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Columbia addresses “severe financial shortfall” for the upcoming school year

August 14, 2020

Following months of costly expenditures and a loss of revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic and with more losses to come during the fall semester, the college announced a set of budget reduction me...

Tuition, housing costs increased for 2019-2020

Tuition, housing costs increased for 2019-2020

November 27, 2018

Full-time student tuition will increase from $26,090 to $26,610 for the 2019-2020 academic year, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced in a Nov. 27 email to students. The Board of Trustees approved a 2 percent full-time tuition increase and a 3.5 percent on-campus housing pr...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s contract has been extended through the 2023-2024 school year, more than a year earlier than expected. 

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s contract extended despite C-Fac allegations

November 18, 2018

In a unanimous decision, the Board of Trustees extended President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s contract to the end of the 2023-2024 academic year, more than a year earlier than expected and a week after C-Fac and OurColumbia called for his resignation.   Kim’s previous contract was ...

Alumna explores belonging, ‘otherness’ through poetry

Alumna explores belonging, ‘otherness’ through poetry

November 14, 2018

Growing up with a Nigerian Muslim mother and a black southern Baptist father in an all-girls, majority white Catholic school, Hafizah Geter, 2010 MFA poetry alumna, has always questioned where she belongs. An award-winning poet and editor, Geter is exploring what it fee...

Australian band The Faim is hungry to join the American rock scene

Australian band The Faim is hungry to join the American rock scene

November 13, 2018

Australian band The Faim is kicking off its first U.S. tour Nov. 10  following the release of its first EP Summer is a Curse. They will perform at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Nov. 16.The six...

Editor's Note: Kim’s contract extension a defensive act by college officials

Editor’s Note: Kim’s contract extension a defensive act by college officials

October 29, 2018

Eight days after the C-Fac union and OurColumbia coalition called for President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s resignation, the Board of Trustees extended his contract through the 2023–2024 academic year. ...

Responses from faculty and members of Columbia’s Faculty Senate will be sent to the Board of Trustees following recommendations of discontinuing programs and terminating their tenured faculty made by President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim and Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden. 

Discontinued programs may lead to faculty firing

April 2, 2018

Faculty Senate will soon send the Board of Trustees its response to the administration’s proposal to discontinue education and creative arts therapies programs and terminate the programs’ tenured faculty. Raquel Monroe, Faculty Senate president and associate professor in the ...

Kim announces tuition increase for 2018–2019

Kim announces tuition increase for 2018–2019

November 1, 2017

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced a 2 percent undergraduate tuition increase for the 2018–2019 academic year in an Oct. 31 collegewide email. The college’s Board of Trustees made the decision to keep the increase in line with inflation during its Sept. 26 meeting. Tu...

Trump administration puts transgender students in danger

By Editorial Board

March 6, 2017

In a move that received widespread criticism, President Donald Trump’s Justice and Education departments have withdrawn Title IX guidelines promulgated to protect transgender students in a letter sent to public schools on Feb. 22.The “Dear Colleague” letter stated that the Obama-era guidelines did not “provide extensive legal analysis” of how its position was consistent with Title IX.The Obama administration’s ...

Businessman and former board of trustees chairman Richard Kiphart was known by his colleagues and family members as being very energetic and in love with his work.

‘Enthusiastic,’ ‘thoughtful’ former board of trustees chairman dies at 75

September 19, 2016

Richard Kiphart, renowned Chicago businessman and Columbia’s former board of trustees chairman of seven years, died Sept. 10 at the age of 75, according to an email sent Sept. 13 from President and CE...

College’s board of trustees revamped as old members leave

Board of trustees changes

By Campus Editor

April 4, 2016

After 23 years as a member of Columbia’s board of trustees, Howard Mendelsohn resigned from his position in February saying Columbia “is a different place” than when he first joined in 1993.Mende...

Michelle Gates

Five years, five CFOs

February 29, 2016

Michelle Gates, vice president of Business Affairs and chief financial officer, has left the college just one year and nine months after being hired in June 2014. Her last day was Feb. 26, according to a ...

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