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Do-re-MeMa: program mixes music, activism to teach history

Do-re-MeMa: program mixes music, activism to teach history

March 13, 2017

Instead of cracking open textbooks for their next history lesson, students are writing original melodies and lyrics to tackle the past.The Motivate & Encourage Music Appreciation program has been teaching...

One year, 900 students lost: Spring enrollment drops again

One year, 900 students lost: Spring enrollment drops again

March 6, 2017

The most recent enrollment data indicated an 11.4 percent decline in student enrollment from the Spring 2016 to Spring 2017 semesters. The Spring 2017 report, published on the college’s Institutional Effectiveness site, showed Columbia’s current enrollment at 7,179 students—a ...

College offers faculty, staff buyouts

College offers faculty, staff buyouts

March 6, 2017

Columbia will soon attempt to reduce expenses and its workforce with its second employee buyout in two years, announced in a March 1 email to faculty and staff. According to Jerry Tarrer, vice president of Business Affairs and CFO who sent the email with Senior Vice President and Pro...

Campus gets crash course on immigration law

By Connor Carynski, Campus Reporter

March 6, 2017

Immigration lawyers, speaking March 3 to a Columbia assembly, addressed a wide range of fears and inquiries triggered by the Trump administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants and visa holders.   Titled “Critical Questions: What is Immigration Like Today?,” the lecture in the  Hokin Lecture Hall of the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building covered the latest changes to immigration policy from administrative decisions. The change...

Famine victims should not be victims of bad politics

Famine victims should not  be victims of bad politics

By Arabella Breck

March 6, 2017

One week after the South Sudanese government and U.N. declared a state of famine in South Sudan, there are reports of Sudanese people eating water lilies to stay alive, according to a Feb. 28 Al Jazeera a...

Campus community gives input on core curriculum

Campus community gives input on core curriculum

March 6, 2017

During a Feb. 27 college assembly, students, faculty and staff voiced concerns, provided ideas and gave feedback about a recent proposal for a new core curriculum. Steven Corey, interim dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and chair of the Columbia Core Curriculum, and Suz...

Alumna documentary premieres on PBS

Alumna documentary premieres on PBS

March 4, 2017

An alumna's documentary about the demolition of Chicago public high-rises, specifically Cabrini Green, made its national debut on PBS on Feb. 21. Ronit Bezalel, who created and directed the film, graduated with a masters from the Cinema Art and Science Department in 1999, where sh...

Series educates faculty on legal obligations in the classroom

Series educates faculty on legal obligations in the classroom

March 3, 2017

Faculty members learned about legal policies that apply to the classroom including educational policies regarding discrimination, harassment and privacy during the second “LegalToolkit for the Inclusive Classroom” session. The first of the two sessions was hosted in the 1104 S. W...

College, P-Fac case could near decision point

College, P-Fac case could near decision point

February 27, 2017

The Part-time faculty union’s continuing conflict over whether or not full-time staff can teach has moved into a more intense legal struggle. While the union has taken the conflict to federal court in January to enforce an arbitration and avoid a National Labor Relations Board deci...

Hijab is not a symbol of misogyny

Hijab is not a symbol of misogyny

By Arabella Breck

February 27, 2017

On a recent trip to Iran to negotiate economic deals, 11 Swedish female politicians, including Trade Minister Ann Linde, wore hijabs.The Washington Post, U.N. Watch and the International Business Times w...

Street performers could be forced to new venues

Street performers could be forced to new venues

February 27, 2017

The ability to perform music on the street means everything to George Banks, who may not be able to continue in light of an ordinance set to be voted on by City Council. Banks, a Chicago percussionis...

Chicago-based comic group remembers ‘Forgotten History’

Chicago-based comic group remembers ‘Forgotten History’

February 27, 2017

Superheroes, horses riding humans and rabbits attacking Napoleon all come alive in the Let’s Make Comics collection “Forgotten History.”The 48-page, black-and-white comic anthology consists of 10 s...

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