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Lott Hill, executive director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence (left) and Precious Davis, assistant director of diversity recruitment in the Office of Admissions, (right), opened the discussion at the Nov. 18 LGBTQ Forum, setting the tone for attendees to contribute. 

Course reductions unite LGBTQ community

November 24, 2014

Following weeks of outrage from the LGBTQ community and its allies on campus over the planned reduction in section offerings of the Gay and Lesbian Studies I and II classes, the college administration hosted...

Lott Hill, executive director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence and advisor to Common Ground, the college’s LGBT student organization, tells members about a Nov. 18 college-wide forum about the reduced sections of LGBT Studies classes being offered in the Spring 2015 semester. 

LGBTQ students, allies cry foul

November 10, 2014

Outcry from students and faculty erupted across campus last week when the administration announced that the college would offer only one section of the Gay and Lesbian Studies I & II courses, effectively cutting the offerings in half. Reactions claiming potential bias from campu...

Students attend a “Sex Out Loud” forum hosted by the college’s group of sexuality scholars, the Sex Nerds. These meetings take place every Wednesday from 6:30–8 p.m. in Room 903 of the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. Topics, events and excursions will be posted on the event’s Facebook page. 

Sex Nerds host discussions to encourage sex-positivity

October 20, 2014

A new student group is aiming to take sex talk to a new level. One Tribe is a select group of 10 Columbia student ambassadors who explore multiculturalism, inclusion and social justice issues. The ...

The college hired two consulting firms, Resolute Consulting and Huron Consulting Group Inc., to evaluate the college’s decentralized communications and business systems. According to President Kwang-Wu Kim, both consulting firms’ reports will be used in the college’s future strategic plans.

Spring cleaning for college systems

April 14, 2014

President Kwang-Wu Kim has hired two outside consulting firms to overhaul the college’s “fragmented, uncoordinated and duplicative accounting systems” as well as its communication strategies. Kim announced in a March 17 email to faculty and staff that the college hired Resolu...

Environmental conference appeals to youth

By Brandon Smith

November 19, 2012

Nature enthusiasts from across the country gathered in Chicago on Nov. 15 to exchange ideas about how to make the citymore eco-friendly.The Chicago Wilderness Alliance, a group of regional environmental organizations, held its biannual congress at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, where it hosted hundreds of panels on topics ranging from climate change and sustainable design to K-12...

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