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Pushing forward: Campus leaders reflect on college’s strengths, missteps and the future

Pushing forward: Campus leaders reflect on college’s strengths, missteps and the future

January 27, 2020

When Columbia was founded in 1890—at the time, called the Columbia School of Oratory—it was by two radical, progressive women named Mary A. Blood and Ida Morey Riley. The idea it was founded on was...

Chronicle announces Spring 2020 editorial team, aims to innovate college journalism

January 23, 2020

When the Fall 2019 semester began, the newsroom held a different kind of chaotic energy than it usually does. As our management team worked to train more than 20 new staff members on positions varying...

Dean candidates discuss their vision for the School of Fine and Performing Arts

Dean candidates discuss their vision for the School of Fine and Performing Arts

January 21, 2020

After more than a year of an interim dean in the School of Fine and Performing Arts, the college is conducting an internal search for a permanent replacement. The role was formerly occupied by Onye Ozuzu...

Staff union negotiations ‘productive’ despite delays

Staff union negotiations ‘productive’ despite delays

January 15, 2020

The United Staff of Columbia College, the college’s staff union, has been negotiating its contract for more than a year, but the end may be in sight. USofCC President Craig Sigele, who is also an adjunc...

Prospective transfer students have guaranteed admission from select community colleges

Prospective transfer students have guaranteed admission from select community colleges

By Valeria Mancera-Saavedra, Staff Reporter

January 7, 2020

In an attempt to take advantage of Illinois Community College Board statistics that rank Illinois first in the nation for bachelor's degree completion rates among community college transfer students, Col...

Ad Club’s creative panel gives a glimpse into life after college

Ad Club’s creative panel gives a glimpse into life after college

December 20, 2019

From stories of mini champagne bottles in gift baskets to working pro bono on a campaign for the HIV prevention pill PrEP, Columbia’s chapter of the American Advertising Federation's first creative panel o...

Columbia breaks decade-long enrollment slump

Columbia breaks decade-long enrollment slump

September 27, 2019

After years of enrollment decline resulting in staff layoffs, faculty departures, tuition increases and disappearing resources, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced the college's first enrollment incre...

Columbia theatre community honored in 25th annual Black Theatre Alliance Awards

Columbia theatre community honored in 25th annual Black Theatre Alliance Awards

September 20, 2019

Editor's Note: In addition to her nomination for the show "Caroline, or Change," Breanne Jacobs works as a media sales rep for the Chronicle. AnJi White was not aware of the Black Theatre Alliance A...

College prevails in Title IX court decision

College prevails in Title IX court decision

September 16, 2019

It did not take rocket science to predict Columbia would prevail in dismissal of a Title IX case that alleged “anti-male” behavior by the college, said Brooklyn College history professor KC John...

Columbia professor celebrates Aguijón Theater’s 30th anniversary with illustrated historical book

Columbia professor celebrates Aguijón Theater’s 30th anniversary with illustrated historical book

September 6, 2019

When the Aguijón Theater opened in 1989, it was going against the grain by showing a culture that many people did not know about. “Anything Latino was strange, people didn't know what cilantro ...

20 ways for you to be eco-friendly as a Columbia student

20 ways for you to be eco-friendly as a Columbia student

August 31, 2019

Columbia is known, in part, for its civic engagement and passion. On campus, unlike anywhere else in this city, someone can walk down the street and hear students discussing their most recent SoundCloud...

‘Be open to being surprised’: 46th Dance Presenting Series kicks-off

‘Be open to being surprised’: 46th Dance Presenting Series kicks-off

August 26, 2019

With its diverse mix of dance styles, Emily Johnson's production was exactly what Ellen Chenoweth was looking for to start the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago's 46th season. Johnson's "Then a Cunn...

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