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In response to Columbia’s finances

In response to Columbia’s finances

April 25, 2016

I’ve been checking out the recent financial issues Columbia College has been facing, and frankly I am very worried about the survival of Columbia College Chicago. I am a 1986 alumna, and my major wa...

Freshmen need greater inclusion

Freshmen need greater inclusion

February 29, 2016

 First I would like to say, there are many wonderfully rare and beautiful aspects of Columbia College Chicago that should never be taken for granted. In this letter though, I would like to address...

In response to the ‘Sex Issue’

In response to the ‘Sex Issue’

February 15, 2016

In good part, this week’s issue of the Chronicle provided a comprehensive overview of the role of sex in our lives. At the same time, one important aspect of sexuality was not afforded the covera...

In response to United Staff of Columbia College criticism

In response to United Staff of Columbia College criticism

February 8, 2016

On the surface, someone reading [Jennie] Fauls’ Letter to the Editor might be inclined to feel that [United Staff of Columbia College] has done something untoward in [its] rejection of the Colle...

In response to the Editor’s Note on Monetary Award Program grants

In response to the Editor’s Note on Monetary Award Program grants

February 8, 2016

Dear Editor, Thanks to Kyra Senese (Columbia Chronicle, Editor’s Note, Feb. 1, 2016) for highlighting the crisis in MAP (Monetary Award Program) funding for Illinois college students. More ...

In response to non union staff merit raises, union negotiations

In response to non union staff merit raises, union negotiations

February 1, 2016

US of CC had no right to block staff’s opportunity to earn merit pay. The majority of their forced constituency does not support opposition to the concept of merit. US of CC has virtually no leverag...

Story Week inspires

Story Week inspires

December 14, 2015

Story Week has been replaced by a monthly author reading series, and some of my fellow students in the Creative Writing MFA Program think that’s a good thing. I am not one of those students. Story...

What did Mayor Rahm Emanuel know and when did he know it?

What did Mayor Rahm Emanuel know and when did he know it?

December 14, 2015

I am a student at Columbia Chicago and I read your [Dec. 7] article, “Mayor announces task force, residents propose ordinance.” [The article] gives a lot of insight on what is currently going ...

Alumni not paid for Story Week

Alumni not paid for Story Week

December 14, 2015

As one of the alumni quoted in “R.I.P Story Week,” I need to address an issue raised by the letter to the editor from Courtney Zellars regarding Story Week (Nov. 3).  Ms. Zellars states: “T...

In response to coverage of the cancellation of Story Week

In response to coverage of the cancellation of Story Week

December 14, 2015

Let me start by saying I have no beef with Courtney Zellars; she’s a good writer and an excellent addition to the Fiction MFA program; however, in her letter to the editor (Response to coverage of S...

Story Week is serious loss

Story Week is serious loss

December 14, 2015

What disappointing news! The end of Story Week, the institution that represented the best of Columbia and the most successful outreach program ever! My South Loop friends and neighbors attended...

Let graduate students plan Story Week

Let graduate students plan Story Week

December 14, 2015

I appreciated Professor Eric May’s response. It was very illuminating in many ways. But it was also disheartening in others. I’m unsure if Professor May feels graduate students lack the skill set to...

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