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Colleges names new vice president of Enrollment Management

College names new vice president of Enrollment Management

July 31, 2018

Michael A. Joseph has been appointed vice president of Enrollment Management, according to a July 31 email announcement from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. According to the email announcement, Joseph will manage several areas of the college, including freshman and tra...

3L Real Estate purchases Plymouth dorm for $20 million

3L Real Estate purchases Plymouth dorm for $20 million

July 19, 2018

Columbia’s Plymouth Court Building, its only wholly-owned dormitory, was sold to 3L Real Estate in a deal valued at more than $20 million, according to a July 18 article from Bisnow, a commercial real estate news service. Columbia will continue to lease the building,...

Dawoud Bey, a professor at the college, has been named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow for his work in photography.

Columbia professor receives MacArthur Fellowship

October 11, 2017

Dawoud Bey, a professor in the Photography Department, has been named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow for his work. The MacArthur Fellowship is awarded annually by the MacArthur Foundation to individuals with self-direction in their creative work. To become a fellow, candidates must be except...

Student experience to stay unchanged during dorm sale

Student experience to stay unchanged during dorm sale

September 18, 2017

As Columbia sells its last college-owned student housing center, administrators vow to maintain student resources as the college consolidates to create a compact campus. The college announced plans to sell the 731 S. Plymouth Court Building earlier this month, commissioning real esta...

Street performers Devontay Wood (left) and Jordan Jones said it is their “passion” to play the bucket drums on State Street, one of the areas a proposed ban would bar them from playing. 

Street performers could be forced to new venues

February 27, 2017

The ability to perform music on the street means everything to George Banks, who may not be able to continue in light of an ordinance set to be voted on by City Council. Banks, a Chicago percussionis...

Bohemian immigrant John Dusek built Thalia Hall in 1892. Its design is reminiscent of the Romanesque architecture of the Prague Opera House. 

Big business, little Pilsen

February 24, 2014

Thalia Hall, one of Pilsen’s most historic buildings, is getting a rock ‘n’ roll makeover.The four-stem structure at 1807 S. Allport St. is slated to reopen its doors as a music venue in the first qua...

Police clock in, budget clocks out

February 17, 2014

The Chicago Police Department’s current strategy of transferring officers from their desk jobs to the streets successfully reduced crime in 2013, but it carried an unreasonably high price tag. The overtime bill ran up to $103.5 million, nearly $10 million more than the department projected in the 2013 budget. The overinflated cost raises questions about how effectively the police department is utilizing its resources and whet...

New buildings threaten Renegades

By Lindsey Woods

March 12, 2012

There are usually casualties when a long-term relationship ends, such as favorite DVDs or a pair of the coziest sweatpants. In the case of Columbia and Roosevelt University’s athletic partnership, however, the losses are imminent even though the relationship remains intact.Roosevelt’s modern, mirrored building erected at 425 S. Wabash Ave., and the relatively unbroken ground of the lot at the southeast corner of Wabash ...

2 E. 8th replaces Buckingham for fall 2012 student housing

By Lisa Schulz

March 5, 2012

A sweet floral scent lingers in the 2 E. 8th St. building’s marble and bronze-plated lobby, inviting Columbia back for five more years of cheaper hospitality in its soon-to-be refurbished dorm rooms.Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs, signed the $21 million lease Feb. 29, locking in 14 floors for on-campus student housing. The lease period is from fall 2012 through spring 2017, and will replace the current co...

Health clinic suspends testing

By Lisa Schulz

February 27, 2012

Students who missed celebrating February as National Condom Month can still receive testing for sexually transmitted diseases, but they’ll have to travel off-campus and possibly pay their own way.For the first time in five years, the Student Health Center in the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court, posted a notice that HIV and STD testing was suspended for the spring 2012 semester because of budget cuts from the free ...

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