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On the first day of the Fall 2020 semester, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced two new initiatives at the college, pushing to be a completely anti-racist institution.

BREAKING: Columbia to roll out 2 new anti-racist initiatives

September 8, 2020

To kick off the Fall 2020 semester, the college announced there will be two new initiatives to bring more focus to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Columbia. In a Tuesday, Sept. 8 collegewide email, ...

College evaluates finances and budgeting, eliminates Columbia Online

College evaluates finances and budgeting, eliminates Columbia Online

May 26, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic now threatening to claim financially-induced as well as human casualties, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced the closure of Columbia College Chicago Online, which w...

Faculty and staff given the opportunity to attend one of three forums to discucss plan for re-opening the campus.

BREAKING: Staff and faculty to participate in campus re-opening forums

May 22, 2020

Updated May 28 at 8 p.m. with additional, newly scheduled forum dates.   Next week faculty and staff will have the opportunity to participate in online forums discussing Columbia's tentative...

Myopic, a local bookshop in Wicker Park, 1564 N Milwaukee Ave, introduces a music series called Live-Music Mondays.

Myopic Books with a side of improvisational music

January 22, 2019

Book buyers browsing shelves for new reads in Wicker Park can now be serenaded by two musicians improvising their performance during a weekly music series, Live-Music Mondays.The event at Myopic Books, 1564 N. Mi...

Supporters and members of P-Fac on the first day of the two day P-Fac strike, outside of 600 S. Michicagan Ave. on Nov. 29.

C-Fac and college ramp up negotiations

January 18, 2019

This story has been updated. 1/18/2019, 6:45 PM Less than 24 hours after stating in a joint announcement that the Columbia Faculty Union and the college had “met with a federal mediator to...

How to apologize for sexual misconduct

How to apologize for sexual misconduct

By Editorial Board

January 21, 2018

In a Dec. 28 Facebook post, senior theatre major Evan Louis Szewc announced his resignation as creative director for the 2018 Manifest Urban Arts Festival after allegations of misconduct surfaced on social media, as reported Jan. 5 by The Chronicle. In his post, ...

Marijuana meltdown

By Copy Editor

April 21, 2014

Ralph Morgan was always interested in medicine and business, two fields that have become the crux of his hectic life in Denver.Morgan is the owner, founder and co-founder of multiple cannabis dispensaries and businesses, including Organa Labs, a company that makes alternative cannabis products such as sublingual cannabis tablets and organic cannabis honey oil. Morgan is also co-founder of the O.penVAPE product campaign, whi...

Wait today, act tomorrow

Scientists find potential genetic link between procrastination and impulsivity

By Max Green

April 21, 2014

Procrastination and impulsivity— two frustrating traits that plague many—have been thought to share a connection for some time now. Recent findings from the University of Colorado Boulder published Apri...

Alumna takes the reigns of a Chicago arts foundation

Alumna takes the reigns of a Chicago arts foundation

April 7, 2014

As of late February, Kemati Janice Porter, a 1976 Creative Writing alumna, has been named the Interim Executive Director of the eta Creative Arts Foundation. The new position came after eta entered a transitional period when their former Executive Director resigned, a...

Tamms controversy resonates

By Contributing Writer

October 22, 2012

Angelica SanchezThe debate about whether Tamms Correctional Facility tortures its prisoners resurfaced Oct. 10 when a southern Illinois judge extended a court order blocking Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal to close seven state prisons.Anti-Tamms activists are now pushing for the U.N. to determine if the prison meets the international definition of torture because it uses solitary confinement as a meansof punishment.Quinn proposed closi...

City announces plan to renovate riverwalk

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 22, 2012

The promenade surrounding the Chicago River will undergo a facelift next year.Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan Oct. 8 to expand the century-old Chicago Riverwalk trail to Lake Street past its current end at Dearborn Street.“[The Chicago Riverwalk] is going to be sort of a signature project for the city and for Chicagoans,” said Peter Scales, a Chicago Department of Transportation spokesman.Scales said the project will be fi...

Activists oppose historic hospital demolition

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 15, 2012

Time is drawing near for a decision on the fate of the old Prentice Women’s Hospital.In a little more than two weeks, preservationists will choose between Northwestern University’s need to enlarge its biomedical research facilities and those who argue  that the old Prentice is such a key element of Chicago’s architectural history that it must not be demolished.The building, which is at 333 E. Superior St., and was b...

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