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‘STEM’ disparity has early origin

Portrait of Marie Curie in her laboratory

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

December 1, 2014

The gap between the sexes in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics has narrowed considerably since the 1970s. Although that disparity has been addressed in certain respects, the root ...

Crime reports reveal increase in theft

Crime reports reveal increase in theft

October 13, 2014

An outbreak of thefts is plaguing Columbia’s campus, resulting in stolen backpacks, phones, wallets, a laptop and a bicycle. In an Oct. 3 email to the college community, the Office of Campus Safety & Security warned students that there has been an increase in thefts occu...



October 4, 2014

Noelle Berry, a junior theatre major, is a multi-sport athlete who lives and breathes fitness.Berry, a Chicago native, said she began playing basketball at a young age. After basketball, she moved into pr...

Columbia paints plan to combat sexual assault

Columbia paints plan to combat sexual assault

September 29, 2014

Undercover Colors, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based company noted for creating a nail polish that can detect commonly used date rape drugs, has partnered with Columbia students to create a marketing plan for the product. Sandra Kumorowski, an assistant professor in the Business &...

(Far left) Martha Meegan, director of Campus Safety & Security, and other administrators host the Sexual Assault Resource Panel April 30 in Stage Two of the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building to discuss the college’s procedures for handling sexual assault cases and making resources available to victims.

Columbia addresses sexual assault on campus

May 5, 2014

More than two months after a Feb. 28 collegewide email touted enhancements to Columbia’s sexual assault policies, the campus community received more specific information on what those enhancements entail. Policy updates, including a new Title IX coordinator, an oversight task for...

The Hubbard Street Dance Center in Chicago has been conducting adaptive dance classes since 2007 with the Parkinson’s Project, which was designed to ease symptoms of the disease and provide an opportunity for students with disabilities to dance. Above, Parkinson’s Project founder Sarah Cullen Fuller instructs a class of elderly students. 

Dance studio launches new programs for students with disabilities

April 28, 2014

A Chicago dance studio is pioneering new techniques to give children with disabilities a new outlet for expression. Hubbard Street Dance Center, 1147 W. Jackson Blvd., announced April 16 the addition of...

Report: Alcohol violations increase

By Ivana Hester

October 15, 2012

Columbia’s campus saw a 23 percent increase in crime overall for the year of 2011, according to the most recent campus crime report.While the 2012 Annual Crime Statistics & Fire Safety Report, released Oct. 1, showed a small increase in areas such as motor vehicle theft, most of the increase can be attributed to liquor law violations in student residence centers.“The issue is not for us to find these individuals who...

Chicago Theatre to host graduation

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 14, 2011

As previously reported in The Chronicle, there have been many changes at Columbia this year, such as prioritization,  a faculty salary freeze and a shortened academic year. Columbia’s latest modification is graduation.The location of the graduation ceremony for May 2012 has been moved from the usual University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion, 525 S. Racine Ave., to the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St. This change is th...

Funds and spirits raised

By Lisa Schulz

October 31, 2011

Only at Columbia could a night of faculty and staff members voluntarily covered in face paint, fake mustaches and silly masks add up to one of the most productive scholarship fundraisers the college has ever had.Attendees participated in the third annual Faculty and Staff Scholarship fundraiser on Oct. 25 at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. The event included a silent auction, live music and dance, a talent s...

Crime at, around Columbia prevalent despite security office’s reassurances

By Samuel Charles

January 31, 2011

Columbia’s Office of Campus Safety and Security only minimally adheres to the Jeanne Clery Act, a federal law that requires all higher education institutions participating in federal aid programs to disclose certain pieces of information regarding campus crime.Between Aug. 29 and Dec. 31, 2010, there were 41 thefts on campus property reported to security, an average of one theft every three days. But none of the seven C...

Student mugged, injured

By Katy Nielsen

October 4, 2010

A Columbia student who was beaten with a baseball bat was one of five separate victims who were attacked, robbed and beaten, Sept. 28 and 29. While detectives determine if these incidents are related, Campus Safety and Security addresses the dangers of walking alone at night.An unrelated sexual assault was reported at 3:00 a.m. on Sept. 28 in the University Center of Chicago, 525 S. State St.Two incidents occurred at Harri...

Incident results in no harm, no theft

By CiaraShook

September 7, 2010

An attempted robbery occurred on Columbia’s campus on Sept. 2 at approximately 8:27 a.m., in the lobby at 218 S. Wabash Ave.According to Martha Meegan, director of Campus Safety and Security, four men reached into the victim’s backpack and apparently intended to take her belongings before she drove them off. The woman was identified as Bernadette McMahon, associate vice president and chief information officer of Information Tec...

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