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Slight uptick in crime, underreporting possible

Slight uptick in crime, underreporting possible

October 21, 2019

There was a slight increase in reports of rape, robbery, burglary and stalking on campus in 2018 according to the college’s latest Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, though Columbia’s number...

Open dialogue needed to improve campus security

By Editorial Board

December 4, 2017

Two Columbia students became victims in one of five robberies in Grant Park in the span of two weeks on Nov. 22. Just a day earlier, the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Congress Parkway was the scene of a police chase that ended in a crash. In the last year, Columbia students have had to confront safety issues on multiple occasions. In fall 2016, a string of laptop thefts in campus buildings had many students looking...

Ian Rosenberger, founder of the comapany Thread International, talked about his company and how they help third world countries such as Haiti recycle and turn those products into clothing material, all the while helping give jobs to workers in those countries. 1104 S. Wabash, Nov. 28.

Students learn about eco-friendly fashion solutions

December 4, 2017

The fashion industry is all about beauty, but its effect on the environment is anything but, according to fashion industry experts. Eco Fabric Seminar, held by the Fashion Studies Department on Nov. 28, featured industry professionals speaking about the importance of using recycl...

The altercation began at Pritzker Park, 310 S. State St., then continued to the nearby Jackson Red Line CTA station. Tuesday, Aug. 29.

CTA shooting stirs concern, campus security confident incident was isolated

September 5, 2017

A 23-year-old man was shot twice at the Jackson Red Line station about 7:45 p.m. Aug. 17, once each in the arm and ankle. The victim was transported to Northwestern Hospital and was reported to be in stable condition. The Chicago Police Department announced Aug. 30 that 24-year-old K...

Racism in porn: influence or imitation?

By James Firkins

February 13, 2017

Using “Middle Eastern robes,” and set to a soundtrack of Arabic-style music, Conner Habib was ready to participate in a pornographic video that emphasized his heritage to appeal to those on the internet who would find it sexually arousing.“I knew that part of my identity was being highly eroticized for people who have some type of orientalist idea of what turned them on,” he said. Author, porn performer and vice pr...

Approach to campus safety should reach all students

By Editorial Board

October 19, 2015

Freshman year is many students’ first time living alone in a major city, presenting a unique set of challenges.Staying safe in Chicago goes beyond walking with a group of friends after dark and keeping valuables out of sight. In the past, first-year and transfer orientation sessions included an optional 20–30 minute lecture that provided information about staying safe while navigating city life. This year, the college t...

A sample of saffron, the spice sold at Rumi Spice.

Army veterans sell Afghan saffron in Chicago

October 12, 2015

Kimberly Jung and Emily Miller have a lot in common­­—U.S. Army service in Afghanistan, education at West Point and Harvard—and are now business partners.Jung and Miller are two of the co-founders of...

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...

President Kim launches joint faculty, staff town hall meetings

President Kim launches joint faculty, staff town hall meetings

October 27, 2014

Throughout President Kwang-Wu Kim’s first year in office at the college, he placed a heavy emphasis on building relationships with students. This year, to bring more representation to Columbia’s faculty and staff, Kim is implementing faculty and staff meetings to hea...

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