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Culture Chronversations: Internet Privacy, TikTok and Netflix

August 10, 2020

Welcome to Culture Chronversations! On this show we ask broad questions about topics we aren’t usually able to touch on in our standard reporting. To give you an idea of who works at the Chronicle and...

BREAKING: College to notify ransomware victims; offers credit monitoring to college community

BREAKING: College to notify ransomware victims; offers credit monitoring to college community

July 17, 2020

Nearly seven weeks after Columbia became the victim of a ransomware attack, the college provided details about how it would assist members of the college community whose data may have been compromised. A...

Seven staffers laid off following termination of Columbia Online

Seven staffers laid off following termination of Columbia Online

July 17, 2020

After a May announcement that the program would be cut due to pandemic-related financial burdens on the college, the Columbia Online program concluded in June, resulting in staff layoffs. Lambrini Lu...

The college has seen drastic enrollment declines over the past decade, with numbers falling by nearly half. President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim and VP of Enrollment Management Michael Joseph are hoping to turn that around with new initiatives.

Kim on enrollment: ‘We’ve taken it on the chin’

February 5, 2019

Columbia is nearly half the size it was 10 years ago, but President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim and Vice President of Enrollment Management Michael Joseph introduced a 5-year plan Jan. 29 to get enrollment back...

State program to encourage more students pursue STEM

State program to encourage more students to pursue STEM

March 10, 2018

As more industries look for employees with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and math, Illinois is working to better equip its students for STEM careers.State officials announced a partnersh...

ServiceNow is currently working out of a temporary workspace in the Fulton Market, before moving to a permanent location. 

Windy City isn’t new Silicon Valley

March 5, 2018

Another West Coast tech company will soon move to Chicago. ServiceNow, a software company with nearly $2 billion in annual revenue, announced Feb. 23 that it would create a new technology Development Center in Fulto...

Youth in revolt: Students lead after Florida school shooting

Life is about second chances

By Tyra Bosnic

March 4, 2018

America’s youth has taken their future into their own hands before another mass shooting can claim them.Another school shooting Feb. 14 took the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Schoo...

 

Slide to unlock: fashion in the digital age

February 23, 2018

From the 2004 Blockbuster movie "iRobot" to the recent YouTube star, human-like robot Sophia, people are fascinated with the idea of robots. Just as technology dominates the consumer world, the fashion ind...

Connections, resources empower women in technology

The most recent WiSTEM cohort involved 12 female entrepreneurs who manage tech businesses in Chicago, including Jamie Migdal, CEO of FetchFind. 

By Caroline Bowen

February 13, 2017

Jamie Migdal, CEO and founder of FetchFind—an online education tool for pet care businesses—has faced doubt from people “falling prey to old ideas” on her way to success. She has encountered peop...

Laura Jane Grace precedes tour with intimate show

By James Firkins

February 8, 2017

Laura Jane Grace steps onto the stage to rapturous applause. Then, a silence hushes the room as she picks up her guitar—a gloss-black Rickenbacker—and begins to tune. “Tuning is a European luxury,” she says to modest laughter. The crowd is patient, though, because she will undoubtedly offer something incredible in just a few short moments.Grace is the lead singer of Floridian band Against Me!, which she started in the ...

Women have, will continue to run the world

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

November 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton's loss on Nov. 8 was a blow to women who thought the "highest, hardest glass ceiling" would finally be shattered. So where should American women look to find female political role models? L...

REVIEW: Magnificent Coloring Day gives new hues to South Side

Chance's performance Sept. 24 at the U.S. Cellular Field became a story telling experience rather than a concert performance. His connection with audiences and coloring the stage himself with props and lights created a 'Coloring Book.'

By ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR

September 26, 2016

The talk of the weekend was Chance the Rapper's Magnificent Coloring Day, which brought "Blessings" to the South Side. Although Jamila Woods—the singer featured on the hit song—was sadly absent, th...

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