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Building a Better Workplace

By Sponsored Content

March 29, 2018

The more I read about the #metoo movement and the culture of harassment and assault that exists in our workplaces and schools, the more upset I become. I worry about graduating and joining the working world, because I know that workplaces all over the country have problems with misconduct. But I also want to make a difference and combat the problem. What can we--and I, specifically--do to change the culture and build a better work...

FYS replacement connects college to Windy City

By Campus Reporter

May 11, 2015

“Big Chicago” courses—the college’s experimental replacement for the soon-to-be discontinued First-Year Seminar program—are in the final stages of development as the college works to create its third attempt at the required freshman course.The 14 currently proposed classes, which will enroll 80–200 students in a lecture hall-style classroom, will be divided by major, said Suzanne Blum Malley, interim dean of the Schoo...

Notable Native: David Yellen

Notable Native: David Yellen

By Gretchen Sterba

April 6, 2015

David Yellen had interesting experiences in some compelling criminal law cases, but few that compare to his job as special master in charge of investigating Chicago’s most notorious instance of poli...

Death sentence could make Tsarnaev a martyr

February 10, 2014

Nearly a year after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Department of Justice announced Jan. 30 it would seek the death penalty for suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Of the 30 counts leveled against him, 17 qualify for a death sentence because the actions were intentional and he knew they could result in multiple deaths, according to court documents.The trial may take months or years, but national attention will immediately buz...

Here’s to student journalists

By Brianna Wellen

April 23, 2012

My days at Columbia are numbered, and in turn, my status as a college student. Maybe even more significant, my career as a student journalist will soon be over. In some ways, being a student in this situation means residing in an even more tumultuous environment than the professional world that awaits me.When I first came to Columbia, I was a timid, unassuming student, and my first writing and reporting class terrified me. I had ...

Cross Town Rivals

By Nader Ihmoud

April 16, 2012

A new crosstown softball rivalry may be emerging in the Horizon League Conference, and with the two teams’ recent success, there may be more than bragging rights on the line.The Horizon League is home to two Chicago teams, the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames and the Loyola University Ramblers. The two play against each other a total of six times in two series this season.Following the end of the 2011 season, the w...

Fiction Writing chair’s contract not renewed

By Contributing Writer

March 5, 2012

by Monica ReidaContributing WriterIn a sudden development that has yet to be explained by Columbia administrators, as of Feb. 24, Randall Albers is no longer the chair of the Fiction Writing Department.According to Patricia McNair, acting chair of the Fiction Writing Department, the office of Eliza Nichols, dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, sent a letter Feb. 24 to the faculty and staff of the department with ...

Columbia admins need to prioritize procedure

By Editorial Board

February 27, 2012

In the midst of Columbia’s prioritization process, emotions can run high. With long-standing and successful programs like the Radio Department looking at an uncertain future, the college community is truly in a state of unrest.But sometimes unrest is needed, as exemplified by the comments of Vice President of Student Affairs Mark Kelly.In his executive summary released last week, Kelly’s proposals included consolidati...

Water woes call for lead testing

By Aviva Einhorn

February 27, 2012

By Emily Ornberg, Contributing WriterHydrogen and oxygen may not be the only elements found in Chicago’s tap water.The City of Chicago and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are reconsidering the way they test for lead in homeowners’ drinking water after EPA researchers discovered last year that the sampling method they have used for 20 years may need to be revised.Standard practice calls for testing the lead lev...

MPAA’s blackout criticism a complete joke

By Luke Wilusz

January 23, 2012

Wikipedia, Reddit and hundreds of other websites participated in a massive Internet blackout Jan. 18 to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act, which would effectively allow the U.S. government to censor the Internet and take down websites without due process. The sites went offline for a day and were replaced with notices meant to inform visitors about the bills and raise awareness a...

Game winning shot

By Cristina Aguirre

February 21, 2011

The University of Illinois-Chicago Flames (7-21, 2-14) has dealt with close defeats throughout this season.  Losing to Loyola University (15-12, 6-10) on Feb. 16,  added more turmoil to their season. With 4.6 seconds left, the Ramblers pushed the ball up court, and guard Courtney Stanley drained the game-winning three pointer at the buzzer in overtime. Check out the video of the shot....

Loyola stuns UIC at the buzzer

By Etheria Modacure

February 17, 2011

The University of Illinois at Chicago Flames (7-21, 2-14) has dealt with close defeats throughout this season. Losing to Loyola University (15-12, 6-10) on Feb. 16, added more turmoil to their season.With 4.6 seconds left, the Ramblers pushed the ball up court, and guard Courtney Stanley drained the game-winning three pointer at the buzzer in overtime.The Flames had just taken a two point lead, 66-64 when forward Dipanjot S...

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