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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 ...

Nonprofit reduces student debt with volunteer work

Nonprofit reduces student debt with volunteer work

By Katherine Savage

October 22, 2018

College graduates share a common goal—to find a job to pay off their mounting student loan debt,  which now exceeds $1.5 trillion in the U.S. A nonprofit group promotes a new way to help pay off the de...

Pop artist Keith Haring to be featured in AIDS Garden

Pop artist Keith Haring to be featured in AIDS Garden

October 9, 2018

A new garden coming to Chicago next year will feature a sculpture by late LGBTQ activist and artist Keith Haring, commemorating and continuing  his work in AIDs  education.AIDS Garden Chicago will prov...

Columbia should not abandon analog photography

Columbia should not abandon analog photography

By Mike Rundle

September 10, 2018

When I began taking photos, I shot digital. When I learned how to make photos, I shot film. Film taught me to appreciate photography as more than just capturing frames of action. Photography is an art form...

Glossier pops up to highlight Chicago diversity

Glossier pops up to highlight Chicago diversity

September 4, 2018

A new pop-up shop in the West Loop by New York-based Glossier showcases diverse artwork to give Chicago customers an interactive experience of the company.Glossier has become a notable name in the beaut...

Slide to unlock: fashion in the digital age

Slide to unlock: fashion in the digital age

February 23, 2018

From the 2004 Blockbuster movie "iRobot" to the recent YouTube star, human-like robot Sophia, people are fascinated with the idea of robots. Just as technology dominates the consumer world, the fashion ind...

Students take home national retail competition scholarships

Students take home national retail competition scholarships

February 5, 2018

Two Columbia student teams won first and second place in the National Retail Federation student competition, receiving thousands of dollars in scholarships. The NRF collaborates with STORY, a retail company in Manhattan that likens itself to a magazine, continually reinventing it...

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

$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...

Physical removal of racists is completely justified

Physical removal of racists is completely justified

By Olivia Deloian

October 23, 2017

On Oct. 10, a video from three days earlier in which a drunken white man on a Brooklyn-bound subway train yelled racial slurs at a group of young black men went viral. Several men and women, both black a...

Study reinforces need for climate change education

Study reinforces need for climate change education

October 16, 2017

Climate change has been heavily featured in news headlines in light of the string of hurricanes around the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have ravaged coastal states and islands like ...

Survey says: faculty displeased

Survey says: faculty displeased

October 2, 2017

Results from a new full-time faculty survey reveal that a majority of faculty members are dissatisfied with Columbia’s professional development funding, administrative leadership and current salaries....

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