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Chronicle announces Spring 2020 editorial team, aims to innovate college journalism

January 23, 2020

When the Fall 2019 semester began, the newsroom held a different kind of chaotic energy than it usually does. As our management team worked to train more than 20 new staff members on positions varying...

Dean candidates discuss their vision for the School of Fine and Performing Arts

Dean candidates discuss their vision for the School of Fine and Performing Arts

January 21, 2020

After more than a year of an interim dean in the School of Fine and Performing Arts, the college is conducting an internal search for a permanent replacement. The role was formerly occupied by Onye Ozuzu, who left the college in Augus...

Staff union negotiations ‘productive’ despite delays

Staff union negotiations ‘productive’ despite delays

January 15, 2020

The United Staff of Columbia College, the college’s staff union, has been negotiating its contract for more than a year, but the end may be in sight. USofCC President Craig Sigele, who is also an adjunc...

Faculty say goodbye to Suzanne Blum Malley before her departure from the college

Faculty say goodbye to Suzanne Blum Malley before her departure from the college

January 13, 2020

After 25 years at the college, Senior Associate Provost Suzanne Blum Malley bid goodbye to her colleagues at Columbia. Following her last day at Columbia, Blum Malley will take on a new positi...

Prospective transfer students have guaranteed admission from select community colleges

Prospective transfer students have guaranteed admission from select community colleges

By Valeria Mancera-Saavedra, Staff Reporter

January 7, 2020

In an attempt to take advantage of Illinois Community College Board statistics that rank Illinois first in the nation for bachelor's degree completion rates among community college transfer students, Col...

Columbia student veteran premieres short action film

Columbia student veteran premieres short action film

December 27, 2019

Jacob Bell was not always the film buff he is today. But that all changed after constantly watching movies in his free time during three Marine Corps deployments beginning in 2012. It was during his...

Ad Club’s creative panel gives a glimpse into life after college

Ad Club’s creative panel gives a glimpse into life after college

December 20, 2019

From stories of mini champagne bottles in gift baskets to working pro bono on a campaign for the HIV prevention pill PrEP, Columbia’s chapter of the American Advertising Federation's first creative panel o...

Global PR course engages students in citizen diplomacy

Global PR course engages students in citizen diplomacy

December 19, 2019

Students in Columbia's "Global PR" course honed in on one unique client this semester: WorldChicago, a nonprofit that fosters worldwide collaboration. In the course—taught by Anne Marie Mitchell,...

Letter to the Editor: After CFAC election, ‘it’s time to move on,’ says adjunct

Letter to the Editor: After CFAC election, ‘it’s time to move on,’ says adjunct

December 16, 2019

I’m going to ask for a cease-fire in union wars with no more commentary on either sides’ motives or dedication to Columbia. It’s time to move on. If anyone wants to know what support and tangible...

Columbia students more likely to have final projects than exams

Columbia students more likely to have final projects than exams

December 13, 2019

Finals week at Columbia can look a lot different than other colleges. While some students may be cramming for exams, Columbia students are more likely to be finishing a portfolio project. Project-base...

Standing United slate maintains hold of CFAC leadership positions

Standing United slate maintains hold of CFAC leadership positions

December 9, 2019

Updated 12/10/19 at 2:22 p.m. with comment from the Standing United slate and official results from the Department of Labor.   After weeks of contentious campaigning in an election overseen by t...

Two escort program stops are being piloted by Columbia

Two escort program stops are being piloted by Columbia

December 8, 2019

Senior graphic design major and commuter Sadaf Akhtar takes a course that ends around 10 p.m. on Saturdays. Not wanting to walk or take a bus to Ogilvie Transportation Center, 500 W. Madison St., sh...

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