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Students for Justice in Palestine stage ‘die-in’ to protest civilian deaths in Gaza

Students for Justice in Palestine stage ‘die-in’ to protest civilian deaths in Gaza

November 25, 2019

“Rasmi al-Swarka, Yousra al-Swarka, Mariam al-Swarka, Mohammad al-Swarka.” These were only a handful of the names Students for Justice in Palestine member Mahmoud Awadallah shouted as he identified...

EDITORIAL: Privilege dictates what ‘better’ education means

EDITORIAL: Privilege dictates what ‘better’ education means

September 22, 2019

Our criminal justice system delivers a financial slap on the wrist of $30,000 to a successful Hollywood mother who buys her daughter’s way into an elite college, while it severely punishes a working...

Editor’s Note: Anti-lynching bill passes Senate days after Ida B. Wells honor

Editor’s Note: Anti-lynching bill passes Senate days after Ida B. Wells honor

February 15, 2019

Ida B. Wells was a remarkable activist and journalist whose anti-lynching campaign helped in the fight for civil rights of black Americans in the U.S. The risks she took to improve the lives of othe...

Provost finalists to visit campus, Kim announces first candidate

Provost finalists to visit campus, Kim announces first candidate

February 4, 2019

Lourdes María Alvarez will visit campus this week as one of two finalists for the position of senior vice president and provost. During her two-day visit at Columbia, Alvarez will take part in a pub...

Notable Native: Lisa Thompson

Notable Native: Lisa Thompson

February 6, 2017

Its pinstriped awning and brick facade may remind Chicagoans of any bakery in the city, but Blue Sky Bakery, 3720 N. Lincoln Ave., incorporates another ingredient into its business model: social chang...

Centennial celebrates renowned Chicago poet

Centennial celebrates renowned Chicago poet

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

January 30, 2017

Archivist Meg Hixon has been immersed for two and a half years in poet Gwendolyn Brooks’ correspondence with fellow Illinois poet Langston Hughes, and others, in order to introduce audiences to the ...

CPD should work from the top down to strengthen relationships

By Editorial Board

January 23, 2017

A tased 65-year-old naked woman, young men being deliberately dropped off in rival gang territory and teenagers facing the barrel of a gun while riding their bikes are only a few of the examples listed in a damning 164-page report the Department of Justice released Jan. 13, which accused the Chicago Police Department of systematically violating Chicagoans’ civil rights.CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Mayor Rahm Ema...

Fashion petition demands ‘go back to the drawing board’

Fashion petition demands ‘go back to the drawing board’

October 17, 2016

A petition demanding a halt to curricular changes in the Fashion Studies Department was published online Oct. 10 by an anonymous group of students and faculty.The “Stop Fashion Next” petition posted...

Students, alumni, faculty ‘ban together’ against censorship

By Campus Reporter

October 3, 2016

In a small room in the back of Wicker Park’s Davenport Piano Bar Sept. 26, performers, including Columbia students and alumni, squeezed onto the small stage to act out 14 scenes with censored content previously deemed unworthy for theater. The censored content performed at the bar, 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave., is part of “Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret” and was chosen after being challenged or banned by schools and...

Alumna takes the reigns of a Chicago arts foundation

Alumna takes the reigns of a Chicago arts foundation

April 7, 2014

As of late February, Kemati Janice Porter, a 1976 Creative Writing alumna, has been named the Interim Executive Director of the eta Creative Arts Foundation. The new position came after eta entered a transitional period when their former Executive Director resigned, a...

Teachers want CPS to “Let Them Teach”

March 17, 2014

Angry parents, teachers and Chicago Teacher's Union members gathered March 10 outside the Teacher's Academy of Math and Science, 501 W. 35th St., to boycott the Illinois Standard Achievement Test and ...

Dialogue key to preventing violence

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 7, 2012

In response to planned public housing closures, an increase in homicides and a consistently high unemployment rate, the Social Justice Initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago organized an Oct. 1 discussion at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St.The panel, which included The Rev. Jessie Jackson, Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams and UIC criminal justice and gender and women’s studies professor...

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