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Columbia pays tribute to former Columbia Professor ‘Jammin’ Jim Mitchem

June 1, 2019

Jim Mitchem, former associate professor in the Radio program, passed away in December of 2018. The college paid tribute to his memory and legacy on May 18, by coming together with students, faculty and...

President Kim on weirdos, transparency and the future

President Kim on weirdos, transparency and the future

May 29, 2019

With the start of the 2019–2020 academic year fast approaching, The Chronicle sat down with President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim to discuss where he sees the college’s progress, his thoughts on transparen...

Pulling back the curtain on race, diversity and curriculum in college theatre

Pulling back the curtain on race, diversity and curriculum in college theatre

May 28, 2019

Editor's Note: In April, The Chronicle reported on concerns from students in the Theatre Department about racial insensitivity in the casting and direction of the play "HOME/LAND," which was performed in...

Renegades remain: Columbia sports keep name, change logo

Renegades remain: Columbia sports keep name, change logo

May 26, 2019

When the Renegades first announced its rebranding campaign, not everyone knew what its logo was. Paulina Ryt, a junior graphic design major, said the previous logo was hard to read. The logo featured...

The Chronicle’s 2018–2019 Year in Review

The Chronicle’s 2018–2019 Year in Review

May 24, 2019

      From around the campus to across the city, Columbia's 2018-2019 school year marked many highs and lows for college students and Chicagoans alike. From the acrimonious contract...

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...

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