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Rosita Sands was selected as dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts.

Faculty and students weigh in on the appointment of ‘new’ dean Rosita Sands

February 20, 2020

With nearly 20 years of experience at the college, leadership skills and a focus on integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into the curriculum, Rosita Sands was selected as dean of the School of Fine an...

Dean candidates discuss their vision for the School of Fine and Performing Arts

Dean candidates discuss their vision for the School of Fine and Performing Arts

January 21, 2020

After more than a year of an interim dean in the School of Fine and Performing Arts, the college is conducting an internal search for a permanent replacement. The role was formerly occupied by Onye Ozuzu...

Matthew Shenoda, Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will step down from his position July 15 to join the Rhode Island School of Design as Vice President of Social Equity and Inclusion.

College plans next steps after dean departures

June 19, 2018

Following announcements of the departure of two deans in one week, the college is preparing to make changes in its school leadership and curriculum to continue Strategic Plan initiatives. T...

Higher taxes called on to drive city improvements

Higher taxes called on to drive city improvements

October 30, 2017

Chicagoans Could soon be seeing increased fees when riding in an Uber or paying their cell phone bill if the mayor has his way.Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2018 budget proposal asks that cell phones and lan...

Dean finalist proposes more collaboration between college’s media fields

By Campus Reporter

February 15, 2016

Eric Freedman, a finalist for the position of dean of the School of Media Arts, spoke to the college community Feb. 10 about his intentions to make connections and inspire collaboration in his potential position.According to a Feb. 12 emailed statement from Cara Birch,  the college’s spokeswoman, there were eight semi-finalists and two finalists for the position; only Freedman was invited to provide a public forum.Freedman...

“Krampus!” actors performed a short scene from the play at Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza Dec. 1, next to the Grand Timber Haus.

He knows when you’ve been naughty—Krampus is coming to town

December 7, 2015

Instead of receiving coal, naughty kids this Christmas season will face being terrorized by the monster Krampus, thanks to a holiday production the Strangeloop Theatre is scheduled to run Dec. 7–8 and Dec....

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New ‘Dean of BS’ satirizes college

December 7, 2015

Columbia gained a new—and fake—administrative position via Twitter Dec. 1, whose title is “Interim Dean of Bullshit.” So far, the dean’s contributions to “growsynthesize” the college include ton...

R.I.P. Story Week

R.I.P. Story Week

November 23, 2015

Columbia’s Story Week, which was due to celebrate its 20th anniversary this spring as one of the largest literary festivals in the Midwest, has been discontinued because of collegewide budget constraints...

Jahmal Cole

Notable Native: Jahmal Cole

November 2, 2015

Jahmal Cole likes to say he was raised on a Greyhound bus. Born in North Chicago, but having family in the southern part of the United States, Cole spent much of his childhood traveling between his hom...

Deborah Holdstein, a professor in the English Department and former dean of the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, said she is excited to return to teaching literature and film to undergraduates and graduates.

Former dean settles into life after administration

October 5, 2015

Deborah Holdstein, a professor in the English Department and former dean of the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, has returned to the campus after a year-long sabbatical during which she traveled ...

The topics of discussion at each meeting are dependent on the needs of its attendees, said Michael Goode, career development coordinator at the Portfolio Center.

Portfolio Center plans ‘tWork’ to prepare students for careers

September 21, 2015

In alignment with the collegewide Strategic Plan’s goal of better preparing students for the workforce, The Portfolio Center has created a series of group discussions focusing on students’ transitions from...

“Solace” by Jaq Belcher is featured in the “Papercuts” exhibition that runs September 19th–November 8th.

Traveling exhibition ‘Papercuts’ opens at Columbia

September 22, 2014

“Papercuts,” a traveling paper art exhibition that has been to six cities, including Atlanta and Nashville, is making its last stop at Columbia.The exhibition, organized by artist Reni Gower, open...

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