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Chicago couple Amy Little and Lee Ravenscroft operate Working Bikes, a nonprofit that has donated more than 50,000 bikes worldwide since 1999. Bikes give residents of impoverished countries mobility and independence, Little said. 

Notable Native: Amy Little and Lee Ravenscroft

November 27, 2017

Amy Little and Lee Ravenscroft started Working Bikes in 1999, a nonprofit dedicated to recycling bicycles as well as supporting culture and both international and local bicycle projects. The married c...

The Chronicle wins prestigious awards

The Chronicle wins prestigious awards

October 31, 2017

Working in journalism is not about the awards, but it is still exciting when it happens. The Chronicle won multiple honors in the Associated Collegiate Press 2017 Awards, announced Oct. 28, including the organization's most prestigious award—the Pacemakers, which are awarded t...

Editor's Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

Editor’s Note: To avoid disaster, college needs better rollout for buyout

March 7, 2017

The second employee buyout in two years was announced to faculty and staff March 1, and those who are eligible have already begun contemplating leaving Columbia, as reported on the Front Page. Vice ...

Chicagoan Jason Sofianos created the City of Neighborhoods Project to showcase Chicago’s unique neighborhoods and their cultures, such as Little Village.  

View Chicago’s neighborhoods through website’s fresh eyes

November 28, 2016

Tired of misconceptions and assumptions being made about Chicago neighborhoods, Andersonville resident Jason Sofianos created a project to shed light on the real Chicago.After researching Chicago’s archite...

Photography alumna weeks from stardom

February 10, 2014

At 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 16, a Columbia alumna was anxiously waiting for a phone call that most filmmakers can only dream about. Caryn Capotosto was about to find out if her film would be nominated for...

Faculty Senate raises concerns

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 3, 2012

In a Nov. 27 statement sent to college administrators, the Faculty Senate expressed “serious concern” regarding the administration’s decision-making process during this “important period of transition” for Columbia.The letter stressed the importance of two specific concerns: transparency and communication.“To be clear, [the Senate is] not commenting here on the efficacy of specific decisions, but on the lack of...

Facebook users willingly giving up right to privacy

By Tyler Davis

November 26, 2012

We’ve all heard the legend of how Facebook started. A young, drunk Mark Zuckerberg created a website in 2003 on which students could rate the hotness of their peers based on photos that weren’t quite public. Fast forward totoday, and Zuckerberg has made billions of dollars from exploiting people’s information.The thing to remember about Facebook, or anything mostly funded by advertising, is that we are a product, not...

Neuroscience advances highlight emotional network in brain

By Brandon Smith

November 12, 2012

New research suggests that the brain has a physiological switch that toggles between one of two cognitive modes at any given time.The study, published in the October issue of the science journal NeuroImage, may give crucial insight as to why the brain often fails to be both empatheticand analytical.The report answers some questions—while raising many more—about two dominant networks of the brain, known as the default mode...

20th Annual Hokin Honors Exhibition

By Dannis Valera

November 5, 2012

The Hokin Honors Exhibition opened for its 20th year Thursday, Nov. 1, at Columbia’s C33 Gallery in the Congress building.“The Honors show is always a highlight of our entire exhibition year here,” said Neysa Page-Lieberman, director of the Department of Exhibition & Performance Spaces. “We do over a dozen exhibitions every year and this is one we always look forward to.”To get in the exhibition, students have ...

‘Revenge City,’ Interrupted

By Trevor Ballanger

October 1, 2012

THE NIGHT SKY CASTS A shadow over Chicago, and a series of gunshots echo through the streets as three groups of onlookers—a thug, peace advocates and a film crew—become entangled in a violent crime. A young man’s life hangs in the balance, and “violence interrupters” stagger in their attempt at achieving peace. The camera crew filming the scene stands by, witnessing what every city fears most.Those advocates are me...

Featured Athlete: Megan Pyrz

By Brandon Smith

September 10, 2012

Megan Pyrz, a sophomore at DePaul University, started playing goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team as a freshman. She was recently named Big East Goalkeeper of the Week, based on the outstanding season she has recorded so far. In six games, she has allowed only three goals and has made 27 saves, the second most in the Big East conference. The Chronicle met with the Minnesota native before she went home for the Minnesota Gold C...

New CFO talks previous job experience, plans for future budget

By Sophia Coleman

June 28, 2012

Columbia is in the midst of many changes, not the least of which is that it has a new chief financial officer. On May 22, Ken Gotsch was named the vice president for Business Affairs and CFO, replacing interim CFO Patty Heath.Gotsch has an extensive background in college budgeting, having served as CFO and vice chancellor of finance for the City Colleges of Chicago since 2005. Prior to that he was CFO of the Los Angeles Unified...

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