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Minimum wage increase could bring relief, reduced hours

Minimum wage increase could bring relief, reduced hours

July 3, 2018

Chicago's minimum wage increase July 1 could impact employees work hours while providing more income to those who need it.The minimum wage increased from $11 to $12 an hour following a December 2014 C...

Crime Rate Comparisons

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July 3, 2018

I could use some guidance. I just graduated from college with a degree in justice studies. At first, I planned to apply to law school, but I decided earlier this year that I’d rather get some relevant work experience in law enforcement first. I found some government jobs that relate to criminal profiling research, but I’m curious what that might entail. My former roommate said I could be doing things like crime rate compariso...

Removing ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is erasing history

Removing ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is erasing history

October 23, 2017

A Mississippi school board has taken away a valuable opportunity to learn about America’s racism from its students.The Biloxi School District pulled Harper Lee’s literary classic “To Kill a Mockin...

Annual security survey: more reports or more crime?

Annual security survey: more reports or more crime?

October 9, 2017

On-campus rapes doubled last year while drug and liquor disciplinary referrals also increased, according to Columbia’s 2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Gathered during the 2016 calendar year reporting period and released Sept. 29 in a collegewide email, it listed six...

Book shows girls embracing inner strength

Book shows girls embracing inner strength

March 27, 2017

The idea for photographer Kate T. Parker’s new book, she said, began with noticing her strongest shots were  those of her daughters being silly and wild. Wanting to share beauty, free of filters and...

Merit pay system calls into question ‘subjective’ ranking system

Merit pay system calls into question ‘subjective’ ranking system

February 1, 2016

A number of full-time, nonunion staff members say they have found inadequate information and loopholes in the merit pay evaluation system introduced by the college on Jan. 12.The college will be allocating ...

Marijuana dispensaries to open in Chicago and statewide

By Gretchen Sterba Metro Reporter

November 18, 2015

Medical marijuana dispensaries have opened across the state for the first time since Nov. 9 when the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program began. Among them was Dispensary 33, a medical marijuana dispensary located in the Andersonville/Uptown area at 5001 N. Clark St.Dispensary 33, which held an open house on November 14-15, is one of many 15 dispensaries in Illinois that sells medical marijuana to people with one of 30...

Cycling accidents increase when pedal meets metal

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 1, 2012

Chicago cyclists might have to double-up on their protective gear because according to city data, biking accidents have been continually rising since 2001.With more cyclists on the road, the Chicago Police Department has seen a 38 percent increase in bicycle accident reports between 2001 and 2011, according to a report released by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning in 2011.Since 2005, there have been 1,000 repor...

2 E. 8th replaces Buckingham for fall 2012 student housing

By Lisa Schulz

March 5, 2012

A sweet floral scent lingers in the 2 E. 8th St. building’s marble and bronze-plated lobby, inviting Columbia back for five more years of cheaper hospitality in its soon-to-be refurbished dorm rooms.Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs, signed the $21 million lease Feb. 29, locking in 14 floors for on-campus student housing. The lease period is from fall 2012 through spring 2017, and will replace the current co...

Dollars don’t make sense

By Brianna Wellen

February 13, 2012

College is expensive, that’s no secret. Yet even with rising tuition, the number of students enrolling in college has been steadily increasing since 2000, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. However, Columbia’s numbers are in, and once again the college’s enrollment has gone down while tuition has gone up. Though the state of the economy is an easy explanation for the rise in tuition, some thin...

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