Chronicle to reach out to and fact check with, of which none were contacted. This...

In response to: ‘Rushed’ affiliation vote worries some CFAC members

In response to: ‘Rushed’ affiliation vote worries some CFAC members

September 19, 2019

Thank you for your balanced reporting about union members and fee-payers' concerns about the rushed vote to affiliate with the Illinois Federation of Teachers. Although I am sure that many members thought...

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