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Global Education Department ‘dissolved,’ staff laid-off

Global Education Department ‘dissolved,’ staff laid-off

May 22, 2019

Updated 5/23/2019 at 6:00 p.m. with clarification about the changes to Global Education Updated 5/22/2019 at 3:34 p.m. with information and comments from the Office of the President  The Global E...

USofCC escorted out of 600 Building after trying to meet with Kim

May 22, 2019

United Staff of Columbia College members organized in the reception area outside President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s office Wednesday in an attempt to meet and discuss staff layoffs, a day after union leaders...

Writing intensive credit no longer required to graduate

Writing intensive credit no longer required to graduate

May 18, 2019

Students will no longer be required to take a writing intensive course to graduate, beginning in the Fall 2019 semester. The change, proposed by the Office of the Provost, will still require stud...

Columbia puts memo to Mayor-elect Lightfoot ‘on the table’

Columbia puts memo to Mayor-elect Lightfoot ‘on the table’

May 17, 2019

Raquel Monroe, co-director of academic diversity, equity and inclusion, pointed to everyone sitting around her and said they were all sitting at the table because they were leaders. A group of 17 Columbia...

Alumni visitation policy change ‘giant middle finger’ to graduating students

Alumni visitation policy change ‘giant middle finger’ to graduating students

May 16, 2019

Current and former students are enraged by a policy change from the college requiring alumni to have a scheduled appointment before entering campus buildings, effectively cutting off access they once t...

CFAC ratifies labor contract

CFAC ratifies labor contract

May 15, 2019

Columbia's part-time faculty union and the administration have signed a labor contract, with 95% of union members voting to ratify the contract, according to CFAC President Diana Vallera. Ratification was co...

Theatre Department Interim Chair departs from college

Theatre Department Interim Chair departs from college

May 15, 2019

Interim Chair of the Theatre Department Peter Carpenter announced his departure from the college. His last day will be June 30. In a May 15 email to The Chronicle, Carpenter said he was offered a po...

CFAC holds informational meetings before contract ratification vote this week

CFAC holds informational meetings before contract ratification vote this week

May 13, 2019

Updated: 5/15/2019, 6:26 p.m. Union members voted to ratify the contract.   Columbia's part-time faculty union is holding informational meetings as its members vote on ratification of th...

Student Center ready to open its doors to students Fall 2019

May 11, 2019

Although nails are still strewn across the concrete floors and wooden frames are temporary placeholders for walls, Columbia students will be able to relax, study, create and collaborate  in the Student Center on the first day of the...

Documentary films take spotlight

May 10, 2019

Doc Unit is a class held in the springtime allowing students to host a film festival giving documentary films the spotlight.

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