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BREAKING: College to notify ransomware victims; offers credit monitoring to college community

BREAKING: College to notify ransomware victims; offers credit monitoring to college community

July 17, 2020

Nearly seven weeks after Columbia became the victim of a ransomware attack, the college provided details about how it would assist members of the college community whose data may have been compromised. A...

After more than a month since the ransomware attack on Columbia servers, it is still unclear the extent of the damage and what student, faculty or staff information was compromised.

State of college ransomware attack remains unclear

July 9, 2020

After weeks of silence from Columbia administrators following a May ransomware attack, students, faculty and staff remain in the dark about where the college stands on potentially paying the ransom...

College should have shared data breach information sooner, experts say

College should have shared data breach information sooner, experts say

June 10, 2020

Eight days after the school fell victim to an attack by NetWalker, a group of data hackers, Columbia officials sent a collegewide email stating the college is “working diligently around the clock with ...

BREAKING: Columbia student information at risk in ransomware attack

BREAKING: Columbia student information at risk in ransomware attack

June 5, 2020

Updated Saturday, June 6 at 9 a.m. with information from Chief of Staff Laurent Pernot.  Columbia is the latest victim in an attack by a group of data hackers known as NetWalker that is threat...

Blood Oath, an improv troupe whose members are former Columbia students, was chosen to perform Jan. 9–19 at the nation’s largest comedy festival, SketchFest, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., along with two other Columbia alumni troupes, The Sean Miller Explosion and Awkward Silence. 

Blood Oath jokes its way to SketchFest

January 27, 2014

Of the 309 sketch comedy troupes that applied to perform in the nation’s largest comedy fest, 159 were chosen—three of which hail from Columbia. Blood Oath, The Sean Miller Explosion and Awkward Silence were chosen to perform at The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, also kno...

Thou shalt copy, Thou shalt paste

By Gabrielle Rosas

January 17, 2012

In the post-digital age, information is shared instantly. Images, stories and music shoot through cyberspace at a rate that would baffle the forefathers of technology. In the last decade, information has become more accessible than decent health care. Most would say it has become a commodity. The Church of Kopimism believes it is holy.Kopimism, a new religion based on the “holy sacrament” of file-sharing, or the sharing of information ...

2012 Iowa Caucuses

By Sara Mays

January 9, 2012

Presidential candidate hopefuls took Iowa by storm to kick off the race to the Presidential nomination. After numerous appearances and speeches to the residents of Iowa, it was left up to the people on Caucus night to decide their fate. Mitt Romney won the Caucus with 24.6%, while Rick Santorum came in at a close and surprising second at 24.5%. Michele Bachmann came in last with 5% which caused her to drop out of the race ...

Tracking quality of life data for Chicago’s MetroPulse

By Darryl Holliday

November 22, 2010

A new website making its debut in Chicagoland will monitor the pulse of northeastern Illinois through analyses of quality of life data and policy indicators.MetroPulse, a collaboration between the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Chicago Community Trust, was launched on Nov. 17. The site will attempt to compile data from a variety of sources—including the U.S. Census, various city departments and the Woodstock Inst...

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