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Marcella David on her first year at Columbia, the Black Lives Matter movement and the fall semester

Marcella David on her first year at Columbia, the Black Lives Matter movement and the fall semester

September 3, 2020

Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David began working at Columbia during what were thought, at the time, to be the biggest challenges the college ever faced, including staff layoffs, union tensions,...

Protesters demand school board remove cops from CPS, but they will stay put for now

Protesters demand school board remove cops from CPS, but they will stay put for now

June 26, 2020

Shouts of “no justice, no peace, defund the police” echoed between buildings downtown as hundreds of activists, teachers, students, health care workers and Chicago residents marched demanding s...

Letter to the Editor: Faculty Senate Executive Committee responds to the police murder of George Floyd

Letter to the Editor: Faculty Senate Executive Committee responds to the police murder of George Floyd

June 9, 2020

Dear members of the Columbia College Chicago community: As members of the committee that guides our Faculty Senate, we have watched with anguish rather than surprise as racist police violence has once...

BREAKING: Faculty Senate Executive Committee offers message of solidarity, supports new Black Faculty and Staff at Columbia group

BREAKING: Faculty Senate Executive Committee offers message of solidarity, supports new Black Faculty and Staff at Columbia group

June 6, 2020

  With the intention of enacting change and offering support, the Faculty Senate is backing a new Black Faculty and Staff at Columbia group to provide "a space to discuss issues that impact Black ...

Ian Roozrokh, senior cinema arts and science major, created a petition in December to request the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee at the college to appoint a religious expert.

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...

After learning about a prize no longer being awarded to African-American playwrights, senior theatre major Bree Bracey has sought to bring more diversity to the Theatre Department. 

More steps taken toward broader representation in Theatre Department

March 12, 2018

Although the Theatre Department is taking steps toward becoming a more diverse organization, there are still concerns about levels of representation and inclusion after the department terminated a p...

Protests break out in Puerto Rico as frustration grows

‘One Day at a Time’ shows continued success in new season

February 5, 2018

While Congress debated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and immigration policies, Netflix released its second season of “One Day at a Time” Jan. 26, a comedy about a lively Cuban-American ...

Columbia continues Undoing Racism workshops

Columbia continues Undoing Racism workshops

October 23, 2017

Columbia is expanding its collaboration with The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond to host 15 Undoing Racism workshops for faculty and staff, which started Sept. 22 and are continuing until May 15, 2018. The Undoing Racism workshops were first held Aug. 25–29, 2016, but ...

White Supremacy 101: oppression in classrooms

White Supremacy 101: oppression in classrooms

October 2, 2017

White supremacy is still prevalent in American classrooms,  said David Stovall, an education policy studies and African-American studies professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Acknowledging this concern, Columbia College Chicago Assembly will be hosting ...

Students to learn budgeting skills through Game of Life

Students to learn budgeting skills through Game of Life

September 25, 2017

Students will experiment with several budgeting strategies designed to prepare them for life outside of college during an Oct. 5 event adaptation of the Game of Life. Scheduled to be held at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., students will be given the equivalent of a starti...

Early education is a worthwhile investment

May 9, 2016

A recent study from the Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis highlights how students’ socioeconomic status and race relate to their educational development, according to an April 29 New York Times article.The study indicates that students low on the socioeconomic spectrum perform as much as three grade levels behind where they should be. It also revealed race-related disparities in grade levels even among stude...

Survey of students’ sexuality disregards LGBT experience

April 4, 2016

In a misguided attempt to protect LGBT youth from discrimination, researchers with Indiana University’s Equity Project are proposing that the U.S. government collect data in schools about students’ sexuality. Accurate data collection has been a valuable tool for groups marginalized by disability, race or ethnicity. It has helped prove that the number of students who face harassment from peers and retribution from the...

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