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US of CC, administration bargain to simplify job titles

US of CC, administration bargain to simplify job titles

May 1, 2017

A committee of full-time staff members will work with college administrators to reclassify staff positions based on information gathered in a long-awaited job titles study. The study produced a job classification structure that will help administration and individuals assess career m...

Xenophobia, intolerance cannot be rebranded

Xenophobia, intolerance cannot be rebranded

By Arabella Breck

May 1, 2017

The close of the first round of the French presidential election has left two candidates to vie for citizens' votes in the runoff election May 7. Holding the lead after the first round is Emmanuel Macron,...

‘Age of Ultron’ starts summer movie season

‘Age of Ultron’ starts summer movie season

May 11, 2015

Most films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe share similar characteristics: The central characters are established, a new villain emerges and the two forces fight. The final sequence is 20 minutes of break...

Outrage Culture: Justified or overblown?

Outrage Culture: Justified or overblown?

April 27, 2015

In recent weeks, Trevor Noah, a South African comedian and the designated successor to Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show,” received backlash for a series of tweets dating back to 2009.The tweets, in whic...

Caffeine enhances memory, study shows

Caffeine enhances memory, study shows

February 3, 2014

It is not news that caffeine is used as a resource for staying awake and alert. But new findings suggest that it is not just an energy booster—it may also aid memory.According to a study published Jan...

Don’t be such a sexist tool

By Luke Wilusz

March 5, 2012

Competitive fighting game player Aris Bakhtanians made headlines on gaming blogs this week after a Web broadcast of a recent competition featured him picking up a camera, inappropriately focusing it on Miranda Pakozdi, the only female player on his team, and making several inappropriate comments during the course of 10 minutes. He would zoom in on her breasts, butt and feet—rarely showing her face in the frame—while cont...

Westboro church’s ignorance not excusable

By Trevor Ballanger

February 20, 2012

I’ve always felt a sense of pride for who I am and where I come from, though at times it wasn’t easy. Some may think that being gay and coming from a highly religious family in southern Iowa would be rough, and they would be right.But in a lot of ways I was luckier than I realized at that time. There has always been a strong support system of friends and family around me, and I’ve never had trouble being protected whe...

Columbia proves prejudice allegations false

By Amanda Murphy

February 28, 2011

Suriya Smiley’s claim that Columbia discriminated on the basis of ethnicity when terminating the former adjunct professor was recently dismissed by U.S. federal court.On Nov. 2, 2010, Judge Samuel Der Yeghian issued an opinion that Smiley failed to prove Columbia discriminated when investigating the claim she made ethnically insensitive remarks in class.“After considering all of the evidence in its totality, Smiley ha...

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