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Members of the Illinois Education Association and Illinois Federation of Teachers are willing to strike in the fall if demands for a proper and safe reopening of schools are not met.

Illinois’ education unions willing to strike to ensure safe reopening; CFAC to co-host town hall next week

July 31, 2020

Two of Illinois’ largest unions representing teachers and educational professionals, the Illinois Education Association and Illinois Federation of Teachers, are willing to strike if schools do not m...

(From left) WBEZ’s Jerome McDonnell; Donald Wuebbles, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Illinois; and Troy Peters from Audubon speak to the City Club of Chicago about ways to lower the carbon footprint.

‘We ain’t got it’: Panelists discuss Chicago’s need for aggressive environmental protection

January 31, 2020

The Great Lakes region, which holds 21% of the world’s freshwater supply and could be a climate refuge for more than 400,000 Americans, is being threatened by global warming. Between decreasing oxyg...

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Bangarra Dance Theatre brings 65,000 years of indigenous Australian peoples’ culture to Chicago

November 26, 2019

Raised on Thursday Island of the Torres Strait, Elma Kris has been dancing with the Bangarra Dance Theatre for two decades and exemplifies the theatre’s mission of sharing 65,000 years of Australian i...

Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks with Axios Co-Founder Mike Allen during an Oct. 30 panel on criminal justice reform at the 1871 tech incubator.

J.B. Pritzker, Kim Foxx discuss tackling criminal justice reform in Illinois

November 5, 2019

When Eddie Bocanegra was just 13 years old, he witnessed his first homicide. By the age of 18, he had been arrested multiple times and sentenced to 29 years for first-degree, gang-related murder. Th...

Program closures stir emotions among faculty and students

Program closures stir emotions among faculty and students

February 15, 2019

Students and faculty reacted with sadness and a deepening mistrust for the administration as the news sunk in that two programs—Early Childhood Education and Dance Movement Therapy—will no longer be offered after the current cohorts complete their degrees. Junior e...

Artists illustrate creative ways to display work during campus panel

October 5, 2018

Stickers of a Buddha character with punk-rock features can be found scattered across the Chicagoland area. Junior cinema art and science major Xzavier Weed created this character, which has gained attention from  artists worldwide, he said, during a “On & Off the Walls...

Group of students from Morgan Park Academy spend day at Forced From Home Exhibit on Sep. 23.

‘Forced From Home’ exhibit highlights refugee experience

October 5, 2018

Members of Doctors Without Borders hosted an exhibit at the Richard J. Daley Center to show the growing struggles of displaced people by allowing them to experience the journey through virtual reality an...

A panel of women leaders discussed the challenges that come with being a women in the corporate world.

Reshaping the workplace with confident women

October 16, 2017

Elinor Steele used her confidence to persuade her way to acceptance into a graduate program at Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College even though she lacked a bachelor’s degree. Steele sa...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will bring city leaders from across the globe together for the first annual climate summit to be held in December. 

Chicago to host historic climate summit

October 2, 2017

Mayors from around the world will assemble in Chicago to develop strategies for combating climate change at the inaugural Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy’s North American Climate S...

Multicultural Affairs honors Black History Month with alumni panel | The Columbia Chronicle

February 27, 2017

The office of Multicultural Affairs and Development & Alumni Relations honored Black History Month with an African-American alumni panel discussion. The alumni talked about their experiences in their respective fiel...

Junior cultural studies major Emily Hodshire started a petition calling for the LGBTQ Office of Culture and Community coordinator position to be filled. It became vacant after former coordinator Lex Lawson’s departure in September 2016.

Students push for quicker replacement of LGBTQ Coordinator

February 3, 2017

A petition calls for Columbia to fill the position of Office of LGBTQ Culture and Community coordinator, following former coordinator Lex Lawson’s departure in September 2016 and a lack of response from college administrators. A total of 148 supporters have already sign...

Women and Children First Bookstore is started a series called “The Conversation,

Local bookstore’s monthly panels to provide space for artists, resistance

January 30, 2017

Packed into the small corridors of an Andersonville bookstore, Chicagoans came together to inspire political change and build resistance in response to the inauguration of Donald Trump. Women and Children...

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