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Five years, five CFOs

Five years, five CFOs

February 29, 2016

Michelle Gates, vice president of Business Affairs and chief financial officer, has left the college just one year and nine months after being hired in June 2014. Her last day was Feb. 26, according to a ...

Nonprofit aims to help artists manage student debt

Nonprofit aims to help artists manage student  debt

By Campus Editor

December 14, 2015

As mounting student debt generates a national conversation, a Columbia alumnus aims to help artists pay off loans, afford rent and continue to pursue their passions.Derrick Trumbly, a 2005 theatre alumnus...

He knows when you’ve been naughty—Krampus is coming to town

He knows when you’ve been naughty—Krampus is coming to town

December 7, 2015

Instead of receiving coal, naughty kids this Christmas season will face being terrorized by the monster Krampus, thanks to a holiday production the Strangeloop Theatre is scheduled to run Dec. 7–8 and Dec....

Pulling at the seams: Uptown’s decades-long heritage of diversity beginning to crumble

By Copy Chief

September 22, 2014

“Hey, man, can I have a smoke?”Startled from his private thoughts, Tobias Elder tried to keep walking past the man who asked him for a cigarette. The man looked like he could be a gang member, Elder says, and Elder was not in the mood to barter over cigarettes, so he tossed him the whole pack and tried to move on.To his surprise, the man followed him and looped an arm across his shoulders, asking what was wrong. When ...

Good Food Festival

March 31, 2014

The Good Food Festival and Conference connected organic and local farmers with both the public and food industry leaders. The event, held at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt...

City puts breaks on ride-share companies

By Metro Editor

February 17, 2014

Ride-share companies, such as Uber and Lyft, are facing roadblocks because of regulations pro- posed by the mayor and a lawsuit filed by major cab companies. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Emma Mitts (37th Ward) introduced a draft ordinance to City Council Feb. 5 to standardize the currently unregulated ride-share companies. If the ordinance passes, ride-share companies would be required to pay an annual fee of $25,0...

Provost search draws to a close, two finalists chosen

Provost search draws to a close, two finalists chosen

January 27, 2014

The search for a new provost, a post that has been held on an interim basis for more than two years, is winding down, as two finalists will be visiting the campus Feb. 4 and 11. The names of the finalists have not been released but will be revealed to the student body when the ...

New CFO talks previous job experience, plans for future budget

By Sophia Coleman

June 27, 2012

Columbia is in the midst of many changes, not the least of which is that it has a new chief financial officer. On May 22, Ken Gotsch was named the vice president for Business Affairs and CFO, replacing interim CFO Patty Heath.Gotsch has an extensive background in college budgeting, having served as CFO and vice chancellor of finance for the City Colleges of Chicago since 2005. Prior to that he was CFO of the Los Angeles Unified...

Faculty strives for, hides transparency

By Lisa Schulz

March 18, 2012

The Faculty Senate boasted of its transparent discussions with Columbia's administration in its March 16 meeting, than a short time later declared a closed-door session to discuss the provost search.Prior to closing the meeting, the Senate’s discussion touched on newly presented financial models, reallocation of funds and search dates for a chief financial officer and provost. It also approved three new proposed majors in t...

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