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Opinion: Teaching online will present challenges for GSIs but ultimately be beneficial

Opinion: Teaching online will present challenges for GSIs but ultimately be beneficial

July 22, 2020

When campus closed last semester on March 14, I found myself struggling to rethink my own course as a graduate student instructor, or GSI. It was my third semester teaching "Writing and Rhetoric" as ...

Columbia part-time faculty union president Diana Vallera.

Part-time faculty to receive additional payment for online transition; college to limit ‘surveillance’ of instructors

April 14, 2020

Part-time faculty will receive an additional week of compensation for their work in transitioning courses online during Columbia's three-week "pause." The union representing part-time faculty member...

Associate Professor in the Art and Art History Department Joan Giroux presented results from a recent full-time faculty survey during the Faculty Senate's Sept. 8 session. 

Faculty Senate discuss faculty surveys, reaccreditation

September 14, 2017

At its Sept. 8 session, Columbia's Faculty Senate discussed recent survey results showing 38 full-time faculty members expressing they were actively looking for academic positions elsewhere from the college. During the meeting, held at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave., Associate P...

The 731 S. Plymouth Court Building, Columbia's last remaining, self-owned student housing center has been put up for sale. 

Columbia-owned dorm for sale

September 11, 2017

The 731 S. Plymouth Court Building, the first Columbia-owned dorm—and now the last—has been put up for sale. Colliers International, a realty group with a Chicago office, has been hired by Columbia to sell the building, according to Columbia spokeswoman Cara Birch. The building’...

Summer enrollment numbers fell 26% from last year but a number of factors may be affecting the decline. 

Summer enrollment drops from internal and external factors

September 5, 2017

Columbia's summer enrollment dropped 26 percent compared with last year, but the college administrators say the decrease may be in part, the result of the college's effort to be more selective and other external factors. Nine hundred thirty four students enrolled in classes this ...

Protesters brought traffic to a stop in front of the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., during the Jan. 20 protests of President Donald Trump.

Inauguration spurs citywide reaction

January 23, 2017

Racism, Islamophobia and anti-public schools rhetoric were some of the criticisms Chicagoans voiced against Donald Trump Jan. 20 as he was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States.Just as th...

Suburb ‘Parties On’ for ‘Wayne’s World’ celebration

Suburb ‘Parties On’ for ‘Wayne’s World’ celebration

January 23, 2017

“Schwing!” In honor of the “Saturday Night Live” sketch-turned-movie “Wayne’s World’s” 25th anniversary, Chicagoland suburb and Wayne’s hometown Aurora, Illinois is throwing a six-month long celebr...

Digital Learning progresses in college’s online advancements

Digital Learning progresses in college’s online advancements

November 28, 2016

Columbia’s Digital Learning Office recently contracted a new online platform to replace Moodle in the Fall 2017 Semester and filled five new positions to continue development of  online education courses and improve technology throughout the college campus. Robert ...

Madison Jackson and Lauren Wood (pictured), two of several guides, led their group around Edgewater locations mentioned in YouTube stars Brianna and Jaelin White’s now-infamous Aug. 2 video.

Edgewater punches back with ‘Brianna and Jaelin Walking Tour’

September 12, 2016

More than 100 people marched in Edgewater Sept. 6  to mock famous YouTube couple Brianna and Jaelin White’s day-long residency there in late July.The 18- and 19-year-old husband-and-wife duo posted a 1...

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