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CCC In the News - Friday, December 13, 2013

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Chicago Reader – “It's the Political Economy, Stupid," "Suicide Narcissus," and the rest of your weekend in visual arts
The “Tyranny of Good Taste” exhibition at Columbia College’s Glass Curtain Gallery is highlighted in this week’s Reader’s Agenda.

WBEZ-FM (NPR Chicago) – Some colleges offer alternative admissions policies 
Tony Sarabia, alumnus and host of the “Morning Shift,” mentions Columbia College as one of many colleges and universities that don’t require admissions testing, a practice DePaul University also began in 2011. Jon Boeckenstedt, AVP Enrollment Management and Marketing at DePaul, along with Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed discuss these trends.

CLTV – Politics Tonight
Alderman of the 35th Ward and Columbia College alumnus, Rey Colon, discusses plans for the historic restoration of Walt Disney’s childhood home.

Crain’s Chicago Business – Why Glazed & Infused chose WeDeliver
Jimmy Odom, former Cinema Art + Science student and CEO of WeDeliver, discusses launching his new business and taking on upmarket companies like Chicago-based Glazed & Infused.



Inside Higher Ed – Accreditation Agita 
As City College of San Francisco challenges the validity of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)—which in turn is threatening to revoke accreditation of the City College—a U.S. Senate Committee concurrently holds hearings on how accreditation can better meet the needs of “21st-century learning.” 

Arts, Media and Entertainment

New York Times – Govern in Poetry
OpEd contributor and author Timothy Egan urges President Obama to emulate great presidencies of the past and return to his “lyrical gifts” rather than retreat into “salesmanship disguised as statecraft.” Quoting Kennedy, “If more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics, I am convinced the world would be a better place.”