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(Far left) Martha Meegan, director of Campus Safety & Security, and other administrators host the Sexual Assault Resource Panel April 30 in Stage Two of the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building to discuss the college’s procedures for handling sexual assault cases and making resources available to victims.

Columbia addresses sexual assault on campus

May 5, 2014

More than two months after a Feb. 28 collegewide email touted enhancements to Columbia’s sexual assault policies, the campus community received more specific information on what those enhancements entail. Policy updates, including a new Title IX coordinator, an oversight task for...

Equator Club is the musical alias of local DJ and producer Emmanuel Egwu, who also co-owns party planning arts promotion company Them Flavors. A former Columbia student, Egwu's music and business focus on the underground house music scene in Chicago and overseas.

Equator Club shaking up underground scene

April 28, 2014

The son of a nightclub owner, Emmanuel Egwu, aka Equator Club, has been immersed in the world of electronic music all his life. Using European influences and drum beats derived from his knowledge of m...

Editor’s note: Cure our violent society

By Heather Scroering

April 19, 2013

Major incidents, such as 9/11 and the Virginia Tech and Columbine shootings, seemed to be isolated tragedies, but headlines in the last year have been getting increasingly more grim with this string of events: Chardon, Ohio high school shooting, Feb. 27, 2012; Aurora, Colo. shooting, July 20, 2012; Newtown, Conn. Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, Dec. 14, 2012; Houston, Texas college stabbing, April 9; Boston Marathon...

Graphic Designer Job Description

By Alice Werley

April 14, 2013

Graphics DeskThe Chronicle has three graphic designers on staff. Graphic designers will help create visual elements for articles as well as design and produce advertisements on a weekly basis. The designs of advertisements are assigned on a case-by-case basis at the general manager’s discretion. Graphic designers also assist writers with InDesign questions or problems and work with section editors on section covers or spread...

Businesses taken to ‘El-evated’ heights

By Will Hager

January 28, 2013

With more than half a million rail-riders daily, the Chicago Transit Authority is seeking to attract businesses to set up shop in its station storefronts to enticecommuting customers.As a part of an $86 million initiative to rehabilitate six Red Line stations, the CTA began marketing renovated retail spaces at the Argyle, Granville and Morse stops on Jan. 16. The three renovated stops account for 10 of the 20 available stor...

Fierce, philosophical female emcee Dessa captivates Chi-Town

By Emily Ornberg

January 9, 2013

“Forget the bull in the china shop, there’s a china doll in the bullpen.”Singer/songwriter/emcee Dessa professed this symbolic lyric Jan. 8 during her performance of her track “The Bullpen” at her current tour’s inaugural show at Schuba’s Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave. A unique brand of cabaret-meets-hip-hop, Dessa’s delicate rhymes paired with colossal uproars of passionate musicality with salsa, jazz and retro...

‘Lincoln’ humanizes American legend

By Trevor Ballanger

December 10, 2012

President Abraham Lincoln left behind a legacy unlike any president before him. In “Lincoln,” director Stephen Spielberg examines a pivotal period in Lincoln’s presidency and offers a human portrait of a man deeply embedded in the American consciousness.Aided by a stellar performance from perennial Oscar contender Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrays the president, “Lincoln” comments on the combative American politica...

If graduating from Columbia was like winning an Oscar

By Brian Dukerschein

December 10, 2012

[Waits for applause to die down.]Oh my god, this is unbelievable! Honestly, I never expected this. Oh, and I have nothing prepared! [Surreptitiously removes folded piece of paper from jacket pocket.]Well, first I need to thank Dianne Erpenbach, former director of the Fashion/Retail Management Program, who was an indispensable resource when I transferred to Columbia. She was always accessible and did her best to minimize the los...

Illinois could be next to recognize gay marriage

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

December 10, 2012

Although same-sex couples can’t marry in Illinois, Chicago scored 95 out of 100 for LGBT-friendliness on the new Municipal Equality Index published Nov. 27 by the Human Rights Campaign.The MEI scores cities based on a list of 47 criteria under six broad categories, including “nondiscrimination laws,” “relationship recognition by the city” and “municipality as employer,” according to Paul Guequierre, the HRC’s dep...

Cutler’s concussion causes concern

By Lindsey Woods

November 19, 2012

I am not the biggest Jay Cutler fan, but since I don’t generally wish harm on people, I was genuinely concerned when Cutler was injured during the Bears Nov. 11 game against the Houston Texans.The bad news of Cutler’s concussion, the result of a helmet-to-helmet hit with Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins, was offset slightly by news of the $30,000 fine Dobbins had to pay the NFL, but it was still disturbing.Two other quart...

Donors recognized, students thankful at luncheon

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 19, 2012

As Columbia increases its scholarship fund, it also gives thanks to its donors.The second annual Students First Scholarship Luncheon, an event that recognizes scholarship donors, took place on Nov. 13 in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. The Weaver Family Foundation, Cynthia Greene McChesney, Clay Greene and The Nielsen Company were honored for their contributions to the college’s student scholarship fund. Each donor rec...

Popular fiction tops CPL’s most-read list

By Emily Ornberg

November 19, 2012

John Milton, Homer and William Shakespeare have nothing on E. L. James and Suzanne Collins.Chicago Public Library patrons are stepping away from the classics in favor of contemporary fiction, according to the most recent statistics from the City of Chicago Data Portal. Eighteen of the 25 most popular fiction titles at CPL were published in 2012, and only four were published before 2010, the report showed.Topping the list ...

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