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Columbia addresses “severe financial shortfall” for the upcoming school year

August 14, 2020

Following months of costly expenditures and a loss of revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic and with more losses to come during the fall semester, the college announced a set of budget reduction me...

FYI: What defunding the police could mean for Chicago

July 24, 2020

“Defund the police” has become a rallying cry for the many activists protesting police brutality. The phrase itself has been used for decades and pushes for local governments to divest funds from police...

Pritzker to prioritize education in 2020 budget

Pritzker to prioritize  education in 2020 budget

By Katherine Savage

March 4, 2019

Financial relief could be on the way for a greater number of Columbia students. The troubled and under-funded state Monetary Award Program is scheduled to get a $50 million boost under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s...

Marketing Columbia: college rethinks recruitment strategies

Marketing Columbia: college rethinks recruitment strategies

September 11, 2018

The college recently hired Chicago advertising agency SOCIALDEVIANT to create a new marketing campaign for the college, designed to help increase student enrollment. The new campaign will targe...

Illinois program uses funds to go greener

By Blaise Mesa

September 10, 2018

Illinois is replacing old diesel engines with more eco-friendly alternatives, hoping to improve air quality.The Driving a Cleaner Illinois program will fund the replacement of older engines with money awarded as part of the Volkswagen Settlement—a multi-billion dollar settlement with the federal government over Clean Air Act violations, according to an Aug. 29 press release from Governor Bruce Rauner’s office. Illinois will...

Offensive costumes are too scary even for Halloween

By Editorial Board

October 30, 2017

The air is crisp, the leaves have turned bright shades of red and orange, and Halloween is upon us. Those of us too old to go door-to-door are contemplating staying in for a Halloween movie marathon with candy we had to buy ourselves or showing off fun costumes that will scare or delight our friends. Some costumes have no place in Halloween festivities, though. Instead of dressing as a classic witch or ghost, some use the ...

Students aren’t prioritized when resources are cut

By Editorial Board

October 23, 2017

As reported on the Front Page, Columbia students are losing important resources and services due to slashed budgets. Departmental mergers that affect the quality of programs, limit studio time and deny resources to athletic teams are eroding the quality of campus life. Columbia’s athletic teams and work rooms allow students to bond, collaborate and form relationships that will help them in their post-college lives. Reducing services puts a s...

According to the Dean of the Library Jan Chindlund, former Director of Instructional Media Services Horace Jimerson’s trust also left the Library his personal collection of books and media, including ones on African American history and jazz music.

Library donation to fund new classroom

October 10, 2016

A trust from a former faculty member left Columbia’s Library at the receiving end of a six-figure donation, which will be used to create additional student spaces.According to Jan Chindlund, dean of th...

Lincoln Park High School welcomes music donations, CPS budget cuts still sting

According to a 2014 survey by Raise Your Hand Illinois, a coalition of parents who advocate for better public education, 65 percent of Chicago Public Schools do not meet the recommended two hours of arts education per week.

By Contributing Writer

May 9, 2016

A private donation of materials from the NIB Foundation—formerly the classical music radio station WNIB-FM 97.1—has invigorated the music program at Lincoln Park High School, 2001 N. Orchard St., but staff...

Sacks, lies and videotape: The 2016 NFL Draft’s shocking first round

Sacks, lies and videotape: The 2016 NFL Draft’s shocking first round

May 6, 2016

The first round of the NFL Draft came to a close April 28 with most of the day's talk about leaked videotape footage.Ole Miss Tackle Laremy Tunsil watched helplessly as a day about dreams quickly turned into a nightma...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim said the college is awaiting further assistance with Monetary Award Program funding.

Students still without MAP for upcoming academic year

May 2, 2016

Illinois’ legislature announced April 22 that state funding would be allocated for higher education, but it is still unclear whether the money budgeted for Monetary Award Program funding could affect ...

What is a student center without students?

April 11, 2016

While the state continues to function without a budget, Illinois colleges must choose whether or not to fund students’ Monetary Award Program grants for a second academic year.  These state-funded grants for low-income students can make or break their ability to attend college at all.Some schools, such as the Illinois Institute of Technology, are seeking repayment of funds advanced in Fall 2015, while wealthier schools, su...

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