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Chronicle again named No. 1 non-daily college newspaper

Chronicle again named No. 1 non-daily college newspaper

February 27, 2017

For the second consecutive year, The Chronicle staff received a first place award for General Excellence as well as 31 others at the Illinois College Press Association convention Feb. 18. In addition to the General Excellence honor, for which the newspaper was competing against 12 no...

College hires new CFO after national search

College hires new CFO after national search

December 12, 2016

Following a series of short-term chief financial officers and a nearly eight-month national search, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced in a Dec. 6 email that Jerry Tarrer is the new senior vice president of Business Affairs and CFO. Tarrer is currently the associate vice chanc...

Current spring registration shows drop, college says it is not ‘alarming’

Current spring registration shows drop, college says it is not ‘alarming’

December 12, 2016

According to the most recent Spring 2017 Semester registration report, 601 fewer total students registered for classes when compared with numbers for the Spring 2016 Semester. The unofficial figures, pu...

Part-time faculty vote to join new parent union

Part-time faculty vote to join new parent union

December 5, 2016

Clapping and laughing could be heard outside of a classroom in the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building as members of Columbia’s part-time faculty union counted affiliation votes to join the Service Employees International Union. With 213 votes in favor and 8 votes against, union members...

Experts: Enrollment decline, tuition increase is ‘vicious circle’

Experts: Enrollment decline, tuition increase is ‘vicious circle’

November 28, 2016

After President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim recently announced a 4 percent tuition increase for the 2017–2018 academic year, higher education experts said they were concerned about the college’s financial state and stability. As reported Nov. 21 by The Chronicle, Kim announced in a Nov...

Election results inspire  students’ political involvement

Election results inspire students’ political involvement

November 21, 2016

Senior theatre major Aaron Branch said he had never been interested in politics until the Nov. 8 election results named Donald Trump president. “This was an awakening experience, [which made me think,] ‘Wow, I actually need to wake up and get involved,’” he said. Branch an...

Paying it forward: Columbia announces tuition increase

Paying it forward: Columbia announces tuition increase

November 21, 2016

Following a 4 percent tuition increase for the 2016–2017 academic year, Columbia students will face another 4 percent tuition increase for the 2017–2018 academic year, according to a Nov. 15 collegewide email from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. According to the email, full-time...

Fashion Studies report spurs P-Fac controversy

Fashion Studies report spurs P-Fac controversy

November 8, 2016

A Fashion Studies Department internal review report sparked anger within the college’s part-time faculty union because of comments noting that the majority of the department is white women older than 50, and that its collective bargaining agreement ignores teaching credentials a...

Chief of staff resigns from ‘dream’ job after three years

Chief of staff resigns from ‘dream’ job after three years

November 4, 2016

The college announced the departure of Dayle Matchett, chief of staff of the Office of the President, in a Nov. 3 email to faculty and staff from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. Matchett, who assumed her position in July 2013—the same time as Kim—is leaving Columbia for per...

Campus laptop thefts leave students pushing for stronger security

Campus laptop thefts leave students pushing for stronger security

October 17, 2016

A series of laptop thefts on campus have students concerned about their safety inside Columbia buildings and pushing for stronger security measures.According to an Oct. 7 email sent to the campus community by...

Chicago record label helps produce creative community

Chicago record label helps produce creative community

October 17, 2016

Getting noticed by a record label is an elusive dream for most performers, but local students will have a chance to impress producers in an upcoming series of college open mic nights. Weegone Records, ...

CTU avoids strike with  tentative negotiations

CTU avoids strike with tentative negotiations

October 17, 2016

Minutes before the midnight deadline Oct. 10, after many teachers had already collected strike materials, the Chicago Teachers Union announced it would not strike the following day because of a tentati...

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