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‘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...

Co-directors appointed for Academic DEI

Co-directors appointed for Academic DEI

July 3, 2018

Raquel Monroe, associate professor in the Dance Department, and Folayemi Wilson, associate professor in the Art and Art History Department, have been appointed co-directors of Academic Diversity...

College plans next steps after dean departures

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...

Hit by a Drunk Driver

By Sponsored Content

June 1, 2018

A college buddy of mine was driving home from work and was hit by a drunk driver. I keep insisting that he should hire a lawyer and take legal action as, even though he did not suffer major injuries, there was property damage and he had some minor injuries that required medical attention. And that does not include the emotional toll of having experienced an accident that should have never occurred in the first place. How can I con...

Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Matthew Shenoda resigns

Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Matthew Shenoda resigns

June 1, 2018

Dean of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Special Advisor to the President Matthew Shenoda is stepping down from his position to become the new vice president of Social Equity and Inclusion at the Rhode Island School of Design, according to a June 1 email announcement f...

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...

P-Fac files Unfair Labor Practice alleging contract violation

P-Fac files Unfair Labor Practice alleging contract violation

October 2, 2017

Columbia’s part-time faculty union filed an Unfair Labor Practice with the National Labor Relations Board against the college Aug. 22 for allegedly denying adjunct professors the opportunity to teach courses in the college’s online learning initiative, Columbia College Chicago O...

New DEI committee members, student advisory group announced

New DEI committee members, student advisory group announced

By Campus Reporter

November 21, 2016

The newest additions to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, as well as a new student advisory group, were announced to the college community in a Nov. 11 email from President and CEO Kwang-W...

DEI open forum welcomes mission statement feedback

DEI open forum welcomes mission statement feedback

November 7, 2016

The majority of recently collected feedback on Columbia’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s drafted mission statement asked for definitions of the key terms “diversity, equity and inclusion,” according to Peter Carpenter, DEI committee member and Dance and Theatre De...

Cubs make history after 108 years

By Metro Reporter

November 7, 2016

After 10 innings, seven games and 108 years, the Chicago Cubs are finally World Series Champions. During the Nov. 2 game, the team defeated the Cleveland Indians with a Game Seven score of 8-7.Lifelong Cubs fans Mike Cameron, 66, and his wife Chris Atkins, 64, of Wrigleyville joined celebrations in their neighborhood while watching the game outside of a bar on Addison Street after the victory. They said the title win was a ...

Axe throwing brings buzz, concern to West Loop

Axe throwing brings buzz, concern to West Loop

By ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR

September 8, 2016

When Chris Bowles found out he was expected to throw axes for amusement, he was terrified. But after getting trained by an axe throwing coach and learning the safety rules, the fun began at Bad Axe Throwing...

Does diversity committee delay show lack in planning?

By Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2015

As Columbia makes strides toward better supporting diversity at the college, such as through the Nov. 30 announcement of the formation of the Strategic Plan implementation committee intended to oversee the application of its diversity, equity and inclusion goals, concerns remain about how these next steps will be carried out.The emailed announcement, which came from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, noted that faculty and staf...

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