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Robots are coming—but to help, not take over

Robots are coming—but to help, not take over

April 3, 2017

The robot revolution is on its way, bringing more friends and tools for WALL-E, C-3PO and HAL 9000.National Robotics Week, April 8–15, will celebrate new advances in automation and emerging STEM careers...

Unofficial student Democrat group begins work

Unofficial student Democrat group begins work

November 7, 2016

Although the new Columbia College Democrats student organization will not be officially recognized by the Student Organization Council until January, it is actively preparing for Election Day. Nick Shinners, a sophomore television major who started the group in October, said m...

Chicago Auto Show sets stage for future of automobiles

Chicago Auto Show sets stage for future of automobiles

February 16, 2015

From hands-free assistance to Bluetooth capabilities, new technological innovations have infiltrated the automotive world for the past decade. This year, the Chicago Auto Show is home to many displays of these t...

Featured Artist: Marques Jones

Featured Artist: Marques Jones

May 12, 2014

Marques Jones, a senior cinema art + science major better known by his stage name Nick Astro, began his rap career by branding himself as that “light skin with that afro.” Growing up li...

Heliport to host tours despite skepticism

Heliport to host tours despite skepticism

April 21, 2014

A heliport  will soon be stationed on a riverfront industrial space in the Bridgeport neighborhood to bring helicopter tours to the city despite community concern.On April 2, the City Council approved a...

Chronicle named best newspaper in Illinois

Chronicle named best newspaper in Illinois

March 3, 2014

The Columbia Chronicle was named best in state and collected 18 other awards from the Illinois College Press Association Feb. 22. The Chronicle, which was categorized as a non-daily at a college...

Local colleges not consistent with crime statistics

By Campus Editor

October 17, 2013

Columbia’s annual crime Statistics & Fire Safety Report shows the college has a higher crime rate than neighboring institutions, but the data may be skewed because of a reporting technicality.The report shows 15 on-campus forcible sexual offenses from 2010–2012, which is twice as many as other Loop campuses. DePaul and Robert Morris universities both reported zero forcible sexual offenses on their Loop campuses, whi...

Obama delivers acceptance speech

By Kaley Fowler

November 7, 2012

Just as the crowd began to relax after hours of celebrating President Barack Obama's re-election, the lights in McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, dimmed, and a short film about Obama's personal struggles, political ideology and family values began. The audience cheered consistently from scene to scene and instantly exhibited a surge of enthusiasm once the film was replaced by upbeat songs, once again taking to si...

McCormick Place, Obama supporters rejoice

By Kaley Fowler

November 6, 2012

President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term in the White House, beating opponent Mitt Romney after a lengthy and heated battle.Screams erupted from the crowd at McCormick Place as several news organizations pegged Obama victorious in Ohio, a key swing state, which gave him enough electoral votes to secure the presidency.According to network projections, the only swing state Romney won was North Carolina, despite making Election Day...

Cooper gets catty on daytime show

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 28, 2012

By Jack Reese, Copy EditorCNN anchorman Anderson Cooper has been a little sassier since scoring his own talk show, and I’m not sure I appreciate it.It’s expected that Cooper would reveal a more personal side of himself on his relatively new CBS show, “Anderson Live,” than he does on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” where he reports hard news. But in light of a recent mini controversy involving TV personality Star Jon...

Senate investigation finds anti-terrorism hubs fail to protect privacy

By Kaley Fowler

October 14, 2012

The federal government’s funding of fusion centers—hubs for law enforcement agencies to investigate suspected terrorism activity—is under scrutiny after a two-year investigation led by the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.The investigation, initiated by Sen. Tom Coburn (R–Okla.), examined the effectiveness of the centers, which were implemented after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to enable local and ...

Public funding, private brewing

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 3, 2012

The construction of a microbrewery in the Motor Row District has been approved by the Community Development Commission, a group that allocates tax increment financing funds. The brewery is the leading edge of the effort to cultivate a nightlife district on Chicago’s Near South Side.The Broad Shoulders Brewery is slated for 2337 S. Michigan Ave., one of many vacant buildings in the area. Construction of more restaurants, ba...

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