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The community opens up: Conversations about racism and the Black experience are 'uncomfortable,' sometimes traumatic

The community opens up: Conversations about racism and the Black experience are ‘uncomfortable,’ sometimes traumatic

June 25, 2020

George Floyd’s death felt like the death of a family member for Layla Broderick. Broderick, a junior marketing major, said conversations about the unjust killing of Floyd, a Black man from Minn...

Owen Clarke, friendship bracelet.

The tokens they carry

February 8, 2020

We all have items close to our hearts, whether they are old stuffed animals we’ve had since we were children, necklaces given to us by significant others or old mixtapes from long-lost loves. Here a...

The Alexandroff family had a long history at Columbia until a position held by Norman Alexandroff, a former library staff member, was terminated at the beginning of the summer.

End of an era: Columbia’s last Alexandroff dismissed

August 20, 2019

When the Fall 2019 semester begins, it will be the first time since 1934 that an Alexandroff is not on Columbia’s payroll. On May 22, Norman Alexandroff, whose last-held position at the college was as a co...

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...

Family, medical leave should not be an ‘FML’

April 11, 2016

Family and medical leave policies in the United States have historically been inadequate, especially compared with those of other countries, such as the United Kingdom.New York recently took a step toward the international standard of family and medical leave by passing a law as part of its March 31 budget that entitles full-time and part-time workers to 12 weeks of paid leave if they have been with a business for at least s...

Congressman Bobby Rush met with high school students at Mikva Challenge’s Youth Voice Congress on Feb. 6 to discuss economic improvement ideas.

City leaders propose ideas to support ‘black futures’

February 15, 2016

More than 400 high school students from across Chicago packed into the Jones College Prep High School auditorium Feb. 6 for the Youth Voice Congress, where students met with their peers and elected officia...

Oh my, good ol’ sweet potato pie

By Jessica Scott

September 21, 2015

I love sweet potato pie!  I hate to say this, but it is my favorite food.  Sweet potato pie reminds me of Thanksgiving, spending time with my family and friends back home on the East Coast and good ol’ home cooking.Hold on a minute though, I do not eat sweet potato pie only on Thanksgiving Day—oh no, sweet potato pie is eaten throughout the year.  You know how some people only eat the typical Thanksgiving food on Thanks...

Room | 916 Collective created a sight-specific piece where the audience travels with the performers, said Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Acting Program Jeff Ginsberg.

Theatre students honored at international festival

September 14, 2015

Several theatre students have been recognized in the prestigious European League of Institutes of the Arts' NEW NOW Festival, formerly known as NEU/NOW, which took place Sept. 9–13 in Amsterdam.Colum...

Homeless on public transit lack better options

By Opinions Editor

January 27, 2014

A conversation with any Chicagoan will inevitably yield a horror story or two about riding the Chicago Transit Authority, ranging from tales of pushy solicitors to unexplained, lengthy delays. But in the winter, some passengers have a more olfactory anecdote: the ripe smell of feces in train cars.The unwelcome stench is most common on the Red and Blue lines because homeless individuals are more likely to take shelter in the 24...

Ultrasound abortion law serves agenda, not women

By Gabrielle Rosas

January 30, 2012

As a young woman, I understand the fear of having a child too early in life. I’m not yet prepared to give up my life in order to raise another. College, jobs, friends, family and my future financial security trump any minute desire to have babies. And trust me, it’s minute.Thankfully, I’ve never had a pregnancy scare with ex-boyfriends nor have any of my close friends. But we all talk about it in hypothetical terms. ...

Feds rule college erred in labor case

By Samuel Charles

November 8, 2010

by: Sam Charles and Drew HuntThe national Labor Relations Board has officially declared the college to be in direct violation of federal labor laws.Stemming from a decision made in February to reduce four-credit hour classes to three-credit hours in the Photography Department, the Part-Time Faculty Association decided to take action against the college upon being told it would not be consulted in the matter, despite the impact t...

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