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Illinois legislator pushes for rape kit electronic tracking system to end backlog

Illinois legislator pushes for rape kit electronic tracking system to end backlog

By Alexandra Yetter

February 22, 2019

Illinois House representatives are working to pass a bill to establish an electronic rape kit tracking system to tackle a processing backlog, but Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting commissio...

Library showcases associate professor's new book

Library showcases associate professor’s new book

December 5, 2018

On the third floor of the Library, walls are lined with film posters from the 1950s and images of the Puerto Rican jibaros, inhabitants of the rural regions of Puerto Rico. Jibaros are one of the central ...

To get into Solider Field to see the Chicago Bears play, fans on average pay more than $200 per ticket for the 2017 season.

$6 hot dog anyone? Why attending professional games breaks the bank

December 11, 2017

Now more than ever, a fan’s access to local professional sport teams is hindered by financial barriers.Chicago is home to teams in the four most popular professional leagues—NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL—with citywide...

‘Potluck: Chicago’ stirs diversity

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 21, 2011

by Tim ShaunnesseyContributing WriterThe London-based art organization motiroti, whose mission is to overcome immigration conflict through the arts, made its Chicago debut at Columbia Nov. 15 in a series of workshops and activities titled “Potluck: Chicago.” Potluck’s focus was on promoting collaboration and diversity in the arts world, and the programs served to introduce motiroti to the Columbia community. The group i...

Judge rules teacher firings unlawful

By Darryl Holliday

October 11, 2010

Chicago teachers who were laid off over the summer are steps closer to getting their jobs back.The U. S. District Court Judge David Coar ruled on Oct. 4 Chicago Public Schools violated the rights of hundreds of CPS employees when it authorized the “honorable termination” of tenured teachers in June.The ruling comes as a blow to the Chicago Board of Education and CPS CEO Ron Huberman, who was given authority to lay off t...

Columbia supports fight against forbidden books

By Katy Nielsen

October 4, 2010

Classic literature is challenged and banished by public libraries and schools every year in violation of the First Amendment right to free speech and free press. Last week, the American Library Association called on the country to take notice.For more than a decade, Columbia has participated in Banned Books Week, which occurred this year from Sept. 25 through Oct. 2. It is a celebration of the right to read virtually anyth...

Used books and online resources ease financial burden

By BenitaZepeda

September 28, 2009

At the start of each semester, students are bombarded with the challenges of getting back into the swing of college life. One of these challenges is the financial burden of buying textbooks for classes.The high cost of textbooks is something that students are all too familiar with. However, this semester Columbia’s bookstore has seen a 5.6 percent increase in the number of used books available to students. Online resour...

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