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‘Transphobic’ Rebel Wilson joke misunderstood

By Managing Editor

February 22, 2016

Comedian Rebel Wilson has recently been under fire for jokes she told during the 2016 British Academy Film Awards on Feb. 14, which some viewers have perceived as transphobic.While presenting the award for “Best Supporting Actor,” Wilson addressed the diversity controversy plaguing this year’s Oscars ceremony with a slew of jokes mocking the situation.“I’ve never been invited to the Oscars before because, as you...

Chicago State University hosts Cook County State’s Attorney Forum | THe Columbia Chronicle

February 22, 2016

The Cook County Bar Association and Chicago State University, located at 9501 S. King Dr., hosted the Cook County State’s Attorney Candidates Forum on Feb. 13.Former co-host Star Jones of the Emmy Awar...

Residency rule limits diversity within CPD

February 15, 2016

Masood Khan, born in India, and Glenford Flowers, born in Belize, passed their entry exams for the Chicago Police Department in 2006 only to be denied jobs because they had not lived in the U.S. for 10 consecutive years, which was a requirement for joining the city’s police force, according to a Feb. 8 Chicago Sun-Times article. That policy changed in 2011 following a finding by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission t...

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...

The Dead Ships are playing at Coachella and SXSW this year. They are set to play on April 16 and April 23 and the band’s SXSW set is yet to be announced. 

FEATURED ARTIST: Alum’s band heads to Coachella

February 8, 2016

The DEAD SHIPS—a garage rock band based in Los Angeles consisting of cinema art + science alumnus Devlin McCluskey and his bandmates Christopher Spindelilus and Alex Moore—will play at Coachella 201...

Chicago Socialist Party fights gentrification

February 3, 2016

The Chicago Socialist Party held a community meeting Jan. 30 in the Pilsen neighborhood at 1805 S. Loomis St. The party gathered at the Lozano library to teach families and single mothers how to combat t...

The Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Illinois college students may be forced to drop out

February 1, 2016

College students across Illinois may face an academic halt if Gov. Bruce Rauner refuses to pass the education bill that would allow students who rely on state-funded aid to continue their education.  Col...

Author Katha Pollitt says yes to women’s abortion rights | The Columbia Chronicle

January 25, 2016

Author Katha Pollitt shares why she thinks abortion should be a noble right using points from her book, “Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights,” which was named one of the New York Times’ Notable Books...

Sia: a true artist, but threat to true artistry

By Managing Editor

January 25, 2016

When I first saw the viral music video for Sia's "Chandelier" in 2014, I was astounded. The video's carefully crafted moody visuals and the song's meticulously written and honest lyrics had me convinced of Sia's genuine artistry. Amid the growing hype surrounding the enigmatic singer underneath the signature platinum blonde wig, I even went as far as to praise her as "the savior of pop music" with my friends.Soon after, he...

Mental health reform bill creates accountability

By Editorial Board

December 14, 2015

fter mass shootings, political commentators are quick to point fingers at the possible causes of violence. Some blame graphic video games and lax gun laws. Others say America’s mental health system is responsible for letting those who need help most slip through the cracks. However, a new bipartisan bill seeks to reform the mental health system to prevent those with mental illness from turning violent or suicidal. The Helpin...

Relations director wants to increase student–alumni connections

Miriam Smith, executive director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, said she enjoys being in a creative environment like Columbia and she likes how dedicated the campus community is to its interests.

By Campus Reporter

December 14, 2015

Working in the arts has always been part of Miriam Smith’s life. Smith, the new executive director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving who began working under the title Aug. 3, said she knew she...

Focus group demonstrates how college can improve

By Editorial Board

December 7, 2015

On Nov. 4, the college brought in a focus group of nine recruiters and managers from various professions who hire Columbia students and alumni, as reported on Page 3. The participating employers answered a range of questions about the students’ performance and skills in the workplace. Most of the responses were negative.Feedback from the focus group said Columbia students are “too self-absorbed” and “can’t take construct...

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