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Climate strikes, scam emails and impeachment

Climate strikes, scam emails and impeachment

October 9, 2019

  https://open.spotify.com/episode/5wVseZI9saKkFFIjvz8d83 On this week's episode we discuss the ongoing climate strikes around the world, scam emails students have been receiving and the impeachment...

Editor’s Note: Do not let political apathy get in the way of a historic moment

Editor’s Note: Do not let political apathy get in the way of a historic moment

September 29, 2019

In the far back of the Chronicle’s newsroom, news channels play on the TV throughout the day. So, when Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the U.S. House would be moving forward...

DNAinfo dissolved unexpectedly

DNAinfo dissolved unexpectedly

By Zoë Eitel

November 2, 2017

As of Nov. 2, the online publication and newspaper DNAinfo has been disbanded, according to a 4 p.m. message from Chief Executive Officer Joe Ricketts left on an automatic redirect page that has replace...

Wake up world, 2017 is coming

Wake up world, 2017 is coming

By Arabella Breck

December 12, 2016

At the end of 2015, the Economist created its 30th edition of "The World in 2016," a publication full of expert predictions on what the year would hold. Now, as 2016 comes to a close, "The World in 201...

Democracy must prevail in DRC

Democracy must prevail in DRC

By Managing Editor

November 7, 2016

U.N. human rights experts calling for an end to the ban on political protests in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but DRC police have continued to enforce the ban by strengthening their presenc...

Female genital mutilation illegal, but not eliminated

Female genital mutilation illegal, but not eliminated

By Managing Editor

September 19, 2016

The U.K.’s failure to ever successfully prosecute a female genital mutilation case in a country where thousands of women are known to have undergone the procedure was declared a national disgrace by Br...

Old theater paper gets digital reboot

Old theater paper gets digital reboot

By Arts & Culture Reporter

April 11, 2016

Before it ceased publishing in 2011, the Chicago theater community newspaper PerformInk was known as a resource for anyone in the local entertainment industry or looking to break into it.Now it’s bac...

Enrollment low, despite retention spike

Enrollment low, despite retention spike

February 21, 2016

Columbia’s total enrollment has dropped to 8,100 students, a 9.6 percent decrease of 861 students from the Fall 2015 Semester and a 5.1 percent decline of 433 students from the previous spring. This i...

Merit pay system calls into question ‘subjective’ ranking system

Merit pay system calls into question ‘subjective’ ranking system

February 1, 2016

A number of full-time, nonunion staff members say they have found inadequate information and loopholes in the merit pay evaluation system introduced by the college on Jan. 12.The college will be allocating ...

Third Coast Review looks to fill gap left by Gapers Block hiatus

Third Coast Review looks to fill gap left by Gapers Block hiatus

January 25, 2016

Chicago’s arts and culture scene has gotten a little less specialized, thanks to the “indefinite hiatus” of local news site Gapers Block.Founded in 2003 by Andrew Huff, Gapers Block has been one...

Marijuana dispensaries to open in Chicago and statewide

By Gretchen Sterba Metro Reporter

November 18, 2015

Medical marijuana dispensaries have opened across the state for the first time since Nov. 9 when the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program began. Among them was Dispensary 33, a medical marijuana dispensary located in the Andersonville/Uptown area at 5001 N. Clark St.Dispensary 33, which held an open house on November 14-15, is one of many 15 dispensaries in Illinois that sells medical marijuana to people with one of 30...

US finally recognizes LGBT rights as human rights

By Managing Editor

March 2, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry announced Feb. 23 that Randy Berry, current U.S. consul general in the Netherlands, would begin serving as the United States’ first Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons.   In his new role, Berry, an openly gay senior diplomat, is expected to advocate for LGBT rights worldwide, focusing on the more than 75 countries in which same-sex relationships remain illegal, according to a Feb...

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