Archive for February, 2014

Catholic bishops differ sharply on anti-LGBT laws

Posted on: February 19th, 2014 1 Comment

While the Catholic Church has generally been viewed as having unified opposition to LGBT rights, recent harsh laws have sparked debate among bishops from different countries.

Study: Civil Rights Protections Lacking for Public Transportation

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

Under current law, “you can make anything look good from a civil rights perspective.”

Experimental Station Reports on 61st St Farmer’s Market

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

In the right food environment, shoppers with LINK (food stamp) cards consistently make healthy choices.

UIC Faculty On Strike

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

Faculty call for pay increases, promotion opportunities, and shared governance in the name of serving marginalized students.

A Civil Rights Leader You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

Elizabeth Peratrovich, an Alaska Native woman, helped pass the United States’ first anti-discrimination law 69 years ago this month.

Finding God on the ‘L’

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

Lisa Reiter, Director of Campus Ministry, reflects on a recent experience talking with a homeless man on the ‘L’.

United Airlines ends use of styrofoam cups

Posted on: February 5th, 2014

Chicago-based United is switching to a more environmentally friendly, recyclable alternative.

Fired Snarf’s Sandwiches Employees Reinstated with Back Pay

Posted on: February 5th, 2014

Employees’ termination three days before Christmas after participating in national minimum wage strike raised objections from labor advocates.

Interactive Map: Where Most Chicagoans Don’t Own Cars

Posted on: February 5th, 2014

An interactive mapping tool identifies which neighborhoods have very few cars, a useful tool for community advocates when discussing how best to distribute resources.

Tuition increase is a social justice issue

Posted on: February 5th, 2014

Phoenix columnist Dominic Lynch discusses the recently announced 2.5% tuition increase for the 2014-2015 academic year.