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‘Lincoln’s Undying Words’ shows former president’s evolution

Several artifacts on display at the Chicago History Museum can be seen at the Abraham Lincoln exhibit opening April 9.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

April 4, 2016

Chicago history fans and Lincoln lovers can learn about the final years of President Abraham Lincoln’s life through speeches and artifacts on display in the Chicago History Museum’s latest exhibit, “Lin...

The “look” for the Strut Your Cut Charity Fashion Show in 2015 was “Reality Meets Fantasy,” and it was the first year the show was held at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. 

Fashion show to ‘Strut’ in Boystown

March 28, 2016

Showcasing the latest spring hair and fashion trends and raising funds for Center on Halsted, an LGBT community center, Strut Your Cut Productions will entertain Boystown and Chicago residents with its...

From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

The Faculty Senate passed a motion regarding salary increases at a Feb. 12 meeting, which was later rejected by Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden.

Provost denies senate’s motion on performance raises

February 29, 2016

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden vetoed in a Feb. 25 email a recently passed Faculty Senate motion broadening the faculty eligibility for performance-based salary increases.The response, d...

Eric Freedman, who is currently dean of the James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University in Charolotte, accepted the position of Dean of the School of Media Arts at Columbia, beginning July 1

College scooped on own new dean announcement

February 27, 2016

The weekend before an official announcement was to be made to the Columbia community, news broke unexpectedly Feb. 26 that Eric Freedman, a finalist for the position of dean of the School of Media Arts, h...

Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Success, presented the 4 percent tuition increase at the Feb. 9 SGA meeting.

Fewer students, more money: Students pay up for enrollment drop

February 15, 2016

The college has announced a 4 percent tuition increase for the 2016–2017 academic year, raising the cost of a Columbia education to $24,590, nearly $1,000 more than the current tuition of $23,640.Ful...

Lesser-Known LGBT-Inclusive Dating Apps

By Campus Reporter

February 9, 2016

"Tinder," "Bumble" and "OkCupid" are widely recognized as the go-to dating apps and websites for those looking to mingle, but LGBT people may still feel excluded when trying to use the apps. A few lesser-known apps provide users in the LGBT community with the ability to meet friends or potential significant others.1. "Hinge"This app only matches users with friends of friends. On Nov. 4, 2015, the app debuted a new feature that stimulated a convers...

Karen Lewis, president  of CTU, spoke to the media during a rally in the Loop on Feb. 4.  

CTU, supporters protest budget cuts, layoffs

February 8, 2016

Days after rejecting the Board of Education’s latest contract offer, more than 3,000 members and supporters of the Chicago Teacher’s Union protested alleged “toxic swaps,” layoffs and budget cut...

Father Pfleger says Chicago change starts with youth

February 8, 2016

Columbia’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Black Student Union conducted a Q&A with Father Michael Pfleger Jan. 3 in Ferguson Hall at the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building. Students and faculty li...

Members of the United Staff of Columbia College rallied Dec. 8 in opposition of a merit pay system, which they refuse to consider without first-recieving a cost-of-living raise, as reported Dec. 14, 2015 by The Chronicle.

Merit pay system calls into question ‘subjective’ ranking system

February 1, 2016

A number of full-time, nonunion staff members say they have found inadequate information and loopholes in the merit pay evaluation system introduced by the college on Jan. 12.The college will be allocating ...

‘What’s The Deal With’ Pop Art?

February 1, 2016

Throughout the last 27 years, Bart Simpson has been many things. He was an Academy Award winner, boy-band sensation and even somehow managed to stay 10 years old the entire time.However, he was recently ab...

Irving Park resident Christopher O’Connor plans to open Chicago’s first gun store and shooting range, despite community criticism. 

Chicago businessman hopeful to open city’s first gun shop

January 25, 2016

A Chicago businessman is pushing  forward with plans to open the city’s first gun store and shooting range despite resistance from community members andan alderman.The brainchild of Irving Park resident C...

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