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Unnatural Selection: Urban life may be forcing the hand of evolution — in real time

Unnatural Selection

By Sports & Health Editor

March 30, 2015

If you’d asked Walter Marcisz 10 years ago where the sweet spots for monk parakeet sightings in Chicago were, he would have rattled off a long list. As former president of the Chicago Ornithological ...

Science and Mathematics Department begins second year of program

By Ivana Hester

September 10, 2012

Thanks to the addition of a new Bachelor of Arts major, Columbia graduates may have their artistic works restored by fellow alumni  100 years from now.The art and materials conservation major was launched by the Science and Mathematics Department in fall 2011 to instruct students on how to preserve and protect deteriorating pieces of art.This is Columbia’s first science major and the only one of its kind in the Midwest, acc...

‘Occupy’ seeks home base

By Darryl Holliday

October 24, 2011

Unlike their brethren in New York, Los Angeles and other nascent Occupy groups around the world, Chicago’s protesters don’t have a place to call home.As demonstrated on Oct. 15–16, when nearly 200 peaceful protesters were arrested in Grant Park, the options seem to have come down to a constantly mobile protest or civil disobedience. Because of city law, protesters can’t set up an overnight camp at the city’s Federal Reserve...

Tree taggers take to the streets

By Darryl Holliday

May 2, 2011

Staff and volunteers from the Morton Arboretum came in groups of four after sunset, fanning out in search of Chicago’s trees. By the time the night was over, nearly 500 had been tagged along downtown city streets.Members of the Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, in collaboration with the city, placed “value tags” on trees on April 28 in celebration of Arbor Day. Located in Millennium Park, around City Hall and along downtown ...

Regional trees surveyed, counted

By Darryl Holliday

September 7, 2010

The Morton Arboretum completed its 2010 Tree Census, August 27, and while they didn’t exactly count all of the trees in the city, they did check around 14,000 points in the seven county region. Due to a 2009 study of Chicago’s urban trees, this year’s census instead focused on the suburban areas, otherwise known as Chicagoland.Members of the team were given what Beth Corrigan, community tree assistant at the Arboretum...

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