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Charter school teachers, City Colleges staff threaten to strike

April 30, 2019

Charter school educators and City College staff are bargaining to attain more student benefits and higher wages for staff. The two groups rallied outside of the Arturo Velazquez Westside Technical Institute,...

'The Talk': Oh the places you'll go

‘The Talk’: Oh the places you’ll go

February 11, 2019

Whether in the back of a bus, on their birthday or on their childhood bed, everyone remembers their first time—their first time learning about sex, that is. A familiar story for most pubescent teenagers,...

Laurent Pernot, former executive vice chancellor and senior adviser at City Colleges of Chicago, joined Columbia July 5 as the college's new chief of staff. 

Kim appoints new chief of staff

July 13, 2017

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced his appointment of former Executive Vice Chancellor and Senior Adviser at the City Colleges of Chicago Laurent Pernot as his new chief of staff June 19. Pernot will serve on the president’s cabinet, overseeing all Office of the President ...

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N Narragansett Ave., announced plans to offer a cyber security training program for students. 

Cyber security ‘bootcamp’ coming to City Colleges

January 30, 2017

Cyber security is an essential tool internet users need to ensure their safety, according to local experts, and now Chicagoans will be able to study it at a local community college.The first cyber secur...

Illinois gets it right helping domestic violence survivors

Illinois gets it right helping domestic violence survivors

By Carolyn Bradley

January 23, 2017

Illinois legislators have started the year by implementing a way for beauticians to more effectively protect their clients. A new law, effective Jan. 1, requires stylists to undergo one hour of training i...

Music producer and 2006 business & entrepreneurship alumnus Marcos Palacios will be discussing his success during his Columbia residency.

Music producer, alumnus gives back to students

October 24, 2016

Marcos Palacios, a Grammy-nominated music producer and 2006 business & entrepreneurship alumnus, will appear at a series of events to discuss his success and give advice to students on their career ...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Nov. 5 at Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Van Buren St., that five additional colleges, including Columbia, will join the Chicago Stars partnership, a commitment to providing scholarships to Chicago Star scholars.

Columbia partners with Chicago Stars to further student success

November 9, 2015

Five additional colleges, including Columbia, joined the Chicago Star Partnership, as announced Nov. 5 by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman. The partnership is a com...

Student uses music to spread peace

Jessica Disu, a senior business & entrepreneurship major, has expanded her single “Still Believe, Yeah” into a tour to promote positive change in Chicago Public Schools and throughout the city.

By Katlyn Tolly

March 30, 2015

Using a passion for music as a tool to promote positive change, Jessica Disu, a junior business & entrepreneurship major, kicked off her “Still Believe” tour March 20 in Chicago Public Schools to p...

College experiences administrative shake-up

Administrative Changes

By Campus Editor

January 26, 2015

The college experienced a stream of employment changes at the administrative level while students and staff were away from campus during winter break.Susan Marcus, associate vice president of Academic ...

Columbia mourns slain theater freshman

By Assistant Campus Editor

May 15, 2013

Kevin Ambrose, a freshman theater major, died May 7 shortly after being gunned down in an apparent drive-by shooting, according to a Chicago Police Department representative. He was 19 years old.An assailant in a white sedan shot Ambrose in the back near the 4700 block of South Prairie Avenue at 11:04 p.m., according to the CPD representative.Ambrose was taken to a nearby hospital but did not survive his injury, the representa...

When the smoke clears

By Kaley Fowler

January 23, 2012

Groups of City Colleges of Chicago students, faculty and staff have joined with the City Colleges’ Board of Trustees to adopt a tobacco-free policy that will impact more than 120,000 students in the Chicago area.The rule prohibits students from using or possessing tobacco products on City Colleges property.The new policy is the first step of the City Colleges’ overall “Healthy Campus” initiative, which promotes green...

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