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College announces new hires, promotions

By Campus Editor

July 24, 2015

A string of promotions and newly-hired personnel have been announced during the summer that could affect several departments throughout the 2015–2016 academic year.The emailed announcements, which were sent out June 15 through July 18, detailed four faculty and staff personnel changes at the college.The moves include the appointment of Miriam Smith as executive director of Alumni Relations, Suzanne McBride as interim chair of...

Conquering the Curve: The struggles and triumphs of Columbia College’s baseball team

Conquering the Curve: The struggles and triumphs of Columbia College’s baseball team

May 11, 2015

With Columbia’s Renegades baseball team becoming more well-known on campus, the team’s original name has become a distant memory, even to those who have been at the college longer than a decade.Columbi...

Chipotle feeds into illegitimate GMO

By Sports & Health Reporter

May 4, 2015

Chipotle became the first major national restaurant chain to stop using genetically modified organisms in its ingredients on April 27. GMOs are produced when the genes from one organism are inserted into the DNA of another organism. Crops are commonly modified this way. Ninety-four percent of soybeans and 93 percent of corn—two common Chipotle ingredients—grown in the U.S. in 2014 were genetically modified, according to the U.S...

Pedestrian counters coming to Loop in June

Pedestrian counters coming to Loop in June

April 24, 2015

Chicago’s State Street will be joining Times Square and other metropolitan hubs with the launch of Springboard brand pedestrian counters, set to be installed in June. The Chicago Loop Alliance announ...

Meet Columbia’s safety specialist

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 12, 2012

As Columbia’s campus continues to expand, a newly created position in the Office of Campus Safety & Security has been filled.Susan Rizer is the college’s new environmental health and safety coordinator, a job created just for her. She has been charged with carrying out the College Safety Plan, which requires her to visit each department and conduct safety assessments, to discover what safety hazards are present.Acco...

What a candidate does on Election Day

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

Today is going to be a busy day for the presidential candidates. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama will be making their final push to voters, attending their campaign’s election day events and, except for Obama, voting.Obama’s stopped by the gym before his campaign event at McCormick Place to play some basketball, according to a tweet from CBS correspondent Mark Knoller. Because Obama came to town on Oct. 25 to vote ea...

Athlete Profile: Rebecca Christensen

By Nader Ihmoud

October 21, 2012

College/Team: Columbia RenegadesSport: CheerleadingAge/Major: junior, art & designRebecca Christensen’s cheering career dates back to her middle school days, before she joined the local Cheer Illinois Athletics chapter in Bensenville during her senior year of high school. Christensen said she learned the most about the sport during her time in the cheer program.Now the captain of Columbia’s cheer team is working to ...

Northwestern looks to stay sharp heading into ALC, NCAA tournament

By Nader Ihmoud

April 29, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats women’s lacrosse team begins postseason play in May, and after playing the toughest schedule in the league, the Wildcats are ready for whatever comes their way.When Northwestern enters the American Lacrosse Conference Tournament May 3,it will have already faced 12 ranked teams. As of press time, the Wildcats are 10-1 against ranked opponents. The team’s only loss came April 21 again...

Ray of hope for Chicago artist

By Kaley Fowler

October 9, 2011

Chris Drew wanted to make a point about free expression. What he got was much more than he bargained for.Arrested in December 2009 for peddling his art on Chicago streets and subsequently charged with tape recording his arrest—a Class 1 felony under the Illinois Eavesdropping Act—Drew has faced trial after trial since that fateful winter day. After almost two years of uncertainty, Drew’s charges may be thrown out en...

Renovation stations

By Vanessa Morton

October 9, 2011

El riders will see two more changes in their daily travels as the Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago Department of Transportation go forward with a number of large construction projects.Both agencies have worked together for 15 years in an effort to modernize subway stations throughout the Loop.Brian Steele, CDOT spokesman, said the CTA has been working with CDOT on a multi-year program that has been renovating numerous stati...

From Burlesque to Bookstores

By Gregory Cappis

September 5, 2011

After having a couple of drinks at a bar on South State Street, a man wakes up naked in an alley without his belongings. He has no recollection of the past several hours except for talking to a woman in a dark bar and drinking a strange-tasting cocktail.This was a common occurrence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when the South Loop was known as the largest red-light district in the country. During the past 100 y...

Construction resumes on Museum of Broadcast Communications

By Matt Watson

March 27, 2011

In the shadow of the Trump International Hotel & Tower, 401 N. Wabash Ave., a half-completed concrete structure returns to life as construction crews race to complete the building that will house the memory of broadcast legends such as Oprah Winfrey, Phil Donahue and Bozo the Clown.After almost five years on hold, construction resumed at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St., in September 2010. The MBC ...

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