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BSU Event chairs Jordan Mundy and Essence Mack are planning the Donning of the Kente commencement ceremony to celebrate black graduates of the college.

Donning of the Kente celebrates black graduates

April 5, 2019

During Columbia's inaugural Donning of the Kente Ceremony, black graduates will drape Kente stoles around their necks to signify the achievement of completing their degrees. The Donning of the Kent...

President of the Asian Student Organization Tina-Kim Nguyen led a discussion with members of the Black Student Union on anti-blackness in the Asian-American community, held at 618 S. Michigan Ave. 

Students tackle anti-blackness in Asian-American culture

February 21, 2019

Editor's Note: The term “N-word” is used in this article, referring to a student’s personal experience discussed during an on-campus event. The Chronicle does not condone or promote the use of ...

Black Student Union’s Vice President of Operations Deonna Bolden said that she hopes the group’s next meeting will create an open discussion regarding members’ experiences coping with mental illness 

BSU to discuss mental health, black community

October 30, 2017

Columbia’s Black Student Union is hosting its next meeting called Suffering in Silence Nov. 1 to create and encourage discussions about mental health awareness within the black community. The event, which will take place at 618 S. Michigan Ave., will feature anonymous student v...

Black Girls Break Bread, a group created to empower black women, hosted a Dec. 1 event at which Columbia students and staff shared their experiences as black women at the college. 

New organization creates community for black women

December 5, 2016

Young black women came together and spoke openly about their experiences at Columbia Dec. 1 through the Black Girls Break Bread, a city-wide organization created with help from a Columbia alumna and staff member. Black Girls Break Bread was launched in October by sisters Jazzy Da...

Lights, camera, empowerment

Lights, camera, empowerment

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 19, 2016

Women of color are finally getting a comedic spotlight, according to Ronke Soyode, a performer for Chicago’s new comedy variety show “Beautiful and Powerful Sistas” opening Sept. 22. “B.A.P.S....

Father Pfleger says Chicago change starts with youth

February 8, 2016

Columbia’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Black Student Union conducted a Q&A with Father Michael Pfleger Jan. 3 in Ferguson Hall at the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building. Students and faculty li...

Students and community members listened to Chicago police officer Yasmia Dunn speak about her relationship with residents at a Dec. 9 forum at 33 E. Congress Parkway.

Black police officers talk trust to students

December 14, 2015

Chicago police officers of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, ranging from new officers to commanders, encouraged students to view police as people, rather than just cops, at a ...

Education bill should aid disadvantaged students

By Editorial Board

December 7, 2015

ince George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 into law, it has been heavily criticized by teachers, education leaders and parents for overtesting students, limiting teachers’ freedom to modify curricula and inadequately measuring student success. Lawmakers hope to revise NCLB through the Every Student Succeeds Act, released on Nov. 30. The House of Representatives and the Senate will vote on the Every Stu...

As  of Nov. 5 retailers in Chicago are not allowed to sell dogs from large-scale breeding operations.  

Sale of dogs from Puppy mills banned in Chicago

November 16, 2015

Retailers in Chicago are banned from selling dogs from large-scale breeding operations, also known as puppy mills, as of Nov. 5.A lawsuit filed February 2015 by a Missouri dog breeder that supplies dogs t...

Jerel Ballard, a junior journalism major, president of SGA and community chair representative for BSU, led students at a Stand in Solidarity event in support of students at the University of Missouri. 

Students: ‘Perseverance, unity—we are all one community’

November 16, 2015

Students gathered in front of the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building with Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden and Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly on Nov. 13, sharing stories of racial in...

College seeks to fill dean positions

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden, spoke to faculty and staff about what he seeks in potential dean candidates Oct. 21 at an open forum.


October 26, 2015

The college initiated searches for new deans for the schools of Media Arts and Fine & Performing Arts during a pair of open forums in which faculty and staff could discuss qualities they are seeking i...

Artist Marvin Tate, middle, said he has created art ranging from dioramas to spoken word for 35 years.

‘Chicago Black Artists Show’ diversifies Artists Month

October 19, 2015

The Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, 1957 S. Spaulding Ave., is hosting the “Chicago Black Artists Show,” an art exhibit featuring work created solely by black artists, through Nov. 28.“It is artist...

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