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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...

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...

Underground fruit gangstas: uncovering the hidden subculture of homo-hop music

By Emily Ornberg

September 10, 2012

The stereotypical hip-hop emcee often posseses a lengthy criminal background. Some were gangbangers while others sold drugs. Some were reputedly wife beaters, killers, robbers and thieves. But the last thing one would expect from such a ruthless genre is homosexuality.Hip-hop is among the last forms of artistic expression where homophobia is not only accepted, but brazenly encouraged. The phrase “no homo” is a common s...

8-bit education

By Luke Wilusz

September 6, 2011

I can’t imagine grade school without video games. I don’t just mean the ones I played at home, after school, on my trusty old Super Nintendo Entertainment System, although that did eat up hours of my childhood. No, I’m talking about the educational games they had on the computers at school when I was little. Some of my fondest memories from elementary school involve eagerly waiting for other students to leave one of the cla...

Channeling Twain in a Columbia science class

By The Columbia Chronicle

May 2, 2011

By Alex Steadman, Contributing WriterMark Twain, clad in his trademark white suit and glaring over his bushy white mustache, asked the Columbia students in Pan Papacosta’s Space, Time and the Arts class if there was anyone in the room who never told a lie. No hands were raised.He then asked if any of them lied all the time. Again, no hands were raised. Finally, he inquired who among them lies from time to time, and all t...

Niffenegger talks books, future plans

By Luke Wilusz

April 5, 2010

Audrey Niffenegger is a Jane-of-all-trades. Throughout her career, she’s written novels, such as “The Time Traveler’s Wife” and “Her Fearful Symmetry,” illustrated two art books, including “The Three Incestuous Sisters,” taught printmaking at Columbia and helped form the college’s Center for Book and Paper Arts.On March 30, Niffenegger spoke to Columbia students in a Q-and-A format session as a part of the co...

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