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Let’s continue to show diverse characters in children’s media

Let’s continue to show diverse characters in children’s media

March 22, 2018

So far, 2018 has proven to be a strong year for diverse movies. With historic releases such as  “A Wrinkle in Time” by director Ava DuVernay, the first woman of color to direct a live-action film with...

Celebration commemorates faculty work, honors deceased faculty

By Dyana Daniels

March 11, 2018

Since its start two years ago, Columbia’s annual publication celebration has become essential to the faculty who participate. Members of the full- and part-time faculty and their families and friends met Feb. 28 at 600 S. Michigan Ave. to recognize the written work of faculty collegewide.More than 60 staff members submitted work for the event, which was organized by the Office of Research and Development. The works we...

Chicago black history discovered through public art

Georgiana Rose Simpson’s bust is the first installment of the Monumental Women Project started by Shae Omonijo and Asya Akca, two political science students at the University of Chicago.

By Savannah Eadens

December 11, 2017

Black women are often a footnote in historical stories, said Shae Omonijo, a fourth year political science and human rights major at the University of Chicago. Omonijo is the co-founder of the Monument...

‘Chicago ID’ will offer more access to city services

‘Chicago ID’ will offer more access to city services

September 25, 2017

Chicago’s expanded municipal ID program is reaching out to under-served residents with limited access to city services.City Clerk Anna Valencia announced a “3-in-1” benefit to municipal ID holde...

Sexual assault must be addressed regardless of circumstances

Turns out, you can pick your family

By Arabella Breck

April 24, 2017

Cases of sexual assault and gender-based violence in South Sudan increased by 64 percent in 2016 compared with 2015, said Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and U.N. Resident and H...

Creative Writing beset by failed chair search, fewer students

By Assistant Campus Editor

May 12, 2014

A failed search for a permanent chair of the newly developed Creative Writing Department has faculty and staff questioning the future of the department.Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, sent out an email April 30 stating that after extensive interviews with three candidates, the administration was unable to appoint any of them.“It’s not that we will not have a chair, it’s that we wi...

Getting wasted

By Managing Editor

March 17, 2014

This past Saturday in observance of St. Patrick's Day, hoards of drunk bros, wide-eyed tourists and everyone claiming to be Irish for the day flocked downtown at 9:30 a.m. to gawk at the annual dyeing of the Chicago River. While staring at a massive accumulation of neon green liquid may be a good time for some—I've never felt compelled to spend my Saturday sleep-in time watching drunkards cheer for colored water—the scien...

Aloha, Oprah

By Emily Ornberg

December 3, 2012

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is adding another title to her list of many occupations: organic farm owner.An OWN spokeswoman confirmed that Winfrey will produce and sell a line of organic products made of resources grown in Maui, Hawaii, where she is currently developing her organic farm.“The trademarks were filed for Oprah’s farm on Maui to enable the farm to grow and distribute produce on Maui and throughout the Hawaiian Isla...

Northwestern looks to stay sharp heading into ALC, NCAA tournament

By Nader Ihmoud

April 30, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats women’s lacrosse team begins postseason play in May, and after playing the toughest schedule in the league, the Wildcats are ready for whatever comes their way.When Northwestern enters the American Lacrosse Conference Tournament May 3,it will have already faced 12 ranked teams. As of press time, the Wildcats are 10-1 against ranked opponents. The team’s only loss came April 21 again...

Dishing ‘Top Chef’ with Sarah Grueneberg

By Sophia Coleman

April 2, 2012

After a chaotic season of barbecuing, heat exhaustion and intense food battles on “Top Chef: Texas,” local chef Sarah Grueneberg was named runner-up to Texas native Paul Qui, who took the title.Though the loss was tough for Grueneberg, the executive chef at Spiaggia, 980 N. Michigan Ave., she said she could not have asked for a more inspiring experience. Because she was born and raised in Texas, she saw her time on the s...

Construction resumes on Museum of Broadcast Communications

By Matt Watson

March 28, 2011

In the shadow of the Trump International Hotel & Tower, 401 N. Wabash Ave., a half-completed concrete structure returns to life as construction crews race to complete the building that will house the memory of broadcast legends such as Oprah Winfrey, Phil Donahue and Bozo the Clown.After almost five years on hold, construction resumed at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St., in September 2010. The MBC ...

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