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Chronicle named No. 1 college paper in Illinois

Chronicle named No. 1 college paper in Illinois

February 29, 2016

The Columbia Chronicle staff of 34 students took home first place for General Excellence along with 22 other awards from the Illinois College Press Association convention Feb. 20.The Chronicle collected ...

Focus group demands better Columbia hires

Focus group demands better Columbia hires

December 7, 2015

A recent focus group conducted by the college revealed that some industry employers deem Columbia students as “self-absorbed” and lacking adequate business knowledge.Students were criticized for vario...

Does diversity committee delay show lack in planning?

By Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2015

As Columbia makes strides toward better supporting diversity at the college, such as through the Nov. 30 announcement of the formation of the Strategic Plan implementation committee intended to oversee the application of its diversity, equity and inclusion goals, concerns remain about how these next steps will be carried out.The emailed announcement, which came from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, noted that faculty and staf...

College’s endowment sees substantial increase

College’s endowment sees substantial increase

November 30, 2015

The college’s endowment balance increased about 12 percent during the fiscal year ending on Aug. 31, 2014, and increased about 48 percent throughout the five fiscal years prior, according to the colle...

Jeff Garlin: ‘You can be as stupid  as you want—you’re students!’

Jeff Garlin: ‘You can be as stupid as you want—you’re students!’

November 2, 2015

After being asked by a student which is more important for a comedian to focus on—writing or performing—comic Jeff Garlin said it is a matter of personal preference. However, he noted that while “mediocre” act...

Two lawsuits in two weeks: P-Fac files  federal complaints against college

Two lawsuits in two weeks: P-Fac files federal complaints against college

November 2, 2015

P-Fac, Columbia’s part-time faculty union, filed a federal lawsuit against the college Oct. 21—the union’s second filing within a two week period.                  The union’s latest s...

It’s OK to love your selfie

By Copy Editor

October 26, 2015

About 20 young women from the Alpha Chi Omega sorority at Arizona State University attended a Sept. 30 Diamondbacks baseball game in Phoenix when two MLB announcers mocked the girls for taking selfies. “That’s the best one of the 300 pictures I’ve taken of myself today,” one announcer said as some of the girls’ images were placed on the screen for a television shot. “Hold on, gotta take a selfie with the hot dog,...

College addresses enrollment decline

College addresses enrollment decline

By Campus Editor

October 5, 2015

In light of the college’s net loss of nearly 500 students and Columbia’s fall enrollment declining for the sixth consecutive year, as reported Sept. 28 by The Chronicle, the administration is creating p...

College Advising Center  to restructure despite understaffing

College Advising Center to restructure despite understaffing

September 28, 2015

With nearly one-third of the staff positions in the College Advising Center now vacant, Columbia’s Advising Center is making restaffing one of the first steps to implementing a new advising strategy...

The power of design: A new look for a familiar friend

By Kyra Senese, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2015

As incoming students get acclimated to their new home at Columbia, they will find themselves immersed in change at nearly every turn. What they will quickly learn is that the college is in the process of implementing its Strategic Plan, a 40-page document drafted  by the college and approved by the board of trustees throughout the last year, and that this plan will shape all of their future experiences at Columbia. The ...

US of CC in negotiations for new contract

US of CC in negotiations for new contract

May 11, 2015

Members of the United Staff of Columbia College, the college’s staff union, assembled outside of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on May 6 and passed out pizza slices to passersby, sending the messag...

11,800 trees will be planted citywide this year

11,800 trees will be planted citywide this year

May 4, 2015

Chicago will soon be seeing an array of green foliage coming to neighborhoods citywide. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on April 24 that the city will plant 11,800 new trees across the city.Cathy Breitenbach...

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