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Professors face racism, sexism in student evaluations

Professors face racism, sexism in student evaluations

September 23, 2019

      Updated 09/23/19 at 10:24 a.m. with additional comments from Elio Leturia When students fill out evaluations of professors at the end of each semester, their feedback weighs i...

College prevails in Title IX court decision

College prevails in Title IX court decision

September 16, 2019

It did not take rocket science to predict Columbia would prevail in dismissal of a Title IX case that alleged “anti-male” behavior by the college, said Brooklyn College history professor KC John...

In a Title IX lawsuit appeal heard April 20 by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, a former Columbia student under the pseudonym John Doe alleges the college fosters an “anti-male bias” which discriminates against male students accused of sexual assault.

Title IX policies have ‘anti-male bias’ and treat students accused of sexual assault unfairly, lawsuit alleges

July 23, 2019

      As the #MeToo movement empowers people to speak up about their sexual assault experiences, colleges across the nation are facing lawsuits from students accused in rape and...

Bruno Jablonowski, carriage driver for Antique Coach and Carriage, sits with his horse, Gennie, near Water Tower Place on Friday, Sept. 21.

Chicago might say ‘nay’ to horse-drawn carriages

September 24, 2018

A long-standing tradition might be coming to the end of the road in Chicago, as animal-rights activists continue to protest horse-drawn carriages.Several aldermen representing downtown support an ordinance p...

Do privacy laws exist in cyberspace? Illinois joins lawsuit against Facebook, Cambridge Analytica over alleged data breach

Do privacy laws exist in cyberspace? Illinois joins lawsuit against Facebook, Cambridge Analytica over alleged data breach

April 2, 2018

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has filed a lawsuit against Facebook and Cambridge Analytica on behalf of the state of Illinois, alleging the companies violated an Illinois fraud law. Cambridge A...

In what is being considered one of the largest student housing sales in Chicago history, the University Center was sold for $201 million, July 20. 

UC sold in largest student housing purchase in Chicago history

September 12, 2017

The University Center student housing building was sold July 20 for $201 million in what is considered the largest student housing transaction in Chicago’s history. Matt Jaehrling, controller and associate vice president of Business Affairs, said Columbia’s proceeds for the...

Ticket grace period request speeds through process

Chicago motorists to receive a second opportunity to pay or contend red light tickets.

By Metro Reporter

September 19, 2016

Drivers who received tickets from red light cameras between March 23 and May 14 will receive a second opportunity to either pay or challenge ticket violations.Motorists who receive these notices will have ...

Update privacy legislation to keep up with technology

April 25, 2016

Two recent cases involving technology giants Apple and Microsoft versus the government show that these technology corporations recognize the importance of privacy to their consumers.In March, the FBI attempted to obtain a court order to compel Apple to access information from an encrypted iPhone belonging to a gunman in the December 2015 shooting in San Bernardino, California, according to a March 28 New York Times article.The ...

The Windy City All-Stars played against the Milwaukee Bruisers, winning the first game of the season April 2.

Roller derby girls jam back to the top

April 22, 2016

The other girls were playing with Barbies and doing dress up, but Kristy Gregory was trying to outrun the boys on the school playground. Sometimes she would take them on in arm wrestling and sometimes won....

CFO and Vice President of Business Affairs, Michelle Gates, on the right, addressed the Faculty Senate on May 8 at the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building on the budget.

Budget concerns addressed at Faculty Senate

May 11, 2015

Michelle Gates, CFO and vice president of Business Affairs, visited the Faculty Senate May 8, continuing the conversation surrounding the 2015—2016 fiscal year budget.According to Gates, the proposed budget...

Police surveillance

Denied FOIA requests shed light on phone trackers

April 6, 2015

Chicago resident and political activist Freddy Martinez filed a second lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department in September for not responding to his Freedom of Information Act requests about h...

Block Party 2015 Welcomes New Students to Campus | The Columbia Chronicle

February 2, 2015

Mark Kelly welcomed new students to Columbia with a “Hell Yeah!”He yelled the nine commandments to students to encourage their success and they replied “Hell Yeah!” to each one.There was food, live pe...

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