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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...

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...

Nikolas Hoover, sophomore theatre and fashion studies double major, said he is impressed with the way Columbia has dealt with the Grant Park attacks, even though he did not report it to campus security. 

Campus security on guard after Grant Park attacks

December 4, 2017

While taking a nightly walk in Grant Park Nov. 12, sophomore theatre and fashion studies double major, Nikolas Hoover and his two friends were robbed. Hoover does not know how many perpetrators were in the group, but the individual who robbed him did not use force or weapons, he ...

Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation educator Milton Coronado spoke about the young men who have changed their negative attitudes toward women after taking his course during the April 10 “Let’s Talk About Sex” assembly.  

Students talk sex safety during college assembly

April 17, 2017

Columbia should send an annual email to students solely devoted to basic information about Title IX, said two student speakers at a college assembly in honor of Sexual Awareness Month. Panelists, sophomore journalism major Mia DiSanto and junior theatre major Natalie Toland, discuss...

Kick @$$ Self-Defense class teaches safety tips | The Columbia Chronicle

October 24, 2016

The office of Campus Safety & Security and other organizations collaborated to present the “Kick @$$ Self-Defense” class at the Library in the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building Oct. 20.The interactive worksho...

New security policies to be piloted throughout summer

By Managing Editor

June 8, 2016

Students, faculty and staff will now have to show their Columbia IDs to gain access to the library in the 624 S. Michigan Building with other buildings soon to follow as part of an ongoing pilot program for ID checkpoints and access control at the college, according to Ron Sodini, associate vice president of Campus Safety & Security.The new ID checkpoint, which went into effect June 1, follow similar security measures to those that...

Security hires to improve safety, but lack of information worrisome

By Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2016

Upticks in on-campus violence in recent years have caused many college campuses to enforce more stringent security policies and procedures.This year, Columbia has been among the schools reconsidering their security protocols in order to prevent crime on campus. Six new part-time employees, holding the position of “watch commanders,” were hired by the office of Safety & Security during the Fall 2015 Semester in an effo...

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...

Halloween’s innocence scared away

By Sophia Coleman

October 29, 2012

When I was a kid, the nights leading up to Halloween consisted of crafting costumes with my family. The smell of spray paint, foam and markers filled the air, and a monstrous mess grew on the floor of the garage. In 1993, my mom and dad designed beautiful sea creature costumes for my sister and me, artfully cut from pieces of spongy foam and painted with lifelike precision. When the masterpiece was placed over my head, I tran...

Jokers get serious about journalism

By Luke Wilusz

February 27, 2012

Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, the minds behind the popular webcomic Penny Arcade, launched the journalistic arm of their website this week called the Penny Arcade Report. The site’s mission statement argues that video game journalism is broken and makes the claim that “we can do better.” In the effort to do better, Penny Arcade Inc. has hired Ben Kuchera, Ars Technica’s former games editor, as the senior editor fo...

Battling child abuse

By Lauryn Smith

November 28, 2011

Organizations across the country are taking action in the aftermath of the Pennsylvania State University sex scandal.One such organization, the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, is attempting to raise awareness of how to prevent child sexual abuse. The nonprofit organization is conducting bi-monthly media receptions in hopes of gaining support for CCAC’s mission.The Penn State scandal has reminded people that sexual a...

Security Reports Raise Awareness

By Alexandra Kukulka

September 26, 2011

Columbia is committed to enhancing safety around campus for the benefit of students, faculty and staff. As an urban campus, security is of the utmost importance, according to Columbia’s website.Between January and June 2011, 705 reported incidents have caused the security department to take action. The three buildings with the most reports were the Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan Ave., with 85 reports; the 33 E...

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