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SFS: Nationwide FAFSA change simplifies ‘tedious’ process

SFS: Nationwide FAFSA change simplifies 'tedious' process

By Campus Reporter

October 3, 2016

Students can now submit their 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as Oct. 1, according to a Sept. 27 email Student Financial Services sent to students.The new timeline allows stu...

Garry McCarthy, former Chicago Police Department superintendent, said he thinks noncompliance with law enforcement is being encouraged and legitimized at a Sept. 19 City Club of Chicago panel.

McCarthy: ‘Noncompliance is becoming legitimized’

September 26, 2016

Former Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy told the attendees of a City Club of Chicago forum Sept. 19, that Mayor Rahm Emanuel made him a scapegoat for his political failures.McCarthy, who...

Youth should be taught rights, police should be taught respect

September 12, 2016

The state of Illinois requires all high school students to attend driver’s education courses, and in August, the state passed a law requiring the lessons to include information on how to behave when pulled over by police.  A curriculum is in the works, which all driving and public schools must implement in the 2017–2018 academic year.The lead organizer of Chicago’s Black Lives Matter chapter, Kofi Ademola, told DNA...

A mother’s story: reliving the shooting scene

Gloria Pinex, mother of 27-year-old Darius Pinex who was shot and killed by Chicago police officer in 2011, could not hold back her tears when recalling the night of the shooting.

By Campus Reporter

May 9, 2016

When a doorbell rings in the dead of night in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, hearts leap into throats and mothers panic; it can’t be good.In the early hours of Jan. 7, 2011, Gloria Pinex receiv...

Diana Vallera, an adjunct professor in the Photography Department and part-time faculty union president, said the college needs to better compensate its adjunct faculty in light of a study conducted by Graff, Ballauer & Blanski, a local public accounting firm, on behalf of P-Fac.

P-Fac calls for improved budget transparency from administration

April 25, 2016

A study commissioned by P-Fac, the college’s part-time faculty union, found only 13 percent of funding for all salaries and wages at the college goes to adjunct faculty, who teach 48 percent of the col...

Virtual reality documentary film shown at Feminist Film Festival | The Columbia Chronicle

April 25, 2016

Executively produced by Planned Parenthood, “Across the Line” is a documentary film with fiction elements that provides a virtual reality experience of a woman’s journey for a legal abortion. The fi...

CPD should not be able to ditch body cams

April 18, 2016

In the third fatal shooting this year by Chicago Police Department officers, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the chest April 11 during a chase in which he was suspected of driving a car involved in a shooting earlier the same day, according to an April 13 Chicago Tribune article.A video posted to Facebook by someone in the neighborhood at the time of the shooting showed officers gathering around the boy and shining flashlights aro...

Student Financial Services wants to create a friendlier approach to eliminate its “doctor’s office” feel, according to Christine Tvedt, manager of Outreach and Education at the Office of Student Financial Services.

SFS to work more closely with students on financial plans

April 18, 2016

The Office of Student Financial Services will launch a series of programs later this year designed to promote financial literacy.The office plans to launch a peer coaching program with the help of American Stu...

New CPD training might be too little too late

February 8, 2016

Throughout the last few months, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Police Department have faced great scrutiny, including an investigation of CPD by the U.S. Justice Department for the shootings of civilians by police officers and the system that allows these tragedies to be repeated.Emanuel announced Jan. 28 that 12,000 Chicago police officers and 911 dispatchers will undergo eight hours of training on responding appropria...

Government must be held responsible for Flint crisis and its solutions

February 1, 2016

All around the country, we are watching the greatest environmental crisis in decades unfold. We are waiting for the governments—local, state and national—to expedite the remedies.In April 2014, city officials in Flint, Michigan, officially changed the city’s water source from the much-admired Detroit water system to the highly polluted Flint River to cut costs. This caused immediate problems including harmful water qualit...

DOJ study reiterates need for law enforcement reform

By Editorial Board

November 30, 2015

Since the shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and Michael Brown in 2014, excessive force, police brutality and race relations have evolved from a national conversation to a political platform issue. In the first Democratic debate on Oct. 13, Drake University law student Sterling Arthur Wilkins asked candidates, “Do ‘black lives matter’ or do ‘all lives matter?’” Regardless of how one views the Black Lives ...

Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett exits the Dirksen Federal Building following her Oct. 13 arraignment.

Former CPS CEO pleads guilty to fraud

October 19, 2015

Former CEO of Chicago Public Schools Barbara Byrd-Bennett pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in federal court Oct. 13. Originally indicted on 20 counts of fraud, Byrd-Bennett took a plea deal ...

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