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Stop and smell the pie

Stop and smell the pie

April 29, 2018

The comforting aroma of freshly baked pies and brewed coffee will soon fill up the Chop Shop, a Wicker Park restaurant and food emporium. Awake and Bake: Chicago’s First Free Pie and Coffee Festival will ...

Chicago population decrease may reflect lack of jobs, crime, housing

Chicago population decrease may reflect lack of jobs, crime, housing

April 15, 2018

Chicago is shrinking and splitting into a city of "haves" and have nots" as its wealthiest citizens benefit from the changing population and other coincidental economic conditions, according to recent d...

Buzz (left) and Biff Ruttenberg said their donation is in support of an insitution their parents created and will allow MoCP to obtain more established artists. 

MoCP receives $1M gift from Ruttenberg Foundation

March 11, 2018

The Museum of Contemporary Photography received a $1 million donation from the David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Foundation Feb. 1, the largest donation the museum has ever seen. The Foundation, 1101 W. Monroe St., is an organization that provides grants to qualifying organization...

Journalists, professors and researchers discussed Chicago's race-based political hierarchy during a Feb. 27 panel at the Chicago History Museum. 

Solving Chicago’s segregated political structure

March 7, 2018

Despite the absence of a majority racial group in Chicago, a clear, race-based political hierarchy dominates city politics, said Natalie Moore, a WBEZ South Side reporter, to a Chicago History Museum au...

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, speaks at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., about her experience with civil organizing and activism Oct. 19.

Dolores Huerta talks activism, politics

October 25, 2017

When Dolores Huerta started her career as an activist with labor leader Cesar Chavez in the 1960s, farm workers were working in the fields for 12 hours a day for only 70 cents per hour without r...

After serving as acting chair of the Humanities, History and Social Science Department for nearly two years, Erin McCarthy is now serving as interim chair of the same department. 

Temporary leadership in HHSS Department questioned by faculty member

September 5, 2017

After serving two years as the Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Department's acting chair, Erin McCarthy was named interim chair June 1, a position she is set to hold until a permanent chair is found. McCarthy said she thinks she was selected for the position to provide a...

Chicago’s segregation costs billions, stunts society growth

Chicago’s segregation costs billions, stunts society growth

April 10, 2017

The Chicago region's high levels of segregation costs the area billions of dollars in economic growth in addition to creating a less-educated public and leading to hundreds more homicides, according to a M...

Producer and musician Steve Albini (bottom) knows the ins and outs of Chicago’s punk scene. He has seen it grow throughout the decades and still lives it, recording punk bands at his Avondale recording studio Electrical Audio, 2621 W. Belmont Ave.

Pioneer of Punk: Steve Albini remembers music community

April 10, 2017

Punk rock was a single, momentary flash of light, casting shadows on those who preceded it. Changing the lives of many, punk rock was a movement that influenced art, fashion and culture for years, and art...

Chicago will get the chance to show the world its recent river enhancements this March as it hosts a global mayors’ forum on urban waterfront redevelopment.

City to host global waterfront forum

December 12, 2016

In the midstof a major initiative to renovate the city’s waterfronts, Chicago will get a chance to showcase  its work during a global mayors’ forum on urban waterfront redevelopment early next year. Jo...

The City’s “Great Rivers Chicago” plan provides for a series of improvements in water quality, river access and recreational facilities completed by 2040.

Long process of improving Chicago rivers continues

September 6, 2016

The city’s new project, “Great Rivers Chicago,” includes plans to make the Chicago, Calumet and Des Plaines rivers “inviting, productive and livable by 2040,” according to the project’s web...

Conforming to music

By Emily Ornberg

October 15, 2012

Popular music might only be as trendy as the people who market it.According to the findings of a 2010 study published in the neuroscience journal NeuroImage, many adolescent music purchases are based on the fear of social rejection.“Adolescence is notoriously a time for inadequacy and superiority,” said Jerry Weichman, a clinical psychologist and adolescent specialist at the Hoag Neurosciences Institute in Newport Beach,...

Chicago Pedestrian Plan takes its first steps

By Vanessa Morton

September 12, 2011

Columbia students have more to fear than homework and increased tuition. Among Chicago’s 77 different communities, the Loop stands out as one of eight areas with the most pedestrian crashes, according to the City of Chicago’s 2011 Pedestrian Crash Analysis. However, the city is in the early stages of devising a plan that will try to reduce the number of such accidents between pedestrians and vehicles.The Chicago Depar...

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