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Wellness fair brings sexy back to safe

By BenitaZepeda

April 12, 2010

Columbia’s Wellness Center will host a Safe Sex Fair April 14, where students can learn all the dirty details regarding safe sex practices and even snag a free condom or two.The Safe Sex Fair will be located at the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Various components of the fair will include free massage therapy, LGBTQ resources, facts on sexual health and relationship and domestic violence ...

A line between expression, destruction

By CiaraShook

April 12, 2010

The Office of Campus Environment teamed with Columbia’s Student Government Association to launch a campaign to stamp out vandalism on campus.The campaign intends to bring the amount of money the college spends each year on vandalism repairs to students’ attention.According to Alicia Berg, vice president of Campus Environment, Columbia spent more than $645,000 repairing vandalism damage during the 2008-2009 academic year, which ...

Thrice as many recruiters at Job Fair

By CiaraShook

April 12, 2010

At a time when jobs are rare and money is scarce, a bevy of area businesses visited Columbia on April 8 for the annual Job Fair, eager to find new faces and fresh talent among Columbia students and alumni.For the fourth consecutive year, Student Employment brought businesses to campus, and this year’s turnout was by far the best. Seventy-five businesses came to campus, compared to previous years’ turnout of 20-25. Many Chi...

Activism through art

By LauraNalin

April 12, 2010

Columbia students, faculty and staff gathered April 7-9 with community news organizations, media activists, bloggers and independent journalists for “Art, Access & Action: The Moral Imperative,” an arts and media summit proposedlast November.The summit was held in the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. It addressed social justice issues and how activists have used traditional and new media as a tool to bring about so...

Course evaluations to undergo changes

By CiaraShook

April 5, 2010

It was announced that certain changes would be coming to the online course evaluations in College Council meeting on April 2, which took place on the eighth floor of the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.Tao Huang,  assistant Art and Design professor and representative of the Evaluation Committee, said those changes included closing a gap in completion time, piloting of the new evaluation program called “Course Eval 3,” est...

Art auction draws donations

By BenitaZepeda

April 5, 2010

The Faculty/Staff Scholarship Initiative, in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Advancement, staged its first event last week to raise more money forstudent scholarships.Members of the initiative hosted the Faculty Staff Loft Party April Fool’s Celebration on April 1 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event was held on the first floor of the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building, where various faculty and staff members donated...

Eating their words

By CiaraShook

April 5, 2010

Guests weaved in and out of the tables that displayed books made of sweets, fruit and bread. They scratched votes on ballots and waited to consume the literature at Edible Books & Tea on April 1.Patrons enjoyed literature through their stomach by eating foods portraying scenes from such children’s books as “Hanzel and Gretyl,” “The Stinky Cheese Man” and “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.” The event  was foun...

Students, staff celebrate poetry

By LauraNalin

April 5, 2010

Eleven Chicago-area schools came to Columbia as the college held its 11th annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival on April 1. The festival, which is held in honor of National Poetry Month, is the first intercollegiate poetry festival in the Midwest.Columbia English professor Tony Trigilio founded the event in 1999 in hopes of bringing together the schools to create a sense of community among the poetry and creative wr...

Parental notification ruled constitutional

By Patrick Smith

April 5, 2010

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Daniel A. Riley reluctantly issued an order on March 29 he believes will "cause more harm than good," for Illinois’ young women.In a courtroom filled mostly with members of the media, Riley lifted a temporary restraining order he imposed on the state’s Parental Notice of Abortion Act, which prohibits anyone from performing an abortion on a minor unless he or she gives the child’s parents at le...

Fuller in federal court

By LauraNalin

April 5, 2010

Columbia faculty member Kevin Fuller appeared in federal court on March 31 for a hearing in which he and his lawyer discussed the status of an investigation involving Fuller’s alleged involvement in transportation of child pornography.As reported by The Chronicle on Feb. 1, Fuller, 41, was indicted by a grand jury on Jan. 12 and charged with two counts of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of ...

“Go ahead, ask away”

By The Columbia Chronicle

April 5, 2010

by Riley HughesGrowing up, I most certainly was one of those “what if …” kids. I would tirelessly conjure up elaborate scenarios and questions from the extreme depths of my imagination, all of which I would direct towards my father. Of course, more often than not, he wasn’t quite sure about what would happen if you fell in a hole that went from one side of the earth to the other, nor did he know the exact and curre...

Photography Department cuts credit hours

By BenitaZepeda

March 29, 2010

When it comes time for students to register for the fall 2010 semester, Photography Department students will find that all four-credit courses have been changed to three-credit courses.The change was considered and reviewed by the Photography Department Curriculum Committee for more than  a year. The commitee submitted the proposal in January to Eliza Nichols, Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, and the change was ...

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