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Iraqi media outlet visits Columbia

By Heather Scroering

July 23, 2012

Five Iraqi journalists from a news outlet in the newly democratized nation visited Columbia’s Journalism Department on July 12.In the United States for a 16-day leadership program funded by the U.S. State Department, the members of the Iraqi Media Network came here to understand the inner workings of Columbia’s journalism program.“We are striving in Iraq to build new media outlets and have effective rule in new media outlets,” said J...

Someone You Should Know: Wonjung Bae

By Alexandra Kukulka

September 6, 2011

This year’s Student Academy Award for a documentary was given to a film called “Vera Klement: Blunt Edge,” which is about an 80-year-old Jewish painter’s imaginative process as she paints. Wonjung Bae, 30, directed the documentary to better understand her own mother, who is also an artist. Born in Busan, South Korea, Bae is a filmmaker who is interested in issues of identity, modernity and art.Bae received her mas...

Chicago Tea Party rallies on Tax Day

By Heather McGraw

April 25, 2011

The U.S. government changed the deadline to file taxes this year but that didn’t prevent the Chicago Tea Party from holding its third annual Tax Day rally to gather support for the movement.Tea Party members gathered outside Daley Plaza on April 18 to hear speakers from across the nation talk about the party’s future and what impact the Chicago group will have on it.Speakers at the event included Rep. Joe Walsh, of Illin...

Buckingham kitchen fire alarms students

By Web Master

April 16, 2011

Buckingham residents awoke at approximately 10 a.m. on Saturday afternoon to confusion and smoke as a Chicago fire fighter’s voice came over the intercom telling Columbia students to stay in their rooms and remain calm. Residents could smell smoke throughout the 59 E. Van Buren St. student-housing complex, but the fire alarm never went off.Even though the Chicago Fire Department intercom announcement could be heard on each ...

Protestors talk more than taxes

By Stephanie Saviola

April 19, 2010

On tax day, thousands of Tea Party protesters packed Daley Plaza shouting anti-government slogans and toting signs with phrases such as “tax is theft” and “taxes kill jobs.” Some even showed up in costume—one woman dressed as “Wonder Woman”—and several children in the crowd took part. One carried a sign that read: “Leave my piggy bank alone.”The new political movement, which had rallies throughout the count...

Tax day rally in Washington, D.C.

By Margaret Lang

March 29, 2010

On tax day, April 15, thousands of Americans will surround the U.S. Capitol and the National Mall to protest the government and support lower taxes. Protests will also be held in Los Angeles, Chicago, and many other cities around the United States.FreedomWorks will host the 2010 Tax Day Tea Party rally in Washington, D.C. FreedomWorks recruits, educates, trains and mobilizes hundreds of thousands of volunteer activists to fight for less government, lower taxes and more freedom.The...

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