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Wise Ass: April Fool’s Edition

April 7, 2014

Wise Ass, Student Programming Board's open mic comedy night, celebrated April Fool's Day at Haus, 623 S. Wabash Ave. The April 1 event featured acts such as We Cute, Charaidan and Columbia's improv gro...

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...

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...

Free community college could boost education access

February 17, 2014

Tuition and education-related fees have steadily increased in recent years, and state governments have begun debating measures to reduce the cost of higher education. In Tennessee, Oregon and Mississippi, legislators have presented plans to make community college free for two years, which could increase access to higher education but requires high standards to prevent dropout rates from increasing.The Tennessee Promise pr...

Wildcats’ offensive slump continues against Hawkeyes, lose big at home

By Nader Ihmoud

January 13, 2013

According to senior guard Alex Marcotullio, frustration is “pretty high” in Evanston, following the Northwestern University Wildcats (10-7 [1-3]) 70-50 loss to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes (12-5 [1-3]) at Welsh Ryan Arena, on Jan. 13.Although both teams shot terribly during the first half, Iowa managed to build a 10 point lead thanks in part to the Hawkeyes 14-4 run to end the half. The Wildcats had two stints, each ...

Faculty, staff have little say on new president

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 1, 2012

The composition of the advisory panel set up to recommend candidates to the board of trustees to be Columbia’s next president is heavily weighted with board members, giving little voice to the college’s faculty and staff, a Chronicleanalysis shows.According to bylaws approved by the board of trustees last spring that were not inserted in the faculty handbook, the panel will recommend two or three presidential candidate...

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...

Panel named to pick Carter’s successor

By Alexandra Kukulka

September 4, 2012

After President Warrick L. Carter announced his one-year early retirement on May 8, as previously reported by The Chronicle, a presidential advisory panel was created to screen potential candidates and make recommendations to the board of trustees, according to Allen Turner, chairman of the board.The 22-member panel, composed of faculty, staff administrators and trustees, will recommend between two and four candidates to th...

Faculty Senate flexes muscle

By Lisa Schulz

April 9, 2012

Just seven weeks before President Warrick L. Carter will make his prioritization decisions, along with the Board of Trustees, the Faculty Senate discussed accelerating the search for a new president and an appropriate response to Carter’s public rebuke of a student, which was described as “wrong” by the Senate president.Newly established channels of direct communication between the Senate and the Board Chair Allen Turner...

State of the College Address

By Heather Scroering

April 2, 2012

In his first appearance before the Columbia community in several months, President Warrick L. Carter gave two State of the College addresses within two days, first to a small but sporadically hostile group of students, then to a larger but more subdued audience of faculty and staff.The student address was hosted by the Student Government Association March 21 in The Loft, 916. S. Wabash Ave. Building.Carter delivered his 3...

Students, faculty, alumni perform Columbia’s first charitable cabaret

By Lisa Schulz

February 13, 2012

Under a dimmed chandelier, surrounded by a piano and chairs, hopeful students, faculty and alumni stepped onto a small stage to belt out adventurous songs in an effort to attract scholarship funds.“An Evening of Cabaret: Journeys and New Beginnings” was the first fundraiser for the Betty Garrett Musical Theatre Scholarship held Feb. 4 in Studio 404 of the Theatre Building, 72 E. 11th St. The scholarship, established i...

Rashid Johnson’s “Message to the Folks” at Museum of Contemporary Art

By Trevor Ballanger

January 17, 2012

The Museum of Contemporary Art is making headway toward the beginning of a new series of exhibitions focusing on the contemporary art movement.The MCA, 220 E. Chicago Ave., will host its first major exhibition of Columbia alumnus Rashid Johnson beginning on April 14. Presently based in New York, Chicago-born Johnson is preparing to return to Chicago for his exhibition, “Message to the Folks,” which will focus largely on...

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