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Administrators’ salaries rise, college’s financial cushion dwindles

Administrators’ salaries rise, college’s financial cushion dwindles

October 10, 2016

In the midst of tuition increases, a shrinking endowment and a decreasing number of college employees, administrator compensation rose, including a multimillion-dollar payout to a former president, according to t...

The Second City e.t.c. A Red Line Runs Through It. Lisa Beasley Aasia Bullock Peter Kim Katie Klein Julie Marchiano Scott Morehead. 

Second City’s ‘Red Line Runs Through’ select stations

May 9, 2016

The Second City e.t.c.’s 40th Revue opened May 5 with a refreshing change—a predominantly female cast for the second time in company history—but only a few belly laughs.“A Red Line Runs Through It...

Gates to deliver budget transparency to faculty, students

Gates to deliver budget transparency to faculty, students

By Campus Reporter

March 16, 2015

To increase transparency surrounding the budget for the 2015–2016 fiscal year, the college is launching two websites that contain information about where the college’s money is going.The websites, ...

VP Berg to leave college

By Campus Editor

March 2, 2015

In a Feb. 27 collegewide email, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced that Alicia Berg, the vice president of Campus Environment responsible for a multitude of projects including the construction of the Media Production Center and the renovations of the eighth and ninth floors of the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building for the Art + Design Department, will leave Columbia March 13.Berg accepted the position of assistant vice pres...

Chicago citizens primed for ‘Amazon Tax’

Amazon

By Metro Reporter

February 9, 2015

With the grace period for a new law having ended Feb. 1, Amazon will now be collecting sales tax from Illinois customers. Revisions made to the state Use Tax Act now mandate that out-of-state retaile...

New test predicts if astronauts are ready for longer missions

Astronaut

By Sports & Health Editor and Assistant Sports & Health Editor.

December 8, 2014

Throughout history, traveling to new frontiers has presented explorers with the promise of adventure  but  the reality of isolation and confinement. While these hurdles are present traveling across oceans...

John Wawrzaszek (center) accepted the Gold Level Campus Sustainability Compact Award based on the various environmental efforts the college has initiated on campus.

Columbia wins gold for going green

November 17, 2014

In a world evermore concerned with environmentalism and green energy, Columbia is considered at the forefront of sustainability. The college received a Gold Level Campus Sustainability Compact Award Oc...

The main office of the college archives on the 4th floor of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. building holds documents relating to Columbia’s history. This is one of eight on-campus spaces that houses these archival materials in addition to one off-site storage unit.  

College archives not held in ideal conditions

October 13, 2014

To better organize and consolidate the college’s archives, Columbia’s administration is planning to create new campus spaces to house college records, which are currently not stored under recommended archival conditions. Presently there are eight storage spaces for the archives...

Reefer Rap

The Notorious B.I.G.

By Social Media Editor

April 21, 2014

Peanut butter and jelly. Batman and Robin. Jordan and Pippen. Hip-hop and marijuana. There are just some things that are incomplete without the other.You have probably seen posters in the dorms of Noto...

Colleges must provide food for thought

March 17, 2014

One of the popular stereotypes of college students is that they are starving, but it turns out that many actually do go hungry, giving the cliché a serious edge.A study conducted at Western Oregon University and published Jan. 9 in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that 59 percent of the university’s students struggled with limited access to food at some point in 2013. When students are unsure of where t...

Neo-’60s heartbreak artist

By Emily Ornberg

November 19, 2012

Kirby Kaiser’s vintage style of music transports listeners to a time of sugary pop melodies seasoned with retro, doo-wop harmonies. Her music may even be mistaken for that of ’60s girl groups like The Supremes and The Shangri-Las. Kaiser, however, is a 19-year-old Boystown resident.Inspired by heartbreak, Kaiser started writing music in high school after Fiona Apple’s songs helped her through boy troubles. She issued her...

Carter creates change

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 29, 2012

President Warrick L. Carter was Columbia’s highest-paid employee in the 2010–2011 fiscal year with an income of $351,205, according to the college’s most recent Form 990, an annual tax document all nonprofit institutions and organizations must submit to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.Carter’s salary decreased from the previous fiscal year because he received a $45,000 bonus in 2009, compared to a $3,384 bonus in ...

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