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An Antiracism Transformation Team (ArTT) will be established at the college and is slated to begin its work during the 2021-22 academic year.

BREAKING: College will establish ‘Antiracism Transformation Team’

October 8, 2020

Following an announcement of two anti-racist initiatives last month, the college today unveiled its new campuswide program to bring more focus to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Columbia. ...

First of its kind: Quidditch scholarship will aim to bring diversity to the sport

First of its kind: Quidditch scholarship will aim to bring diversity to the sport

October 6, 2020

Rylie Smedley discovered quidditch—the real version of sport featured in the “Harry Potter” series—her freshman year at Columbia when she was looking to try something new. Now a senior, the cin...

Marcella David on her first year at Columbia, the Black Lives Matter movement and the fall semester

Marcella David on her first year at Columbia, the Black Lives Matter movement and the fall semester

September 3, 2020

Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David began working at Columbia during what were thought, at the time, to be the biggest challenges the college ever faced, including staff layoffs, union tensions,...

BREAKING: Faculty Senate Executive Committee offers message of solidarity, supports new Black Faculty and Staff at Columbia group

BREAKING: Faculty Senate Executive Committee offers message of solidarity, supports new Black Faculty and Staff at Columbia group

June 6, 2020

  With the intention of enacting change and offering support, the Faculty Senate is backing a new Black Faculty and Staff at Columbia group to provide "a space to discuss issues that impact Black ...

Todd Burbank—a friend of Elio Leturia, an associate professor in the Communication Department— watches Fuentes’ short film “Selfie,” in the audience as part of the Spain On Campus speaker series.

Upcoming campus events bring Spanish art close to home

March 6, 2020

Elio Leturia, an associate professor in the Communication Department, is no stranger to the prejudice international  artists can face when they come overseas. He said when he came to America from P...

OPINION: Columbia needs to make period products more accessible

OPINION: Columbia needs to make period products more accessible

By Katherine Savage, News Editor

October 4, 2019

While washing my hands in one of the Columbia Library bathrooms, I noticed a sign that said period products are located on the 11th floor or in the bookstore, which instantly made me angry. If I were to ...

OPINION: Language around disability matters

OPINION: Language around disability matters

April 8, 2019

People-first disability language has become standard, which means saying “people with disabilities.” This began as a noble goal: to make derogatory terms unacceptable. Moving toward inclusive ...

EDITORIAL: Funding for disability resources is essential

EDITORIAL: Funding for disability resources is essential

April 7, 2019

The Department of Education, backed by President Donald Trump, proposed cutting funds for the Special Olympics in the 2020 budget. This decision was rightfully faced with bipartisan outcry. In response...

Editor’s Note: Investment in diverse education necessary for DEI initiatives

Editor’s Note: Investment in diverse education necessary for DEI initiatives

March 22, 2019

As the college is praised for its current diversity and inclusion initiatives at the local and national level, those here on campus are still waiting for holes to be filled. Several Diversity, Equity...

Ian Roozrokh, senior cinema arts and science major, created a petition in December to request the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee at the college to appoint a religious expert.

Student petition highlights diversity concerns at college

February 12, 2019

A change.org petition created by a student is close to reaching its goal of 200 signatures in support of more religious representation on campus, just as the college works to expand its Diversity, Equit...

 1980 film alumnus and cinematographer Michael Goi spoke to students Oct. 22 at Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., to give advice on how to get past the fear of making it in Hollywood. Goi showed scenes from “American Horror Story: Hotel” and explained his professional journey while showing students they can be successful.

Making it in Hollywood: The real ‘American Horror Story’

October 29, 2018

Sarah Paulson walks through a dark corridor in a psychiatric hospital, searching for answers as she portrays journalist Lana Winters looking for the infamous killer Bloody Face. She turns her flashli...

Chicago's Latino Fashion Weeks strives to be inclusive on and off the runway.

Latino Fashion Week takes social activism to Chicago runway

October 8, 2018

Chicago’s Latino Fashion Week will kick off Oct. 11, showcasing unique designs ranging from lacy bridal wear to a collection of 
men’s underwear worn by androgynous models.Latino Fashion Week—...

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