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Provost Marcella David ‘saying all the right things’ in first collegewide address

Provost Marcella David ‘saying all the right things’ in first collegewide address

August 19, 2019

In Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David’s first collegewide address since arriving in June, she went out of her way to show faculty she understood them, emphasizing her deep appreciatio...

College ends decade of new student decline with most diverse freshman class in Columbia’s history expected for Fall 2019

College ends decade of new student decline with most diverse freshman class in Columbia’s history expected for Fall 2019

August 14, 2019

For the first time since 2008, registration among new students is up from the previous year. And the college is marking it as a turning point after years of enrollment decline. As of Aug. 5, 141...

Attention back-to-school shoppers: Columbia bookstore will now be run by Barnes and Noble College

Attention back-to-school shoppers: Columbia bookstore will now be run by Barnes and Noble College

August 12, 2019

Although there will not be an in-store coffee shop like at DePaul University's downtown bookstore, now that Barnes and Noble College has taken over operations of Columbia's store, 624 S. Michigan Ave., studen...

Senior Photo Editor Mike Rundle breaks down photographing protests and rallies

August 7, 2019

In The Chronicle's second episode of its series “For the Record”—which gives a behind-the-scenes look at The Chronicle's reporting—Senior Photo Editor Mike Rundle analyzes some of his most note...

Pangratios Papacosta ‘epitomized the best of what this college stands for’

Pangratios Papacosta ‘epitomized the best of what this college stands for’

July 24, 2019

Pangratios Papacosta’s office was always full of science, whether it was the research he was conducting or the plants and sea life he had collected. Papacosta would fill his office with sea urchin t...

Title IX policies have ‘anti-male bias’ and treat students accused of sexual assault unfairly, lawsuit alleges

Title IX policies have ‘anti-male bias’ and treat students accused of sexual assault unfairly, lawsuit alleges

July 23, 2019

      As the #MeToo movement empowers people to speak up about their sexual assault experiences, colleges across the nation are facing lawsuits from students accused in rape and...

Staff transition at Center for Black Music Research a ‘slap in the face’

Staff transition at Center for Black Music Research a ‘slap in the face’

July 22, 2019

Some fear staffing changes at the college may represent a threat to the prominence of the Center for Black Music Research and one of the most expansive collections of black music in the world. ...

Columbia student falls ‘Head Over Heels’ with Go-Go’s musical comedy

Columbia student falls ‘Head Over Heels’ with Go-Go’s musical comedy

July 20, 2019

Caitlin Dobbins, a senior musical theatre major, is no stranger to live performance. Dobbins will take on the understudy role of Pamela—otherwise known as the most beautiful woman in all the land—in the j...

New scholarship offered to students in honor of Chip Hooper

New scholarship offered to students in honor of Chip Hooper

July 9, 2019

As a photographer and music agent, the late, Chicago-raised Chip Hooper exemplified Columbia students' interdisciplinary nature. Now, a $50,000 scholarship fund in Hooper's name will award selecte...

Professor Emeritus Pangratios Papacosta has died in London

Professor Emeritus Pangratios Papacosta has died in London

July 3, 2019

Professor Emeritus Pangratios Papacosta, who taught at Columbia for 30 years, has died according to the college's News Office. He passed away in London on April 22, according to a statement from News...

New theatre chair sets the stage for social change

New theatre chair sets the stage for social change

July 1, 2019

When Carin Silkaitis was in high school, her English instructor gave the class a choice for their final exam—they could write an essay, or perform a section of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Adorn...

Everyone can ‘moose-y’ down Wabash Arts Corridor with new street art tours

Everyone can ‘moose-y’ down Wabash Arts Corridor with new street art tours

June 26, 2019

For the first time since the Wabash Arts Corridor's creation, Chicagoans and visitors alike will be able to take guided tours of the street art, from the bubblegum-popping moose to the pastel flowers dec...

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