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Columbia Professor Researches Retention Rates

Columbia Professor Researches Retention Rates

May 12, 2014

After four years of research, Pegeen Reichert Powell, associate professor in the English Department and director of programming for the Writing and Rhetoric courses, has published her first book “Retention and Resistance: Writing Instruction and Students Who Leave.” The boo...

Wine industry can’t take heat

Wine industry can’t take heat

May 12, 2014

Climate change is reportedly depleting the nation’s coastlines, but land is not the only thing affected —the wine industry is also baking in the sun.Rising global temperatures are expected to have n...

Federal government ‘poaching’ vintage instruments

Federal government ‘poaching’ vintage instruments

April 21, 2014

The Obama administration’s new attempts to protect endangered African elephants are causing some string musicians to panic.Importing and exporting ivory in the U.S. has been illegal for nearly 100 yea...

Reason for decreased discrimination, harassment reports unclear

By Opinions Editor

April 7, 2014

Illinois saw a significant drop in the number of workplace harassment and discrimination charges in 2013, but the state still ranked fifth highest in the nation for such complaints.While the number of complaints filed decreased nearly 13 percent from 2012–2013, Illinois managed to tally more charges than 45 other states in 2013, according to a 2013 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission report. The EEOC report showed that ...

Featured Artist: Ellis Peters

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...

Rainbow ‘Riot’ unrestrained

By Trevor Ballanger

November 12, 2012

Riots come in many forms. Oftentimes, they are violent street demonstrations, but for one gay rights activist and artist, his riots are executed through artistic expression.The Los Angeles-based street artist known as Homo Riot recently brought his work to Chicago. His art is primarily composed of graffiti, printed posters and collages that portray gay men who are usually depicted in sexually explicit poses. He said he us...

Update from Romney event at the Wit Hotel

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 6, 2012

Dan Rutherford, Ill. Treasurer and chair of the Illinois chapter of Mitt Romney’s campaign, addressed a crowd gathered at the Wit Hotel, 201 N. State St., for the Romney party sponsored by the Chicago Young Republicans.Rutherford began his speech by saying that it is a unique time for Illinois. He is proud to have a president from Illinois, “but it’s time to change that,” he said.Rutherford believes there were two ...

Foster wins over Biggert

By Ivana Hester

November 6, 2012

Screams and shouts fill the room as Bill Foster takes the stage after his 11th District victory over Judy Biggert, who has served as a member of Congress since 1999.It was a close race, with Foster taking an immediate lead. It has become clear that the district's democratic bend worked out in Foster's favor.Foster's liberal platform, which includes a pro-choice platform and support for marriage equality, won the favor of the ...

Election night party at Conaway Center

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

November 6, 2012

The music began blasting through the Conaway Center's doors the minute they opened. Students were treated to a pizza dinner prior to a performance of "The Star-spangled Banner," and SGA President Cassandra Norris announced hourly updates on the status of the presidential race.Actors impersonating Mitt Romney, Barack Obama and their wives jibed one another and hammed it up with attendees through a mock debate and an impromptu d...

Report Duckworth and Walsh preview, 8th District

By Contributing Writer

November 6, 2012

by: Elizabeth Earl, contributing writerThe race in Illinois’ 8th Congressional District between Democrat Tammy Duckworth and republican Joe Walsh is heating up.Duckworth’s platform stands on one she established when she lost her congressional race in 2006. The 8th district encompasses the northwestern suburbs of Barrington, Gurnee, Winthrop Harbor, Palatine, Woodstock and a number of smaller townships. Much of the distr...

Sister cities shared traits spark cultural dialogue

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 22, 2012

A recent celebration of Pakistani art underscored how members of Chicago’s cultural associations are trying to forge a relationship between the international community and the city.In 1960, Chicago welcomed Warsaw, Poland as its first sister city, which led to the creation of the Chicago Sister Cities International program. Since then, 27 additional cities have joined the ranks.One of Chicago’s newer sister cities, Lahore,...

Presidential party, open invitation

By Yuliana Quinones

October 22, 2012

With the election just a few weeks away, organizations across the country are working to raise voter awareness. Columbia is following this trend by improving on its past efforts to get students involved in politics.A number of Columbia organizations will join forces on election night to throw a large viewing celebration called the Presidential Party. Like campus events such as 24 Hour Night and Holipalooza, Columbia’s w...

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