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Students and others listen as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley spoke at the University of Chicgao Institute of Politics in her first ever visit to a university. 

Ambassador Haley: UN diplomats are glued to Trump’s tweets

February 26, 2018

Before current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley started her job, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger gave her this advice: “Put yourself in your adversary’s shoes, understand ...

Renovations of the Getz Theatre make the building a more efficient performance and classroom space for faculty and students. 

Front and center: Getz Theatre renovations completed

February 19, 2018

The Getz Theatre commanded the spotlight as the curtains opened on the newly renovated building at the start of the new semester. After almost a year of renovations overseen by Gensler, an international architectural firm, the Getz Theatre, 72 E. 11th St., now has a modern space avai...

Tonika Johnson, 2003 alumna and street photographer, is using her work to provide a positive portrayal of the Englewood neighborhood, which is often thought of as violent and crime-laden. 

Alumna reshapes Englewood perception through photography

April 17, 2017

Young Englewood artist  Tonika Johnson is working to change the perception of her neighborhood, which has a national reputation for being plagued with crime and violence. The 2003 journalism alumna and street photographer documents the positive aspects of Englewood that are often ov...

First time actor Ferdia Peelo-Walsh was selected for the role of Conor after a six-month hunt throughout Ireland for fresh, young talent.

Irish lad Ferdia Peelo-Walsh on ‘Sing Street’

April 25, 2016

Director John Carney’s “Sing Street” is a musical coming-of-age tale set in Dublin during the '80s. The film stars newcomer Ferdia Peelo-Walsh as Conor, a 14-year-old Irish lad who uses music to esc...

First time actor Ferdia Peelo-Walsh was selected for the role of Conor after a six-month hunt throughout Ireland for fresh, young talent.

‘Sing Street’: A dull coming-of-age tale told in vibrant technicolor

April 25, 2016

Set in Dublin during the 1980s, director John Carney’s “Sing Street” tells the story of 14-year-old Conor, played by newcomer Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, as he embraces the colorful world of new-wave musi...

Chronicle staff accolades speak to students’ work ethic

By Editor-in-Chief

February 29, 2016

Being a student journalist has its challenges, but winning professional recognition in college journalism competitions is an even more difficult goal to achieve.The staff of The Columbia Chronicle was recognized as best in the state for General Excellence at the Illinois College Press Association convention Feb. 20 despite what felt like countless obstacles along the way.This year, The Chronicle staff of what is now 34 student...

V-Day Fundraiser for Chicago Women’s Health Center | The Columbia Chronicle

February 15, 2016

V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women, hosted “The Vagina Monologues” at the Quincy Wong Center for Artistic Expression, 623 S. Wabash Ave. on Feb. 11. Profits from the performance went...

8th district update: Duckworth defeats Walsh

By Contributing Writer

November 6, 2012

Angleica Sanchez, Contributing WriterAfter one of the more controversial campaigns of this election season Democrat Tammy Duckworth, a disabled Iraq war veteran in her second run for Congress, defeated Republican Joe Walsh to represent the 8th Congressional District in Illinois.In the last days of the election, Walsh continued to receive funds, including a last-minute $1 million for ads against Duckworth’s increasingly aggress...

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