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The Open Lab above the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., along with other Open Labs across campus were closed Sept. 5, initially leaving 19 student workers unemployed. 

Open Labs close, students left without jobs for fall semester

September 11, 2017

Three on-campus Open Labs were closed to eventually provide a single site within the Library and offer students increased access to improved technology—a change that left lab employees unexpectedly without jobs for the fall semester. The labs, located at 1104 S. Wabash Ave., 618 S....

Columbia’s Information Technology Department stated in a Nov. 3 email that it has acquired a new security system.

IT Department acquires new endpoint security

November 21, 2016

Columbia students will now be safer and more secure while browsing the internet with college computers, according to Information Technology officials who acquired new a endpoint security software system. A Nov. 3 collegewide email from the Infrastructure Team stated that it is replac...

MSI aims to increase youth climate change education

MSI aims to increase youth climate change education

By Eric Bradach

November 21, 2016

To help inform a younger generation on the effects of climate change, the Museum of Science and Industry received a 3-year grant of approximately $500,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrat...

Mark Las, director of infrastructure services in the Information Technology Department, said the department doubled the number of access points in 22 campus buildings to improve internet connection.

IT launches new network, expands Wi-Fi across campus

September 26, 2016

As of this semester, students, faculty and staff no longer have to login each time they connect to internet on campus as part of multi-million dollar network improvements launched by the Information Tec...

Informational sessions were held the week of Sept. 19 for employees with questions regarding life insurance benefits, announced in a Sept. 12 email.

Insurance benefits slashed for non-union employees

September 26, 2016

Full-time, non-union employees were notified of benefits cuts, effective Oct. 1, reducing the payment to beneficiaries in the event of an employee’s death, according to a Sept. 12 email from Columbia’s Hu...

‘Images of Health’ gallery celebrates art therapy | The Columbia Chronicle

April 25, 2016

A Collaboration between the Creative Arts Therapies Department and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, “Images of Health”, examines the importance of self-expression through art. The opening recepti...

College Wi-Fi connectivity said to be growing worse

Technologically, Columbia is up to 15 years behind, said Byron Nash, chief information officer and associate vice president of Technology Services on Nov. 13. 

By Campus Reporter

November 30, 2015

Many Students and faculty contend that the college’s Wi-Fi network has been more unreliable and difficult to connect to this semester than in previous semesters. As reported Nov. 23 by The Chronicl...

Byron Nash, chief information officer and associate vice president of Technology Services, visited the Faculty Senate on Nov. 13 to discuss the college’s technology systems.

Faculty Senate addresses ‘out of date’ technology

November 16, 2015

Byron Nash, chief information officer and associate vice president of Technology Services who has been with the college for five months, discussed with the Faculty Senate Nov. 13 his plan to modernize ...

Talking Body feature

Talking Body: Local artists challenge cultural appropriation outrage

September 28, 2015

When Rachel Dolezal, a former chapter president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, was “outed” by her parents as a white woman after years of portraying herself as a ...


College transitions to Moodlerooms

September 21, 2015

Columbia has outsourced Moodle, the college’s learning management system, to Moodlerooms beginning in the Fall 2015 Semester. The decision was made due to the previous LMS’s unreliability and lack of ...

‘Jurassic World’ finds balance with new, old elements

By Office Assistant

June 17, 2015

No one goes to see a “Jurassic Park” sequel expecting it to outshine the sheer awe and glory of the original—It just doesn’t seem possible.With that being said, if a record-breaking $511.8 million global opening weekend at the box-office is anything to go by, naysayers may find themselves dumbfounded.After a slew of disconcerting trailers, die-hard fans of the series like myself wondered whether “Jurassic World...

New leadership to shape next academic year

By Managing Editor

May 28, 2015

Several faculty and staff members at the college will assume new leadership positions for the 2015–2016 academic year.According to a May 15 collegewide email from Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, several college members’ roles will be shifted as of July 1 to further various initiatives geared toward improving the college’s operations.John Green, current interim dean of the School of Fine & Performi...

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