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Overall crime and liquor issues decrease in 2015-2016 report

Overall crime and liquor issues decrease in 2015-2016 report

October 10, 2016

The college’s most recent annual crime and safety reports saw a decrease in crime collegewide, including a 40.9 percent drop in liquor violation referrals and a 35.6 percent drop in drug violation refe...

Informational sessions were held the week of Sept. 19 for employees with questions regarding life insurance benefits, announced in a Sept. 12 email.

Insurance benefits slashed for non-union employees

September 26, 2016

Full-time, non-union employees were notified of benefits cuts, effective Oct. 1, reducing the payment to beneficiaries in the event of an employee’s death, according to a Sept. 12 email from Columbia’s Hu...

Response to illegal trafficking of firearms in Illinois

Response to illegal trafficking of firearms in Illinois

June 27, 2016

Thank you for your May 9 editorial, “Illegal gun trading is not a right,” that brought attention to a new effort in the Illinois Legislature to address illegal trafficking of firearms in the s...

New security policies to be piloted throughout summer

By Managing Editor

June 8, 2016

Students, faculty and staff will now have to show their Columbia IDs to gain access to the library in the 624 S. Michigan Building with other buildings soon to follow as part of an ongoing pilot program for ID checkpoints and access control at the college, according to Ron Sodini, associate vice president of Campus Safety & Security.The new ID checkpoint, which went into effect June 1, follow similar security measures to those that...

Students from Chicago-area institutions, including Columbia, have lobbied for MAP grant funding from the budget-stymied state. The most recent rally (above) was on Feb. 16.

Lost without a MAP: College unable to fund monetary awards for 2016– 2017

April 4, 2016

Columbia will not fund student Monetary Award Program grants for the 2016–2017 academic year, according to President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim.The decision announced on April 4, two days after more than 3,000 pro...

Fifty Shades of Shakespeare

Shakespeare brings sexy back to Chicago Theatre Week

February 16, 2015

In an effort to promote positive attitudes about sex, the (re)discover theatre is hosting a series of shows titled “Fifty Shades of Shakespeare” in which a four-person ensemble portrays love scenes ...

Francis Guinan and Patrese McClain, star in Bruce Graham’s racially charged play, “White Guy On the Bus,” at the Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., in Skokie, Illinois.

‘White Guy On the Bus’ drives racial issues home

February 16, 2015

Bruce Graham’s play “White Guy On the Bus,” made its world premiere on Jan. 23 at the Northlight Theatre in Skokie, Illinois, 9501 Skokie Blvd., and has shocked audiences with its portrayal of race, b...

Robert Koverman, associate vice president of Security, plans to retire effective January 2015 after six years of serving the college and students.

VP of Security to retire in January 2015

December 8, 2014

The campus community will return for the Spring 2015 semester sans a familiar face in the Office of Campus Safety and Security. Robert Koverman, associate vice president of Security, is set to retire...

Lets Talk: The Voice of the Student Body

November 24, 2014

Columbia’s student government association coordinated “Let’s Talk” at Hokin Hall in the 623 S. Wabash building on Nov. 18. The event allowed students to voice their opinion about what they like and di...

Study finds racial disparity in violent deaths

Gun Violence

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 29, 2014

Columbia University published Aug.14 found that more black Americans die from gun violence than any other race.A team of researchers led by Bindu Kalesan, assistant professor at Columbia University's Mailman...

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...

Over winter break the college placed signs on all campus building doors indicating that guns are prohibited on the college's campus. The college is complying with the new Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act.

College complies with Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act

January 27, 2014

In compliance with the new Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act, Columbia has placed signs on the doors of all campus buildings indicating that guns are prohibited on the college’s campus. Robert Koverman, associate vice president of the Office of Safety and Security, said ...

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