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College gets strategic with new vice president

Deborah Maue, the new vice president of Strategic Marketing & Communications, will help the college clarify its brand message to help strengthen its enrollment and fundraising strategies.

By Campus Editor

April 27, 2015

The Office of Marketing & Communications will soon see new leadership as the search for a permanent vice president comes to a close.Following a four-month national search led by the college and search/co...

After three seasons, volleyball team still not set

By Sports & Health Reporter

April 27, 2015

Changes in leadership and a failed attempt to join a competitive league have contributed to a disappointing year on the sidelines for the Renegades volleyball team. The team was unable to play competitively this year. The Renegades joined the co-ed Players Sport and Social Group, but because the season’s first game occurred during Spring Break, the Renegades were no longer eligible to compete, according to Vinny Cavello,  ...

Budget cuts diminish watchdog capabilities

By Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2015

 Putting an editorial on the front page of a newspaper is a decidedly uncommon practice. Such pieces are normally comfined to the opinion pages while the most important news belongs on the cover of any publication. But when a media organization, in this case a college publication, is part of a developing news story, the editorial management team has to ask itself when it is appropriate to cover the story and whether it is ...

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College inches forward in administrative searches

March 30, 2015

Nearly all of Columbia’s top administrators have left the college since President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim took office in fall 2013.With the March 13 departure of Alicia Berg, former vice president of Campu...

Part-time faculty association votes yes on disaffiliation from parent union IEA-NEA

By Campus Editor

January 21, 2015

Following nearly a month of campaigning to disaffiliate from IEA-NEA, the Illinois Education Association part of the National Education Association, Columbia’s part-time faculty association voted 232–50 on Jan. 21 to disaffiliate from its parent union.Only 286 ballots were received out of a total 585 adjuncts who were eligible to vote, according to a Jan. 21 press release from Diana Vallera, president of P-Fac and an adju...

President Kwang-Wu Kim spoke to the City Club of Chicago to raise awareness of the college among the Chicago community at Maggiano’s Banquet Restaurant, 111 W. Grand Ave. on Nov 13.

Kim invites community to embrace Columbia

November 17, 2014

To help raise Columbia’s profile and boost awareness among influential Chicagoans, President Kwang-Wu Kim delivered a speech at a luncheon hosted by the City Club of Chicago, a nonprofit and nonpartisan or...

Mike Hadreas’ stage persona, Perfume Genius, released his debut album Learning in 2010. His popularity has since grown and in his new album Too Bright, Hadreas explores his bigger sound with confidence.

Perfume Genius flaunts new confidence

October 13, 2014

Mike Hadreas has never been shy about sharing the darkest parts of himself on record.Hadreas, who performs as Perfume Genius, released Too Bright on Sept. 23. A captivating album that remains powerful th...

Bernard Mull Jr., a sophomore art + design major, took part in a Sept. 16 demonstration sponsored by the college’s Black Student Union to protest the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown at the hands of the police in Ferguson, Missouri. The protest, which took place outside of the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building, drew more than 100 people.

Columbia protesters denounce police brutality

September 22, 2014

Dressed in all black, members of the Black Student Union stood in silence Sept. 17 for 10 minutes with their fists in the air and their hands up to protest the death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old who was shot Aug. 9 by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and to raise awareness of incr...

The college hired two consulting firms, Resolute Consulting and Huron Consulting Group Inc., to evaluate the college’s decentralized communications and business systems. According to President Kwang-Wu Kim, both consulting firms’ reports will be used in the college’s future strategic plans.

Spring cleaning for college systems

April 14, 2014

President Kwang-Wu Kim has hired two outside consulting firms to overhaul the college’s “fragmented, uncoordinated and duplicative accounting systems” as well as its communication strategies. Kim announced in a March 17 email to faculty and staff that the college hired Resolu...

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