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Creative Writing, English departments merged

Creative Writing, English departments merged

June 21, 2017

Columbia’s Creative Writing Department has merged with the English Department under former Chair of the English Department Kenneth Daley as the soon-to-be-renamed department's chair. Steven Corey, interim dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor in the Huma...

Faculty member explores Cuban, American blues music

Faculty member explores Cuban, American blues music

May 8, 2017

In an international music exchange program, Chicago blues musicians traveled to the El Oriente region of Cuba, often called “Cuba’s Mississippi,” to perform with and learn from local artists who practice their own style of the blues called changüí. Stan West, an adjunct f...

Professor ‘reverses roles’ of 1960s Chicago with new novel

Professor ‘reverses roles’ of 1960s Chicago with new novel

September 19, 2016

With parents involved in the Civil Rights Movement and his experience of being the minority white person at his school, Shawn Shiflett, associate professor in the Creative Writing Department and 1976 C...

‘Green Room’ director Jeremy Saulnier talks Nazi punks

‘Green Room’ director Jeremy Saulnier talks Nazi punks

April 18, 2016

Punk-rock thriller “Green Room” is the third feature film from writer-director Jeremy Saulnier. The ensemble cast of fresh-faced newcomers plays off veteran actor Patrick Stewart as Darcy, the owner...

Collegewide death notices should not be an afterthought

By Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2016

Members of the college community have recently raised concerns about the school’s failure to announce the deaths of former members of the community.The subject most recently came up at the first Faculty Senate meeting of the Spring 2016 Semester, held on Feb. 12, when Professor Eric May of the Creative Writing Department noted that no announcement had been made of the death of Betty Shiflett.Shiflett, professor emerita of ...

Communication, interviews will continue to become more difficult

By Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2015

When the campus community read The Chronicle’s Nov. 23 Front Page story about the quiet cancellation of Story Week, one of the college’s most prominent literary events for nearly two decades, there was a sweeping outcry among students and faculty.The week the story was published included ripples of disappointment expressed through conversations in the college’s hallways and through social media comments and online share...

Bumble dating app is all buzz

By Campus Reporter

October 19, 2015

Dating can be hard for feminists, but there’s now an app for that, according to founder and CEO of the Bumble app, Whitney Wolfe. Bumble works like popular dating apps Tinder and Grindr but with a key difference, company executives say.Unlike competing apps, Bumble’s matches only last 24 hoursand in opposite-sex matches, the woman must make the first move by initiating conversation.“We think [Bumble] is actually goin...

College to invest in new advising software

College to invest in new advising software

April 13, 2015

Columbia will invest in new technologies to support the college’s advising services beginning as early as the next academic year, according to the college’s Strategic Plan. As part of the plan’s ...

Creative Writing announces new interim chair

Creative Writing announces new interim chair

March 2, 2015

As the search for a permanent chair of the Creative Writing Department continues, interim chair Matthew Shenoda announced he will step down at the end of this semester. Tony Trigilio, a professor in the depa...

Bacon mac and cheese

Bacon mac and cheese

February 24, 2014

This is my first year living on my own, and the biggest thing I’ve had to get used to having a refrigerator and pantry that are not stocked with the ingredients I need to fulfill my random cravings. A ...

Fiction Writing chair’s contract not renewed

By Contributing Writer

March 5, 2012

by Monica ReidaContributing WriterIn a sudden development that has yet to be explained by Columbia administrators, as of Feb. 24, Randall Albers is no longer the chair of the Fiction Writing Department.According to Patricia McNair, acting chair of the Fiction Writing Department, the office of Eliza Nichols, dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, sent a letter Feb. 24 to the faculty and staff of the department with ...

Faculty, students, staff speak out against prioritization recommendations

By Heather Scroering

March 2, 2012

In a strongly worded private email to President Warrick L. Carter sent March 4, the tenured members of the Faculty Senate’s Executive Committee accused Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs of implementing her recommendations for restructuring departments before the faculty has a chance to weigh in on them.In her recommendations for the proposed Creative Writing Department, Love wrote she intended “to ...

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