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Notable Native: Jesseca Rhymes

In 2016, Jesseca Rhymes, coordinator of Never Go Without, spent her second consecutive year collecting feminine hygiene products for homeless women 

By Metro Editor

April 4, 2016

Jesseca Rhymes, for the second consecutive year, has asked for donations of feminine hygiene products instead of birthday presents. Rhymes said she got inspired to start the organization Never Go Withou...

The list of this year’s commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients was released to the college community via email on March 29. From left,  producer Paul Garnes, actress Jane Lynch, museum founder and president Carlos Tortolero, poet Tracy K. Smith and songwriter Diane Warren, will speak at the 2016 commencement ceremonies and receive honorary degrees. 

Big names to give final lesson to Columbia grads

April 4, 2016

Jane Lynch, Diane Warren and several other award-winning artists are on the college’s list of this year’s commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients. They were named in a March 29 press rele...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces Eddie Johnson as interim police superintendent | The Columbia Chronicle

April 4, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced 27-year-old police veteran Eddie Johnson as Chicago’s new interim police superintendent March 28 at the Chicago Police Headquarters, located at 3510 S. Michigan Ave. Emanuel sai...

DIY artist Bernadette Kemper gives old furniture makeovers through colorful painting finishes and offers DIY art workshops throughout the Chicagoland. 

Old furniture shines in DIY art workshops

April 4, 2016

For some people, a battered wooden dresser in an alley is rubbish waiting to be collected. But for a growing number of DIY enthusiasts, these castoffs are blank canvases waiting to be transformed into f...

The “look” for the Strut Your Cut Charity Fashion Show in 2015 was “Reality Meets Fantasy,” and it was the first year the show was held at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. 

Fashion show to ‘Strut’ in Boystown

March 28, 2016

Showcasing the latest spring hair and fashion trends and raising funds for Center on Halsted, an LGBT community center, Strut Your Cut Productions will entertain Boystown and Chicago residents with its...

Faculty Senate members addressed several motions about technology and faculty workload March 11 at the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building. 

Faculty senate votes to expand workload committee

March 14, 2016

In response to faculty concerns about uneven workloads, Columbia’s Faculty Senate approved a motion at a March 11 meeting to create a permanent committee to formulate policy on workload balance.At the S...

Dean finalist Stefania de Kenessey presented her accomplishments and educational philosophy March 2 at Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

New York composer makes bid to become fine arts dean

March 7, 2016

Stefania de Kenessey was a sophomore in high school when her dad found her reading a New York Times article about students who felt unchallenged and bored with school—exactly how she felt. That is when...

The Faculty Senate passed a motion regarding salary increases at a Feb. 12 meeting, which was later rejected by Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden.

Provost denies senate’s motion on performance raises

February 29, 2016

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden vetoed in a Feb. 25 email a recently passed Faculty Senate motion broadening the faculty eligibility for performance-based salary increases.The response, d...

Zanele Muholi, photographer and visual activist, shared her projects involving South Africa’s LGBTI community Feb.24 at the college’s Stage Two auditorium.

Photographer details LGBTI activism with Columbia

February 29, 2016

When Zanele Muholi stands before her photo subjects, mostly members of the LGBTI community ordinarily discriminated against in her home country of South Africa—she says one thought is always on her mi...

Fair tax organizations demanded a tax on the wealthy and corporations to solve the city and state budget crises.

Aldermen, fair tax groups propose solutions to CPS budget crisis

February 29, 2016

Alderman Pat Dowell (3rd Ward) will be giving Tax Increment Financing money—formerly committed to two projects in her ward—to the Chicago Public Schools, which is in the midst of a budget crisis, ...

Protesters: ‘We’re always going to stand tall’

Protesters burned an American flag during a demonstration calling for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and Gov. Bruce Rauner Feb. 23. 

By metro editor

February 29, 2016

A small group of protesters took to the South Loop Feb. 23 for a peaceful protest that later turned into a flag-burning disturbance that ended in the arrests of some rowdy protesters. The fourth installment o...

Board of trustees gains two new members

Jimmy Chamberlin, CEO of Blue J Strategies and a founder of the Smashing Pumpkins’ band, was inducted as a new board of trustees member Feb.4.

By Campus Reporter

February 22, 2016

The college’s Board of trustees recently elected two new board members with backgrounds in music, business, technology and investment management.  Jimmy Chamberlin, the Grammy Award-winning musician a...

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