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Columbia names new CFO

By Assistant Campus Editor

June 4, 2014

Michelle Gates, senior associate vice president of financial affairs at Emerson College, was named Columbia’s Chief Financial Officer June 4, bringing the school’s three-year search for a permanent CFO to a close.Gates’ appointment fills one of two open positions in the college’s upper-level administration, the other vacant position being vice president of Development. Gates will assume her duties July 14, and will rep...

Coalition forms to oppose concealed carry

By Dannis Valera

December 3, 2012

A coalition launched Monday, Nov. 26, in opposition to the possibility of Illinois lifting the ban on carrying concealed weapons, in light of the Illinois legislative veto session.They are dubbed the Stop Concealed Carry Coalition and are made up of several community leaders, religious leaders, political leaders, and victims of mass shootings.“We need to make sure Illinois leads this nation by saying conceal carry is not...

Faculty strives for, hides transparency

By Lisa Schulz

March 19, 2012

The Faculty Senate boasted of its transparent discussions with Columbia's administration in its March 16 meeting, than a short time later declared a closed-door session to discuss the provost search.Prior to closing the meeting, the Senate’s discussion touched on newly presented financial models, reallocation of funds and search dates for a chief financial officer and provost. It also approved three new proposed majors in t...

Spring Break Lives

By Darryl Holliday

September 12, 2011

The verdict is in.Spring break is saved, but students planning on taking J-Term courses in January will need to be open to changes due to the G-8 and NATO summits being held in the Loop in May 2012.The J-Term slot has been condensed from its usual three weeks down to two weeks. J-Term classes will now be held Jan. 3–14, with the number of hours spent in class varying depending on the number of credit hours offered.Spring ...

Former inmates rally for abolishment of death penalty

By Amanda Murphy

February 21, 2011

Nathson Fields spent a total of 18 years in prison—11 of them on death row—for a double murder he did not commit. Because of the rulings of the convicted and corrupt former Chicago judge Thomas J. Maloney, Fields spent the majority of his life waiting to die in prison.Fields, joined by fellow exonerated men and members of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty, gathered on Feb. 15 outside the Thompson Center, 100 W. Rando...

Saving Columbia’s pennies

By SpencerRoush

October 4, 2010

When a person’s funds run low, the last thing he or she should think about is stopping by the mall to buy an unnecessary pair of shoes or designer sunglasses. Sure, the shoes or sunglasses may look nice and seem like a must-have at the time, but when bank accounts are in the red, it’s time for conservative spending and a lot more saving.This frugal philosophy is not only pertinent to personal financing, but also holds...

O’Hare expansion gets record grant

By Patrick Smith

April 12, 2010

The United States Department of Transportation awarded the O’Hare Modernization Project the largest grant ever for airport construction in the form of a $410 million letter of intent to be used for the construction of two new runways and the extension of a third.“It’s an enormous amount of money,” said Transportation Secretary Roy LaHood at a press  conference announcing the grant. “But it really is the kind of investm...

Students, administration rally for MAP Grants

By CiaraShook

September 21, 2009

Organizations and students throughout Illinois have been working to save the Monetary Award Program grant for the spring 2010 semester.After the $2.1 billion cut in MAP grants was carried out in early August, more than 130,000 Illinois students are scrambling to fill the gap in tuition costs.According to Student Financial Services, as many as 20 percent of Columbia students will not receive their MAP grant funding for the s...

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