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EDITORIAL: Privilege dictates what ‘better’ education means

EDITORIAL: Privilege dictates what ‘better’ education means

September 22, 2019

Our criminal justice system delivers a financial slap on the wrist of $30,000 to a successful Hollywood mother who buys her daughter’s way into an elite college, while it severely punishes a working...

EDITORIAL: Faculty deserve space for honest debate, even behind closed doors

EDITORIAL: Faculty deserve space for honest debate, even behind closed doors

September 21, 2019

For years, the Faculty Senate has been a key part in successful communication between faculty and members of the administration. With meetings open to the public, students can actively listen in on co...

In response to: ‘Rushed’ affiliation vote worries some CFAC members

In response to: ‘Rushed’ affiliation vote worries some CFAC members

September 19, 2019

Thank you for your balanced reporting about union members and fee-payers' concerns about the rushed vote to affiliate with the Illinois Federation of Teachers. Although I am sure that many members thought...

OPINION: Biromanticism, a delve into nonsexual attraction

OPINION: Biromanticism, a delve into nonsexual attraction

September 18, 2019

The year is 2014. You, a teenage girl, and your gal pals are crowded around your favorite table at Starbucks, each clutching a variation of a pumpkin spicelatte. You say Winston is your favorite male...

Editor’s Note: News organizations must use inclusive, accurate language

Editor’s Note: News organizations must use inclusive, accurate language

September 15, 2019

Language defines our values as a society. By utilizing inclusive and accurate words, news organizations can use their weight to shift cultural norms and acceptance in a climate growing more polarize...

EDITORIAL: Dress codes exclude identity

EDITORIAL: Dress codes exclude identity

September 15, 2019

Dress codes have been enforced in academic, professional and social settings for years, often on the basis that anything that sticks out from the norm—whether it be hairstyle, clothing or presentati...

OPINION: Thank you, Robert Frank

OPINION: Thank you, Robert Frank

September 14, 2019

In vision and in practice, there has never been, and never will be, another Robert Frank. A documentary photographer and filmmaker, Frank died Sept. 9 in Inverness, Nova Scotia. He was 94 years old...

EDITORIAL: Sex workers deserve security, updated policy

EDITORIAL: Sex workers deserve security, updated policy

September 14, 2019

One area top-polling 2020 candidates have not landed on concretely—which seems to be a gray area for other candidates, as well—is whether to support the decriminalization of sex work. The decriminalizatio...

OPINION: ‘Sticks and Stones’ may break bones but should comedy be politically correct?

OPINION: ‘Sticks and Stones’ may break bones but should comedy be politically correct?

September 10, 2019

Editor’s Note: The term “N-word” is used in this article, referring to the offensive language used by comedian Dave Chapelle. The Chronicle does not condone or promote the use of this term nor the wor...

An open letter to the CFAC steering committee

An open letter to the CFAC steering committee

September 9, 2019

I am a member in good standing of the Columbia Faculty Union interested in running in our upcoming elections. But I feel that I am already running at a disadvantage. With our recent affiliation...

Editor’s Note: Stop blaming people when corporations kill the planet

Editor’s Note: Stop blaming people when corporations kill the planet

September 8, 2019

I spun around in my chair a few times thinking about what to write for my first editor’s note. This note is the first thing you see when you open the paper and my first address to the readers ...

EDITORIAL: Straightness does not need celebration

EDITORIAL: Straightness does not need celebration

September 8, 2019

A Straight Pride Parade was hosted in Boston on Aug. 31. In attendance, however, were more than just proponents of straight pride.  The parade was organized by a group called Super Happy Fun Ameri...

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