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‘Bubble zone’ ordinance serves valid need

September 6, 2016

Chicago’s controversial “bubble zone” ordinance is under attack by the Pro-Life Action League and the Live Pro Life Group, as reported Aug. 23 by The Chicago Tribune. The groups often protest in front of abortion clinics and sued the city to invalidate the law they say is unconstitutional. The law allows patients visiting medical facilities an 8-foot “bubble” of space between them and protesters once they are 50 ...

Faculty pushed for budget transparency and consultation between the administration and faculty at Aug. 29 Faculty Senate meeting at Stage Two in 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. 

Faculty Senate addresses ‘summer surprise’ decisions

September 6, 2016

Faculty members called for greater inclusion in major decisions following the announcement of the Theatre and Dance departments’ merger during the first Faculty Senate meeting of the semester Aug. 29. A...

CiTE eliminated, lack of administrative announcement raises questions among faculty, staff

CiTE eliminated, lack of administrative announcement raises questions among faculty, staff

August 23, 2016

Despite the lack of a formal announcement, Columbia’s Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence was closed and many of its programs discontinued this summer.The college quietly removed the CiTE we...

CBMR founder, provost remembered for work, kindness, legacy

Samuel A. Floyd Jr., former interim vice president of Student Affairs and provost, academic dean, and founder and director of the Center for Black Music Research, died July 11.

By Managing Editor

July 21, 2016

Samuel A. Floyd Jr., former interim vice president of Student Affairs and provost, academic dean and most notable for founding the Center for Black Music Research, died July 11 after suffering from secon...

College appoints new leadership, timeline set for Graduate School

By Editor-in-Chief

June 27, 2016

Newly appointed leadership of the restored School of Graduate Studies will begin discussing more uniform education policies with graduate program directors and students this summer, according to the school's new dean, Constantin Rasinariu.Rasinariu, formerly the interim dean of the School of Media Arts, was announced as the dean of the School of Graduate Studies in a June 7 email from Senior Vice President and Provost Stan ...

Notable Native: Joyce Percel

Joyce Percel, who works for Chicago Cares, said its annual Serve-a-thon will take place on June 25. She said it is estimated to bring in 5,000 volunteers. 

By metro editor

May 9, 2016

Joyce Percel realized shortly before graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that she did not want to pursue a career with her degree in chemistry, but wanted to make a career out...

The Second City e.t.c. A Red Line Runs Through It. Lisa Beasley Aasia Bullock Peter Kim Katie Klein Julie Marchiano Scott Morehead. 

Second City’s ‘Red Line Runs Through’ select stations

May 9, 2016

The Second City e.t.c.’s 40th Revue opened May 5 with a refreshing change—a predominantly female cast for the second time in company history—but only a few belly laughs.“A Red Line Runs Through It...

First time actor Ferdia Peelo-Walsh was selected for the role of Conor after a six-month hunt throughout Ireland for fresh, young talent.

‘Sing Street’: A dull coming-of-age tale told in vibrant technicolor

April 25, 2016

Set in Dublin during the 1980s, director John Carney’s “Sing Street” tells the story of 14-year-old Conor, played by newcomer Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, as he embraces the colorful world of new-wave musi...

Senior journalism major Alex Wroblewski is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama on April 18 after winning the 2016 “Eyes of History” photography contest.

Photojournalism: From protests to war zones

April 19, 2016

 Senior journalism major Alex Wroblewski was in Madison, Wisconsin, doing homework, when he got a call from the White House announcing he had been named Student Photographer of the Year. He had won first plac...

Student enrollment, retention need to be higher-ups’ focus

Student enrollment, retention need to be higher-ups’ focus

April 18, 2016

As the Spring 2016 Semester begins to wind down, students, staff and faculty are attempting to imagine what Columbia’s climate will be like next fall. With a handful of new hires or promotions already announced throughout the last several we...

College appoints three members to Academic Affairs

By Campus Editor

April 18, 2016

During the Spring 2016 Semester, the college experienced a string of new appointments to the upper administration, including the announcement of five new positions as outlined in the Strategic Plan, three of which have now been filled. Most recently, Columbia appointed three administrators to the Office of Academic Affairs on April 12, including Brian Marth as assistant provost of Academic Services, Onye Ozuzu as dean of t...

CPD should not be able to ditch body cams

April 18, 2016

In the third fatal shooting this year by Chicago Police Department officers, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the chest April 11 during a chase in which he was suspected of driving a car involved in a shooting earlier the same day, according to an April 13 Chicago Tribune article.A video posted to Facebook by someone in the neighborhood at the time of the shooting showed officers gathering around the boy and shining flashlights aro...

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