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Bill Wolf elected new board of trustees chairman

Bill Wolf elected new board of trustees chairman

May 17, 2016

Dick Kiphart, the chair of Columbia’s board of trustees since 2013, has stepped down from his position due to an extended surgical recovery period and will be replaced by trustee member Bill Wolf, wh...

College’s board of trustees revamped as old members leave

Board of trustees changes

By Campus Editor

April 4, 2016

After 23 years as a member of Columbia’s board of trustees, Howard Mendelsohn resigned from his position in February saying Columbia “is a different place” than when he first joined in 1993.Mende...

Michelle Gates

Five years, five CFOs

February 29, 2016

Michelle Gates, vice president of Business Affairs and chief financial officer, has left the college just one year and nine months after being hired in June 2014. Her last day was Feb. 26, according to a ...

Chicago Teachers Union Protests in Loop amid budget cuts | The Columbia Chronicle

February 8, 2016

With the Feb. 2 announcement by Gov. Bruce Rauner of a possible state takeover of Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union’s ongoing feud with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, CTU and CPS students ral...

Adding a feminine touch: Setting the record straight on female masturbation

By Arts and Culture Reporter

February 8, 2016

When freshman theatre major Winter Sherrod was younger, her male classmates often asked, “Do you masturbate?” Though she did, she did not feel comfortable telling them about it. She did not want to be publicly shamed for a natural act.“Boys are totally OK talking about masturbation and how much they do it, and women don’t really get that opportunity,” Sherrod said.Like Sherrod, many women have been embarrassed and ...

Nonprofit aims to help artists manage student debt

Nonprofit aims to help artists manage student  debt

By Campus Editor

December 14, 2015

As mounting student debt generates a national conversation, a Columbia alumnus aims to help artists pay off loans, afford rent and continue to pursue their passions.Derrick Trumbly, a 2005 theatre alumnus...

College’s endowment sees substantial increase

College’s endowment sees substantial increase

November 30, 2015

The college’s endowment balance increased about 12 percent during the fiscal year ending on Aug. 31, 2014, and increased about 48 percent throughout the five fiscal years prior, according to the colle...

P-Fac: ‘No confidence’ in college administration

vote of no confidence


October 5, 2015

Columbia’s Part-Time Faculty organization overwhelmingly voted no confidence in President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim and his administration, according to a Sept. 30 P-Fac press release provided by Nancy Trav...

Columbia’s Board of Trustees Chairman Richard Kiphart will be interim president and CEO of Lyric Opera until June.       

Chairman takes over as Lyric Opera CEO

March 2, 2015

Richard Kiphart, chairman of the college’s Board of Trustees, is taking center stage as the interim president and CEO of Lyric Opera of Chicago.The Lyric Opera’s former president and CEO Kenneth Pi...

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