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Editor's Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

Editor’s Note: Administrators’ downfall will be overcontrolled communication

February 6, 2017

Columbia often preaches transparency and the importance of communicating to all stakeholders, but when it comes to major happenings in and outside the college, this semester is off to a shaky start....

Facebook must be wary of viewpoint censorship in fake news battle

By Editorial Board

January 23, 2017

Facebook faced harsh criticism after people became aware that fake news stories were circulating on the social media platform during the recent presidential election, spreading false information to many voters. Prompted by widespread criticism that fabricated stories might have influenced presidential election results, Facebook’s Director of Product Fidji Simo said in a Jan. 11 press release that Facebook would be teaming up ...

Columbia’s first interfaith space, located in the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building in the Library, will be available for students to use for religious and secular practices.

Inclusion is goal of new interfaith space

January 23, 2017

An interfaith prayer and meditation room has been established in the Library starting this semester, allowing individuals to have an on-campus location for religious and secular practices. The room, located in room 301-E of the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building, includes various furnishi...

Editor's Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

Editor’s Note: Columbia needs these New Year’s Resolutions

January 23, 2017

There is no debate that 2016 was an eventful year for both Columbia and the country, with positive and negative changes. In 2017, the college needs to reflect on what happened at Columbia in the pas...

Obama, eight years later: ‘Yes we can, yes we did’

By Arabella Breck

January 11, 2017

President Barack Obama started and ended his final presidential speech applauding and encouraging the continual political involvement of American citizens, 18,000 of whom attended the Chicago farewell, according to Deputy Fire Commissioner Ariel Gray, and stood by him as they had for the last eight years.Breaking from tradition of previous presidential farewell addresses in Washington D.C. such as ones from George W. Bush ...

Editor's Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

Editor’s Note: New CFO needs to bring financial confidence back

December 12, 2016

As reported on the Front Page, the college has completed its national search for a new vice president of Business Affairs and CFO. Jerry Tarrer, who will be assuming the position in January 2017, comes...

Jerry Tarrer, who will assume the senior vice president of Business Affairs and CFO position on Jan. 17, 2017, will replace Richard Dowsek, who held the position on an interim level during Columbia’s national search. 

College hires new CFO after national search

December 12, 2016

Following a series of short-term chief financial officers and a nearly eight-month national search, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced in a Dec. 6 email that Jerry Tarrer is the new senior vice president of Business Affairs and CFO. Tarrer is currently the associate vice chanc...

Rachel Myers, who owns StudioUs, which will offer art classes for ages 4 and up at 4806 N. Clark St., said she wants to bring art instruction back to basics.

Uptown studio to fill art education gap

December 12, 2016

Toddlers and grade schoolers will soon join Uptown’s art scene with the opening of a new art studio that offers weekly classes to a wide range of age groups. StudioUs, 4806 N. Clark St., a school and ga...

Local electronic rock band The War on Peace is recording a new EP to be released early next year.

Chicago’s The War on Peace recording new EP

December 12, 2016

The War on Peace is a relatively young electronic rock band, but that has not stopped it from releasing a large volume of material at a steady pace.With four EPs and several singles in addition to a taped li...

Mandatory minimums have not worked before, will not work now

December 12, 2016

One day after Noel Sanchez, commander of the South Chicago police district, was shot at while on duty Dec. 1, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson called for increased penalties for gun offenses.It is not difficult to understand where Johnson is coming from or why he said people think violent crimes are a “joke.” Unfortunately, gun-related crimes are commonplace in Chicago. The total number of shooting victims in...

Ladies’ comedy open mic helps relieve finals week stress | The Columbia Chronicle

December 12, 2016

As part of Columbia’s De-stress Fest, a women’s-only open mic was hosted Dec. 8, at the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building. Ladies signed up for five-minute time slots and joked about finals, holiday str...

Editor's Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

Editor’s Note: Post-election assembly was needed long ago

December 5, 2016

In journalism school, students are quickly taught one of the most important elements of news: timeliness. Aspiring reporters  are told that doing a story or creating relevant work has to be quick in ...

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