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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’s March goes global

Women's March goes global

By Arabella Breck

January 23, 2017

After the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, the Women’s March on Washington began organizing a mass march to take place the day after Trump's inauguration. "Women's rights are human...

Twitter cuts Vine—six second-stars mourn

Brandon Calvillo and Jon Paul Piques are two of the thousands of creators to start their internet career on the popular video-sharing app, Vine. 

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 7, 2016

Brandon Calvillo was a 19-year-old sandwich artist at Subway when he discovered the new app Vine while listening to his favorite podcast.Calvillo was three months into the job and content with it. But...

Conversion therapy in the United States

Obama says no to conversion therapy

April 17, 2015

President Barack Obama and his administration spoke out against LGBTQ conversion therapy on April 8 in response to a petition posted to the White House website calling for a federal end to the controve...

A petition was launched in March challenging the November 2014 stray hold ordinance affecting Chicago’s Animal Care and Control Department that limits the number of days stray animals will be held. The center will now only hold animals for a maximum of three days, unless they arrive with identification.

Petition fights stray animal hold ordinance in Chicago

April 13, 2015

The City of Chicago’s Animal Care and Control Department passed an ordinance in November 2014 that limits the number of days it holds stray dogs and cats that do not have proper identification. Under t...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to his supporters at Chicago Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd., after being reelected April 7. Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia were forced into Chicago’s first mayoral runoff election after Emaunel failed to secure 50 percent of the vote.

Emanuel reelected, Garcia claims ‘It’s not the end’

April 13, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was reelected April 7 after a six-week standoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. The two had been locked in a heated campaign battle featuring dueling politic...

Big people, small people, little people. What’s the difference? | The Columbia Chronicle

February 2, 2015

The Chronicle sat down with Krystle Ansay, president of the Windy City chapter of Little People America, and pianist and composer Chris Errera.Ansay and Errera spoke about the discrimination they experience...

Featured Athlete: Tom Ferstch

Tom Fertsch

By Assistant Sports and Health Editor

December 1, 2014

Tom Fertsch picked up a guitar in fifth grade and never looked back. Nearly a decade later, Fertsch, a sophomore music major, spends his days mastering his craft. This year, Fertsch decided to take on a ...

Lott Hill, executive director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence and advisor to Common Ground, the college’s LGBT student organization, tells members about a Nov. 18 college-wide forum about the reduced sections of LGBT Studies classes being offered in the Spring 2015 semester. 

LGBTQ students, allies cry foul

November 10, 2014

Outcry from students and faculty erupted across campus last week when the administration announced that the college would offer only one section of the Gay and Lesbian Studies I & II courses, effectively cutting the offerings in half. Reactions claiming potential bias from campu...

The college administration announced Oct. 16 that, after three years, graduation will no longer be held at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St. This year, the commencement ceremony will be held at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway. 

No caps, gowns at Chicago Theatre

October 20, 2014

Amid weeks of rumors regarding a venue change for the 2015 commencement ceremony and a subsequent student-initiated petition, the college announced that this year’s graduation ceremonies will be held at the Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, inst...

Columbia names new CFO

By Assistant Campus Editor

June 4, 2014

Michelle Gates, senior associate vice president of financial affairs at Emerson College, was named Columbia’s Chief Financial Officer June 4, bringing the school’s three-year search for a permanent CFO to a close.Gates’ appointment fills one of two open positions in the college’s upper-level administration, the other vacant position being vice president of Development. Gates will assume her duties July 14, and will rep...

Coalition forms to oppose concealed carry

By Dannis Valera

December 3, 2012

A coalition launched Monday, Nov. 26, in opposition to the possibility of Illinois lifting the ban on carrying concealed weapons, in light of the Illinois legislative veto session.They are dubbed the Stop Concealed Carry Coalition and are made up of several community leaders, religious leaders, political leaders, and victims of mass shootings.“We need to make sure Illinois leads this nation by saying conceal carry is not...

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