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Students perform to promote sexual awareness | The Columbia Chronicle

October 2, 2015

Columbia had its third “Consent Rocks” concert Sept. 25 at the 623 S. Wabash Building to promote and educate students about sexual assault on- and- off campus. The concert featured Columbia’s own perform...

‘Mandatory’ sexual assault webinar should be enforced

By Editorial Board

September 28, 2015

To increase education about on-campus sexual misconduct, the college launched “Think About It,” a mandatory online training module for students, staff and faculty last spring. In an April 17 email to students, vice president of Student Success Mark Kelly announced a May 30 deadline, giving students more than a month to complete the webinar.“You will receive reminders from me in the coming weeks,” Kelly said in the...

Participation low in ‘mandatory’ sexual misconduct webinar

Participation low in ‘mandatory’ sexual misconduct webinar

September 28, 2015

Near the end of the Spring 2015 Semester, the college launched “Think About It,” a mandatory webinar addressing on-campus sexual misconduct that students were instructed to complete by May 30. Si...

Was the College Advising Center ready for the class of 2019?

By Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2015

As the semester gets underway, many new and continuing students are busy strategizing how to make the most of their time at Columbia, both in terms of their academics and extracurricular opportunities. The College Advising Center is one of many resources meant to guide students down their desired path as they progress through their education. If students do not receive the proper—or even worse, receive the wrong—guidan...

Lady Gaga shares important truth about sexual assault in graphic video

By Managing Editor

September 21, 2015

Lady Gaga released her new single, "Til It Happens to You," on Sept. 17. Penned by Gaga and Oscar-winning songwriter Diane Warren, the song serves as the soundtrack to Warren's documentary about college rape, "The Hunting Ground," released in January. A strings-driven ballad, the song is raw, heartfelt and powerful, but what is even more powerful is the five-and-a-half-minute music video PSA that was released alongside th...

Sexual assault bill ensures sensitivity

By Editorial Board

September 8, 2015

From the retracted Rolling Stone article about an alleged rape at the University of Virginia  to TIME Magazine dubbing sexual violence on campus a “crisis” on its May 2014 cover, the frequency of sexual assaults at colleges and universities has remained a controversial topic in the media in recent years. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while attendi...

Columbia students, staff ask campus to ‘face’ sexual assault

By Campus Reporter

February 23, 2015

As sexual assault awareness remains a prominent topic on college campuses, Columbia is keeping the conversation going.“Face It,” created by  sophomore art + materials conservation major and President of the Student Government Association Sara Kalinoski, and sophomore art + design student Robin Hopkins, consists of mirrors in the lobbies of multiple campus buildings, including the 600 S. Michigan Ave., 618 S. Michigan Ave., ...

Chicago may take after trend in California

By Metro Reporter

February 2, 2015

Although bills and petitions that would allow prisoners access to condoms have been  shot  down in Illinois, California passed legislation last year for condom distribution in prisons, which could provide insight into how similar laws in Illinois could lower the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases in prisons.Illinois Representative Monique D. Davis (D-Chicago) introduced a bill in 2009 that would allow prisoners...

Bill Cosby allegations an important lesson for fans

By Managing Editor

December 1, 2014

Chicago comic Hannibal Buress sparked overdue outrage when Philadelphia Magazine posted a clip of his Oct. 17 bit online in which he called out comedian Bill Cosby for the growing list of rape allegations the famous actor has collected in recent years.While many of the allegations against Cosby have been public for years, the actor has managed to keep a lid on them and maintain his wholesome, sweater-wearing image.Until the...

‘STEM’ disparity has early origin

‘STEM’ disparity has early origin

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

December 1, 2014

The gap between the sexes in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics has narrowed considerably since the 1970s. Although that disparity has been addressed in certain respects, the root ...

Forcing professors to report assault is wrong

By Editorial Board

December 1, 2014

As the issue of sexual assault on college campuses continues to gain national attention, some institutions are mandating that professors report these crimes to their colleges even if students reveal that information to their professors in confidence, according to a Nov. 6 The Chronicle of Higher Education report.Forcing professors to report possible assaults puts them in an uncomfortable position and also violates the trust s...

Sound Off: ‘Ultraviolent’ Lana Del Rey footage serves no purpose

By Managing Editor

November 24, 2014

Lana Del Rey and Marilyn Manson fans were taken by surprise on Nov. 19 after a disturbing video featuring the artists leaked online. The video, directed by “Hostel” filmmaker Eli Roth, depicted a series of horrific scenes alluding to violence.The most alarming scene was a simulated rape of Lana by Roth, who is shown pressing her head down into a pillow and ends after he walks out of sight, cutting to a shot of the singer...

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