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Proposed LGBT history bill triggers controversy

Proposed LGBT history bill triggers controversy

By Blaise Mesa

April 22, 2018

Elementary school students could soon learn about LGBT history if legislation to incorporate the subject into public school classes is approved. Introduced Feb. 16 by state Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chi...

Students and faculty of the Fashion Studies Department met Sept. 30 to discuss the program’s proposed new curriculum, despite an email from chair Jeff Schiff asking faculty to not discuss changes with students

Fashion students, faculty further discuss curricular changes

October 3, 2016

Following weeks of tense meetings and discussions, fashion studies students and full-and part-time faculty unofficially met Sept. 30 to discuss changes in curriculum, with plans to prevent these changes...

Fashion studies students discussed the future of their curriculum at a Sept. 19 “Chill with the Chair” meeting with Jeff Schiff, interim chair of the Fashion Studies Department.

Fashion students not ‘chill’ after chair discussion

September 26, 2016

Tensions ran high when frustrated students met with Jeff Schiff, interim chair of the Fashion Studies Department, to discuss the future of the fashion BFA program and proposed curricular changes at his “...

Toronto artist Sarah Keenlyside created a replica of Ferris Bueller’s bedroom from the 1986 film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” that will be on display at Chicago’s Ferris Fest May 20–22.  

Ferris Fest—‘Anyone? Anyone?’

May 2, 2016

Ferris Bueller and his friends Cameron and Sloan made film history in 1986 by spending a day playing hooky from school, traveling around Chicago and committing crazy stunts like taking over a parade.Ho...

‘Columbia Core’ should retain college’s values

By Editorial Board

December 14, 2015

Unlike many colleges and universities, Columbia encourages students to begin taking classes required for their major during their first semester of attendance. Students also take a 42-hour Liberal Arts & Sciences core to supplement their major’s courses. “It was important we establish a strong liberal arts core, and we have done that,” Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden told The Chronicle in an Oct. ...

Director Philip Swift, and filmmakers Emily Strong and Brent Bandemer all were surprised at the amount of support they received in Chicago for their documentaries.

Documentary details Disney’s freaks and geeks

November 23, 2015

Filmmaker Philip B. Swift’s latest documentary, “The Dark Side of Disney,” examines the subculture and sometimes scandalous goings-on at the family-oriented resort in Orlando, Florida.The documentary ta...

Georama, an interactive virtual travel company, is located at 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. Left to right: Nihal Advani, CEO and founder, Herrman Taraporewala, marketing manager and Aaqib Usman, interactive producer. 

Georama, Lurie Children’s bring world to patients

February 2, 2015

Georama, an interactive virtual travel company, is partnering with Lurie Children’s Hospital, 225 E. Chicago Ave., to take patients who cannot leave the hospital on virtual adventures around the world....

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...

(Columbia) Over the Rainbow: College ignores student outcry

By Editor-in-Chief

November 24, 2014

As reported on the Front Page, the college hosted a forum Nov. 18 to discuss the LGBTQ issues on campus following the angry reaction from the campus community to the news that the Gay and Lesbian Studies I and II classes offerings would be reduced to one section each next semester. Vice president and Provost Stan Wearden advertised the forum in several emails to the college community, pointing to underlying issues being the sou...

Professor Louis Silverstein raised questions at the fourth roundtable discussion Nov. 17 at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building.

Retooling curricula for the 21st century

November 24, 2014

The idea of creating a curriculum for the 21st century took center stage Nov. 17 at the fourth roundtable discussion hosted by the college during the drafting process of its Strategic Plan.Students and staf...

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...

Class cancellations by department

Classes not in session

September 2, 2014

A new college-wide policy was implemented July 16 to close sections of classes that did not reach an enrollment of 60 percent of maximum class size weeks before registration closed. Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, sent out a college-wide email July 16 announcing a d...

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