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College officials examine past decade

By Timothy Bearden

February 9, 2009

Columbia is preparing for the Higher Learning Commission's site visit on March 30 with the completion of its self-study, which will be the first component in the college's accreditation renewal process.The Office of Research, Evaluation and Planning finished its self-study and sent it electronically to the commission on Feb. 6. Anne Foley, vice president of Administration, Research and Planning in the Office of Research, E...

Enrollment numbers paint fuzzy picture

By Timothy Bearden

February 9, 2009

Columbia officials speculated possible lower enrollment for the fall 2009 semester during the College Council meeting on the 8th floor of the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., on Feb. 6, but said the numbers are not concreteMark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs, told the council that spring 2009 enrollment was up by 3 percent from last year, which shows retention may be higher, but the college is seeing an "ominous" decr...

Getting studious

By Lauren Kelly

February 9, 2009

The opening of Columbia's Learning Studio this spring has caused long-time workers to transition into a new space, and officials hope both the new and returning management and staff will adapt to the major changes.The Learning Studio, housed on the first floor of the 618 Building, 618 S. Michigan Ave., is a new space dedicated to student support at Columbia. It combines the Writing Center, Science and Math Learning Center...

Photo exhibit evokes emotion on campus

By Kaiti Deerberg

February 9, 2009

Hundreds of people filled the 1006 S. Michigan Ave. Building gallery space on Feb. 5 for a new exhibit that proved to be emotional and moving.The gallery was near capacity during its opening reception for the photography exhibit "Congo/Women Portraits of War: The Democratic Republic of Congo." Many in attendance were moved to tears by the photographs on display.Visitors huddled in groups to discuss the photos and words like "h...

Actress, playwright visits college

By Lauren Kelly

February 2, 2009

As a part of the ongoing Conversations in the Arts lecture series, renowned actress, playwright, author and educator Anna Deavere Smith came to Columbia on Jan. 27 to discuss diversity in creative expression, as well as the artist's role in society.Now in its fifth season, the Conversations in the Arts series invites noteworthy cultural figures who demonstrate the values laid out in Columbia's mission statement to lecture ...

African Heritage Columbia’s Way

African Heritage Columbia’s Way

By Lauren Kelly

February 2, 2009

For decades, Americans have celebrated Black History Month every February to recognize and appreciate the contributions of African-Americans in culture and society. This month at Columbia, the African Heritage Month Celebration will fo...

Students in the military: We want to hear from you

By The Columbia Chronicle

February 2, 2009

Are you a military veteran or currently serving in the military? The Chronicle wants to tell your story!We're looking for Columbia students who have served in the military or are currently serving, for an article about the challenges students in the military are now facing, especially on our campus. The article will run later this month, so the sooner you get in touch, the better.Please e-mail Bethany Reinhart at BReinhart@ch...

Local Suburban museum to feature Carter

By Timothy Bearden

February 2, 2009

Although it's still in the building stages for its opening in a few years, one south suburban museum is eager to begin showcasing accomplishments of African-Americans who have made a difference locally.The soon-to-be built South Suburban Museum of African American History will focus on a variety of African-Americans who have made positive contributions to the south suburbs, such as Columbia President Warrick L. Carter, said ...

Free HIV testing aims to create awareness

By Bethany Reinhart

February 2, 2009

This week marks the beginning of Black History Month, and for the past nine years, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day has been recognized in conjunction with the month-long event.Columbia's Office of Multicultural Affairs has numerous events planned throughout February for African American Heritage month, the college's celebration of Black History Month, including a day of recognition for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day...

VIDEO: Lion’s Journey

VIDEO: Lion’s Journey

February 2, 2009

In celebration of the Lunar New Year and the opening of the 916 Building, 916 S. Wabash Ave., Columbia's Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted its "Lion Parade" on Jan. 29. The traveling lion parade began at the Conaway Center in ...

Columbia senior’s blog breaks Belkin scandal

By Kaiti Deerberg

February 2, 2009

After stumbling upon some suspicious posts on an Amazon.com sister website and taking the information to his blog, a Columbia student found himself in the middle of a scandal and named The New York Times' "Internet Hero of the Week."Arlen Parsa, a senior film major, was browsing the Internet when he stumbled upon a posting that did not sit well with his ethics. The posting called for fake reviews for tech products in excha...

SGA board gears up for spring semester

SGA board gears up for spring semester

January 26, 2009

Executive members of the Student Government Association met on Jan. 21 in their new offices at the 916 Building, 916 S. Wabash Ave., to discuss their agenda for this semester. Members agreed that SGA accomplished many of th...

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