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Juniors and seniors in high school, and college students, are encouraged to apply to be election judges for the November general election, as many in Illinois will not return because of their age puts them at risk for the coronavirus.

Looking for a way to get involved in the November election? Be an election judge

August 31, 2020

When Jeromel Dela Rosa Lara and his mother became U.S. citizens in 2017, Lara was already looking forward to voting and assisting in the U.S. democratic process. Since then, Lara, a sophomore at Harvard Un...

Lally Doerrer watches former Vice President Joe Biden's virtual town hall.

‘Am I on camera?’: Biden campaign grapples with virtual campaigning in the coronavirus era

March 14, 2020

Standing between an American and Illinois state flag holding a cell phone, Joe Biden asked “Am I on camera?” as he proceeded to wander out of view during his first-ever virtual town hall. The...

Warren has garnered support from individuals on a variety of policy issues, from her stances on social equity to her economic plans.

Democrats move into Chicago ahead of primary, some campaign offices vandalized

February 28, 2020

The Illinois primary is mere weeks away, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are beginning to move into Chicago, with campaign offices cropping up across the city. The latest addition is Sen....

Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-14) speaks at City Club of Chicago, hosted at Maggiano’s, 111 W. Grand Ave., about the motivation behind the Black Maternal Health Caucus, which she helped form.

U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood not expecting top-of-ticket campaign bump

February 27, 2020

With Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the front-runner position in the 2020 primaries, some more moderate Democrats are worried about his—and other Democrats’—electability if he were to face off agai...

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4 losers and 1 winner from night two of the Democratic debates

August 1, 2019

“Go easy on me, kid,” former Vice President Joe Biden told Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as the two presidential candidates entered the debate stage. Though she did not take it easy on Biden...

Candidates sparred onstage on issues ranging from race relations to healthcare in night two of the first Democratic primary debates of the season. Photos by Wilfredo Lee / AP

Three ‘food fight’ moments during night two of the Democratic primary debates

June 28, 2019

      Amid cringe-worthy moments from Thursday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate, were numerous bickering matches between big-name candidates who took aim at each o...

Ten Democratic presidential candidates went head-to-head onstage to debate their stances on issues ranging from immigration to impeachment in the first round of the Democratic primary debates Wednesday evening. Photos by Wilfredo Lee / AP

Five key moments from night one of the Democratic primary debates

June 27, 2019

      From awkward Spanish to shouting matches over an obscure section of the U.S. Code many viewers probably hadn’t heard of, night one of the Democratic presidential primary...

Quidditch tournament ends with two losses, one win for Columbia

By Katy Duffy

March 8, 2018

Seven Columbia students sat crouched on one knee in front of a set of three hoops in Grant Park. When the whistle was blown, they began to run toward the center of the field while tucking a thin pole between their legs as the Quidditch game kicked off.Columbia's Renegades Quidditch team played a three-game tournament March 2 with losses against Loyola University Lumos Quidditch and Chicago United Quidditch Club, and a win a...

Web series wakes audience to narcolepsy representation

Web series wakes audience to narcolepsy representation

March 3, 2018

Keelyn is an average, everyday Chicago-based superhero with the power to make bad guys and rude bartenders break into spontaneous dance with a snap of her fingers. However, unlike Wonder Woman or Supergirl, Kee...

Ex-felons’ voting rights must be protected

May 2, 2016

Virginia just added 200,000 newly eligible voters to its voting population right in time for the 2016 presidential election, according to an April 22 NPR article.An executive order by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe restored the voting rights of felons who have served their time in prison and are now on parole or probation. The order also allows released felons to run for public office and serve on a jury or as notaries, accordi...

Interim Chair of the Communication and Media Innovation Department Suzanne McBride’s “Covering Politics: 2016 Presidential Election” course students said they were able to better understand objective political reporting.  

‘Covering Politics’ students talk caucuses, primaries

April 1, 2016

Journalism students from Chair of the Communication and Media Innovation Department Suzanne McBride’s “Covering Politics: 2016 Presidential Election” course were able to report in the shoes of politi...

To focus more on career outcomes, the college is merging the Portfolio Center and the Student Employment Office with the internship program June 1. 

Career Center to merge job programs for better service

February 15, 2016

The Portfolio Center will merge with the internship program and the Student Employment Office, forming the new Career Center June 1 to create a centralized career development system. “This is a big, diff...

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