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Administrators’ salaries rise, college’s financial cushion dwindles

Administrators’ salaries rise, college’s financial cushion dwindles

October 10, 2016

In the midst of tuition increases, a shrinking endowment and a decreasing number of college employees, administrator compensation rose, including a multimillion-dollar payout to a former president, according to t...

Second City’s ‘Red Line Runs Through’ select stations

Second City’s ‘Red Line Runs Through’ select stations

May 9, 2016

The Second City e.t.c.’s 40th Revue opened May 5 with a refreshing change—a predominantly female cast for the second time in company history—but only a few belly laughs.“A Red Line Runs Through It...

Former dean settles into life after administration

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 ...

Portfolio Center plans ‘tWork’ to prepare students for careers

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...

Columbia protesters denounce police brutality

Columbia protesters denounce police brutality

September 22, 2014

Dressed in all black, members of the Black Student Union stood in silence Sept. 17 for 10 minutes with their fists in the air and their hands up to protest the death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old who was shot Aug. 9 by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and to raise awareness of incr...

Next task at hand

Next task at hand

By Media Relations Editor

May 5, 2014

Let’s face it: The Chicago Bulls had a slim chance of hoisting the NBA trophy in June, so I’m somewhat grateful the team exited the playoffs sooner than expected.Chicagoans were put out of their misery...

Institute director resigns to start arts organization

By Campus Editor

January 27, 2014

Jane Saks, executive director of the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in the Arts & Media, has resigned after nine years.Saks said she felt it was time to leave and develop an entity that is focused on arts, culture and social change.Saks said she will miss the relationships she formed with her colleagues at Columbia.“I was happy [about] my years of experience and wonderful work at the...

Sheahan bows out after four months

Sheahan bows out after four months

January 27, 2014

Vice President of Institutional Advancement Patrick Sheahan abruptly left Columbia Jan. 15 after holding the position for less than four months, making the post the third high-ranking administrative position at the college without a permanent appointment. Senior Vice Presiden...

Administrators address Faculty Senate concerns

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 10, 2012

At its meeting Dec. 7, the Faculty Senate had an open discussion with college deans and top administrators to address concerns about transparency that the Senate raised in a Nov. 27 letter to administrators, as reported by The Chronicle Dec. 3.The discussion focused on the merger of the Marketing Communication and Arts, Entertainment & Media Management departments, the possible split of the School of Fine & Performing Ar...

Faculty Senate raises concerns

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 3, 2012

In a Nov. 27 statement sent to college administrators, the Faculty Senate expressed “serious concern” regarding the administration’s decision-making process during this “important period of transition” for Columbia.The letter stressed the importance of two specific concerns: transparency and communication.“To be clear, [the Senate is] not commenting here on the efficacy of specific decisions, but on the lack of...

Mary C. Curtis shares experience, advice during Creative Nonfiction week

By Contributing Writer

November 14, 2012

Julia Halpin, Contributing WriterWith race and politics at the forefront of America’s mind, award-winning journalist Mary C. Curtis spoke Nov. 8 to Columbia faculty and students on the important role of race, culture and politics in journalism today.As part of the college’s Creative Nonfiction week, Curtis spoke about her career as a journalist and her recent coverage of the presidential election. Writing for publications ...

Science and Mathematics Department begins second year of program

By Ivana Hester

September 9, 2012

Thanks to the addition of a new Bachelor of Arts major, Columbia graduates may have their artistic works restored by fellow alumni  100 years from now.The art and materials conservation major was launched by the Science and Mathematics Department in fall 2011 to instruct students on how to preserve and protect deteriorating pieces of art.This is Columbia’s first science major and the only one of its kind in the Midwest, acc...

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