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Faculty Senate to review and edit 'vague' bylaws

Faculty Senate to review and edit ‘vague’ bylaws

February 17, 2020

The Faculty Senate is preparing to review its bylaws to clarify expectations and procedures for future senators ahead of their 2020 elections. During their Friday, Feb. 14 meeting, the Faculty Senate voted u...

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Coronavirus epidemic is fueling discrimination toward Chinese students

February 17, 2020

When  Anna Lee Ackermann, a junior interdisciplinary documentary major, was taking the Red Line, she noticed a middle-aged man staring at her from the other side of the train car. “I was trying to mind ...

USofCC gives out hand-made valentines with grievances ahead of contract negotiations, Friday Feb. 14.

Staff union hosts ‘Love-in’ rally before negotiations

February 14, 2020

Surrounded by cut-out paper hearts, an assortment of markers and union paraphernalia, the United Staff of Columbia College celebrated Valentine’s Day with an hour-long rally before sitting down with th...

Colbey Reid, chair of the Fashion Studies Department, and other attendees are given the name and age of a transgender woman of color by quilter Melissa Blount to learn more about the circumstances in which they were killed, and to embroider their names and ages into the fabric for Blount’s quilt.

Fashion students get a lesson in the fabric of activism

February 13, 2020

Melissa Blount began making quilts in 2017 after her husband, Ben Blount, began his art project “275 Holidays” to memorialize black men who lost their lives to violence in Chicago during 2016. Her ...

Miguel Garcia (left) gives directions to Brian Healy and Rachel Kim during the commercial shoot.

Student finalists ‘pop’ in Coca-Cola commercial

February 11, 2020

On Mia Elliott’s last day producing for the film “Discontent” for her practicum course at Columbia in Fall 2019, things were finally winding down and she was looking forward to taking a break....

The Big 'O'

The Big ‘O’

February 10, 2020

La petite mort. Ezra shodan. Konchayu. Orgasm. The sought-after peak of sexual activity. Or, as defined by Merriam-Webster, “the rapid pleasurable release of neuromuscular tensions at the height of sexua...

Students encouraged to take control in Title IX reporting process

Students encouraged to take control in Title IX reporting process

February 7, 2020

In the midst of #MeToo, an evolving discussion of gender and sexuality and conversations about what consent actually means, it’s more important than ever for students to know their rights under Title...

Chronicle Headlines: CFAC's Steering Committee looks ahead

Chronicle Headlines: CFAC’s Steering Committee looks ahead

February 5, 2020

In December, more than half of part-time faculty union members who voted reelected the incumbent slate after a contentious election. The re-elected slate, Standing United, includes: President Dian...

ILLO is hosted by Chris Arnold and Chris Eliopoulos, assistant professors in the Illustration Department. At the awards there are 19 categories, which range from best traditional Illustrator to best website to best overall Illustration.

ILLO Awards draw recognition to students, hopes to expand

February 4, 2020

When Ali Cantarella was five years old, she stumbled upon her brother's "Dragon Ball Z" fan art and discovered what would eventually become her lifelong passion—illustration. “[After that,] I just kept d...

The Lucky Plush ensemble used movement and comedy as storytelling elements in their work-in-progress piece presented Friday, Jan. 24.

Dance company ‘lucks’ out with ‘dreamy’ partnership with college’s Dance Center

February 2, 2020

The Lucky Plush show kicked off with a rare comedic beginning to its dance performance—a breathless, self-aware monologue on how the performance was already seven minutes late. A member of the ensemb...

New minors expand students’ ‘Columbia recipe’

New minors expand students’ ‘Columbia recipe’

February 1, 2020

Several new minors have been approved by the provost’s office and will soon be introduced to the college’s course catalog to provide students with the opportunity of branching out into different discip...

Orlando Pinder (left), director  for the 2019 practicum production of “Pegasus,” reviews footage on-set alongside student collaborators for the project. Practicum productions allow Cinema and Television Arts Department students to experience film sets similar to the industry before graduation, from production meetings to location scouting and set design.

Practicum film projects mimic showbiz, so don’t ‘expect a cakewalk’

January 31, 2020

The set of a practicum film at the college is fairly standard—under hot lights mounted six feet off the ground, production assistants zip through a jungle of cables, as production designers, occasio...

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