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School of Graduate Studies dean steps down, interim fills position

School of Graduate Studies dean steps down, interim fills position

July 17, 2017

Long-time faculty member Constantin Rasinariu will step down from his yearlong position as dean of the School of Graduate Studies after 18 years working at Columbia in various positions. In a July 6, emailed statement, Rasinariu said his love for physics led him to take his new p...

Laurent Pernot, former executive vice chancellor and senior adviser at City Colleges of Chicago, joined Columbia July 5 as the college's new chief of staff. 

Kim appoints new chief of staff

July 13, 2017

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced his appointment of former Executive Vice Chancellor and Senior Adviser at the City Colleges of Chicago Laurent Pernot as his new chief of staff June 19. Pernot will serve on the president’s cabinet, overseeing all Office of the President ...

Faculty Senate met Nov. 11 to discuss how to support students struggling with election outcomes and progress made on the Graduate School proposal.

Senators discuss politics in classrooms, graduate school progress

November 14, 2016

Columbia’s Faculty Senate met for the first time following the presidential election, at which  the top of the agenda was how the college will support students struggling with the results. Greg Foster-Rice, Faculty Senate president and associate professor in the Photography Depa...

Astronomer ties art inspiration to cosmological data

By Campus Reporter

September 26, 2016

An immense telescope being built in the Cerro Pachón Mountains of Chile, which will house the world’s largest digital camera and gather about 20 terabytes of data per night, was the subject of a colloquium arranged by the Science & Mathematics Department Sept. 21.The main functions of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope outlined in the presentation, held at the Ferguson Auditorium in the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Buildi...

College appoints new leadership, timeline set for Graduate School

By Editor-in-Chief

June 27, 2016

Newly appointed leadership of the restored School of Graduate Studies will begin discussing more uniform education policies with graduate program directors and students this summer, according to the school's new dean, Constantin Rasinariu.Rasinariu, formerly the interim dean of the School of Media Arts, was announced as the dean of the School of Graduate Studies in a June 7 email from Senior Vice President and Provost Stan ...

Eric Freedman, who is currently dean of the James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University in Charolotte, accepted the position of Dean of the School of Media Arts at Columbia, beginning July 1

College scooped on own new dean announcement

February 27, 2016

The weekend before an official announcement was to be made to the Columbia community, news broke unexpectedly Feb. 26 that Eric Freedman, a finalist for the position of dean of the School of Media Arts, h...

‘What’s The Deal With’ Pop Art?

February 1, 2016

Throughout the last 27 years, Bart Simpson has been many things. He was an Academy Award winner, boy-band sensation and even somehow managed to stay 10 years old the entire time.However, he was recently ab...

Irving Park resident Christopher O’Connor plans to open Chicago’s first gun store and shooting range, despite community criticism. 

Chicago businessman hopeful to open city’s first gun shop

January 25, 2016

A Chicago businessman is pushing  forward with plans to open the city’s first gun store and shooting range despite resistance from community members andan alderman.The brainchild of Irving Park resident C...

College approves planning, development of new student center

Columbia should use its own artists to create student center

November 9, 2015

Columbia students have long called for the addition of a student center to the college’s otherwise disjointed group of campus buildings, a facet of many other area colleges that proves valuable to uniti...

Part-time faculty association votes yes on disaffiliation from parent union IEA-NEA

By Campus Editor

January 21, 2015

Following nearly a month of campaigning to disaffiliate from IEA-NEA, the Illinois Education Association part of the National Education Association, Columbia’s part-time faculty association voted 232–50 on Jan. 21 to disaffiliate from its parent union.Only 286 ballots were received out of a total 585 adjuncts who were eligible to vote, according to a Jan. 21 press release from Diana Vallera, president of P-Fac and an adju...

President Kwang-Wu Kim spoke to the City Club of Chicago to raise awareness of the college among the Chicago community at Maggiano’s Banquet Restaurant, 111 W. Grand Ave. on Nov 13.

Kim invites community to embrace Columbia

November 17, 2014

To help raise Columbia’s profile and boost awareness among influential Chicagoans, President Kwang-Wu Kim delivered a speech at a luncheon hosted by the City Club of Chicago, a nonprofit and nonpartisan or...

For whom the Bone and Bell tolls

By Trevor Ballanger

November 26, 2012

Local band Bone & Bell’s music creeps up on listeners with a soft, sweet tone and erupts into a symphony of powerful vocals from lead singer Heather Smith.Smith released her first EP, “Loom,” in 2010 and was later joined by drummer Ryan Farnham; bassist Rick Roberts; and bassist and guitar player Jason Tuller to create Bone & Bell, with its distinctive psychedelic flurry of haunting sounds. Their latest EP, ...

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