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Centennial celebrates renowned Chicago poet

Gwendolyn Brooks

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 ...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a plan to develop vacant homes in the city on Jan. 9 press release, which City Council will later review. 

Experts say Emanuel’s housing funds fall short

January 23, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a pilot program to develop vacant homes in Chicago neighborhoods that “need investment and jobs” and plans to invest $2 million in designated communities renovating 50 single...

Faculty Senate discussed the response to life insurance cuts and the goal to make pay raises more accessible at its Oct. 14 meeting

Faculty Senate addresses insurance cuts, performance-based raises

October 17, 2016

The Faculty Senate addressed life insurance benefits cuts, performance-based salary raises and accommodations needed for the increased number of disabled students at its Oct. 14 meeting.Jeanne Kelly,...

Pit bull ban suspension small step in right direction

Ariana Portalatin

By Campus Reporter

October 10, 2016

Montreal’s controversial pit bull ban took effect Oct. 3 but was suspended the same day by a Quebec judge, while a legal challenge from Montreal’s SPCA—an animal welfare group—is pending, accordin...

9/11 victims’ families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

9/11 victims' families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

By Managing Editor

October 3, 2016

Congress overrode President Barack Obama's veto for the first time in his presidency, and it is hard to think of a worse occasion. After a 97-1 vote in the Senate and 348-77 in the House, a controversia...

Video game “We Are Chicago” takes on social issues prevalent in Chicago’s South Side.

New video game depicts South Side stories

September 19, 2016

A new video game titled “We Are Chicago” will put South Side violence and poverty on the screens of gamers worldwide.The game, developed by Culture Shock Games, puts players into the shoes of Aaron, a...

CTA increases service on Far South Side

CTA increases service on Far South Side

By Metro Reporter

September 19, 2016

More frequent bus routes have come to Chicago’s Far South Side neighborhoods, according to a Sept. 2 press release from the mayor’s office announcing six bus routes that have started offering more rel...

Global Girls unite girls and boys ages 8 to 18 and teaches them theatrical performance, communication and emotional maturity skills. 

South Side after-school program promotes positive youth learning

April 18, 2016

A small, old white building with a maroon awning on Chicago’s South Side appears to be vacant from the street view. But a look behind its closed doors reveals a bustling interior.Walls are lined with pi...

Natalie Y. Moore debuts her newest book | The Columbia Chronicle

April 4, 2016

WBEZ reporter Natalie Y. Moore hosted a book reading and discussion of her latest book, “The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation,” March 20 at Columbia’s 33 E. Congress Parkway B...

Diana Vallera, an adjunct professor in the Photography Department and president of P-Fac, discussed concerns about the college at the Strategic Planning Steering Committee’s final meeting on April 20, 2015. 

P-Fac’s 13 labor law allegations passed back to college

February 29, 2016

Columbia’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, filed 13 labor law disputes that the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board deferred for settlement by the contractual grievance and arbitratio...

Tattoos

Transformative Tattoos—using body art to heal mental and physical scars

February 15, 2016

Each piece of body art has a backstory. It may have been the result of a desire to get a matching tattoo with a childhood friend or the product of an impulsive decision.Increasingly, women are using ta...

Priest and a social activist Michael Pfleger speaking during the opening event of the African-American heritage month on Feb. 3 at 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building’s Ferguson Hall.

Pfleger tells tale of two cities

February 8, 2016

If Father Michael Pfleger could hijack a tourist bus to prove that Chicago is a tale of two cities—one where the North Side and Downtown look nothing like the West and the South sides—he would seize the o...

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