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Early college leader recalled as ‘tough’ but ‘tender’

Early college leader recalled as ‘tough’ but ‘tender’

February 22, 2016

Betty Shiflett, a former professor emeritus in the Creative Writing Department who was widely considered to have played a key role in the creation of what is originally known as the Writing/English Depart...

MAP Grant veto threatens graduation | The Columbia Chronicle

February 22, 2016

Gov. Bruce Rauner said on Feb. 2 he plans to veto a bill that would fund grants provided by the state to low income students. On Feb. 16, members of several Chicago colleges gathered at the Thompson Center...

The Newberry Library celebrates Black History Month through Emmett Till exhibit

February 15, 2016

Loyola University Chicago professor Elliott Gorn presented “Emmett Till:  Why His Story Still Matters” to a few dozen people Feb. 11 at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St.Till was a 14-year-ol...

A student guide to Title IX

By Associate Editor

February 9, 2016

Title IX, a section of the nationwide Education Amendments of 1972, has made it not only illegal to discriminate on the basis of sex on college campuses but also introduced reporting and investigation requirements in cases of alleged sexual misconduct involving student victims or perpetrators.Columbia rolled out the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures during the Fall 2014 Semester, according to Beverly Anderson, ...

Submit to the superficial: The do’s and don’ts of dating app pictures

By Associate Editor

February 9, 2016

If you’ve used dating apps like “Tinder,” “Grindr” or “HER” you know better than anyone that first impressions can mean everything.Users have only a few seconds to grab the attention of their potential true loves or they will “swipe left” and continue searching. Good looks may only be skin deep but choosing the right photos to grab other users’ attention is crucial to dating app success.It can happen t...

Going beyond the binary: Investigating lesser known sexualities

By Arts & Culture Reporters

February 9, 2016

"Is something wrong with you?” is the response Matt Cipolla, a sophomore cinema art + science major, often gets when he tells people he identifies as asexual and aromantic.“I don’t feel sexual attraction toward other people,” Cipolla said. “I still have a sex drive and a libido, but it’s not directed toward any people. I don’t have a need or want for sex.”While gay and lesbian people have made strides towar...

Cold Weather Company is an alternative indie trio based in New Jersey that prides itself on being independent. The band is scheduled to start its Bluebird to Blueridge tour on Feb. 18 through Feb. 28.

Cold Weather Company’s single ‘Wide-Eyed’ propels indie trio into new tour

February 8, 2016

Cold Weather Company can be like a cozy sweater with its soothing alternative folk indie music, but it’s not a clothing manufacturer. However, it did offer copies of its 2015 debut album, Somewhere New...

Your voice, your vote | The Columbia Chronicle

February 8, 2016

Columbia’s organization Art+Activism set up a table with Illinois voter registration forms Feb. 2 in the 623 S. Wabash Ave. building. Every Tuesday throughout February, the group will have represent...

‘What’s The Deal With’ Pop Art?

February 1, 2016

Throughout the last 27 years, Bart Simpson has been many things. He was an Academy Award winner, boy-band sensation and even somehow managed to stay 10 years old the entire time.However, he was recently ab...

Luther Hughes, newly-elected SGA president and a senior creative writing major, encouraged students to join the association at the introductory social on Jan. 26.

SGA sets new agendas for diversity, transparency

February 1, 2016

Students convened in The Loft at 916 S. Wabash Ave. on Jan. 26 to meet the senators of Columbia’s Student Government Association and to learn more about SGA’s goals for the rest of the academic year.Luther H...

Vincent van Gogh, “The Bedroom,” 1889. The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection. 

‘Van Gogh’s Bedrooms’ reunite, make history

February 1, 2016

Vincent van Gogh created the first of his three versions of “The Bedroom” paintings in 1888 in Arles, France, with two more painted a year later in an asylum in Saint-Rémy, France. The Art Institut...

Cosby charge not exactly victory for women

By Associate Editor

January 25, 2016

Comedian Bill Cosby was charged Dec. 30 with second-degree aggravated indecent assault of Temple University basketball coach Andrea Constand, whom he allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted in 2004 in his Philadelphia home.The news of his arrest caused nation- wide celebration from rape victim advo- cates as well as dismay among Cosby supporters. While entertainers, including director Judd Apatow and comedian Amy Schumer , expressed jo...

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