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President Kim discusses goals, challenges for upcoming year

President Kim discusses goals, challenges for upcoming year

September 9, 2018

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim has big plans for Columbia's 2018-2019 academic year, including increased security measures, continued construction of the student center and beginning the search for a new provost. Kim discussed these goals, along with some of the challenges he s...

Kneeling for justice: a veteran’s response to NFL protests

Kneeling for justice: a veteran’s response to NFL protests

By Jermaine Nolen

September 4, 2018

When Colin Kaepernick first protested during the national anthem on Aug. 14, 2016, I was stationed in Souda Bay, Greece. The game was broadcast at 3:00 a.m. there, so I was not watching football while I...

Chicagoland Transfer Award offers students opportunities for success

Chicagoland Transfer Award offers students opportunities for success

September 4, 2018

Columbia is trying  to strengthen relationships with local community colleges with the new Chicagoland Transfer Award, which was awarded to 11 incoming students this fall. Students transferring to Columbia from nearby community colleges were able to apply for one full-...

SGA gets creative to  increase student involvement

SGA gets creative to increase student involvement

September 4, 2018

Columbia’s Student Government Association executive board plans to focus on better student engagement, acquiring more resources and increasing the number of student initiatives for the 2018-2019 academic year. “We’ve had meetings, we’ve had sit-downs and we’re re...

Students critical of Counseling Services following campus assaults

Students critical of Counseling Services following campus assaults

May 7, 2018

Two students who reported sexual assault to the college’s Title IX and Counseling Service Offices in 2016 say, years later, they are still feeling the effects of those complaints and the school’s failure to satisfactorily help them. Business and entrepreneurship alumna Madeline W...

Tech Center to close for Bookstore renovations

Tech Center to close for Bookstore renovations

April 29, 2018

The college’s Tech Center will permanently close June 1, and the Bookstore will undergo renovations this summer to expand its technical support and retail services for students. The Bookstore, 624 S. Michigan Ave., will operate as Columbia  students’ main source for technolo...

Biggest Mouth: ‘Weird Kids’ invited to Manifest

Biggest Mouth: ‘Weird Kids’ invited to Manifest

April 23, 2018

Confetti was matted on the floor while speakers blared original music and lyrics from students on the stage above. From hip-hop, soul and screaming rock, the 11 groups that performed at Columbi...

SGA elects 2018–2019 Executive Board

SGA elects 2018–2019 Executive Board

April 23, 2018

The Student Government Association announced its Executive Board for the 2018–2019 academic year at its April 17 meeting after elections. After the six-day voting period, held on OASIS for the first time, students el...

Student with powerful, political message to perform at dance festival

Student with powerful, political message to perform at dance festival

April 22, 2018

Senior dance major Stephanie Banes’ performance piece “Who R U?” has been selected for a performance at the American College Dance Association’s National College Dance Festival after she performed at ACDA’s 2018 North-Central Conference in March. Banes said he...

The rules have to change with the times

The rules have to change with the times

March 26, 2018

The world changes. Even though it doesn’t change as quickly or as often as many of us would like, there are few things that are the same as they were a few decades or even a couple years ago. And as the world changes around us, Col...

More steps taken toward broader representation in Theatre Department

More steps taken toward broader representation in Theatre Department

March 12, 2018

Although the Theatre Department is taking steps toward becoming a more diverse organization, there are still concerns about levels of representation and inclusion after the department terminated a p...

Security breach affects employees, family members

Security breach affects employees, family members

March 12, 2018

A data security breach resulted in the disclosure of the names and Social Security numbers of Columbia employees and their family members on IRIS, the college’s internal website. The college learned Feb. 15 that SharePoint, the search portal application used to apply for the Tu...

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