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Culture Chronversations: Internet Privacy, TikTok and Netflix

August 10, 2020

Welcome to Culture Chronversations! On this show we ask broad questions about topics we aren’t usually able to touch on in our standard reporting. To give you an idea of who works at the Chronicle and...

FYI: What defunding the police could mean for Chicago

July 24, 2020

“Defund the police” has become a rallying cry for the many activists protesting police brutality. The phrase itself has been used for decades and pushes for local governments to divest funds from police...

After more than a month since the ransomware attack on Columbia servers, it is still unclear the extent of the damage and what student, faculty or staff information was compromised.

State of college ransomware attack remains unclear

July 9, 2020

After weeks of silence from Columbia administrators following a May ransomware attack, students, faculty and staff remain in the dark about where the college stands on potentially paying the ransom...

BREAKING: Columbia student information at risk in ransomware attack

BREAKING: Columbia student information at risk in ransomware attack

June 5, 2020

Updated Saturday, June 6 at 9 a.m. with information from Chief of Staff Laurent Pernot.  Columbia is the latest victim in an attack by a group of data hackers known as NetWalker that is threat...

The rules have to change with the times

The rules have to change with the times

March 26, 2018

The world changes. Even though it doesn’t change as quickly or as often as many of us would like, there are few things that are the same as they were a few decades or even a couple years ago. And as the world changes around us, Col...

Security breach affects employees, family members

Security breach affects employees, family members

March 12, 2018

A data security breach resulted in the disclosure of the names and Social Security numbers of Columbia employees and their family members on IRIS, the college’s internal website. The college learned Feb. 15 that SharePoint, the search portal application used to apply for the Tu...

Survey of students’ sexuality disregards LGBT experience

April 4, 2016

In a misguided attempt to protect LGBT youth from discrimination, researchers with Indiana University’s Equity Project are proposing that the U.S. government collect data in schools about students’ sexuality. Accurate data collection has been a valuable tool for groups marginalized by disability, race or ethnicity. It has helped prove that the number of students who face harassment from peers and retribution from the...

Garland Martin Taylor, sculptor, welded South Side scrap metal to make his art pieces, like “Conversation Piece,” a stainless-steel revolver engraved with names of people 20 years and younger who have died as a result of of gun violence in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

South side artist honors fallen victims of gun violence

February 29, 2016

Garland Martin Taylor has held many jobs in his life, including tile setter and construction worker, culminating in his current position—a sculptor with a mission to engage people in social justice.Tayl...

Columbia names five honorary degree recipients

Columbia names five honorary degree recipients

April 21, 2014

After Columbia’s Spring 2014 graduates stroll across the Chicago Theatre stage, they will hear words of wisdom from this year’s honorary degree recipients. The recipients include architect Jea...

Yoko No-no

By Sophia Coleman

December 3, 2012

Exploiting the legacy of John Lennon is commonplace for Yoko Ono, but this time she’s taken it too far with her new fashion line inspired by her late husband’s naughty bits.Ono launched her debut collection, “Fashions for Men: 1969–2012,” Nov. 27 in New York for global retailer Opening Ceremony. She told Women’s Wear Daily that her inspirations included Lennon’s “very sexy bod” and his most admired attributes, which based ...

Report: Alcohol violations increase

By Ivana Hester

October 15, 2012

Columbia’s campus saw a 23 percent increase in crime overall for the year of 2011, according to the most recent campus crime report.While the 2012 Annual Crime Statistics & Fire Safety Report, released Oct. 1, showed a small increase in areas such as motor vehicle theft, most of the increase can be attributed to liquor law violations in student residence centers.“The issue is not for us to find these individuals who...

‘Right to Know’ act brings vital data to students

By Editorial Board

October 1, 2012

Earlier this year, Sens. Marco Rubio and Ron Wyden introduced the Student Right to Know Before You Go Act, which would provide prospective college students with coordinated data about post-graduation employment rates and average salary. If passed, the bill would improve students’ ability to choose their college and major while considering how they will pay off student loans based on their anticipated income.“At best, the inf...

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