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Two new stops are being piloted in Columbia’s Security Escort Program.

Two escort program stops are being piloted by Columbia

December 8, 2019

Senior graphic design major and commuter Sadaf Akhtar takes a course that ends around 10 p.m. on Saturdays. Not wanting to walk or take a bus to Ogilvie Transportation Center, 500 W. Madison St., sh...

Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, a new Moroccan mural and the college's annual safety report

Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, a new Moroccan mural and the college’s annual safety report

October 23, 2019

On this week's episode we dive into an uptick on campus crimes, the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade and a Moroccan artist who creates a mural for the Wabash Arts Corridor. ...

Slight uptick in crime, underreporting possible

Slight uptick in crime, underreporting possible

October 21, 2019

There was a slight increase in reports of rape, robbery, burglary and stalking on campus in 2018 according to the college’s latest Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, though Columbia’s number...

Professor quietly removed after allegedly showing student a pornographic video

Professor quietly removed after allegedly showing student a pornographic video

March 21, 2019

Junior music major Jack Mahanes was studying for a midterm on a sofa in the lobby of the Music Center on March 6 when Frank Donaldson, an adjunct professor in the Music Department, walked up and "shoved" a cel...

Editor's Note: False attack tarnishes Columbia, Chicago’s reputation

Editor’s Note: False attack tarnishes Columbia, Chicago’s reputation

March 8, 2019

An alarming campus security alert of a student being stabbed near campus has turned into a confusing story that gets stranger as more details unfold, the most telling being that the attack may not have ha...

CPD says student stabbing report unfounded

CPD says student stabbing report unfounded

March 7, 2019

3/7 10:43 a.m. A 23-year-old female Columbia student was stabbed and robbed March 6 at 9:50 p.m. in Grant Park, according to a Crime Advisory from Campus Safety and Security. The victim told p...

Open dialogue needed to improve campus security

By Editorial Board

December 4, 2017

Two Columbia students became victims in one of five robberies in Grant Park in the span of two weeks on Nov. 22. Just a day earlier, the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Congress Parkway was the scene of a police chase that ended in a crash. In the last year, Columbia students have had to confront safety issues on multiple occasions. In fall 2016, a string of laptop thefts in campus buildings had many students looking...

Ian Rosenberger, founder of the comapany Thread International, talked about his company and how they help third world countries such as Haiti recycle and turn those products into clothing material, all the while helping give jobs to workers in those countries. 1104 S. Wabash, Nov. 28.

Students learn about eco-friendly fashion solutions

December 4, 2017

The fashion industry is all about beauty, but its effect on the environment is anything but, according to fashion industry experts. Eco Fabric Seminar, held by the Fashion Studies Department on Nov. 28, featured industry professionals speaking about the importance of using recycl...

Approach to campus safety should reach all students

By Editorial Board

October 19, 2015

Freshman year is many students’ first time living alone in a major city, presenting a unique set of challenges.Staying safe in Chicago goes beyond walking with a group of friends after dark and keeping valuables out of sight. In the past, first-year and transfer orientation sessions included an optional 20–30 minute lecture that provided information about staying safe while navigating city life. This year, the college t...

Campus security remains a national concern

By Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2015

As shootings and other campus security threats rise throughout the country, many of the nation’s top college officials are grappling with how to institute security measures that don’t sacrifice personal freedom to public safety. College communities across the nation are struggling to determine whether their campuses are safe enough, and if not, how to address the problem, and Columbia is no exception.Columbia’s ope...

A sample of saffron, the spice sold at Rumi Spice.

Army veterans sell Afghan saffron in Chicago

October 12, 2015

Kimberly Jung and Emily Miller have a lot in common­­—U.S. Army service in Afghanistan, education at West Point and Harvard—and are now business partners.Jung and Miller are two of the co-founders of...

Cold War Kids return ‘home’

By Managing Editor

October 27, 2014

 Cold War Kids, the Long Beach, California, band most widely known for its 2006 full-length debut Robbers & Cowards, released its latest album Hold My Home, Oct. 21. Long-time fans of the Kids hold tightly to the 2006 album’s fan-favorite “Hang Me Up to Dry,” and other hits including “Hospital Beds” and “We Used to Vacation.” But many of those long-term fans are expressing disappointment in the much antic...

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