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Final bow: Bobbi Wilsyn, ‘heart’ of the Music Department, exits the Columbia stage

Final bow: Bobbi Wilsyn, ‘heart’ of the Music Department, exits the Columbia stage

March 2, 2020

  Pointing to an array of framed photos along the walls of her office capturing faces of various Columbia faculty, Bobbi Wilsyn recalled the first time she had a hand in one of the college’s perf...

Upcoming exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Photography turns the lens on democracy

Upcoming exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Photography turns the lens on democracy

February 28, 2020

The desolate site of the Unabomber’s Montana cabin, a 1950s woman dressed up for a civil rights event and the ghostlike shell of a once-segregated school are just a few of the images Art and Art H...

Preservationist and faculty member Raymond ‘Terry’ Tatum dead at 64

Preservationist and faculty member Raymond ‘Terry’ Tatum dead at 64

February 26, 2020

Raymond "Terry" Tatum, an adjunct faculty member in the Art and Art History Department, Chicago historian and preservationist died Friday, Jan. 31 at the age of 64. “He had a pretty active life a...

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...

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