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Illinois grants Columbia $7.2 million

Illinois grants Columbia $7.2 million

November 3, 2014

As the gubernatorial race gets down to the wire, incumbent Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is vocal about his administration’s commitment to higher education. Quinn appeared on campus Oct. 28 to announce that the state government would give the college a $7.2 million grant to improve...

New Cornell study shows consumers may overly trust graphics

New Cornell study shows consumers may overly trust graphics

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

October 27, 2014

An Oct. 16 study from the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab has found that consumers may be too trusting of graphics accompanying medical products.The study reveals that graphs or formulas accompanyi...

Producers continue to take advantage of ‘Crazy Kids’

By Managing Editor

October 20, 2014

Kesha and songwriter/producer Dr. Luke have dominated the headlines in the last week after the pop star filed a lawsuit against Luke on Oct. 14 for allegations of sexual, physical and verbal abuse, according to an Oct. 14 Billboard report. The 27-year-old star filed a 28-page complaint, which details alleged accounts of rape and mental torment by Luke along with other kinds of abuse the pop star says she experienced at Luke’s...

Crime reports reveal increase in theft

Crime reports reveal increase in theft

October 13, 2014

An outbreak of thefts is plaguing Columbia’s campus, resulting in stolen backpacks, phones, wallets, a laptop and a bicycle. In an Oct. 3 email to the college community, the Office of Campus Safety & Security warned students that there has been an increase in thefts occu...

Obama campaign is right approach to sexual assault

By Editorial Board

September 29, 2014

President Barack Obama’s administration has launched a nationwide campaign to make a statement against sexual assault as the outcry against it on college campuses continues to grow.The It’s on Us campaign, launched Sept. 19, urges citizens to take a pledge vowing to intervene in situations where they suspect a sexual assault is about to take place on college campuses.The campaign focuses on raising awareness of the issu...

Columbia paints plan to combat sexual assault

Columbia paints plan to combat sexual assault

September 29, 2014

Undercover Colors, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based company noted for creating a nail polish that can detect commonly used date rape drugs, has partnered with Columbia students to create a marketing plan for the product. Sandra Kumorowski, an assistant professor in the Business &...

WAC Crawl captivates South Loop

WAC Crawl captivates South Loop

September 22, 2014

The Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl returned for its fourth year Sept. 19 through a collaboration of staff, faculty and students. As in past  years, neighboring South Loop businesses and colleges have also embraced the art festival. The festival featured 12 galleries and more than 200...

Behind the scenes: Don Flesch reveals secrets on 115 year success | The Columbia Chronicle

September 17, 2014

A historic staple of the loop tucked beneath the elevated train line on South Wabash Avenue, Central Camera company has been selling equipment and developing film since 1899. The Chronicle got to meet Pres...

Campus community armed with knowledge on sexual assault policy

Campus community armed with knowledge on sexual assault policy

September 8, 2014

Sexual assault awareness and clear institutional policies have become a priority at the college, leading to open discussions about the school’s Title IX policies, events  to raise consciousness and the creation of a sexual assault awareness committee. In response to the Federal C...

Students question Columbia’s sexual assault policy

Students question Columbia’s sexual assault policy

April 7, 2014

As sexual assault on college campuses remains a controversial topic across the nation, several Columbia students are attempting to form a new organization to address the issue. On April 1, 12 stu...

College communication must include sexual assault

By Associate Editor

March 10, 2014

As Northwestern University students protest their college administration’s handling of a student’s report of being sexually assaulted by a professor, the issue is gaining national attention and forcing students to examine how their own colleges deal with rape.While Columbia proficiently reports sexual assaults as mandated by federal law, the college could do more to prevent sexual assaults. The college’s current appro...

Line between hazing and hatred crossed

By Lindsey Woods

December 3, 2012

While any activity involving a dedicated group of people can breed a mentality that accommodates hazing culture, sports teams are especially susceptible to the practice.The hierarchies that exist within teams and the expectation for camaraderie create the perfect breeding ground for older or more experienced players to assert their control by putting new members through ridiculous and dangerous rituals in the name of “team s...

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