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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...

From reel to real

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

October 29, 2012

Although the 48th annual Chicago International Film Festival ended Oct. 25, Columbia’s involvement with festival organizer Cinema/Chicago continues.Bruce Sheridan, Film & Video Department chair, said the college is involved with Cinema/Chicago’s year-round efforts, in part because of both entities’ nonprofit status. Cinema/Chicago’s  mission is to facilitate communication among people from diverse cultures through film.“When [...

Alumnus releases app, Columbia to implement new mobile media major

By Lisa Schulz

April 30, 2012

Recall the evolution of technology during the past year. Now imagine the technological innovations of the last two decades. Now consider the software learned and used in college being completely phased out 17 years after graduation.Mark Dascoli, a 1999 Columbia graduate, did technical work during his time at the college by maintaining The Chronicle’s website in 1996. He then took a position as a quality assurance engineer at Ap...

Little Village app entered in Chicago-wide contest

By Lisa Schulz

October 10, 2011

Three female students in Columbia’s Interactive Arts and Media Department contributed to the creation of “Mi Parque,” Spanish for “My Park,” a versatile and bilingual smartphone application for the “Apps for Metro Chicago” contest, which was held in The Loft, 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building on Oct. 7.The community-focused app tracks progress on the transformation of Little Village’s 23-acre, formerly toxic industri...

Faculty member, Title IX give local girls ‘Fair Shot’

By Lindsey Woods

September 12, 2011

While most students took a break from classes over the summer, a group of girls from three different Chicago high schools forfeited that leisure. Instead, they attended seminars to learn about Title IX.Passed in 1972, Title IX of the Civil Rights Act will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2012. It is a law that promotes gender equality in sports, as well as education and employment. Proponents all over the country, includ...

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