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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 ...

Amid Hurricane Florence, response to Hurricane Maria still lacking

Amid Hurricane Florence, response to Hurricane Maria still lacking

September 17, 2018

The White House is being tested on its response to Hurricane Florence, which made landfall in the Carolinas Sept. 17 with widespread damage. Will the government respond better than it did with Hurrica...

Protests break out in Puerto Rico as frustration grows

Protests break out in Puerto Rico as frustration grows

May 7, 2018

While many celebrate the arrival of summer and take advantage of the warmer weather, Puerto Ricans worry about their survival as they prepare for another hurricane season nearly a year after Hurricane...

SGA reflects on academic year goals

SGA reflects on academic year goals

May 6, 2018

As the 2017–2018 academic yearcame to a close, Student Government Association officers discussed the organization’s three goals for the year—connecting, informing and achieving—and talked about their accomplishments. SGA President and senior business and entrepreneurship ...

Solar energy should be considered for Puerto Rico

Solar energy should be considered for Puerto Rico

March 5, 2018

More than five months after Hurricane Maria swept Puerto Rico into darkness, many residents still remain without electricity. Although much power has been restored, the island’s power grid and overa...

Food box proposal a new low, even for Trump administration

By Editorial Board

February 26, 2018

President Donald Trump’s administration has gotten creative in exhibiting its disregard for the poor.A proposal in the administration’s budget request for the 2019 fiscal year would drastically affect low-income people’s access to and choice of food. About half of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients’ benefits would come in a “USDA Foods Package.” Recipients currently use a stored value card wit...

Asian Student Organization to hold meeting on intersectionality

Asian Student Organization to hold meeting on intersectionality

February 19, 2018

The various identities, including ethnic, gender and sexuality, that are part of a person are not often discussed within the Asian community, but a campus organization is hoping to change that. To examine the relationship and intersectionality of those identities, Columbia’s As...

It’s time to talk—not argue—about climate change

It’s time to talk—not argue—about climate change

By Tessa Brubaker

January 27, 2018

A study released Jan. 18 reports that 2017 was one of the hottest years on record, ranked as the second-warmest year by NASA and the third-warmest by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratio...

Musical Chairs: SMA Dean takes over Audio Arts leadership

Musical Chairs: SMA Dean takes over Audio Arts leadership

January 19, 2018

DEAN OF THE School of Media Arts Eric Freedman replaced former Chair of the Audio Arts and Acoustics Department David Worrall with Associate Dean of the School of Media Arts Tom Dowd Jan. 17. ...

$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...

‘Honey, I’m home’—Bees find hive in Bridgeport

‘Honey, I’m home’—Bees find hive in Bridgeport

November 27, 2017

Growing up in Indiana, Raymond Tominello was surrounded by agriculture and farming. When he moved to Chicago, he wanted to bring a little bit of home with him, so he created Rooftop Local Honey in 2015...

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