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DEI announces new mission statement, nomination process

DEI announces new mission statement, nomination process

October 21, 2016

Columbia's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is taking steps to complete the third goal of the college’s Strategic Plan pillar “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Engaging Difference,” accordi...

Show goes on—renovation plan announced for Getz Theater

Show goes on—renovation plan announced for Getz Theater

October 10, 2016

Columbia's Getz Theater will be redesigned into a courtyard-style theater as a part of a 2-year renovation plan announced by the college Oct. 4.The renovations for the theater, 72 E. 11th St., were ann...

Enrollment at 20-year low, Provost says, ‘Keep the faith’

Enrollment at 20-year low, Provost says, ‘Keep the faith’

By Campus Editor

October 3, 2016

Despite predictions that 2016 would be the year of enrollment “turnaround,” official figures showed a net loss of nearly 850 students, marking one of Columbia’s largest drops during its seventh cons...

Insurance benefits slashed for non-union employees

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...

Columbia’s largest dorm for sale

By Campus Reporter

September 10, 2016

The University Center, Columbia’s largest dorm building shared with DePaul, Roosevelt and Robert Morris universities, has been posted for sale on the website for CBRE—a multi-national real estate company.Though the building may have a new owner, its function will most likely remain the same, according to a Sept. 9 statement from Columbia spokeswoman Cara Birch.“Columbia, along with other institutions, has chosen the ...

Development, Alumni Relations VP out after nearly two years

Development, Alumni Relations VP out after nearly two years

May 19, 2016

Jon Stern, the college’s vice president of Alumni Relations and Development, left the college May 17, holding the position for less than two years.Stern is leaving to “pursue other opportunities,...

Notable Native: Joyce Percel

Notable Native: Joyce Percel

By metro editor

May 9, 2016

Joyce Percel realized shortly before graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that she did not want to pursue a career with her degree in chemistry, but wanted to make a career out...

New security background checks lack Google search

New security background checks lack Google search

May 2, 2016

Google searches are available to anyone with internet access and can provide information that Columbia’s background checks of prospective hires do not. The college’s recent hiring of six new watch commander...

P-Fac calls for improved budget transparency from administration

P-Fac calls for improved budget transparency from administration

April 25, 2016

A study commissioned by P-Fac, the college’s part-time faculty union, found only 13 percent of funding for all salaries and wages at the college goes to adjunct faculty, who teach 48 percent of the col...

State legislature approves higher education funding

State legislature approves higher education funding

April 23, 2016

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and state Democrats came to a rare agreement April 22 to provide emergency funding for Illinois institutions of higher education as well as the state-funded Monetary Award Progra...

P-Fac wins years-long case against college

P-Fac wins years-long case against college

April 11, 2016

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled in favor of the college’s Part-Time Faculty Union in a dispute over whether the college was within its rights to cut the number of credit hours taught by...

Diversity Part II: Lack of progress hurts employee recruitment, retention

Diversity Part II: Lack of progress hurts employee recruitment, retention

April 11, 2016

According to recently reported racial and gender demographics, Columbia’s faculty, staff and administration reflect far less diversity than that of its student body.The data, which shows that approximately 50 pe...

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