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Strategic Plan check-in

Strategic Plan check-in

February 26, 2018

As Columbia nears the end of the Strategic Plan’s third year of implementation, the college has undergone transformation while working to achieve goals in the 41-page document. While some goals ...

Students need to know about, learn from hate on campus

By Editorial Board

February 12, 2018

In The Dwight student residence, free expression is championed in a graffiti room where students can freely draw on the walls without restriction. That free expression was used for hate imagery, however, when students found multiple swastikas drawn on the floor, as reported on Page 3.After the discovery, Dwight residents were notified Feb. 2 via email that the graffiti room would be closed for repainting without further exp...

Facebook, Google must act after allowing ads promoting hate speech

By Editorial Board

September 25, 2017

On Sept. 14, ProPublica released a report stating Facebook’s ad-buying platform enabled advertisers to target users who used hate speech on their profiles. Only a day later, Buzzfeed News reported that Google also had shown a lack of foresight by allowing advertisers to use racist keywords, and its logarithms suggested even more bigoted words. These are only two in a string of controversies about ad-buying on the large soci...

First of three candidates for Fashion Chair speak to department

First of three candidates for Fashion Chair speak to department

April 10, 2017

The first of three candidates in the running to fill the Fashion Studies Chair position, empty for nearly two academic years, spoke to staff, faculty and students about her previous experience an...

District 12 Cmdr. Ed Kulbida addressed recent shootings, one of which occurred the afternoon of Feb. 3 on Chicago Avenue, at a Feb. 6 community meeting.

West Town demands answers for surge in violent crimes

February 13, 2017

Leah Bindig was walking through the front door of her business, Aeslin Pup Hub, five minutes prior to shots being fired Feb. 3, outside 1810 W. Chicago Ave.  Had the bullet been 25 feet north, it would...

Caffeine enhances memory, study shows

Caffeine enhances memory, study shows

February 3, 2014

It is not news that caffeine is used as a resource for staying awake and alert. But new findings suggest that it is not just an energy booster—it may also aid memory.According to a study published Jan...

Westboro church’s ignorance not excusable

By Trevor Ballanger

February 20, 2012

I’ve always felt a sense of pride for who I am and where I come from, though at times it wasn’t easy. Some may think that being gay and coming from a highly religious family in southern Iowa would be rough, and they would be right.But in a lot of ways I was luckier than I realized at that time. There has always been a strong support system of friends and family around me, and I’ve never had trouble being protected whe...

New mission for AEMM

By Heather Scroering

November 28, 2011

With fully functioning film, music, marketing and other departments, and an endless supply of creative minds, Columbia has the potential to run mini-industries right out of its campus buildings. With every industry, an ambitious management team is a necessity for success, and with the transformation of the Arts, Entertainment and Media Management Department, the college is already developing more opportunities for the cross...

Supreme Court hearing on Westboro Baptist monumental

By Contributing Writer

October 18, 2010

by: Heather McGrawIn honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Harley-Davidson USA is sponsoring nationwide rides to promote awareness of the condition. One of these rides took place on Oct. 2 in Effingham, Ill. It attracted the attention of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., defendants in a Supreme Court case dealing with First Amendment rights.Westboro Baptists protested the ride wearing bandanas that read ...

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