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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...

U-Pass distribution delayed

U-Pass distribution delayed

By Kaiti Deerberg

January 26, 2009

As students head back to campus each semester, many plan to avoid the crowd and pick up their new U-Passes early in the Conaway Center at the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. But unlike semesters past when students could pick up the...

Alumni help with textbook costs

Alumni help with textbook costs

January 26, 2009

Despite the apparent gloomy economic situation our country seems to be facing, some Columbia students may see a little extra cash in their wallets this semester. This spring, the Columbia Alumni Association Network (CAAN) ...

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...

‘Biggie’ movie, small acclaim

By David Orlikoff

January 26, 2009

"It was all a dream," said Chris Wallace-aka Biggie Smalls/The Notorious B.I.G-in his original biographical rap ballad "Juicy" from his debut album Ready To Die in 1994. As far as talk of dreams go, from Martin Luther King to The Wizard of Oz, Biggie's was relatively simple. As a kid, looking forward to the kind of success he would enjoy as a rapper seemed if not unattainable, then completely incongruent with the milieu of his c...

New name, new home for Student Engagement

By Lauren Kelly

January 26, 2009

Starting this semester with a new name, new management and a new building, the Office of Student Engagement is working to create awareness about how students can get more involved on campus.The office, which provides structure for student organizations, fitness and athletics, Student Government and the Student Life Advisory board, recently moved into the newly open 916 Building, 916 S. Wabash Ave.Formerly the Office of Studen...

Moving up & moving in

Moving up & moving in

January 26, 2009

New and returning students can expect to walk into a new building with a window view of South Wabash Avenue, green cushioned chairs with tables and pink faux suede benches at 916 S. Wabash Ave. for the sp...

Scholarship funds expand as college’s belt tightens

By Brett Marlow

January 26, 2009

A week before classes begin and students return for the spring semester, Columbia president Warrick L. Carter sent out a memo on Jan. 14 outlining initiatives he and the board of trustees approved in hopes of easing some of the financial worries and woes of students in such an uneasy economic time, like offering more scholarship money and cutting college costs.Beginning in fall 2009, the college will amp up its scholarship...

Carter addresses college budget, safety concerns

By Timothy Bearden

December 8, 2008

In light of a memo sent out on Oct. 15 from Columbia President Warrick L. Carter, the College Council invited Carter to speak at its end-of-semester meeting on Dec. 5.Carter and Allen Turner, chairman for the board of trustees, addressed concerns from the memo such as Columbia's financial situation, student affordability and the construction of the new Media Production Center at the meeting. Carter's memo cited budget cuts,...

College: Summer U-Passes ‘all or nothing’

By Thomas Pardee

December 8, 2008

Columbia will soon be releasing a survey to gauge student interest in a summer U-Pass, according to Kari Sommers, assistant dean of Student Life.Sommers said she is in the process of polling last year's full-time summer school students to see if a U-Pass-to be used during the summer months to travel throughout the city on the CTA-would have been beneficial. She said the survey is in response to several isolated complaints made by ...

Columbia’s own named top teacher in state

By Kaiti Deerberg

December 8, 2008

Columbia’s Beau Beaudoin was named Illinois’ 2008 Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.Beaudoin was chosen out of more than 300 nominees, as one of 38 who were selected for the honor.Her career began as an adjunct faculty member in the Television Department in 1986. Over time, Beaudoin climbed the ranks to become associate ...

Teamwork key in pilot’s structure

By Thomas Pardee

December 8, 2008

A re-imagined approach to Columbia's Film and Video core curriculum is about to become standard practice.The new Foundations of Film and Video sequence, which is currently in its second pilot year, will become the Film and Video Department's official core program starting next fall for all incoming freshman and transfer students. The new program reduces the core credit requirements from 24 credits spread over six courses to ...

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