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Editor’s Note: Investment in diverse education necessary for DEI initiatives

Editor’s Note: Investment in diverse education necessary for DEI initiatives

March 22, 2019

As the college is praised for its current diversity and inclusion initiatives at the local and national level, those here on campus are still waiting for holes to be filled. Several Diversity, Equity...

Hackers beware: women are coding

Hackers beware: women are coding

March 4, 2019

The cybersecurity field is made up of only 20 percent women, but a Chicago-based training program is dedicated to changing that.  Due to the increase in cyber crimes from September 2017 to August 2018, there were 313,735 cybersecurity job openings in the U.S., according to a study by Cy...

Pritzker to prioritize education in 2020 budget

Pritzker to prioritize  education in 2020 budget

By Katherine Savage

March 4, 2019

Financial relief could be on the way for a greater number of Columbia students. The troubled and under-funded state Monetary Award Program is scheduled to get a $50 million boost under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s...

Columbia alumnus featured in Sweet Tap Chicago show

Columbia alumnus featured in Sweet Tap Chicago show

March 1, 2019

Uniquely choreographed tap dancing is set to a mix of rock, soul and R&B for Chicago Tap Theatre's Sweet Tap Chicago show.Taylor Mallory, a 2010 music business alumnus, is the main vocalist and emce...

Illinois legislator pushes for rape kit electronic tracking system to end backlog

Illinois legislator pushes for rape kit electronic tracking system to end backlog

By Alexandra Yetter

February 22, 2019

Illinois House representatives are working to pass a bill to establish an electronic rape kit tracking system to tackle a processing backlog, but Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting commissio...

The Chronicle named best in state for fourth year

The Chronicle named best in state for fourth year

February 20, 2019

The Chronicle took home first place in General Excellence from the Illinois College Press Association for the fourth year in a row, once again establishing it as the No. 1 non-daily newspaper in Illinois.Th...

Columbia students to be a part of rock ‘n’ roll legend Jon Anderson’s upcoming album

Columbia students to be a part of rock ‘n’ roll legend Jon Anderson’s upcoming album

February 19, 2019

Thirteen students sit in Studio C, filed into the rows of lecture hall-style seats. They are staring at a screen—the class is on a Skype call. An ordinary-looking man sits in his home animatedly talking abo...

FAFSA updates to ease verification process for students, families

FAFSA updates to ease verification process for students, families

February 15, 2019

Changes to the FAFSA application process are helping to remove some of the burden associated with verifying documents for students and families. Assistant Vice President of Student Financial Services Cynthia Grunden said some students are flagged by the Department of Education ...

Second provost candidate to visit campus this week

Second provost candidate to visit campus this week

February 11, 2019

Marcella David has been announced as the second candidate for senior vice president and provost, and will visit campus including a public forum Feb. 14 from 3–4:30 p.m., according to a Feb. 11 e...

OPINION: Violent criminals: They’re just like us

OPINION: Violent criminals: They’re just like us

By Jay Berghuis

February 9, 2019

From Netflix releasing the documentary series “The Bundy Tapes” Jan. 24 to Zac Efron’s new film “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” which premiered at Sundance Jan. 26, Ted Bundy is ev...

EDITORIAL: Equality in the courtroom critical to LGBTQ activism

EDITORIAL: Equality in the courtroom critical to LGBTQ activism

February 6, 2019

New York is likely to become the fourth state to ban the controversial gay and trans panic defense strategy, according to a Jan. 25 NBC article. The bill was introduced in 2017 and has been gaining momentu...

College students struggle to afford food, federal report says

College students struggle to afford food, federal report says

February 4, 2019

As tuition rises, many college students struggle to afford basic necessities, such as food. A December 2018 report by the United States General Accountability Office analyzed data from 2016 and concl...

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