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Illinois legislator pushes for rape kit electronic tracking system to end backlog

Illinois legislator pushes for rape kit electronic tracking system to end backlog

By Alexandra Yetter

February 22, 2019

Illinois House representatives are working to pass a bill to establish an electronic rape kit tracking system to tackle a processing backlog, but Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting commissio...

Illinois legislature votes in favor of minimum wage hike

Illinois legislature votes in favor of minimum wage hike

February 15, 2019

The state’s minimum wage is on its way to $15 by 2025 after the Illinois House passed a bill calling for the boost in pay  Feb. 14. The bill passed the Senate earlier this month and is now on its ...

Majors, programs merged in School of Media Arts proposal

By Ariana Portalatin, Campus Editor

February 21, 2017

Proposals to merge several departments and programs were recently announced for the School of Media Arts in response to student input regarding obstacles to interdisciplinary study, according to a Feb. 7 email from Dean Eric Freedman. According to the emailed announcement to students, the departmental mergers currently would be scheduled to begin in the Fall 2017 Semester and include consolidation of the Communication...

Chicago consumers, communities could be affected by financial regulation rollback

Chicago consumers, communities could be affected by financial regulation rollback

February 13, 2017

If Financial regulations from the Obama administration are repealed, it could allow for “predatory” and “discriminatory” practices and lead to damaging affects in Chicago and the nation, according to...

Columbia responds to Trump travel ban, supports international students

Columbia responds to Trump travel ban, supports international students

February 6, 2017

Columbia officials including the Office of International Student Affairs and President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim recently released statements reaffirming their support of international students following Presiden...

Trump’s ban causes ‘fear and chaos’

Trump’s ban causes ‘fear and chaos’

February 6, 2017

While the ban on admitting citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries to the U.S. came as a shock to Aymen Abdel Halim, his organization, Council of  Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, had alre...

Ex-felons’ voting rights must be protected

May 2, 2016

Virginia just added 200,000 newly eligible voters to its voting population right in time for the 2016 presidential election, according to an April 22 NPR article.An executive order by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe restored the voting rights of felons who have served their time in prison and are now on parole or probation. The order also allows released felons to run for public office and serve on a jury or as notaries, accordi...

Career Center  to merge job programs  for better service

Career Center to merge job programs for better service

February 15, 2016

The Portfolio Center will merge with the internship program and the Student Employment Office, forming the new Career Center June 1 to create a centralized career development system. “This is a big, diff...

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