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Faculty Senate concerned about new student course planner

Faculty Senate concerned about new student course planner

August 23, 2019

During the first Faculty Senate meeting of the Fall 2019 semester, the senate voiced concern over a new student academic planner planned for Fall 2020. The academic planner, uAchieve, is a tool f...

New theatre chair sets the stage for social change

New theatre chair sets the stage for social change

July 1, 2019

When Carin Silkaitis was in high school, her English instructor gave the class a choice for their final exam—they could write an essay, or perform a section of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Adorn...

Faculty, staff expect new provost to put emphasis on communication and trust

Faculty, staff expect new provost to put emphasis on communication and trust

June 3, 2019

With a cape gifted from students at Manifest, incoming Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David enters the college in the midst of some of its biggest challenges, including years of declining e...

‘We’re here when they’re making history’: Paris J-Term students encounter Yellow Vest riots

‘We’re here when they’re making history’: Paris J-Term students encounter Yellow Vest riots

January 22, 2019

Getting locked in the Luxembourg Gardens with Yellow Vest protesters was not on the agenda for sophomore fashion studies major Elon Byers during her J-Term study abroad trip in Paris, France.“I knew t...

Myopic Books with a side of improvisational music

Myopic Books with a side of improvisational music

January 22, 2019

Book buyers browsing shelves for new reads in Wicker Park can now be serenaded by two musicians improvising their performance during a weekly music series, Live-Music Mondays.The event at Myopic Books, 1564 N. Mi...

Editor’s Note: Looking ahead at what to expect for the spring semester

Editor’s Note: Looking ahead at what to expect for the spring semester

January 18, 2019

Each semester at Columbia brings new developments that impact our community and shape the college’s future. Much of what occurred during the Fall 2018 semester—administrative changes, tuition incre...

C-Fac and college ramp up negotiations

C-Fac and college ramp up negotiations

January 18, 2019

This story has been updated. 1/18/2019, 6:45 PM Less than 24 hours after stating in a joint announcement that the Columbia Faculty Union and the college had “met with a federal mediator to...

Minimal parental leave policies lead faculty to drastic measures

Minimal parental leave policies lead faculty to drastic measures

November 26, 2018

Columbia faculty who are parents have few options for parental or family leave. Sean Andrews, associate professor in the History, Humanities and Social Sciences Department and Faculty Senate president, never could make it work. His first child was born during the summer of 2010, an...

EDITORIAL: Anti-Semitic hate cannot continue

EDITORIAL: Anti-Semitic hate cannot continue

November 9, 2018

A series of recent attacks and anti-Semitic rhetoric nationwide have led to public fear for the safety of the Jewish community, even at our own college. Has Columbia done enough to support and create a s...

Survey shows Columbia full-time faculty dissatisfied with college penny pinching

Survey shows Columbia full-time faculty dissatisfied with college penny pinching

October 29, 2018

A survey conducted by the Columbia Faculty Senate shows faculty members are more dissatisfied with the college compared to last year’s survey, particularly with regard to compensation, the administration and its policies. Yet, the survey reports most faculty members are...

Editor’s Note: Relationship between college, adjunct faculty must improve

Editor’s Note: Relationship between college, adjunct faculty must improve

October 15, 2018

A string of recent updates regarding the college’s relationship and collective bargaining with part-time faculty demonstrate a flawed rapport between the two parties, an issue that must be amended for th...

Faculty, staff scholarship initiative back with new goals

Faculty, staff scholarship initiative back with new goals

February 19, 2018

With faculty and staff eager to financially assist students, the Faculty and Staff Scholarship Initiative has reemerged on campus, led by supporters from various departments with assistance from the Development and Alumni Relations Office. Since its inception in 2009 during the na...

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