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New department chairs bring  fresh energy to programs

New department chairs bring fresh energy to programs

September 15, 2019

English and Creative Writing, Design and Theatre students should expect to see new faces running their departments this year, as the college begins to fill its empty chair positions. One new face on the Cha...

Provost addresses Faculty Senate, senators weigh future closed-door meetings

Provost addresses Faculty Senate, senators weigh future closed-door meetings

September 14, 2019

Faculty senators are weighing whether to make Faculty Senate meetings closed to the public amid concerns over keeping sensitive matters private.  The Faculty Affairs Committee forwarded a request to...

Student Center kick-off with Kaina, DeadstockV1

September 12, 2019

The Student Programming Board hosted a concert in celebration of the new Student Center, 754 S. Wabash Ave., Friday. The show was for Columbia students only and featured performances from local Chicago...

CFAC, Aguijón Theater and nonbinary IDs

CFAC, Aguijón Theater and nonbinary IDs

September 11, 2019

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3XYCVVLH3yoyr4XuAAXUTg On this episode of Chronicle Headlines, our staff discusses mixed reactions to CFAC's affiliation vote from union membership, a book on the longest...

Textbook piracy: when free isn’t free

Textbook piracy: when free isn’t free

September 9, 2019

It is no secret: The cheapest way to get a textbook is not to rent it or buy used, but to download a copy from the internet. But according to Matthew Oppenheim, lead counsel for the Educat...

‘Rushed’ affiliation vote worries some CFAC members

‘Rushed’ affiliation vote worries some CFAC members

September 9, 2019

Some members of the Columbia Faculty Union were dismayed by how a summertime affiliation vote was handled by union leadership, citing a lack of information before the “rushed” vote and concerns ...

Editor’s Note: Stop blaming people when corporations kill the planet

Editor’s Note: Stop blaming people when corporations kill the planet

September 8, 2019

I spun around in my chair a few times thinking about what to write for my first editor’s note. This note is the first thing you see when you open the paper and my first address to the readers ...

SGA plans to engage more students with new senator chairs and events

SGA plans to engage more students with new senator chairs and events

September 8, 2019

With an eye toward broadening its focus, increasing networking opportunities and providing better outreach to students confronting mental health issues, the Student Government Association kicked ...

Columbia focuses on affordability to  fix low graduation rates

Columbia focuses on affordability to fix low graduation rates

September 7, 2019

  Some former Columbia students have cited financial factors as one of the main reasons for dropping out or transferring, which contributes to the college’s low graduation rates. ...

‘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...

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