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Governor Signs Landmark Legislation on Women’s Equality Day to Guarantee Women the Right to be Both Mothers and Employees CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced he has signed a landmark new law that will fight the widespread but often overlooked practice of discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace. The law provides job protections for pregnant women and requires that reasonable accommodations be made in the workplace so expectant mothers can continue working without fear for their health or the health of their child. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensuring full equality for women in Illinois.

Quinn signs maternity bill

September 8, 2014

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation on Aug. 26 that will protect and guarantee pregnant women’s rights to employment. Quinn collaborated on the bill with State Representative Mary Flowers and State Senator...

Talent Pool buckles up and buttons down

Talent Pool buckles up and buttons down

April 14, 2014

An improved version of Columbia’s Talent Pool website launched April 2 with a revamped interface. Talent Pool, a website created by the Portfolio Center in 2010, is a platform used to flaunt students’ work and lure prospective collaborators, according to Dirk Matthews, inter...

Story Week receives 3-year grant

By Megan Purazrang

January 24, 2013

Columbia’s Fiction Writing Department was granted new funding support for this semester’s Story Week Festival of Writers, an event that draws a diverse group of writers to the campus to help student writers find a voice through readings, conversation and author Q-and-As.Beginning this semester, the department will receive $9,000 annually until 2016 from the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foun...

Instructor talks about new book, future plans

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 22, 2012

by Jack Reese, Copy EditorAdam McOmber, an adjunct faculty member in the English Department, has always had a passion for literature. He published a book of short stories, “This New & Poisonous Air,” in June 2011, and is also the managing editor of Hotel Amerika, the department’s literary magazine. Like most writers, he juggles numerous jobs but retains his expert passion for the strange and morbid.McOmber’s d...

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