The Columbia Chronicle

Columbia part-time faculty union president Diana Vallera.

Part-time faculty to receive additional payment for online transition; college to limit ‘surveillance’ of instructors

April 14, 2020

Part-time faculty will receive an additional week of compensation for their work in transitioning courses online during Columbia's three-week "pause." The union representing part-time faculty member...

College and CFAC agree to working conditions during 'extraordinary circumstances'

College and CFAC agree to working conditions during ‘extraordinary circumstances’

March 27, 2020

"Extraordinary circumstances" have propelled the college and the part-time faculty union to agree to a memorandum of understanding outlining expectations regarding remote learning and compensation....

(From left on couch) Derek Fawcett and Christopher Thale are two of four members running on an opposition slate called Reform CFAC for the December union elections.

Reform CFAC slate addresses concerns from union members: dues, officer compensation, transparency

November 27, 2019

The first thing Derek Fawcett will do if he is elected president of the Columbia part-time faculty union in December is release the union’s financial books to demonstrate how much debt the union is ...

Women have the balls for sports

By Opinions Editor

April 11, 2016

The U.S. women’s soccer team won the Women’s World Cup in July 2015, receiving $2 million as prize money. This may seem like a lot, but it’s an embarrassment compared to what men’s teams earn.A year earlier, the men’s team made it only to 11th place in the World Cup yet received an award of $9 million, according to a March 31 article from The men’s World Cup winner, Germany, took home $35 million.Th...

Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot spoke about  transparency at a panel on Jan. 20 at East-West University. 

Panelists debate how soon police videos should be released

January 25, 2016

Experts shared ideas on how City Hall and the Chicago Police Department can better handle video evidence and increase transparency at a Jan. 20 panel held at East-West University.The event, hosted by the Ill...

Martin Machnica, a data analyst for Kirkland & Ellis LLP, has begun a kickstarter campaign to fund a international documentary series capturing the lives of homeless individuals.

Notable Native: Martin Machnica

December 1, 2014

While many Chicagoans walk past homeless people, Martin Machnica stops to interview them about their lives on the street. Touched by the stories of homeless individuals, Machnica has begun turning their s...

College reports leaders’ pay

College reports leaders’ pay

October 6, 2014

Even as tuition continued to increase, former President Warrick L. Carter and 13 other members of Columbia’s administration collected total compensation of more than $200,000 in 2012, according to the college’s most recent Form 990, an annual tax audit that nonprofits are require...

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