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Columbia breaks decade-long enrollment slump

Columbia breaks decade-long enrollment slump

September 27, 2019

After years of enrollment decline resulting in staff layoffs, faculty departures, tuition increases and disappearing resources, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced the college's first enrollment incre...

President Kim on weirdos, transparency and the future

President Kim on weirdos, transparency and the future

May 29, 2019

With the start of the 2019–2020 academic year fast approaching, The Chronicle sat down with President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim to discuss where he sees the college’s progress, his thoughts on transparen...

Modeling industry continues to address discrimination issues for diverse models

Modeling industry continues to address discrimination issues for diverse models

May 20, 2019

Despite an increase in diversity among models on global runways in 2019, models who do not fit the traditional beauty standards still face challenges in a sometimes unforgiving industry. The model...

EDITORIAL: Columbia theater must set a better example

EDITORIAL: Columbia theater must set a better example

April 29, 2019

A play called “HOME/LAND” was performed March 13–23 on campus in partnership with the Albany Park Theater Project; since its run, accusations of racism and whitewashing—where white characters ...

Casting controversy sparks discourse on representation

Casting controversy sparks discourse on representation

April 29, 2019

During the first table read for the Columbia production “HOME/LAND,” cast members looked at each other and wondered, “What the hell is this?” Cast members alleged Associate Professor in the Theatr...

OPINION: Language around disability matters

OPINION: Language around disability matters

April 8, 2019

People-first disability language has become standard, which means saying “people with disabilities.” This began as a noble goal: to make derogatory terms unacceptable. Moving toward inclusive ...

College finds footing in enrollment decline

College finds footing in enrollment decline

April 5, 2019

Enrollment at Columbia is continuing its years-long downward trend with the Spring 2019 semester, according to the college’s Institutional Effectiveness website. But faculty and administrative le...

Kim on diversity: ‘What we’re doing here is probably impossible at other institutions’

Kim on diversity: ‘What we’re doing here is probably impossible at other institutions’

March 22, 2019

Before coming to Columbia six years ago, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim said he did not think having a diverse and inclusive higher education learning environment was possible. But with the 2016 adven...

Editor’s Note: Investment in diverse education necessary for DEI initiatives

Editor’s Note: Investment in diverse education necessary for DEI initiatives

March 22, 2019

As the college is praised for its current diversity and inclusion initiatives at the local and national level, those here on campus are still waiting for holes to be filled. Several Diversity, Equity...

‘This is our weak area’: Students, faculty struggle for Asian Studies minor

‘This is our weak area’: Students, faculty struggle for Asian Studies minor

March 21, 2019

More than a year after students began advocating for an Asian Studies minor, there has been no formal proposal, no traction and no clarity on the lack of progress as it lingers in limbo. On March 28, 201...

Student petition highlights diversity concerns at college

Student petition highlights diversity concerns at college

February 12, 2019

A change.org petition created by a student is close to reaching its goal of 200 signatures in support of more religious representation on campus, just as the college works to expand its Diversity, Equit...

EDITORIAL: Religious freedom requires understanding, resources

EDITORIAL: Religious freedom requires understanding, resources

February 4, 2019

One fifth of hate crimes were based on the attacker’s religious bias, according to the FBI. In October 2018, a shooter shouting anti-Semitic slurs massacred 11 congregants at a synagogue. This rampant religious discrimination prompted Jewish cinema art and science se...

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