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Ken Dunn Collects Chicago’s Compost

April 14, 2014

When excess food spoils or goes to waste, it is moved to landfills, producing methane and accelerating climate change—unless it is composted. Ken Dunn, president and founder of Resource Center, a no...

As part of a city-sponsored competition to encourage college entrepreneurs to stay in the city, 1871, a digital think tank in River North, will select 10 college startups to take up residency there.

River North tech hub expands with college competition

April 14, 2014

A new city-sponsored competition is illuminating the rapid growth of the city’s tech startups, particularly in the River North neighborhood. The Chicago College Startup Competition will give 10 college startups a space in 1871, Chicago’s prestigious River North tech incubat...

Jamie Weaver, a graduate interdisciplinary book & paper arts student, will leave for Romania in October to teach English on a Fulbright Research Fellowship she was awarded on March 17.

Graduate student receives Fulbright to teach in Romania

April 7, 2014

Jamie Weaver, a graduate interdisciplinary book & paper arts student, received a Fulbright Research Fellowship March 17 and will leave in October to teach English in Romania. The Fulbrigh...

Dopey DeMarco shows depth

Indie rocker Mac DeMarco charms the crowd at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., with his talent April 2.

By Brandon Howard

April 7, 2014

The last time Mac DeMarco played at The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave, was in July 2013. At the time, the young Canadian lo-fi indie rocker was just finishing recording his new album Salad Days, releas...

Diana Vallera, P-Fac president and adjunct faculty member in the Photography Department, speaks out at the college’s March 20 Academic Freedom forum in the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. P-Fac, Columbia’s part-time faculty union, is currently assessing the legality of allowing staff members into the union.

Debate surrounding staff petition heats up

April 7, 2014

An online petition aimed at gaining adjunct faculty union representation for staff members has prompted a P-Fac and administrative response about its legal implications. Staff Who Teach, a group of more than 70 full-time staff members—some of whom are members of the United Staff ...


Columbia expands composting program

March 31, 2014

Composting on campus is more convenient for students now that the college has put to use a nearly $5,200 grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity from the spring of 2012. The grant allowed Columbia to place 13 new composting bins in student-cente...

Ellis Peters’ designs are inspired by music, art and the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” The clothes embody the rebellious nature of youth.

Featured Artist: Ellis Peters

March 17, 2014

Ellis Peters, a junior marketing communication major, saw his creations paraded down the runway for the first time during a March 8 fashion show benefiting the United Nations Children’s Fund at Depaul’s Cortelyou Commons, 2324 N. Fremont St. Peters’ dark, urban streetwear pie...

Four-year Blue Line construction begins

Four-year Blue Line construction begins

March 10, 2014

To make commutes more efficient and improve train stations, certain stops along the O’Hare branch of the Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line will be periodically shut down for weekend construction begin...

Abercrombie & Fitch getting what it deserves

By Assistant Campus Editor

March 10, 2014

After 10 miserable months of working at Hollister, where I dealt with overbearing elitist managers, a stringent dress code that didn’t even allow me to paint my nails and sparse hours, I am spitefully satisfied that parent company Abercrombie & Fitch is tanking.After the CEO of the infamous clothing franchise made offensive comments about people who do not fit its unrealistic beauty standards, the public responded crit...

Five local journalists win Studs award

Five local journalists win Studs award

March 10, 2014

Community Media Workshop, a nonprofit organization at Columbia that advocates for community journalism, presented four journalists with Studs Terkel scholarships March 6 at the Studs Terkel Media Awards Benefit. The annual recipients are chosen by 8–12 committee membe...

NCAA Challenged

Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

February 3, 2014

I'm all for challenging the status quo, but college athletes are in for an uphill battle that’ll only get steeper as they begin to fight for representation.ESPN’s “Outside The Lines”first reported ...

Transgender students want change

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 10, 2012

It’s the first day of the semester and the instructor begins to read the attendance sheet, searching the crowd for students after each name. Suddenly, a young man turns red and shifts in his seat, palms sweating and heart pounding as his name is called and a personal secret is revealed.This is a reality for trangender students at Columbia, as the college does not acknowledge their preferred names on official documents. Ac...

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