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CCCPay update features new services

CCCPay update features new services

March 18, 2018

New upgrades to the college’s CCCPay service were announced to students March 7, providing account holders a mobile-friendly site, text alerts, real-time view of payments and balances as well as customer service assistance from the Student Financial Services’ vendor, Nelnet. ...

Title IX report filed for sexual assault allegations against adjunct professor

Title IX report filed for sexual assault allegations against adjunct professor

December 11, 2017

In the wake of the “Me Too” movement, adjunct creative writing professor Bobby Biedrzycki has been accused of sexual assault by a former student who filed a complaint last month with the college’s Title IX Office regarding an incident that allegedly occurred two years ...

Venues show mixed reaction to amusement tax changes

Venues show mixed reaction to amusement tax changes

October 23, 2017

Chicago concertgoers and theater patrons may be paying less for their tickets under a proposed tax reform in the city’s 2018 budget—unless they are seeing “Hamilton,” that is.Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...

What happens now? Chicago reacts to Las Vegas shooting

What happens now? Chicago reacts to Las Vegas shooting

By Jackie Murray

October 16, 2017

To senior art and art history major Sophie Peterson, what she witnessed in Las Vegas was like something out of a movie she wished she never had to experience. Shots from a 32nd floor Mandalay Bay hotel room...

Creative Writing, English departments merged

Creative Writing, English departments merged

June 21, 2017

Columbia’s Creative Writing Department has merged with the English Department under former Chair of the English Department Kenneth Daley as the soon-to-be-renamed department's chair. Steven Corey, interim dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor in the Huma...

Faculty member explores Cuban, American blues music

Faculty member explores Cuban, American blues music

May 8, 2017

In an international music exchange program, Chicago blues musicians traveled to the El Oriente region of Cuba, often called “Cuba’s Mississippi,” to perform with and learn from local artists who practice their own style of the blues called changüí. Stan West, an adjunct f...

Chicago’s segregation costs billions, stunts society growth

Chicago’s segregation costs billions, stunts society growth

April 10, 2017

The Chicago region's high levels of segregation costs the area billions of dollars in economic growth in addition to creating a less-educated public and leading to hundreds more homicides, according to a M...

Stop and frisk numbers drop, racial profiling remains high

By Editorial Board

April 3, 2017

A March 24 study of the Chicago Police Department’s stop-and-frisk procedures showed a significant decrease in the number of stops since a 2015 American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois lawsuit, according to a Washington Post article from the same day.Former U.S. Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys, who authored the report, found that despite the dramatic drop in numbers—1.3 million in 2014 and 2015 to just over 54,000 in the fir...

Another year, no budget: No MAP grants could again affect college enrollment

Another year, no budget: No MAP grants could again affect college enrollment

April 3, 2017

As class registration approaches, students face uncertainties regarding whether or not they will receive their Monetary Award Program grants for the 2017–2018 academic year. The state’s ongoing budget impasse has left Illinois students without the need-based grants since July 201...

Chicagoans’ health problems vary by neighborhood

Chicagoans’ health problems vary by neighborhood

By Jackie Murray

April 3, 2017

Select Chicago neighborhoods are not receiving equal access to healthcare, resulting in neglect of residents’ health  needs, according to March 23 Sinai Community Health study.“Health equity is abo...

NCAA can’t continue to take advantage of players

NCAA can’t continue to take advantage of players

By Jackie Murray

March 27, 2017

The brackets, the bets, the heartbreak and the Cinderella stories—so many dramatic elements make up the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s March Madness tournament, a battle of the best Divi...

Chicago named top city for corporate investment

Chicago named top city for corporate investment

By Jackie Murray

March 13, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, the Chicagoland area was named the top location for corporate investment by Site Selection magazine, a resource for corporations and investors.Winning the “top Metro...

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