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Presidential candidate Gov. Jay Inslee joins McDonald’s workers strike

Presidential candidate Gov. Jay Inslee joins McDonald’s workers strike

May 24, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee joined McDonald’s workers on the picket line as they demanded safe working conditions, fair pay and the right to unionize. Organ...

State lawmakers discuss methods to reduce sexual harassment

State lawmakers discuss methods to reduce sexual harassment

February 21, 2018

A recent panel of Illinois lawmakers called for revisions to the current reporting and filing process of sexual harassment claims for individuals working in state government.Organized by the Illinois C...

Politicians say ‘no more’ to sexual harassment in state Capitol

Politicians say ‘no more’ to sexual harassment in state Capitol

November 6, 2017

Uncomfortable handshakes that linger too long, arms around the shoulder that drift while posing for photos and comments about her distracting looks are just a few acts of sexual harassment experienced du...

Interim chair of merged Cinema, Television department appointed

Interim chair of merged Cinema, Television department appointed

May 1, 2017

Eric Scholl, associate chair and professor in the Television Department, has been appointed interim chair of Columbia’s new Cinema and Television Arts Department, which informally announces the upcoming merger of the Cinema Art and Science and Television departments. Combining the ...

Females in comedy industry tackle sexual harassment

Females in comedy industry tackle sexual harassment

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

February 8, 2016

Filed under Arts & Culture

When Caroline Sabatier went to the police to report her harassment by a male authority figure from her improv group, she did not receive much help. The Chicago comedian realized she needed to take matte...

CTA’s poster campaign not enough to fight harassment

By Editorial Board

October 26, 2015

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Inappropriate or aggressive comments are an unfortunate fact of life for riders of Chicago Transit Authority buses and trains. To change this, the CTA announced a new campaign Oct. 9 to combat harassment, as reported Oct. 19 by The Chronicle. The campaign’s slogan, “If it’s unwanted, it’s harassment,” will be emphasized on posters on CTA trains, buses and in stations in coming weeks. The CTA hopes the campaign will encour...

More than 1,000  students waiting for MAP grant funding

More than 1,000 students waiting for MAP grant funding

October 5, 2015

The state of Illinois has been operating without a budget since July 1, causing uncertainty as to how the state-funded Monetary Award Program grants will be funded for students in colleges across the state, i...

‘Mandatory’ sexual assault webinar should be enforced

By Editorial Board

September 28, 2015

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

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...

Sexual assault bill ensures sensitivity

By Editorial Board

September 8, 2015

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

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...

Moodle: the sinking ship

By Editorial Board

February 2, 2015

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In less than three months, Moodle, Columbia’s notorious learning management system, will replace OASIS and serve as the college’s only official online classroom component. The college is hoping to truly integrate technology into its learning experience with Moodle, but years of bumps in the road on the journey to digitally enhancing the classroom should not go unnoticed or unaddressed. Students and faculty use Moodle—...

Courage Campaign aims to stop sexual assault

Courage Campaign aims to stop sexual assault

November 3, 2014

Kara Crutcher, an Uptown resident and South Side native, said she was first sexually harassed on public transportation at the age of 14. Now, 10 years later, she has decided to do something about it. ...

Relax Sunday liquor sale laws

February 10, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

A long-standing rule in Chicago prohibits the sale of alcohol before 11 a.m. on Sunday, but the City Council is debating an ordinance that could end the ban. The law cuts into profits, is arbitrary and impedes commerce.Alderman Pat O’Connor (40th Ward) proposed extending the liquor sale hours on Sunday to 8 a.m. to help grocers generate extra income. The original rule is a relic from the days of blue laws, which barred bus...

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