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Members of Columbia College were evacuated from the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building due to a bomb threat made by an anonymous caller Oct. 19. 

Campus community alerted of bomb threat

October 20, 2016

Members of the campus community were briefly evacuated from multiple floors of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building following an Oct. 19 bomb threat from an anonymous caller.According to the emergency phon...

Local hackers raise awareness through community-focused websites

By Assistant Campus Editor

April 28, 2014

Soon after Chicago launched its Large Lot program—the city’s initiative to allow qualified Englewood residents to purchase up to two of the 5,000 vacant lots in their neighborhood for only $1—Demond Drummer decided to take the project one step further with the help of a few hackers.A tech organizer for community group Teamwork Englewood, Drummer said neighborhood residents were eager to purchase the plots of land, but the...

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...

In absence of blue light phones, students need alternative

By Editorial Board

October 8, 2012

Many urban campuses, including DePaul University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, have a “blue light system,” a series of emergency phone boxes that connect directly to campus security. UIC has more than 1,000 call boxes on its campus. While this may sound like a great security system for Columbia, our college’s downtown location makes its situation unique. It is easier for traditional campuses to implement t...

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...

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