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CCC In the News - Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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WBEZ-FM – Chaz Ebert and Chicago Urban League help aspiring film critics
Brenda Butler, executive director of the Columbia College Links journalism program joins Chaz Ebert to discuss their partnership with the Urban League’s Black History Month Film Festival.

Crain’s Chicago Business – Goreyesque
Creative Writing MFA student Todd Summar is highlighted in this roundup for launching the department’s new online literary journal Goreyesque.

Hollywood Reporter – Digital Starlets 2014
Cinema Art + Science alumna Lara Marie Schoenhals (a.k.a. Babe Walker) is highlighted as one of the top five Digital Starlets of 2014 after creating the Twitter hashtag #WhiteGirlProblems in 2010 which led to her book White Girl Problems, debuting on the New York Times bestseller list.

Chicago Magazine – 21 Art Gallery Exhibits to See in Chicago
Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics at Columbia College’s Arcade Gallery and Social Paper at the Center for Book and Paper Arts are both highlighted in the top 21 Art Gallery Exhibits to See in Chicago.



CNN Money – New ways colleges target rich alumni
Colleges and universities are getting savvy with their tactics in targeting alumni for donations, mostly through big data. Brown University identified 11,000 new prospects through data mining that eventually resulted in $339 million in gifts and pledges.

New York Times –
On Twitter, ‘Being Black at the University of Michigan’
Since last fall, African-American students and others at the University of Michigan have been turning to Twitter and other social media tools to draw attention to racism on campus. They documented an all-night protest that drew more than 1,000 students, and have expressed their frustration that the departing university president has “only given lip service” to the issue.

Arts, Media and Entertainment

Washington Post – In a first, Agriculture Dept. plans to regulate food marketing in schools
For the first time, the federal government plans to regulate how food is marketed in public schools, part of first lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to reduce the allure of unhealthy foods to the nation’s children. Widespread national coverage includes: NBC News, Politico, CBS News, NPR and Time.