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Supreme Court ruling protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination; advocates say fight for equal rights is not over

Supreme Court ruling protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination; advocates say fight for equal rights is not over

June 18, 2020

Following an unprecedented Supreme Court decision, LGBTQ employees are now federally protected from discrimination in the workplace, serving as an important step toward equal rights. On Monday, June 15,...

Editorial: Feeling helpless at work should not be the norm

Editorial: Feeling helpless at work should not be the norm

By Editorial Board

January 25, 2020

It is not hard to determine what makes an unhealthy working environment: long hours, a sense of powerlessness and high stress with low reward. What is more difficult, however, is attempting to rectify that...

Chronicle FYI: Supreme Court takes on LGBTQ+ workplace rights

Chronicle FYI: Supreme Court takes on LGBTQ+ workplace rights

October 17, 2019

Editor's Note: Chronicle FYI is part of the Chronicle's new, ongoing series breaking down complex, emerging issues of the day. On Oct. 8, the Supreme Court heard arguments on three cases that all ...

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...

A panel of women leaders discussed the challenges that come with being a women in the corporate world.

Reshaping the workplace with confident women

October 16, 2017

Elinor Steele used her confidence to persuade her way to acceptance into a graduate program at Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College even though she lacked a bachelor’s degree. Steele sa...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will bring city leaders from across the globe together for the first annual climate summit to be held in December. 

Chicago to host historic climate summit

October 2, 2017

Mayors from around the world will assemble in Chicago to develop strategies for combating climate change at the inaugural Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy’s North American Climate S...

Developed countries must mind the gender pay gap

Turns out, you can pick your family

By Arabella Breck

March 27, 2017

Abuse and harassment is one of the top three issues women face in the modern workplace, said Manuela Tomei, director of International Labour Organization’s Working Conditions and Equality Department in a ...

Alvin Ailey showcases new work in Chicago dance performances

March 21, 2017

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s visit to Chicago includes a premier piece called “r-Evolution, Dream,” choreographed by one of the company’s senior members.“Every climate influences...

Sex Through The Decades

By Carolyn Bradley

February 16, 2017

There’s new information available every day so we can educate ourselves on virtually any subject. And that has led to more open discussions on a particularly hot topic: sex. People are slowly feeling more comfortable addressing sex  and related discussions.This wasn’t always the case. Until the mid-to-late 20th century, conversations on sex did not exist—or if they did, they were done in whispers. Noel Paul Hertz, owner of...

Mylan’s EpiPen price increase should be more severely punished

October 17, 2016

Mylan, the company that produces the life-saving EpiPen, settled an investigation by the U.S. Justice Department Oct. 7. The company agreed to rebate $465 million in Medicare and Medicaid fees after increasing the pen’s price from $100 to $600 for a pack of two. The investigation alleged that EpiPen was misbranded as a generic drug when it should have been designated a brand name, which would have entailed much higher re...

Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot spoke about  transparency at a panel on Jan. 20 at East-West University. 

Panelists debate how soon police videos should be released

January 25, 2016

Experts shared ideas on how City Hall and the Chicago Police Department can better handle video evidence and increase transparency at a Jan. 20 panel held at East-West University.The event, hosted by the Ill...

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., ...

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