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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 cancellation of the Fashion Studies BFA was attributed to changes in the industry and low student interest, according to a Sept. 9 email from Jeff Schiff, interim chair of the Fashion Studies Department. 

Fashion BFA program canceled via email, chair tells students ‘Don’t freak!’

September 30, 2016

Sophomore fashion studies major Carlos Osuna was sewing a project for a class when he got an unexpected email Sept. 9 announcing the cancellation of the Fashion Studies BFA program.The program, according t...

Harvest Fest to create cornucopia of community

Chef Paul Kahan said he and fellow Chicago chef Stephanie Izard planned Harvest Fest to bring West Loop residents and businesses together.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 26, 2016

Fulton Market’s first-ever Harvest Fest will bring the autumn spirit to the West Loop while  fundraising for a local charity. The festival, which debuts Oct. 2 and is organized by local chefs Paul Kahan and ...

Mark Las, director of infrastructure services in the Information Technology Department, said the department doubled the number of access points in 22 campus buildings to improve internet connection.

IT launches new network, expands Wi-Fi across campus

September 26, 2016

As of this semester, students, faculty and staff no longer have to login each time they connect to internet on campus as part of multi-million dollar network improvements launched by the Information Tec...

Wearden addresses enrollment comments, Fashion BFA

Wearden addresses enrollment comments, Fashion BFA

September 26, 2016

A conversation on Sept. 23 between Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden and The Chronicle about clarifications of past coverage—see box below for specifics—evolved into a wide-ranging discussion o...

The college is scheduled to launch its new look and message  on Sept. 19, which was designed by Ologie, a consulting company based  in Columbus, Ohio.  

College’s branding campaign debuts to mixed reviews

September 19, 2016

After a year of working on a rebranding and advertising campaign to increase enrollment and local and national brand awareness, the college is ready to roll out its final product.The rebranding campai...

Sharon Wilson-Taylor named Mark Kelly’s successor, college scraps national search plan

Sharon Wilson-Taylor was announced as vice president of Student Affairs in a Sept. 7 email from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. 

By Campus Editor and Campus Reporter

September 12, 2016

After serving as interim vice president of Student Success for  two months, Sharon Wilson-Taylor was named the permanent vice president of Student Affairs Sept. 7, according to an email sent to faculty ...

Sharon Wilson-Taylor. associate vice president and dean of student at Columbia College Chicago.

College cancels national search plans, appoints Sharon Wilson-Taylor as Mark Kelly’s successor

September 8, 2016

Sharon Wilson-Taylor was named vice president of Student Affairs Sept. 7, after 26 years at the college that included briefly serving as interim vice president of Student Success, according to an email sent ...

The ‘Undoing Racism’ workshop took place Aug. 25–26 as part of the ‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ goal in Columbia’s five-year Strategic Plan.

‘Undoing Racism’ workshop done as part of five-year Strategic Plan

September 6, 2016

Selected Columbia faculty, staff and students attended a mandatory “Undoing Racism” workshop held Aug. 25–26. The  event was led by The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, an international...

Faculty pushed for budget transparency and consultation between the administration and faculty at Aug. 29 Faculty Senate meeting at Stage Two in 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. 

Faculty Senate addresses ‘summer surprise’ decisions

September 6, 2016

Faculty members called for greater inclusion in major decisions following the announcement of the Theatre and Dance departments’ merger during the first Faculty Senate meeting of the semester Aug. 29. A...

Convocation urges students to explore city, themselves

Incoming students enjoy Columbia's Convocation Sept. 2 where Singer Rahkii performed her song

By Campus Editor

September 6, 2016

This year’s New Student Convocation was the first step of freshman cinema art + science major Brandon Gassel’s adventure into Columbia—a journey where he is hoping to “become a part of something b...

Trustee Arthur M. Sussman dies at 73, always ‘caring and compassionate’

Arthur M. Sussman joined Columbia's board of trustees in 2009. During his time at the college, Sussman was a part of both the Executive and Finance Committees and also served as chair of the Academic Affairs Committee.

By Campus Editor

August 21, 2016

Arthur M. Sussman, a Columbia board of trustees member since 2009, died Aug. 10 due to cancer complications, according to his wife Rita P. Sussman and son Eric H. Sussman. He was 73.Chester T. Kamin, vice cha...

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