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Chicago institutions strive for inclusion

December 4, 2017

When Christena Gunther moved to Chicago from New York City in 2012, she was distressed by the city’s lack of access to cultural spaces for people with disabilities. The issue had been her passion since ch...

‘Real’ women in ads still airbrushed stereotype

By Assistant Metro Editor

April 7, 2014

Some clothing brands have recently strayed from using pencil-thin, traditionally beautiful women to model their clothing with campaigns that attempt to portray “real” women. However, one brand’s campaign subtly reinforces the stereotype that smart women aren’t typically associated with beauty.Online retailer Betabrand replaced supermodels with models who double as Ph.D. holders or doctoral candidates in their spring “sm...

New year, fresh optimism for Renegades basketball

By Brandon Smith

October 21, 2012

Renegades basketball is gearing up for the coming season with a new roster.Head Coach and Columbia alumnus Joseph Phillips spoke optimistically about his team despite having an almost entirely new lineup. This is Phillips’ third year as the Renegades men’s basketball coach.“We’re looking to play our first game on Nov. 1 with a brand new roster,” he said. “We’re a little more organized this year. We’re takin...

Rahm turns page again, reopens libraries

By Aviva Einhorn

January 30, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and recently resigned Chicago Public Library Commissioner Mary Dempsey announced Jan. 20 that libraries will soon see another modification to CPL branch hours. Although Dempsey’s resignation came in the midst of CPL controversy, she told the Chicago Tribune her decision was not affected by recent events.Despite the mayor’s initiative to close library branches on Mondays because of budget cuts, as reporte...

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