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Members of Coalition of Female Creators engage with JackBox, a digital party game, during a Monday meeting at the Student Center.

Columbia’s female creators come together for confidence and support

March 6, 2020

As a television major, Lily Indie quickly grew frustrated by the male-dominated work and class environment around her. Indie, a junior at Columbia, said at first she was not intimidated in her classes, ...

Featured speakers Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.), Lt. Gov. Julia Stratton and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Michelle Duster, an adjunct faculty member in the Business and Entrepreneurship Department and the great-granddaughter of suffragist and journalist Ida B. Wells, attended the League of Women Voters centennial celebration with other activists, leaders and elected officials.

League of Women Voters turns 100, but work not done yet

February 18, 2020

Illinois politicians, community leaders and members of the League of Women Voters gathered at the Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave., to celebrate the organization's centennial Friday, Feb. 14...

Musician Lizzo won three Grammy awards Sunday, Jan. 26,

Opinion: Took a DNA test, turns out the world 100% doesn’t care what you think about women’s weight

February 1, 2020

From the legalization of recreational cannabis in Illinois to the military conflicts in Iran, which resulted in an uproar on social media, 2020 has come in hot. But certain jokes also trudged into this ...

‘Wrestfriends’ makes a space for female fans to share their love for wrestling

November 13, 2019

There are not many women who rule the wrestling fandom, but two local women are using their social media platform to promote their passion. Last November, cousins Teti Chavez and Columbia alumna Iridian F...

Rachel Galvis, Associate Professor in the English department at The University of Chicago, presents her work July 15.

‘Abortion is just one piece of the puzzle’: Poets highlight reproductive justice

July 25, 2019

In a tiny, packed room in Wicker Park, a woman stands on stage and has to pause her performance. It is not stage fright that stops her, though, it is laughter—hard laughter. And the audience is lau...

Hackers beware: women are coding

Hackers beware: women are coding

March 4, 2019

The cybersecurity field is made up of only 20 percent women, but a Chicago-based training program is dedicated to changing that.  Due to the increase in cyber crimes from September 2017 to August 2018, there were 313,735 cybersecurity job openings in the U.S., according to a study by Cy...

Women’s workspace to spread its ‘wings’

Women’s workspace to spread its ‘wings’

February 15, 2019

The Wing, a women-focused workspace, is set to open a Chicago location, its first in the Midwest, this year.The Wing has been active since October 2016 and has approximately 6,000 members in five location...

The college has seen drastic enrollment declines over the past decade, with numbers falling by nearly half. President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim and VP of Enrollment Management Michael Joseph are hoping to turn that around with new initiatives.

Kim on enrollment: ‘We’ve taken it on the chin’

February 5, 2019

Columbia is nearly half the size it was 10 years ago, but President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim and Vice President of Enrollment Management Michael Joseph introduced a 5-year plan Jan. 29 to get enrollment back...

Blue Christmas: How to provide support for those affected by the holidays

Blue Christmas: How to provide support for those affected by the holidays

December 5, 2018

The holidays are here. Christmas lights have sprung up on every street and State Street is flooded with shoppers. While some people may see this as “the most wonderful time of the year,” not eve...

Bystanders must derail sexual harassment on CTA

Bystanders must derail sexual harassment on CTA

December 3, 2018

In September, CBS reported a woman sexually assaulted on the Blue Line at the Cicero stop. The anonymous woman got off the train at the next stop to escape the man.A male passerby stepped up and gave h...

Desiree Jones of Woodlawn applies a product at the Glossier pop-up shop Aug. 28. Large mirrors and great lighting help customers when sampling the range of products offered by the New York City-based beauty brand.

Glossier pops up to highlight Chicago diversity

September 4, 2018

A new pop-up shop in the West Loop by New York-based Glossier showcases diverse artwork to give Chicago customers an interactive experience of the company.Glossier has become a notable name in the beaut...

Going organic in the bedroom

Going organic in the bedroom

February 12, 2018

Women around the globe use products such as tampons, pads, lube and condoms to protect and take charge of their bodies. But are these products doing more harm than good.Cotton is considered the world...

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