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After months of planning and strategizing, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim is ready to return to campus with safety guidelines in place.

Dr. Kim on reopening campus: ‘We are in a good spot’

September 4, 2020

When he was not listening to the nine symphonies by composer Anton Bruckner or exercising, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, along with cabinet and task force members, was working all summer to develop plans ...

Chief of Staff Laurent Pernot updated faculty senators about developments to Columbia’s Reopening Plan during the first Faculty Senate meeting of the 2020–2021 academic year.

4 need-to-know updates on where Columbia stands ahead of the 2020–2021 school year

August 21, 2020

Updated Sunday, August 23 at 5 p.m. with a correction to the deficit figure. Originally it said Columbia could be looking at a $22 million deficit, but it is actually a $30 million deficit.  In ...

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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...

FYI: What defunding the police could mean for Chicago

July 24, 2020

“Defund the police” has become a rallying cry for the many activists protesting police brutality. The phrase itself has been used for decades and pushes for local governments to divest funds from police...

Seven staffers laid off following termination of Columbia Online

Seven staffers laid off following termination of Columbia Online

July 17, 2020

After a May announcement that the program would be cut due to pandemic-related financial burdens on the college, the Columbia Online program concluded in June, resulting in staff layoffs. Lambrini Lu...

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...

Bilingual Latinx teachers organize outside City Hall Oct. 23 as part of the CTU strike amid negotiations with the city.

Teachers rally during budget address as bargaining stalls

October 24, 2019

In a show of force seven days after Chicago teachers and support staff went on strike, teachers and Chicago Public Schools staff who had been picketing in front of schools across the city descended on City...

Pritzker to prioritize education in 2020 budget

Pritzker to prioritize  education in 2020 budget

By Katherine Savage

March 4, 2019

Financial relief could be on the way for a greater number of Columbia students. The troubled and under-funded state Monetary Award Program is scheduled to get a $50 million boost under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s...

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza is giving a speech about transparency in the budget at Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand Avenue.

More with less: Comptroller Mendoza’s approach to office

September 10, 2018

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza, sometimes cited as a potential mayoral candidate, told the City Club of Chicago last week that she is not a candidate."Look, I'm fully focused on the next 62 days." she ...

Chicago’s Labor Day Legacy

September 5, 2018

The Chronicle takes to the streets to test Chicagoans' knowledge of their city's history with labor day. While reporting information regarding strikes on the South Side in 1893 helped create the insti...

Old Chicago Main Post on 433 West Van Buren St. is now recognized as a Chicago landmark and after more than 20 years of vacancy, will be developed into retail and office spaces. 

Look around: Landmarks preserve Chicago history

March 26, 2018

Columbia students pass by historic landmarks on campus every day. Included are some of the buildings and sites in the South Loop that are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places as well as...

Students deserve a governor who represents their interests

Students deserve a governor who represents their interests

March 12, 2018

Throughout life, we are often told to forget about the past and only look forward. But in the world of politics, previous policies, agendas, successes and failures of elected officials are embedded in voters’ minds when they head to the polls.  The Illinois primary is Marc...

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