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‘Only one right way to be at Columbia … authentic.’

September 5, 2019

To a soundtrack of a pounding bass and cheers coming from a stage-side dance circle, freshmen and transfer students milled about Grant Park at New Student Convocation on Friday, dipping in and out of booths...

Professors will register students to vote in class

September 4, 2019

A year after a successful voter registration pilot program within the Communication Department, Associate Professor Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin was at a "point of despair" over how to broaden student registration...

Feel like you missed something this summer? The Chronicle has got you covered.

Feel like you missed something this summer? The Chronicle has got you covered.

September 4, 2019

While Columbia students may have been busting their butts in a summer internship or perhaps lounging beachside, The Chronicle continued its reporting through those lazy, hazy days of summer. Check out...

CFAC votes to affiliate with Illinois Federation of Teachers

CFAC votes to affiliate with Illinois Federation of Teachers

August 28, 2019

Columbia's part-time teachers union has voted in favor of affiliating with the Illinois Federation of Teachers—the same union that includes the Chicago Teachers Union—it was announced Wednesday...

Faculty Senate concerned about new student course planner

Faculty Senate concerned about new student course planner

August 23, 2019

During the first Faculty Senate meeting of the Fall 2019 semester, the senate voiced concern over a new student academic planner planned for Fall 2020. The academic planner, uAchieve, is a tool f...

Columbia cinema program listed in the top 25 in the nation by Hollywood Reporter

Columbia cinema program listed in the top 25 in the nation by Hollywood Reporter

August 22, 2019

Citing the school's Semester in LA program, the expansive Media Production Center and kudos from alums praising Columbia's ability to "navigate between art and commerce," The Hollywood Reporter has ...

Student apologizes for racist message after Twitter backlash and response from college

Student apologizes for racist message after Twitter backlash and response from college

August 21, 2019

Editor’s Note: The term “N-word” is used in this article, referring to a student’s direct messages sent to a Pilsen business. The Chronicle does not condone or promote the use of this term ...

End of an era: Columbia’s last Alexandroff dismissed

End of an era: Columbia’s last Alexandroff dismissed

August 20, 2019

When the Fall 2019 semester begins, it will be the first time since 1934 that an Alexandroff is not on Columbia’s payroll. On May 22, Norman Alexandroff, whose last-held position at the college was as a co...

Provost Marcella David ‘saying all the right things’ in first collegewide address

Provost Marcella David ‘saying all the right things’ in first collegewide address

August 19, 2019

In Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David’s first collegewide address since arriving in June, she went out of her way to show faculty she understood them, emphasizing her deep appreciatio...

College ends decade of new student decline with most diverse freshman class in Columbia’s history expected for Fall 2019

College ends decade of new student decline with most diverse freshman class in Columbia’s history expected for Fall 2019

August 14, 2019

For the first time since 2008, registration among new students is up from the previous year. And the college is marking it as a turning point after years of enrollment decline. As of Aug. 5, 141...

Attention back-to-school shoppers: Columbia bookstore will now be run by Barnes and Noble College

Attention back-to-school shoppers: Columbia bookstore will now be run by Barnes and Noble College

August 12, 2019

Although there will not be an in-store coffee shop like at DePaul University's downtown bookstore, now that Barnes and Noble College has taken over operations of Columbia's store, 624 S. Michigan Ave., studen...

Senior Photo Editor Mike Rundle breaks down photographing protests and rallies

August 7, 2019

In The Chronicle's second episode of its series “For the Record”—which gives a behind-the-scenes look at The Chronicle's reporting—Senior Photo Editor Mike Rundle analyzes some of his most note...

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