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BREAKING: Shots fired near Wabash Avenue, security warns to avoid area

BREAKING: Shots fired near Wabash Avenue, security warns to avoid area

September 23, 2020

Shots were fired at 822 S. Wabash Ave. Wednesday, Sept. 23 just after 3 p.m., according to a collegewide alert sent to the Columbia community. The alert said the scene is now secured and stabilized,...

BREAKING: College to notify ransomware victims; offers credit monitoring to college community

BREAKING: College to notify ransomware victims; offers credit monitoring to college community

July 17, 2020

Nearly seven weeks after Columbia became the victim of a ransomware attack, the college provided details about how it would assist members of the college community whose data may have been compromised. A...

After more than a month since the ransomware attack on Columbia servers, it is still unclear the extent of the damage and what student, faculty or staff information was compromised.

State of college ransomware attack remains unclear

July 9, 2020

After weeks of silence from Columbia administrators following a May ransomware attack, students, faculty and staff remain in the dark about where the college stands on potentially paying the ransom...

Two new stops are being piloted in Columbia’s Security Escort Program.

Two escort program stops are being piloted by Columbia

December 8, 2019

Senior graphic design major and commuter Sadaf Akhtar takes a course that ends around 10 p.m. on Saturdays. Not wanting to walk or take a bus to Ogilvie Transportation Center, 500 W. Madison St., sh...

Multiple armed robberies near Student Center

Multiple armed robberies near Student Center

September 21, 2019

A string of at least six robberies near the new Student Center have students and local shopkeepers on high alert. Pandit Pahtak, store manager at the 7-Eleven, 801 S. State St., said he was cleaning ...

Crime advisories not  effective, students say

Crime advisories not effective, students say

May 3, 2019

After Rebecca Casey, a junior communication major, had someone attempt to steal her purse on campus Feb. 13, she immediately went to security guards in the 33 E. Ida B. Wells Drive Building to report the...

The rules have to change with the times

The rules have to change with the times

March 26, 2018

The world changes. Even though it doesn’t change as quickly or as often as many of us would like, there are few things that are the same as they were a few decades or even a couple years ago. And as the world changes around us, Col...

Security breach affects employees, family members

Security breach affects employees, family members

March 12, 2018

A data security breach resulted in the disclosure of the names and Social Security numbers of Columbia employees and their family members on IRIS, the college’s internal website. The college learned Feb. 15 that SharePoint, the search portal application used to apply for the Tu...

Annual security survey: more reports or more crime?

Annual security survey: more reports or more crime?

October 9, 2017

On-campus rapes doubled last year while drug and liquor disciplinary referrals also increased, according to Columbia’s 2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Gathered during the 2016 calendar year reporting period and released Sept. 29 in a collegewide email, it listed six...

“Strong is the New Pretty” author Kate T. Parker will stop at Athleta, 3415 N. Southport Ave., April 5, as art of her nationwide book tour. 

Book shows girls embracing inner strength

March 27, 2017

The idea for photographer Kate T. Parker’s new book, she said, began with noticing her strongest shots were  those of her daughters being silly and wild. Wanting to share beauty, free of filters and...

Columbia’s Information Technology Department stated in a Nov. 3 email that it has acquired a new security system.

IT Department acquires new endpoint security

November 21, 2016

Columbia students will now be safer and more secure while browsing the internet with college computers, according to Information Technology officials who acquired new a endpoint security software system. A Nov. 3 collegewide email from the Infrastructure Team stated that it is replac...

MSI aims to increase youth climate change education

MSI aims to increase youth climate change education

By Eric Bradach

November 21, 2016

To help inform a younger generation on the effects of climate change, the Museum of Science and Industry received a 3-year grant of approximately $500,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrat...

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