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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Story Week has been replaced by a monthly author reading series, and some of my fellow students in the Creative Writing MFA Program think that’s a good thing.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...

Response to “Sex work not  safe for college students”

Response to “Sex work not safe for college students”

December 7, 2015

 I am writing to comment on your conclusion to the article about sex work being unsafe for college students.  You wrap up by claiming “sex work is a legitimate job choice for those who have fully...

Response to coverage of the cancellation of Story Week

Response to coverage of the cancellation of Story Week

November 30, 2015

As a second year Fiction MFA Candidate within the Department of Creative Writing with a bachelor’s degree in print journalism, I am concerned by the lack of research that went into your Front Page ar...

Response to coverage of  P-Fac’s vote-of-no-confidence

Response to coverage of P-Fac’s vote-of-no-confidence

October 12, 2015

We are writing in response to your Front Page story of Oct. 5, “P-Fac: ‘No confidence’ in college administration.” The story is biased, unfair and an attack on P-Fac. The paper takes the angle of...

Kim reimagines innovation as a group-think

Kim reimagines innovation as a group-think

May 5, 2014

President Kwang-Wu Kim’s State of the College address, presented to the Columbia College community on April 18, was a careful blending of innovative plans and practical considerations about the ...

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