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SUE to be dethroned by ‘titan’ of evolution

SUE to be dethroned by ‘titan’ of evolution

September 11, 2017

To some fans’ dismay and others’ excitement, the Field Museum of Natural History announced Aug. 30 that it will relocate iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil SUE from Stanley Field Hall to her own 5,80...

Chicago monuments at heart of controversy

Chicago monuments at heart of controversy

By Savannah Eadens

September 5, 2017

Engraved into the front of an 18-foot-tall Roman column that sits along the Lakeshore trail bike path near Soldier Field are the words: “Fascist Italy with the sponsorship of Benito Mussolini presen...

New XS Tennis facility to construct a path to college

New XS Tennis facility to construct a path to college

September 6, 2016

Construction on XS Tennis’ new state-of-the-art facility, 5400 S. State St. in Washington Park, began Aug. 25, according to a press release from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office.Founded in 2005 to provi...

College addresses adjunct faculty teaching availability form issue

College addresses adjunct faculty teaching availability form issue

October 27, 2014

For the past few weeks, it looked as though some adjunct faculty members were in danger of not receiving teaching assignments for the Spring 2015 semester because they had not submitted teaching availability forms on time. However, the college has resolved the issue and accommodate...

Bike cops roll back crime rates

By Assistant Metro Editor

May 5, 2014

In an effort to make police more “mobile, social and interactive,” the Chicago Police Department plans to deploy more than 140 officers on bikes to patrol 20 high-crime areas on the South and West Sides.Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPD Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced the initiative April 18 as a part of its Operation Impact program, which the CPD launched in October 2013 to increase the number of officers in the cit...

Athletes’ actions don’t reflect performance

By Lindsey Woods

September 10, 2012

Everyone loves a good controversy, and the wide world of sports has an ample supply. The focus on sports transgressions has recently shifted from teams onto individual athletes and their off-field antics.Chad Johnson, Hope Solo and Geron Johnson are all players who have recently attracted attention for shenanigans unrelated to their athletic abilities. Although these scandalous stories are entertaining, they also indicate...

CTA railcars should stay in spotlight

By Editorial Board

January 30, 2012

New Chicago Transit Authority train cars, paid for with $1.14 billion of taxpayer money, were pulled from the Pink Line in December 2011 after CTA authorities found quality defects in a crucial part provided by the parts supplier to the new cars’ manufacturer.The CTA is making the mistake of concealing aspects of the quality testing process from the public. If Chicago is truly striving for transparency and an improved e...

Vineyard, winery possible in the South Side

By Brianna Wellen

May 2, 2011

In a vacant lot on the South Side, a French-style chateau known as the Raber House is crumbling. The building, located at 5760 S. Lafayette Ave., is one of the few remaining in the city that predates the Chicago Fire and the city has owned it for the past 30 years. In 1996, the Raber House was granted landmark status. Despite the city’s best efforts, the building remains untouched by renovators, boarded up among acres of emp...

Putting his money where his mouth is

By Samuel Charles

November 1, 2010

In 1893, what is now Chicago’s 20th Ward was the landscape for the famous Chicago World’s Fair, which gave a look at the flourishing city and all its grandeur, but it has since become one of the most impoverished and crime-ridden neighborhoods in Chicago. Now, a Columbia alumnus is attempting to change the ward, making it safer for residents, helping the youth and creating more opportunities for those who call it home.C...

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