Posts in category "Politics"

Best of ChiU 2012

Best of ChiU 2012
In 12 hours, 2012 will be pre-teen history, and we’ll be ringing in 2013. This year certainly was memorable. From a viral “Kony” video to the election and everything in between, 2012 was a roller coaster we won’t forget soon. Here are the best ChiU posts in 2012. But the blog doesn’t end here. Tell... Read more »

Election 2012: The Chicago College Student Perspective

Election 2012: The Chicago College Student Perspective
On November 6, 2012 Barack Obama was re-elected as the president of the United States. For college students in Chicago, this re-election wasn’t just national news—it was happening within a 30 minutes train ride from most campuses. The focus of most students was on voting, finishing class to watch the results and, for some, watching... Read more »

Happy Election Day #ChiUVote

Happy Election Day #ChiUVote
Whether you are Republican, Democrat, Green, Independent or something in between, politics will rule your agenda today. And we want to hear what you think. Tell us your thoughts on the voting process, the candidates, the issues, the ballots, the headlines, the tweets and whatever other political thoughts are running through your mind. So let... Read more »
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Politics 101

Hi everyone! I’m Isabella Walker, a senior and Political Science/International Studies/Journalism student at Loyola University Chicago. I’m really excited to be joining the team at ChiU as a political writer, particularly focusing on the upcoming election. As any good politician would, I figured I should give just a bit of background about myself (no need... Read more »

Pride Parade 2012: Chicago Colleges + Photo Slideshow

Pride Parade 2012: Chicago Colleges + Photo Slideshow
Chicago higher education wasn’t left out of the fun when 850,000 people descended on Lakeview East to enjoy the 2012 Pride Parade. University of Illinois- Chicago (UIC), Roosevelt University, Elmhurst College, Columbia College, Northeastern Illinois University and the Harrington College of Design each had representatives walk in the parade.  UIC’s alumni group also walked in... Read more »

NATO For The Foreign Policy Novice

NATO For The Foreign Policy Novice
(Photo: Flickr/isafmedia) It is going to screw up your commute, interfere with weekend plans in the Loop and be covered 24-hours a day by the media. It will also potentially determine the future course of foreign policy for 28 countries. NATO is landing in Chicago this weekend, officially running from Sunday, May 20- Monday, May... Read more »
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Does Money And Career Trump All For Young Women Today?

Does Money And Career Trump All For Young Women Today?
Move over social work and teaching: today’s women are looking for careers that put a little more in the bank. A study from Pew Research Center revealed 66 percent of 18- 34-year-old women say being successful in a high paying career is one of the “most important” or “very important” things in their lives. This... Read more »

Dalai Lama Visits Loyola

Dalai Lama Visits Loyola
On a cool spring day at Loyola’s Lake Shore campus, lines of people waiting to get into Gentile Arena wrapped around the quad and down Sheridan Road, students side stepped security to get to class and monks held a service in Madonna Della Strada chapel. This was not an ordinary day.  On April 26, His... Read more »

Student Loan Debt For Senior Citizens And Second Graders?

Student Loan Debt For Senior Citizens And Second Graders?
Recent college graduates dealing with student loan debt: think you got it bad? Wait until you’re 60. Or the parent of an elementary school student. In an article posted today, the Washington Post reports that Americans over the age of 60 account for $36 billion of the current total loan balance and 10 percent of... Read more »
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KONY 2012: The Video, The Background, The Critics

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I have posted about Kony 2012 twice before: once pointing out the posters that have adorned my Loyola University campus since last fall, and once as a news story people should consider following this year. On March 5, the culmination of guerrilla advertising efforts went viral with the 30 minute feature film on the Kony... Read more »