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Liberal arts degrees contribute billions to US economy

Liberal arts degrees contribute billions to US economy

March 31, 2014

Just when you were beginning to think your liberal arts degree was useless in the current economy, new statistics suggest otherwise. Data from the National Endowment of the Arts and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show that the arts and cultural production industry added a...

The Chicago Lady Cobras surprised fans and competitors in last year’s Women’s U.S. Nationals dek hockey tournament in Leominster, Massachusetts as the first and only team from the Midwest to compete and took third place.

Lady Cobras lie in wait for winter to thaw

March 31, 2014

Like many Chicago residents, the Chicago Lady Cobras are currently waiting for the snow to melt and ice to thaw to begin the 2014 dek hockey season.The Lady Cobras are the Midwest’s only female dek, ...

The Plant, 1400 W. 46th St., which hosts a diverse array of businesses, uniformly operates with urban sustainability in mind, taking advantage of aquaponics facilities and hydroponic food growers.

Green oasis sprouts in gray town

March 17, 2014

Inside the shell of a former meat-packing facility, the gurgle of rushing water, rich scent of tilled earth and bright green glow of new seedlings fill a small room. The plants, tended by South Side na...

Jeff Spitz, assistant professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, co-produced the documentary “Food Patriots” about the importance of growing and eating local, organic food. 

Food movement sparked by professor

March 10, 2014

What started as an illegal but harmless chicken farm in a Columbia professor’s backyard is now a Chipotle-sponsored documentary about where food comes from. “Food Patriots,” produced by Groundswell Educational Films—a nonprofit production company co-founded by Jeff Spitz, a...

AEMM students to tout talents at SXSW

AEMM students to tout talents at SXSW

March 3, 2014

The Arts, Entertainment & Media Management Department will send 90 students to this year’s South by Southwest film, music and live performance festival March 12–16 in Austin, Texas. This will be the program’s fifth year attending the popular film and media fest...

Recession takes toll on Metra

Recession takes toll on Metra

February 17, 2014

More commuters than ever are turning to public transit, although Metra was left out in the cold during the Great Recession as commuters heavily relied on the Chicago Transit Authority, according to a Fe...

Prioritization reverses field

By Alexandra Kukulka

September 4, 2012

After the yearlong prioritization process and the avalanche of recommendations it produced, Columbia’s new leadership has decided that nothing is a done deal and all 300 of the recommendations will be sent back for further evaluation by each program and department affected by them.The decision, announced by Warren Chapman, senior vice president and the person who facilitates the transition between the current and next admini...

Academic Team’s letter endorsed by Faculty Senate, Chairs Council

By Lindsey Woods

June 6, 2012

An open letter written by the Blueprint | Prioritization Academic Team in response to President Warrick L. Carter's prioritization recommendations has been officially endorsed by both the Faculty Senate and the Chairs Council. The letter was read by Suzanne Blum Malley, associate professor in the English Department and member of the Academic Team, at the listening forum held May 25. The Faculty Senate announced its endorsement in...

Carter announces final recommendations, holds listening forum

By Lindsey Woods

May 26, 2012

By Heather Schroering and Lindsey WoodsWith only one step left in the year-long prioritization process before implementation, President Warrick L. Carter published his program recommendations in a 98 page document called "Blueprint for Action" to Columbia's website on May 22.While some of the document was similar to the previous Academic Team's "One Columbia" recommendations, some of Carter's suggestions were incongruent ...

Top highlights of 2011–2012

By Heather Scroering

April 30, 2012

Blueprint prioritization process:The yearlong prioritization process, which the college implemented last June to re-allocate funds and evaluate the strength of every academic and business program within the college, has been the talk of the campus all year. Two committees of faculty and staff members­—one focusing on academics, the other on business—were created to guide the process. No program escaped scrutiny, as each ...

Last listening forums for prioritization

By Heather Scroering

April 16, 2012

The last forums before President Warrick L. Carter and the Board of Trustees decide the fate of Columbia’s programs were held April 9–10. While the college has historically been known for its open admissions policy, the Academic Team discussed in depth its recommendation that admissions become more selective.The Academic and Support & Operations teams hosted assemblies open to the college community at Film Row Cinem...

Academic Team presents report

By Dannis Valera

April 16, 2012

After making their report available online, the Academic Prioritization Team presented their report in an open presentation to the Columbia community at Film Row Cinema. After the presentation, the team hosted a Q&A session where attendees could ask the team members directly about the report.http://youtu.be/Kxa3OOhnD5A

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