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In response to Editor’s Note: ‘Do students know what they’re picketing for?’

By Letter to the Editor

December 13, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

As an avid reader of the Chronicle for ten years now, I was a bit concerned when Jeff Lyon and Kyra Senese left, and a new editor took over this year. The quality of the writing and choice of editorial content has been so good for so long, I wondered if you would measure up. As it turns out, I should not have been concerned. Your writing is very good. The editor’s column is my first stop. The positions are usually well-rea...

In response to ‘Save Columbia resurrected to create student, P-Fac coalition’

By Letter to the Editor

December 13, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Every year I've been at Columbia, the Interactive Arts and Media department has flown to San Francisco in early spring for the Game Developers Conference. Not the whole department, of course - ten people, actually. Usually two faculty and eight students, along with around four laptops, a box of cords and controllers, some CCC advertising materials, and an elegant black tablecloth.The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is by far the b...

In response to Admiral Theatre ad

By Ron Fleischer

December 11, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Sexual abuse and mistreatment of women is a hot topic these days and [it] should not have taken this long for our society to bring into the media spotlight. People, especially young people, need to understand that this kind of behavior is unacceptable and has consequences. All women need to be treated with respect in all professions and areas of life, and our culture needs to stop objectifying them. So how about The Chroni...

In response to Letter to the Editor: ‘Columbia strike insider—a bigger story’

By John L. Sutton

December 11, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The Dec. 4 Chronicle printed a letter [to the editor] highly critical of the [part-time faculty union] by an unnamed faculty member under the title “Columbia strike insider.”  While I agree with many of the criticisms made, it was improper for The Chronicle to print that letter without the author’s name. Let the accused face their accusers.John L. Sutton, Jr., adjunct professor,English and Creative Writing...

In response to ‘800 more students jumped ship; who can blame them?’

By Contributing Writer

October 23, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I'm really disappointed with the headline of your editorial this week, which comes off as "click-bait" journalism. Publishing that "800 students jumped ship" is related to retention making it appear as if 800 students who were already enrolled at Columbia had decided to leave the school. This very misleading. The drop in enrollment takes into account the lack of new students and students who have graduated in add...

In response to: ‘The high cost of Trump’s pointless war on immigrants, sanctuary cities’

By Sebastian Kelle

May 8, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Why would anyone move from Germany to the U.S.? Usually, the reasons for this are pretty sound and straightforward: someone gets a job offer, gets accepted to a university or they have someone significant waiting for them. But in my case, all I had was two suitcases, a diversity visa, and the burning wish to try something completely new.As a researcher in the public sector in Germany, I had reached a point where my career ...

In response to: ‘When administrators, News Office think you’re the enemy’

By Letter to the Editor

May 1, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

College administrators are making a huge mistake. It’s all about nurturing relationships with the media, not pushing them away. This creates suspicion and an adversarial relationship, not one of mutual benefit. As someone with a background in journalism, who is now working in local government communications, it only makes the college look bad if they only offer “no comments” or written cookie-cutter statements. It should be...

Campus Title IX cases not put on hold

By Rabia Khan Harvey

February 6, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I’m writing to provide a correction to the cover story written by Ariana Portalatin “Students push for quicker replacement of LGBTQ Coordinator” published on Jan. 30.Ariana stated in the fifth paragraph, “Some of the initiatives have been put on hold including name change policies, Title IX cases, and the Gender Inclusive Initiative, which covered gender pronouns and gender-neutral bathrooms, according to Hodshire an...

Covert shutdown of faculty support and technology development

By Letter to the editor

November 28, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Just before this semester started, the college dismantled CiTE, firing its entire staff. This center was the sole hub of faculty support. The “T” and the “E” stood for Teaching Excellence. Its commitment was to help teachers help students. The center’s absence is felt by teachers every day and the effect on our students must be discussed. As things stand now, if a teacher hadn’t already mastered the learning mana...

In response to random review: “Eating with chopsticks”

October 3, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

In the reviews section of Sept. 26 issue of The Chronicle, a review was made on eating with chopsticks. I understand it may have been intended to be humorous; however, I think it fails to be so. What it ended up doing instead was continuing a sense of otherness toward Asian cultures from Western societies. Growing up in Hong Kong, I don’t see chopsticks—a tool much older and ingrained in a culture—to be “too time-consumi...

Response to illegal trafficking of firearms in Illinois

June 27, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Thank you for your May 9 editorial, “Illegal gun trading is not a right,” that brought attention to a new effort in the Illinois Legislature to address illegal trafficking of firearms in the state.As the editorial notes, legislation I’m sponsoring in the state Senate would not affect gun dealers who operate in an above-board fashion, which – to their credit – comprise the majority of dealers in this state. Most of t...

Scholarship group says thank you

May 9, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Thank you, The Columbia Chronicle, for covering the Faculty & Staff Scholarship Initiative (FSSI) Acoustic Showcase! And thank you, Columbia College Chicago faculty, staff and friends for supporting us on Thursday, April 28!With your help, we raised $1,500 in two hours, doing what we love to do: create, play and share. As caring staff and faculty, we use our creative talents to raise money for struggling juniors and seniors...

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