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It is still illegal to smoke marijuana in public and on campus.

Cannabis comes to campus: High taxes and long lines are a buzzkill, students say

February 3, 2020

Editor’s note: The Chronicle refers to an anonymous source under the pseudonym of John Doe for the source’s legal protection from criminal punishment for selling cannabis.   By the time p...

New minors expand students’ ‘Columbia recipe’

New minors expand students’ ‘Columbia recipe’

February 1, 2020

Several new minors have been approved by the provost’s office and will soon be introduced to the college’s course catalog to provide students with the opportunity of branching out into different discip...

Orlando Pinder (left), director  for the 2019 practicum production of “Pegasus,” reviews footage on-set alongside student collaborators for the project. Practicum productions allow Cinema and Television Arts Department students to experience film sets similar to the industry before graduation, from production meetings to location scouting and set design.

Practicum film projects mimic showbiz, so don’t ‘expect a cakewalk’

January 31, 2020

The set of a practicum film at the college is fairly standard—under hot lights mounted six feet off the ground, production assistants zip through a jungle of cables, as production designers, occasio...

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 members march in front of 600 S. Michigan Ave., where President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim's office is located, after widespread staff layoffs during the summer.

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...

With the panel comprised of four Columbia alumni, the Ad Club student organization hosted the panel Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. building.

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...

AnJi White (pictured) was nominated for The Ethel Waters Award for Best Actress in an Ensemble for her role in

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...

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