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New LGBTQ coordinator to foster collaboration, opportunities, celebration

New LGBTQ coordinator to foster collaboration, opportunities, celebration

February 16, 2015

LGBTQ life on campus may be a little more coordinated this semester with the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ latest hire.Chicago artist and activist Lex Lawson assumed the position of coordinator of LG...

Tech tenants could raise real estate prices in the South Loop

Tech tenants could raise real estate prices in the South Loop

January 26, 2015

Three new residential complexes being built in Chicago’s South Loop could turn the neighborhood into a hotspot for tech employees. Google moved its headquarters to the Fulton Market Warehouse Distri...

New student group aims to represent black writers

New student group aims to represent black writers

December 1, 2014

Columbia’s newest student organization, ink., aims to serve as an outlet for black student poets, writers and performing artists to build their skills alongside one another.Luther Hughes, president of ...

‘One century minus a baker’s dozen:’ Finding the forest for the trees in the translation of literature

‘One century minus a baker’s dozen:’ Finding the forest for the trees in the translation of literature

November 17, 2014

“Fourscore and seven years ago” is a phrase every American knows. Abraham Lincoln began his Gettysburg Address to a war-weary crowd of Pennsylvanians with those five words on a Thursday afternoon in Novembe...

Students learn by editing Columbia Poetry Review

Students learn by editing Columbia Poetry Review

November 3, 2014

After reaching its Nov. 1 deadline for submission to its 28th issue, The Columbia Poetry Review, a student-edited literary journal, is now one step closer to publication. Every fall, the “Literary...

News coverage must extend to all countries

By Copy Editor

March 17, 2014

As headlines describing the civil unrest in Ukraine appear worldwide, Western media sources have given little attention to the desperate situation in Venezuela, which is seeing increasingly shocking homicide rates. With front-page space in Western news outlets almost entirely dedicated to the situation in Ukraine, major news sources are ignoring their journalistic responsibility: to report on all important world events.If gl...

Jesse Jackson Jr. re-elected by landslide despite absence

By Emily Ornberg

November 6, 2012

Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been re-elected in Chicago’s 2nd Congressional District, leading the polls by more than 70 percent with approximately 102,300 votes against Republican Brian Woodworth and Independent Marcus Lewis. Jackson, who is the son of civil rights leader and former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson, has easily won each election in the largely Democratic district since 1995. This will be Jack...

Fire burns out, looks to next year

By Brandon Smith

November 5, 2012

The Houston Dynamo club soccer team extinguished the Chicago Fire’s promising playoff season Oct. 31 with a 2-1 victory at Toyota Park.According to Chicago Fire Head Coach Frank Klopas, the team’s loss was somewhat of a surprise. The match was the Fire’s first post-season appearance since 2009, when the team endured an equally frustrating loss to Utah’s Real Salt Lake.“A big thanks goes out to my staff and the players,” ...

City announces plan to renovate riverwalk

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 21, 2012

The promenade surrounding the Chicago River will undergo a facelift next year.Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan Oct. 8 to expand the century-old Chicago Riverwalk trail to Lake Street past its current end at Dearborn Street.“[The Chicago Riverwalk] is going to be sort of a signature project for the city and for Chicagoans,” said Peter Scales, a Chicago Department of Transportation spokesman.Scales said the project will be fi...

Poetry program highlights student, faculty work

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 23, 2012

By Tyler Eagle Contributing WriterColumbia’s poetry program kicked off its annual reading series Sept. 19 at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building.The readings highlighted the work of two poets, Jill Magi and Kenyatta Rogers, and drew a full audience of students from Columbia and other colleges. Both poets are currently visiting writers in the English Department.Magi a professor at Goddard College in Plainfield,...

Valid Lush to perform at benefit for Chicago HOPES

By Sophia Coleman

May 29, 2012

A local musician and social worker is looking to make his last mark on Chicago HOPES, a nonprofit organization that provides tutoring and enrichment programing to children in homeless shelters, before he leaves to join the Peace Corps.Luis Valadez, 29, a Columbia alumnus with a degree in poetry and program director of Chicago HOPES, will be leaving the organization at the end of June and move to China to teach English. On June ...

Aram Saroyan visits, ‘Four Monologues’ bring unity

By Lisa Schulz

January 30, 2012

Despite the gloom of Russian poets’ thoughts during the Stalinist era, visiting artist Aram Saroyan could be seen smiling amid the audience as Columbia theater students rehearsed for his play’s first theatrical performance.On Jan. 25, Columbia students performed “Four Monologues,” a play based on the lives of four Russian poets, at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St. Saroyan, a poet, novelist, playwright and bi...

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