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The Faculty Senate passed a motion regarding salary increases at a Feb. 12 meeting, which was later rejected by Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden.

Provost denies senate’s motion on performance raises

February 29, 2016

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden vetoed in a Feb. 25 email a recently passed Faculty Senate motion broadening the faculty eligibility for performance-based salary increases.The response, d...

Lolabelle, Anderson’s dog and protagonist in the film, is seen playing the piano on the movie poster. 

Experimental artist Laurie Anderson discusses new film ‘Heart of a Dog’

November 9, 2015

Creative pioneer Laurie Anderson is primarily known as a musician but is also a storyteller and movie director, drawing praise from the New York Times for her new film “Heart of a Dog,” released Oct. 2...

EDM artist Robert DeLong will play with Coleman Hell Nov. 5 at The Metro, 3730 N. Clark St.

Robert DeLong’s electro force is ‘In the Cards’

November 2, 2015

Robert DeLong is a man of many sounds but is mostly known for blending his strong, melodic voice with electronic dance music. Many of his sounds are created through digital keys, drums, pads, pedals a...

Notable Native: Bill Bunker

Bill Bunker, father of three and a marketing manager, also performs stand-up comedy regularly at the Laugh Factory

By METRO REPORTER

October 5, 2015

Bill Bunker has always wanted to perform comedy and began taking classes a week after his first daughter was born. She is now 16 years old. He started taking classes at Zanies Comedy Club, which he recomm...

Faculty remember Kim McCarthy’s life and legacy

Faculty remember Kim McCarthy’s life and legacy

September 15, 2014

Kimberly McCarthy, an associate professor in the Humanities, History and Social Sciences department, died Labor Day weekend after succumbing to a long battle with an illness. McCarthy died in hospice care in her home town of Santa Barbara, California, she was granted a medical leav...

Panera cares raises concerns

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 15, 2012

Panera Bread opened its fourth nonprofit restaurant, Panera Cares, in Lakeview during the summer. The restaurant, located at 616 W. Diversey Parkway, provides affordable meals to those in need but has received mixed reviews from locals and neighboring businesses.The menu and service mirror that of other Panera Bread locations, except that it is entirely donation-based and caters to a low-income demographic, which Lakeview...

Living the American dream

By Amanda Murphy

February 27, 2012

It’s hard for most to say that they have known what they wanted to be since they were 5 years old, but Kelsey Montanez knew even then she wanted to be a musician. With the help of family and friends, she was able to build a fan base and perform shows consistently through high school. Now at the age of 21, she has already performed with her group, The Kelsey Montanez Band, at some of Chicago’s major music venues such as th...

Folk musician Hawley Shoffner discusses her new album

By Brian Dukerschein

September 19, 2011

In a crowded field of musical acts, it seems Hawley Shoffner, 24, can’t help but stand out. For her third performance as a solo artist, the singer-songwriter won the 2008 Farmer’s Ball, a battle of the bands competition in her native Wichita, Kan. After moving to Chicago in 2010, Shoffner found a job crafting clever puns as a staff writer for Groupon. While performing at numerous venues around the city, she met Alex and...

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