The Columbia Chronicle

Columbia offers new High Deductible Health Plan

Columbia offers new High Deductible Health Plan

October 9, 2017

As Columbia prepares to increase non-union faculty and staff cost for its most popular health insurance benefit plan, the college is offering an alternative with lower premiums but costly plan options.  The new choice, titled a High Deductible Health Plan, has faculty pay more expens...

Survey says: faculty displeased

Survey says: faculty displeased

October 2, 2017

Results from a new full-time faculty survey reveal that a majority of faculty members are dissatisfied with Columbia’s professional development funding, administrative leadership and current salaries....

Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe were awarded an Emmy in the outstanding comedy writing for a television series category for co-writing an episode in the “Master of None” Netflix original series called “Thanksgiving”—an autobiographical episode depicting a young woman coming forward to her family about her sexuality. 

Making history: Lena Waithe talks her Emmy win

September 25, 2017

History was made as a young, black Chicago native received national recognition for her work writing a television episode that gives voice and representation to both the LGBTQ and black communities. ...

Ellen Chenoweth, interim director of the Dance Presenting Series, will be responsible for curating performances for the 2018–2019 season. 

New interim director appointed to Dance Presenting Series

September 18, 2017

Ellen Chenoweth has been appointed interim director and lead curator of the college’s nationally recognized Dance Presenting Series, following former director Bonnie Brooks’ retirement May 31. Chenoweth, who officially started Sept. 11, said she was familiar with DPS before heari...

The mural

Rogers Park’s Mile of Murals encourages resilience and happiness

September 18, 2017

Two new additions are coming this fall to Rogers Park’s Mile of Murals, a project intended to beautify the stretch of wall along the Glenwood Avenue Red Line embankment, adjacent to the Morse station.Multid...

Student experience to stay unchanged during dorm sale

Student experience to stay unchanged during dorm sale

September 18, 2017

As Columbia sells its last college-owned student housing center, administrators vow to maintain student resources as the college consolidates to create a compact campus. The college announced plans to sell the 731 S. Plymouth Court Building earlier this month, commissioning real esta...

Associate Professor in the Art and Art History Department Joan Giroux presented results from a recent full-time faculty survey during the Faculty Senate's Sept. 8 session. 

Faculty Senate discuss faculty surveys, reaccreditation

September 14, 2017

At its Sept. 8 session, Columbia's Faculty Senate discussed recent survey results showing 38 full-time faculty members expressing they were actively looking for academic positions elsewhere from the college. During the meeting, held at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave., Associate P...

In what is being considered one of the largest student housing sales in Chicago history, the University Center was sold for $201 million, July 20. 

UC sold in largest student housing purchase in Chicago history

September 12, 2017

The University Center student housing building was sold July 20 for $201 million in what is considered the largest student housing transaction in Chicago’s history. Matt Jaehrling, controller and associate vice president of Business Affairs, said Columbia’s proceeds for the...

Israeli producer and television personality, Gil Hovav will be interviewed in front of a live studio audience in collaboration with members of Frequency TV, Columbia's student-run television station.

Gil Hovav will be spicing up Columbia

September 11, 2017

Frequency TV, the college's student-run television station, will be hosting a live studio interview and webstream with Israeli culinary journalist and television personality Gil Hovav Sept. 13 to discuss his career as a television host and producer. At the age of 24, Hovav launch...

The Open Lab above the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., along with other Open Labs across campus were closed Sept. 5, initially leaving 19 student workers unemployed. 

Open Labs close, students left without jobs for fall semester

September 11, 2017

Three on-campus Open Labs were closed to eventually provide a single site within the Library and offer students increased access to improved technology—a change that left lab employees unexpectedly without jobs for the fall semester. The labs, located at 1104 S. Wabash Ave., 618 S....

Summer enrollment numbers fell 26% from last year but a number of factors may be affecting the decline. 

Summer enrollment drops from internal and external factors

September 5, 2017

Columbia's summer enrollment dropped 26 percent compared with last year, but the college administrators say the decrease may be in part, the result of the college's effort to be more selective and other external factors. Nine hundred thirty four students enrolled in classes this ...

After serving as acting chair of the Humanities, History and Social Science Department for nearly two years, Erin McCarthy is now serving as interim chair of the same department. 

Temporary leadership in HHSS Department questioned by faculty member

September 5, 2017

After serving two years as the Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Department's acting chair, Erin McCarthy was named interim chair June 1, a position she is set to hold until a permanent chair is found. McCarthy said she thinks she was selected for the position to provide a...

We've got you covered