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Faculty Senate weighs ‘confusing’ prospect of eliminating C minus grade

Faculty Senate weighs ‘confusing’ prospect of eliminating C minus grade

October 15, 2019

The Faculty Senate is weighing eliminating the C minus grade collegewide. Some say the change would bring uniformity to grading, while others argue it could diminish the value of a passing grade. Ily...

Editor’s Note: Global Education Office issues bad for business

Editor’s Note: Global Education Office issues bad for business

October 14, 2019

Studying abroad in Paris for the 2019 Creative Writing J-term was one of the highlights of my college experience, especially because I was in the city during the intense and historic Yellow Vest riots...

‘Challenging task at best’: Global Education carries on after reorganization

‘Challenging task at best’: Global Education carries on after reorganization

October 14, 2019

  Updated 10/14/19 at 3:10 p.m. with additional comments and clarification from Mark Chakoian, former assistant director of Global Education.    Five months after almost half of the staff members ...

Chipotle fundraiser ends in good taste with PRSSA

Chipotle fundraiser ends in good taste with PRSSA

October 13, 2019

The Public Relations Student Society of America initially walked away from a recent fundraiser having raised no funds due to a contractual technicality, but when the  Chronicle contacted the parent ...

Letter to the Editor: Response to ‘DOL to Oversee CFAC Elections’

Letter to the Editor: Response to ‘DOL to Oversee CFAC Elections’

October 13, 2019

In response to CFAC Treasurer Susan Van Veen's recent Letter to the Editor regarding the article, "DOL to Oversee CFAC Elections," it's charming how insistent Van Veen is that elections occurred in 2015 ...

Mother’s dreams take flight

Mother’s dreams take flight

October 12, 2019

Following the death of his mother in February, Dominic Calabrese is renaming a scholarship to honor her, calling it the Elizabeth Frances Calabrese Publicity Club of Chicago Award. He is also doubling th...

Letter to the Editor: About CFAC and its upcoming election

Letter to the Editor: About CFAC and its upcoming election

October 12, 2019

The insults to the civil servants in the U.S. Department of Labor from our Union leadership and from Mr. Johannesson as quoted in the Chronicle are, frankly, despicable. I saw no signs that the DoL representatives at our Oct. 7 meeting have been i...

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Department of Labor to oversee CFAC elections’

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Department of Labor to oversee CFAC elections’

October 11, 2019

As an active member of the CFAC Union and a member in good standing of SAG-AFTRA for 22 years, I have seen factions within both unions fighting not for the good of all members—as a union is supposed...

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Department of Labor to oversee CFAC elections’

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Department of Labor to oversee CFAC elections’

October 11, 2019

Printing an article that is flawed and one sided in content is concerning. CFAC leadership offered multiple sources for the Chronicle to reach out to and fact check with, of which none were contacted. This...

Department of Labor to oversee CFAC elections after investigation into complaints

Department of Labor to oversee CFAC elections after investigation into complaints

October 11, 2019

Updated 10/11/19 at 9:50 p.m. with additional comments and clarification from CFAC President Diana Vallera   Following two complaints from Columbia part-time faculty members alleging the past two ...

Columbia: loud, proud and coming out

Columbia: loud, proud and coming out

October 11, 2019

In honor of LGBT History Month, the Columbia Student Diversity and Inclusion Office will "spill the tea" on coming out. National Coming Out Day—a historical day dedicated to celebrating those c...

Student loses $2,000 in Columbia Outlook email phishing scam

Student loses $2,000 in Columbia Outlook email phishing scam

October 7, 2019

A Columbia student lost $2,000 in September after falling victim to one of several alleged dog walking job scams circulating among the school’s Outlook accounts, causing Columbia administrators to...

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