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Supreme Court ruling protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination; advocates say fight for equal rights is not over

Supreme Court ruling protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination; advocates say fight for equal rights is not over

June 18, 2020

Following an unprecedented Supreme Court decision, LGBTQ employees are now federally protected from discrimination in the workplace, serving as an important step toward equal rights. On Monday, June 15,...

EDITORIAL: Stop masquerading your hate as religion

EDITORIAL: Stop masquerading your hate as religion

October 13, 2019

A slip of the tongue is a term often used by people trying to justify their actions. However, in 2019, these slips need to be taken seriously, lest more people use it as an excuse for intolerance. I...

‘The Good Doctor’ needs to break medical drama stereotypes

Church of England is doing something right about gender identity

November 27, 2017

When National Geographic released its historic January issue titled “Gender Revolution,” the country went into shock. I can distinctly remember sitting in the library for reading hour as a kid and...

Jess T. Dugan traveled around the nation photographing and interviewing transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals who are at least 50 years old. 

Gender identity explored in new gallery

October 23, 2017

Two local artists are exploring identity, sexuality and gender roles in two gallery exhibits that focus on transgender and gender-nonconforming people in two age groups—teens and elders.  Photography ...

Enrollment drops for fall 2017

Enrollment drops for fall 2017

October 6, 2017

With a 10 percent overall student body loss from fall 2016 to fall 2017, Columbia continues to experience enrollment drops for the eighth year in a row. A Census Enrollment Report for fall 2017 released Oct. 5, by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness stated 808 fewer studen...

Local film provides environmental education

Local film provides environmental education

March 6, 2017

Climate change and human impact on the earth are issues that will be explored by The One Earth Film Festival, which aims to generate discussion of environmental issues through timely films.The films will b...

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...

Major wireless providers T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint will soon provide 4G wireless coverage to Red and Blue Line stations as part of a $32.5 million deal.

Wireless companies front bill for 4G upgrade

February 9, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced in a Jan. 30 press release an unprecedented deal between four major wireless competitors—T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint—and the City of Chicago to fund a $32.5...

Police Profiling: Transgender People

City Council approves new police profiling ordinance

January 26, 2015

The Chicago City Council voted Jan. 21 to expand Chicago’s preexisting ban on police profiling to include “gender identity” and “national origin,” a move aimed at protecting the city’s tra...

Energy efficiency key to global city

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 15, 2012

Chicago-based design firm Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture has completed the investigative phase of its ambitious plan to decarbonize the Loop by making buildings more energy efficient.The initiative is a response to the city’s call for a plan to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2030. If the firm receives approval from city officials, its plan could reduce carbon emissions 20 percent by the year 2020 and 80 ...

Equality at work

By Vanessa Morton

September 6, 2011

Rep. Mike Quigley, D.-Ill., showed his support for the LGBTQ community at a briefing that discussed different aspects of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which was reintroduced and passed by the House of Representatives on April 6 and is currently stalled in the Senate.First introduced more than three decades ago, the proposed bill focuses on discrimination in the workplace by making it illegal to fire, refus...

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