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Chicago playwright unfolds black liberation onto Goodman stage

Chicago activist, writer and poet Kristiana Rae ColÓn is a supporter of black liberation against police brutality and translates her activism work to her writing and music. 

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

October 3, 2016

Florrisant and Canfield used to be just another a street intersection in Ferguson, Missouri. Now, it is much more.In 2014, Michael Brown was killed by acquitted police officer Darren Wilson at the intersection. As...

Garry McCarthy, former Chicago Police Department superintendent, said he thinks noncompliance with law enforcement is being encouraged and legitimized at a Sept. 19 City Club of Chicago panel.

McCarthy: ‘Noncompliance is becoming legitimized’

September 26, 2016

Former Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy told the attendees of a City Club of Chicago forum Sept. 19, that Mayor Rahm Emanuel made him a scapegoat for his political failures.McCarthy, who...

Dogs and their owners can visit SIT Social, a dog lounge opening in Lakeview at 3920 N. Ashland Ave. on May 14. 

Lakeview throws dog lounge a bone

May 11, 2016

Life could become less “ruff” for dog owners in Lakeview with the May 14 arrival of a new “dog lounge.”Victoria Elena Nones, founder and CEO of the pet boutique SIT Chicago, said she is “thrille...

Student Financial Services wants to create a friendlier approach to eliminate its “doctor’s office” feel, according to Christine Tvedt, manager of Outreach and Education at the Office of Student Financial Services.

SFS to work more closely with students on financial plans

April 18, 2016

The Office of Student Financial Services will launch a series of programs later this year designed to promote financial literacy.The office plans to launch a peer coaching program with the help of American Stu...

Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, has said increasing the average class size by one student could save the college $1 million a year. The college is also currently exploring larger lecture hall style classes to be implemented in future semesters.

How big is too big? College weighs in on increased class sizes

March 30, 2015

Students can expect larger class sizes in some courses offered next semester when fall 2015 registration goes live April 6, as courses with up to a 200-student capacity could be introduced to the curriculum.A...

Insulate grand juries from politics

By Editorial Board

March 9, 2015

The deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown at the hands of the police and the grand jury decisions not to indict the officers involved sparked a movement—Black Lives Matter—that has grown as discussion of police brutality continues across the country. Though the police officers responsible for the deaths of Garner and Brown will not have to answer to a judge or jury for their actions—Ferguson, Missouri, police office...

Snow day: Students refuse to ‘Let It Go’

By Editorial Board

February 9, 2015

The college’s decision to keep the campus open Feb. 2 in the wake of the fifth-heaviest snowstorm in Chicago’s recorded history was met with the usual vitriol seen when students are forced to go through a day-to-day routine that is only somewhat inconvenienced by Mother Nature. With more than 19 inches of snowfall recorded at O’Hare International Airport-—and some parts of the city seeing up to 22 inches— many s...

CPD warns South Loop residents of violent assaults

By Metro Editor

February 2, 2015

Police are warning South Loop residents of an unknown male offender or offenders whom they say violently assaulted and robbed four women between Jan. 13–27.In each case, the women were approached from behind, pushed or punched in the face and knocked  to the ground,  after which their purses and cellphones were forcibly taken, according to a community alert issued by detectives on Jan. 28.Detectives are looking for a suspect betwee...

Moodle

Data surge, outages prompt partnership, cost college money

February 2, 2015

Amid the college’s long-touted plan to push classroom content from OASIS to Moodle, a huge  surge in uploads caused the learning management system to crash Jan. 22, prompting some members of the ca...

CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: City Council expands police profiling ordinance, more work ahead

By Managing Editor

February 2, 2015

A preexisting ban on police profiling has been expanded to include gender identity and national origin following a Jan. 20 vote from the Chicago City Council. The City Council Finance Committee voted unanimously on Jan. 15 in favor of the ordinance aimed at protecting Chicago’s transgender and immigrant communities, as reported Jan. 26 by The Chronicle.The sensitivity of Chicago Police Officers to gender expression is a ...

Protesters march against lack of indictment

By Copy Chief

December 9, 2014

At first glance, the crowd gathered on the corner of East Jackson and South State streets on Dec. 4 could have been mistaken for a rush-hour pedestrian traffic jam. However, the shouts over the loudspeaker of “Black lives matter” quickly confirmed it was the scene of a protest.The group of 100-plus people congregated in the heart of a Thursday rush hour to protest the lack of indictment in the case of Eric Garner, a ma...

Ferguson decision too little too late

By Editorial Board

December 8, 2014

After a grand jury’s Nov. 24 decision not to indict Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren Wilson on charges stemming from the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, conversations about police brutality and racial profiling erupted nationwide.Ferguson Mayor James Knowles attempted to appease protesters and other disgruntled citizens at a Nov. 30 press conference by announcing that an independent civilian review board w...

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