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Columbia students go OFFLINE with new art collective program

Columbia students go OFFLINE with new art collective program

April 5, 2019

Networking is emphasized as an important part of the learning curriculum at Columbia. However, two students felt there was not enough being done to help students showcase their work and connect with others. ...

How Dr. Kim’s salary compares to other schools’ presidents

How Dr. Kim’s salary compares to other schools’ presidents

April 1, 2019

To most Columbia students, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim's 2016 compensation of $651,091 may seem like an astronomical amount of money, but how does his income compare to those of his peers at other co...

Kim on diversity: ‘What we’re doing here is probably impossible at other institutions’

Kim on diversity: ‘What we’re doing here is probably impossible at other institutions’

March 22, 2019

Before coming to Columbia six years ago, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim said he did not think having a diverse and inclusive higher education learning environment was possible. But with the 2016 adven...

Student to star in self-written zombie apocalypse film

Student to star in self-written zombie apocalypse film

March 22, 2019

Grace Govostis’ summer vacation in Wisconsin will be a little different than most. Instead of a leisurely retreat in the dairy state, she will be immersed in the ruins of a zombie apocalypse. ...

Editor’s Note: Investment in diverse education necessary for DEI initiatives

Editor’s Note: Investment in diverse education necessary for DEI initiatives

March 22, 2019

As the college is praised for its current diversity and inclusion initiatives at the local and national level, those here on campus are still waiting for holes to be filled. Several Diversity, Equity...

‘This is our weak area’: Students, faculty struggle for Asian Studies minor

‘This is our weak area’: Students, faculty struggle for Asian Studies minor

March 21, 2019

More than a year after students began advocating for an Asian Studies minor, there has been no formal proposal, no traction and no clarity on the lack of progress as it lingers in limbo. On March 28, 201...

Professor quietly removed after allegedly showing student a pornographic video

Professor quietly removed after allegedly showing student a pornographic video

March 21, 2019

Junior music major Jack Mahanes was studying for a midterm on a sofa in the lobby of the Music Center on March 6 when Frank Donaldson, an adjunct professor in the Music Department, walked up and "shoved" a cel...

Columbia one of ‘healthiest’ institutions, says associate provost to Faculty Senate

Columbia one of ‘healthiest’ institutions, says associate provost to Faculty Senate

March 19, 2019

Columbia will remain in the Higher Learning Commission's open pathway, which is recommended exclusively to the healthiest institutions accredited by the commission, according to Associate Provost for Acc...

College offers third faculty buyout

College offers third faculty buyout

March 15, 2019

Despite concerns from Faculty Senate over equity and fairness, tenured faculty in select departments are being offered participation in a Voluntary Separation Incentive Program for the third time in five years, according ...

Columbia mourns death of Lea Ciastko

Columbia mourns death of Lea Ciastko

March 15, 2019

The Columbia College and The Second City communities are mourning the passing of alumna LeeAnna "Lea" Ciastko, who died March 6 after more than a year-long battle with brain cancer. Ciastko graduated fr...

Marcella David on Columbia: “There is nothing that would keep me from coming”

Marcella David on Columbia: “There is nothing that would keep me from coming”

March 15, 2019

Marcella David will be the new senior vice president and provost starting June 3, according to a March 13 email from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. The college has been searching for a provost...

Editor’s Note: College admissions scandal testing brains and morals

Editor’s Note: College admissions scandal testing brains and morals

March 15, 2019

People were shocked to learn about the recent college admissions scandal, which alleges that 50 people—including celebrities, CEOs, college coaches and test administrators—took part in schemes to finesse unqualifie...

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