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Junior poetry major Lily Someson is the Vice President of Speak Your Truth. The creative writing club meets every Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:00 PM in the Columbia Library Reading Room.

New student organization on campus encourages students to speak their truth

October 15, 2018

Speak Your Truth executive board members start every weekly meeting by greeting members with a hug, letting students know they are welcomed into an inclusive space where they can write, share and finally speak their truth.  The Speak Your Truth Writing Collective, a new student or...

The annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2017 was released Oct. 1, showing an overall decrease in reported on-campus and off-campus incidents. Ronald Sodini, associate vice president for Campus Safety and Security, said a possible reason for the decrease is the added security efforts such as blue lights and the Security Escort Program put in place to aid students safety. 

Security and Fire Safety Report released, shows decrease in incidents

October 8, 2018

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2017 was released Oct. 1, showing an overall decrease in the majority of  reported incidents. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is issued by the college in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Po...

Obama’s ‘Intimate Portrait’ comes home

Former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza’s new book shows an insider’s  perspective  on his eight years spent with former President Barack Obama.

By Mackenzie Crosson

November 20, 2017

Envision one of Chicago’s most prominent political figures body-surfing on vacation in Hawaii; blocking his aide in a basketball game; singing along to Earth, Wind & Fire with his wife; sipping ...

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...

Security hires to improve safety, but lack of information worrisome

By Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2016

Upticks in on-campus violence in recent years have caused many college campuses to enforce more stringent security policies and procedures.This year, Columbia has been among the schools reconsidering their security protocols in order to prevent crime on campus. Six new part-time employees, holding the position of “watch commanders,” were hired by the office of Safety & Security during the Fall 2015 Semester in an effo...

101 W. Congress Parkway is home to many immigrants who go through the naturalization process in Chicago.

Mayor renews partnership to offer immigration services

September 28, 2015

Lindsay Ibañez of Rexburg, Idaho has not seen her husband in seven months. He is living in Argentina and is going through the naturalization process.“If I could tell [Director of U.S. Citizenship and I...

Robberies shake up South Loop

Robberies shake up South Loop

September 8, 2015

Violent crimes on Columbia’s campus throughout August might leave students feeling uneasy as classes resume, but Columbia’s Office of Safety & Security has increased its efforts to boost on-campu...

Student uses music to spread peace

Jessica Disu, a senior business & entrepreneurship major, has expanded her single “Still Believe, Yeah” into a tour to promote positive change in Chicago Public Schools and throughout the city.

By Katlyn Tolly

March 30, 2015

Using a passion for music as a tool to promote positive change, Jessica Disu, a junior business & entrepreneurship major, kicked off her “Still Believe” tour March 20 in Chicago Public Schools to p...

Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh and one half of the comedy duo “Flight of the Conchords” Jemaine Clement star as vampires learning to deal with the mundane modern world in the vampire film “What We Do in the Shadows,” which was released in the U.S. after a crowdfunding campaign.

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ a bloody good watch

March 2, 2015

The inevitable string of vampire comedies has a long list of failures: Nicolas Cage’s ill-conceived “Vampire’s Kiss,” Eddie Murphy’s hack job “Vampire in Brooklyn,” the “Scary Movie” creat...

College experiences administrative shake-up

Administrative Changes

By Campus Editor

January 26, 2015

The college experienced a stream of employment changes at the administrative level while students and staff were away from campus during winter break.Susan Marcus, associate vice president of Academic ...

Ronald Sodini, the new associate vice president of Security, assumed his new role on Jan. 12 and plans to create an office that is more accessible to students and to develop policies that reflect the concerns of those on campus.

New associate vice president of Security brings policing experiences to campus

January 26, 2015

There is a new face at Central Command this semester. Ronald Sodini, the new associate vice president of Security, assumed duties Jan. 12 preceding the Jan. 30 retirement of Robert Koverman, his predecessor...

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