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BREAKING: College reverses course on tuition hike for upcoming academic year

BREAKING: College reverses course on tuition hike for upcoming academic year

July 2, 2020

Students will see a change to their financial accounts in the next few weeks as the Columbia College Chicago Board of Trustees approved a lowered tuition for the 2020-21 academic year than what was ...

The debate on student health insurance: Columbia is 'staying out of it'

The debate on student health insurance: Columbia is ‘staying out of it’

June 1, 2020

Unlike some colleges and universities in the city, Columbia does not provide health insurance to all students, leaving most to rely on local commercial or government-funded plans, their p...

Coronavirus-induced recession causes uncertainty for graduating seniors

Coronavirus-induced recession causes uncertainty for graduating seniors

March 31, 2020

Columbia's class of 2020 will not only graduate amid a global health pandemic but likely also in the onslaught of a recession that some economists say could be worse than the 2008 Great Recession. ...

Jeffrey Barbieri, nonfiction graduate assistant and graduate student instructor, and Rebecca Khera, English and Creative Writing Department graduate assistant and graduate student instructor, share concerns over the program's pay change.

Graduate assistants feel ‘blindsided’ over change in pay

September 23, 2019

Five days prior to the start of the Fall 2019 semester, graduate assistants received an unexpected notice of a change in their pay. At a department meeting held in Spring 2019, graduate assistants ...

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Writing intensive credit no longer required to graduate

May 18, 2019

Students will no longer be required to take a writing intensive course to graduate, beginning in the Fall 2019 semester. The change, proposed by the Office of the Provost, will still require stud...

Good afternoon, good evening and goodbye

By Arts & Culture Editor

May 9, 2016

How can you sum up four years of college in one column? It’s not easy; I’ll tell you that much.I’ve thought a lot about what to say, but I’m not really one for sentimentality. Sure, I’ve cried watching “Her,” but who hasn’t? I figured in the end, I’d just write something funny and make some inside jokes like I usually do. But as the anxiety of stepping into the real world starts to creep in, I felt like I...

Chasing the dream at 30

By Multimedia Editor

May 9, 2016

My journey to becoming a journalist started four-and-a-half years ago. I was working at an Employee Assistance Program as a gambling addiction counselor on LaSalle Street for corporate America. I won’t say how much money I was making at that job, but it was more than the minimum wage that I make today.I was so burned out by counseling this person for substance abuse and that person for depression that I said, “This i...

The bittersweet ending of my college career

By Multimedia Reporter

May 9, 2016

If someone told me a few years ago that I would be preparing to graduate from Columbia now, I would not have believed them. I did not even know I would attend Columbia until I discovered my interest in journalism during my senior year of high school. Still, walking through Columbia’s doors was surreal to me, especially since I grew up on the South Side of Chicago and lived there my entire life. Downtown Chicago’s peac...

Interim Chair of the Communication and Media Innovation Department Suzanne McBride’s “Covering Politics: 2016 Presidential Election” course students said they were able to better understand objective political reporting.  

‘Covering Politics’ students talk caucuses, primaries

April 1, 2016

Journalism students from Chair of the Communication and Media Innovation Department Suzanne McBride’s “Covering Politics: 2016 Presidential Election” course were able to report in the shoes of politi...

The first annual traveling Cheesetopia was held on April 12, 2015, in Milwaukee, where attendees could sample and purchase cheeses from more than 40 vendors for $25. This year’s event is to be held April 10 in Chicago with tickets for $75, as admission includes an open bar and free onsite parking.

Cheesetopia Chicago to be ‘Gouda’ time

February 29, 2016

Cheese, a staple of the Midwest, is a food that many would say is deserving of its own festival, and Chicago foodies will have their wishes granted when Cheesetopia is set to visit the city for the first ti...

Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff, artist and owner at Fugscreens Studios, will be celebrating his 10th anniversary with a show on Feb 19 at Galerie F, 2381 N Milwaukee Ave. 

FugScreens celebrates 10 years as unique printmaking studio

February 15, 2016

What started out as an entrepreneurial screen-printing shop in a cold basement turned into FugScreens Studios in Wicker Park at 1735 N. Ashland Ave., which is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Feb. 19 wi...

Budget crisis likely to turn students, businesses away

By Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2016

As tensions surrounding the Illinois budget stalemate continue to build, concerns for the future of higher education in the state are gaining momentum. Questions regarding the delayed disbursement of state-funded grants and scholarships like the Monetary Award Program Grant have escalated into queries of the validity and strength of colleges and universities operating in a state that hasn’t had a functional budget for m...

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