Tag: Columbia College Chicago

Fernando Diaz and Silvia Rivera, local Latino journalists on the move

Latino journalists in Chicago are on the move. Fernando Diaz Fernando Diaz has been named the new managing editor of Hoy Chicago, the Spanish-language newspaper owned by the Tribune Co. And Silvia Rivera was named managing director of Vocalo.org, an initiative of Chicago Public Radio. Both announcements were made public Monday. Diaz was previously the... Read more »

Off to South America

I’m waiting at the airport this afternoon to board a flight for South America. I will spend the next week in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on my own and then two weeks in Peru with a group of my students and a fellow teacher from Columbia College Chicago. I was in Peru once before when I... Read more »

The border, quinceañeras and more

The Border. Quinceañeras. Each topic will be discussed at separate events this week at Columbia College Chicago, where I am an assistant professor of journalism. Luis Urrea I will introduce, Luis Alberto Urrea, who will read from his book “The Devil’s Highway” and discuss creative nonfiction at 630 p.m. Monday at 1104 S. Wabash, 8th... Read more »

I speak "Spitaliano"

Some friends came to visit me in Florence, where I taught a travel writing class for the last month, and we decided to venture to the other side of the Arno, the river that divides the city. To me, the other side of the river is quieter and less ridden with tourists. We crossed the... Read more »

What are you?

It was my first day of school at a Catholic elementary school. This is how I remember it. I was in the second grade, and a little nervous having left my old Catholic school and my best friend, Tasha.  Up until that point I never thought of myself as really different from anybody else. My... Read more »