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Jeff Spitz, assistant professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, co-produced the documentary “Food Patriots” about the importance of growing and eating local, organic food. 

Food movement sparked by professor

March 10, 2014

What started as an illegal but harmless chicken farm in a Columbia professor’s backyard is now a Chipotle-sponsored documentary about where food comes from. “Food Patriots,” produced by Groundswell Educational Films—a nonprofit production company co-founded by Jeff Spitz, a...

Notable Native: Vanessa Buccella

Vanessa Buccella

By Assistant Metro Editor

February 17, 2014

Vanessa Buccella grew up in a small Arkansas town and always dreamed of living in a big city. After she was accepted to New York University’s film school, she realized she could not attend because of fina...

Ward named finalist for national scholar-athlete

By Nader Ihmoud

October 24, 2012

Northwestern Wildcats’ senior offensive lineman Patrick Ward has been chosen as a finalist National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award.Ward, who has a 3.94 grade point average, is one of 15 student-athletes to be given honor. He spoke to media following practice Oct. 24 about his academic career, and life after football.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTmG2v_XJvs&feature=share&list=UUqerVuylo788XoxT...

Carter cries over Love affair

By Heather Scroering

October 15, 2012

After the snafu between President Warrick L. Carter and Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, I’m left feeling more confused than ever by our administration.To recap, our president told a cabinet meeting he was going to remove “interim” from Love’s provost title. She passed the news along at her Provosts’ meeting because Carter had already told a roomful of people, and the group to...

Faculty Senate holds second private meeting

By Heather Scroering

April 30, 2012

The Faculty Senate closed its doors to visitors for the second time in six weeks on April 27 to discuss its “concerns” about President Warrick L. Carter’s leadership. Prior to the meeting, sources said there would be a possible vote of no confidence in Carter., but the vote reportedly was not held.Chronicle reporters and other observers were asked to the leave the forum after committee reports and routine business w...

Top highlights of 2011–2012

By Heather Scroering

April 30, 2012

Blueprint prioritization process:The yearlong prioritization process, which the college implemented last June to re-allocate funds and evaluate the strength of every academic and business program within the college, has been the talk of the campus all year. Two committees of faculty and staff members­—one focusing on academics, the other on business—were created to guide the process. No program escaped scrutiny, as each ...

State of the College Address

By Heather Scroering

April 2, 2012

In his first appearance before the Columbia community in several months, President Warrick L. Carter gave two State of the College addresses within two days, first to a small but sporadically hostile group of students, then to a larger but more subdued audience of faculty and staff.The student address was hosted by the Student Government Association March 21 in The Loft, 916. S. Wabash Ave. Building.Carter delivered his 3...

Love reinstates chairs

By Heather Scroering

March 19, 2012

After a campuswide outcry sparked by the recent announcement that Fiction Writing Department Chair Randy Albers and English Department Chair Ken Daley would not have their contracts renewed, Interim Provost Louise Love has taken an unexpected turn and renewed their contracts for one year.Love, who is also vice president of Academic Affairs, announced the dramatic reversal March 13 in an email addressed to faculty and staff.“...

Columbia personnel pursue promotions

By Lisa Schulz

September 3, 2011

Columbia’s newly named department heads and administrators boast impressive resumes as creators of comic books, interactive media, fashion commentary and more.Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Len Strazewski and Fashion Studies Chair Debra Parr have more than just new titles this year—they have filled newlycreated positions.They are joined by Robin Bargar, who was announced Dean of the School of Media Arts. Vice Pre...

Conservatives need to define what they consider rich

By Matt Watson

March 14, 2011

Republicans scored victories across the U.S. in November 2010 running on a platform of fiscal conservatism and vowing to cut deficits at the state and national level. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has gained national attention in recent weeks for his proposal to do away with public employee unions. Governors in Ohio and Michigan look to him for inspiration.If Republicans honestly cared about deficits, they could have done so...

Columbia sees ‘best of times, worst of times’

By CiaraShook

February 8, 2010

Warrick L. Carter, president of Columbia, and Allen M. Turner, chairman of Columbia’s Board of Trustees, joined the College Council during the Feb. 5 meeting on the 8th floor of the 1104 Center at 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Carter talked about Columbia’s recent accomplishments, but also called attention to the effect the poor economy has had on the college.Carter mentioned the open house for Columbia’s first new structure, ...

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