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'Siri, do everything!' The future of the interconnected world

‘Siri, do everything!’ The future of the interconnected world

November 28, 2016

Like something out of “WALL-E,” smart gadgets and gizmos are poised to invade every aspect of life, leaving some fearful of a dystopian nightmare and others excited for an automated future. While n...

NGOs are not harmful spies

By Managing Editor

November 21, 2016

Some may be surprised that Russia is home to organizations that protect female, LGBT and minority citizens; provide psychological assistance to victims of abuse; work to reform the prison and criminal justice systems; further environmental protection; conduct academic and historical research and provide legal representation in discrimination cases. However, all of these services are offered by non-governmental organizations, or ...

Former Obama adviser: patience is key to foreign policy

Derek Chollet, former adviser to President Barack Obama, spoke about the nation’s foreign policy legacy during a Chicago Council on Global Affairs Nov. 3.

By Eric Bradach

November 7, 2016

Despite harsh criticism from both political rivals and the general public, President Barack Obama has implemented a long-term foreign policy strategy through patience and restraint, according to his fo...

Snowden’s amnesty will allow America to move on

October 10, 2016

Edward Snowden is a divisive figure in recent American history. He leaked confidential documents that showed the National Security Agency was secretly monitoring millions of Americans through their phones and computers. Some say this makes him a hero; the U.S. government said he should be tried for treason.Snowden was officially charged with giving classified information to unauthorized parties, disclosing communications in...

Faculty Senate welcomes new members,  approves end-of-year motions

Faculty Senate welcomes new members, approves end-of-year motions

May 9, 2016

In its last meeting of the semester on May 6, the Faculty Senate introduced its latest motions and approvals before introducing new members and open seats. Before adjourning its 2015–2016 members t...

Student’s big idea creates Big Ideas Columbia

Senior public relations major Kathryn Walters, along with the Office of Student Communications, organized Big Ideas Columbia, an event for students to learn what it means to be successful during and after college.

By Senior Campus Reporter

February 23, 2015

The office of Student Communications is teaming up with senior public relations major Kathryn Walters to produce Big Ideas Columbia. Big Ideas Columbia will be held Feb. 26 from 4–6 p.m. at Film Row ...

'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...

Ukraine requires diplomatic balance

March 10, 2014

Ukraine, a country currently in the midst of an internal conflict, got an unwelcome visitor March 2 when neighboring Russia sent troops into its Crimea region, a strategic military hub. While no fighting has occurred between the two countries, the move has attracted criticism from foreign powers for the threat it poses to Ukrainian independence.President Barack Obama made a statement Feb. 28 supporting Ukrainian independence and condemning Russia’...

Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit

By Ahmed Hamad

November 19, 2012

Since its first run in newspapers like the Chicago Tribune in 1950, “Peanuts,” written and illustrated by Charles Schultz, has become one of the most beloved and recognizable comics in history. Over time, “Peanuts” characters came to life through other mediums, including animated TV specials and theater productions. More than 60 years later, Charlie Brown and the gang have come to Chicago in an exhibit that chroni...

Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2011 [Slideshow]

By Brent Lewis

October 11, 2011

The photo staff of the Columbia Chronicle followed the marathon through all parts of the city to show the diversity of the city, fans, and participants in this year's 2011 Bank of American Chicago Marathon. This year brought out 45,000 runners and thousands more to watch and cheer them on. This years winners on the Men side was Moses Mosop of Kenya with a time of 2 hours, 5 minutes and 37 seconds. The Women side went to 3...

Fresh Moves to launch in May

By HermineBloom

April 25, 2011

For those living in the Austin and North Lawndale communities, “default food” is pizza or McDonalds, according to Shawn Jackson, who’s the principal at Spencer Technology Academy, 214 N. Lavergne Ave. and an Austin resident.“I’ve looked at the kids coming in, and a lot of them don’t even eat breakfast or they substitute [breakfast] with junk food,” Jackson said.To combat this inequity, a mobile market, known as F...

Medvedev asks for resignations from Russian Olympic officials after performance in Vancouver

Dmitry Medvedev

By By Wikinews

March 11, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev, the president of Russia, has called for the resignation of some of the country's Olympic officials who prepared athletes; this call follows the country's poorest-ever performance in Vancou...

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