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University of Illinois protects students via smartphone app

February 23, 2015

A new smartphone application is supplying students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an easier way to contact the college’s security office.The college launched the app in response t...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Mayoral candidates lack time, plan to fix racial segregation

By Managing Editor

February 9, 2015

Chicago’s hyper-segregated neighborhoods quickly became a topic of discussion during the first mayoral debate of 2015, which took place on Feb. 4 and was broadcast on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight.” Mayoral candidates incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward), Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García and businessman Willie Wilson attended the forum hosted by Phil Ponce.Candidates shared their...

Big people, small people, little people. What’s the difference? | The Columbia Chronicle

February 2, 2015

The Chronicle sat down with Krystle Ansay, president of the Windy City chapter of Little People America, and pianist and composer Chris Errera.Ansay and Errera spoke about the discrimination they experience...

SCOTUS fight for marriage equality must be fair

By Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2015

The Jan. 16 announcement that the Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether the 14th Amendment requires states to recognize same sex marriage is long overdue.The Supreme Court has shirked delivering a ruling since gay marriage first made its way to the court in 1972 when it dismissed Baker v. Nelson. Since then, it has avoided the issue, often relying on lower courts to dole out interpretations, resulting in a state patch...

Monique Doron's winning design and the brand of Manifest 2015. 

Students elect sophomore as Manifest 2015 creative director

December 8, 2014

Monique Doron, a sophomore art + design major who submitted her artwork on a whim, has been named Manifest’s 2015 creative director.Each year, students are able to submit designs that may determine t...

Columbia students and exchange students from Beijing Film Academy worked together last year during Global Digital City Phase I to expand their network internationally.

Global Digital City Phase II to begin in January

December 8, 2014

Cinema art + science students are partnering with the Beijing Film Academy during J-Term and spring break to create a documentary through the Global Digital City Interactive Documentary Project Phase II ...

The UC’s cafeteria is being completely remodeled in order to reflect the building’s new food service company. 

University Center begins cafe renovation

December 1, 2014

The University Center will begin its first full renovation of its cafeteria beginning in December.The construction is in conjunction with the residence hall’s new partnership with Chartwells, a food service...

Lott Hill, executive director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence (left) and Precious Davis, assistant director of diversity recruitment in the Office of Admissions, (right), opened the discussion at the Nov. 18 LGBTQ Forum, setting the tone for attendees to contribute. 

Course reductions unite LGBTQ community

November 24, 2014

Following weeks of outrage from the LGBTQ community and its allies on campus over the planned reduction in section offerings of the Gay and Lesbian Studies I and II classes, the college administration hosted...

New website to change the future of enrollment

The preliminary report shows increased use of the site overall. The length of time users spend on the site has increased from 2.7 minutes to 16.25 minutes. The bounce rate, a measure of how often a user decides to leave a site after only visiting one page, has improved by 23 percent and the average number of pages visited per session have also improved by 46 percent, according to an Oct. 31 statement from the college.

By Assistant Campus Editor

November 17, 2014

Analytic reports of Columbia’s new website show an increase in the length of sessions by visitors, the number of pages viewed and inquiries from prospective students since its Sept. 10 launch.The prelim...

Eyal Rob, a DJ and university professor from Tel Aviv, spoke to students Nov. 11 about his work, the club culture of Israel and the unifying nature of music.

Israeli DJ shows culture outside news coverage

November 17, 2014

Israeli DJ Eyal Rob visited the college Nov. 11 to give a master class on the music scene in his hometown of Tel Aviv, and the art of sampling traditional media in new music. Rob said a major par...

Lott Hill, executive director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence and advisor to Common Ground, the college’s LGBT student organization, tells members about a Nov. 18 college-wide forum about the reduced sections of LGBT Studies classes being offered in the Spring 2015 semester. 

LGBTQ students, allies cry foul

November 10, 2014

Outcry from students and faculty erupted across campus last week when the administration announced that the college would offer only one section of the Gay and Lesbian Studies I & II courses, effectively cutting the offerings in half. Reactions claiming potential bias from campu...

Kara Vana, a sophomore public relations major, said gaining experience in diverse fields is an important part of the college experience. To achieve this, Vana became a college representative for Headbands for Hope, an organization that gives headbands to children with cancer and donates money to fund research.

Someone You Should Know: Student stays busy by giving back

November 10, 2014

Kara Vana, a sophomore public relations major, is bringing Headbands of Hope, a nonprofit that raises funds for children’s cancer research, to Columbia. For every standard headband sold for $14.95, the company donates $1 to the cause and gives a headband to a girl battling the di...

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