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Raymond Tominello, owner of Rooftop Local Honey, houses bees on rooftops and plans to collaborate with local schools to teach children about bees. 

‘Honey, I’m home’—Bees find hive in Bridgeport

November 27, 2017

Growing up in Indiana, Raymond Tominello was surrounded by agriculture and farming. When he moved to Chicago, he wanted to bring a little bit of home with him, so he created Rooftop Local Honey in 2015...

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and former star of

Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria

November 9, 2017

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, along with representatives from the Norwegian American Hospital and the New Life Covenant Church, spoke at a Nov. 1 press conference about local relief needed fo...

Columbia grad ‘rocks’ in musical

Columbia grad ‘rocks’ in musical

November 6, 2017

Playing the ultimate stick-it-to-the-man rocker that many grew familiar with following 2003’s “School of Rock” film, Rob Colletti, a 2011 Columbia theatre alumnus, stars as Dewey Finn in the Broadway in Chicago production “School of Rock: The Musical.” The show debuted ...

Hamilton's Education Program kicked off its second year in Chicago Oct. 18 at the CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., where 1,900 students gathered for a matinee performance and a Q&A with the cast.

CPS students get a “shot” with Hamilton Education Program

October 25, 2017

Chicago Public Schools did not "throw away their shot" at being "in the room where it happens," to quote lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical "Hamilton"--the show that offers select students history les...

Carolina Posse and Sue Mroz, associate professors in the cinema and television arts department, have submitted thier movie

Faculty members showcase short film at festivals

October 2, 2017

Two professors from the Cinema and Television Arts Department are spending the fall showcasing a short film they created called “The Scary Ham” at festivals nationwide. Sue Mroz, associate professor of instruction in the Cinema and Television Arts Department, wrote and direct...

Students to learn budgeting skills through Game of Life

Students to learn budgeting skills through Game of Life

September 25, 2017

Students will experiment with several budgeting strategies designed to prepare them for life outside of college during an Oct. 5 event adaptation of the Game of Life. Scheduled to be held at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., students will be given the equivalent of a starti...

New treatment gives second chance to leukemia patients at U of Chicago

New treatment gives second chance to leukemia patients at U of Chicago

September 11, 2017

The University of Chicago Medical Center is one of the first hospitals to offer a new cancer treatment that is giving late-stage leukemia and lymphoma patients another chance for remission. A pediatric acu...

City provides support for mental health crises

City provides support for mental health crises

September 11, 2017

Chicago is improving services for people with mental illnesses by strengthening crisis response and awareness training, according to an Aug. 30 press release from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. A mayoral pilot ini...

John Kavouris, Associate Vice President of Facilities and Operation at Columbia College, and Mike O'Malley, Project Superintendent, stand within the stage area of the Getz Theatre, 72 E. 11 St. Kavouris said that renovations are expected to be done by the start of the Spring 2018 semester.

Getz Theatre renovations continue despite asbestos

September 5, 2017

A $1 million budget increase for the renovation to the Getz Theatre was needed after a large amount of asbestos was found over the summer, requiring additional painting in the upper floors of the bu...

May contain: peanuts, milk, gluten: Restaurants, customers urge for education, dialogue on food allergies

May contain: peanuts, milk, gluten: Restaurants, customers urge for education, dialogue on food allergies

September 5, 2017

Twelve-year-old Cameron Rich was on vacation with his family four years ago in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, but instead of enjoying the barrier islands’ open-sea beaches and shipwreck diving si...

Panelists discussed how voter's one sided news feeds have contributed to the nation's hard-lined partisanship at Ferguson Hall, 600. S Michigan Ave., Aug. 16.

Experts, voters in search for civility in politics

August 25, 2017

Political partisanship in the U.S. is close to Civil War levels, and both voters and elected officials have contributed to the conflict and share the responsibility to fix it, according to experts in civil dis...

Pilsen artist is ‘Here’ with new exhibit

Candida Alvarez poses in front of her painting

By Kendrah Villiesse

May 8, 2017

Vibrant colors and textures illustrate the life story of Pilsen-based artist Candida Alvarez in a new exhibit at the   Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.Scheduled through August 6,  “Cand...

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