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Board of trustees gains two new members

Board of trustees gains two new members

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...

This could have been a glowing review of Kanye’s new album

By Managing Editor

February 15, 2016

I was quick to forgive Kanye West after he hijacked Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 Video Music Awards. I tolerated him when he married into the Kardashian family. I even defended the rapper amid his infamous temper tantrum rants that defined the Yeezus era—"He sounds crazy, but if you actually listen to what he's saying, he's kinda right," I would say.As a long-time fan of Kanye West, I've stayed patient throu...

Collegewide death notices should not be an afterthought

By Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2016

Members of the college community have recently raised concerns about the school’s failure to announce the deaths of former members of the community.The subject most recently came up at the first Faculty Senate meeting of the Spring 2016 Semester, held on Feb. 12, when Professor Eric May of the Creative Writing Department noted that no announcement had been made of the death of Betty Shiflett.Shiflett, professor emerita of ...

Columbia Core: Where are we now?

Columbia Core: Where are we now?

February 15, 2016

Faculty, staff and some students gathered Feb. 8 at the Stage Two auditorium in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building to discuss the next phase of revising Columbia’s curriculum: planning the Core.Steven C...

Founder of Columbia’s journalism grad program dies at 90

Founder of Columbia’s journalism grad program dies at 90

February 15, 2016

Eric Lund gave Columbia its journalism graduate studies program and Columbia gave him the gift of meeting his wife. His wife, Grace Carlson-Lund, remembers meeting him in 1990 at a friend’s party in...

Alumnus awarded prestigious grant for police data collection

Alumnus awarded prestigious grant for police data collection

By Campus Reporter

February 8, 2016

2011 journalism alumnus Darryl Holliday and his Citizen's Police Data Project team won a $400,000 grant Jan. 26 from the Knight Foundation and the creators of the Knight News Challenge.The grant will f...

‘Genderpoo’ prompts gender fluidity  around campus

‘Genderpoo’ prompts gender fluidity around campus

February 1, 2016

Half-naked mermaids with mustaches, same-sex couples in symbolic poses and syringes linked to slogans like “free to hormone myself” cover the walls of the all-gender bathroom on the fifth floor of the...

Exhibit aims to empower sex trafficking survivors

Exhibit aims to empower sex trafficking survivors

February 1, 2016

A traveling exhibit sharing the stories of female sex trafficking survivors is scheduled to run at the Loyola University Museum of Art from Feb. 6 through March 19. It will highlight victims who have po...

Theater Wit brings gay marriage to center stage

Theater Wit brings gay marriage to center stage

January 25, 2016

In honor of its 20th anniversary, About Face Theatre is premiering “Le Switch,” a play about a gay couple exploring the meaning of  commitment amid nationwide marriage equality.“Le Switch” wa...

Local artist recruits to ‘Recall Rahm’

Local artist recruits to ‘Recall Rahm’

January 25, 2016

Protesters calling for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s impeachment can now send their comments and complaints directly to the mayor’s office—on artsy postcards with messages of their choice.Chicago artist Davi...

NFL Draft punts graduation  back to The Chicago Theatre

NFL Draft punts graduation back to The Chicago Theatre

December 14, 2015

A “domino effect” of scheduling issues stemming from the return of the NFL Draft to Chicago next spring is causing Columbia to reverse field and send its 2016 commencement ceremonies back to the Chica...

Parents, teachers remain wary as CPS reevaluates special education funding

Parents, teachers remain wary as CPS reevaluates special education funding

December 7, 2015

Plans to realign special education funding to meet the needs of students were announced by Chicago Public Schools amid cries from CPS educators and families, who have been protesting the city’s funding...

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