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Trump, the new Reagan: ‘religious freedom’ endangers public health

By Editorial Board

January 29, 2018

The “moral” majority of the 1980s has made it to the 21st century, and now they wear “Make America Great Again” hats.The Department of Health and Human Services created the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division Jan. 18, which is ironically inside the Office of Civil Rights. This new federal division will focus on allowing medical professionals to deny patients treatment if a procedure conflicts with their reli...

Poe (Kevin Webb) fantasizes about his poetry aspirations. 

Poe musical explores control and circumstance

January 18, 2018

A musical about the life of Edgar Allan Poe has a lot to live up to: It must balance Poe's macabre, dramatic writing style with factual detail, while being careful not to lose one in favor of the other.Blac...

Politicians are supposed to unify, not divide

Study reinforces need for climate change education

October 16, 2017

Climate change has been heavily featured in news headlines in light of the string of hurricanes around the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have ravaged coastal states and islands like ...

Alumnus inspires graduating seniors to hold on to passion

Alumnus inspires graduating seniors to hold on to passion

April 26, 2017

In a speech for Columbia's Public Relations Student Society of America chapter, 2012 marketing and radio alumnus Bill Coon told students to not forget what they love to do and to keep pursing that in any way they can. In his speech, titled Pursuing Your Passion Post Graduation at...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 19 mayors from five different continents exchange ideas for waterway development projects Mar. 13.

19 worldwide mayors ban together against EPA cuts

March 13, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was joined by 18 mayors from 11 different countries for an Urban Waterways Forum to exchange ideas for waterway development projects to create economic growth and higher environmental...

Protesting President Donald Trump’s EPA head nomination, Chicagoans yelled, “We reject the EPA elect” at Federal Plaza Jan. 25.

Protesters ask Duckworth, Durbin to reject EPA nominee

January 30, 2017

“Hear us: we reject the EPA-elect,” chanted protesters downtown Jan. 25, who voice their concerns with Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt.“[Pruitt] has...

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