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The Faculty Senate voted on several motions and discussed a proposal to create a new fashion B.A. program during their Dec. 9 meeting. 

Faculty Senate discusses new graduate school, curriculum review process

December 12, 2016

The Faculty Senate discussed new proposals including creation of a new graduate school, changes to the Faculty Manual, and the fashion B.A. program during its final meeting of the semester. During the Dec. 9 meeting, held at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building, senators vo...

Faculty Senate met Nov. 11 to discuss how to support students struggling with election outcomes and progress made on the Graduate School proposal.

Senators discuss politics in classrooms, graduate school progress

November 14, 2016

Columbia’s Faculty Senate met for the first time following the presidential election, at which  the top of the agenda was how the college will support students struggling with the results. Greg Foster-Rice, Faculty Senate president and associate professor in the Photography Depa...

Astronomer ties art inspiration to cosmological data

By Campus Reporter

September 26, 2016

An immense telescope being built in the Cerro Pachón Mountains of Chile, which will house the world’s largest digital camera and gather about 20 terabytes of data per night, was the subject of a colloquium arranged by the Science & Mathematics Department Sept. 21.The main functions of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope outlined in the presentation, held at the Ferguson Auditorium in the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Buildi...

Cellphone bills new frontier for fraud

By Kaley Fowler

December 10, 2012

Cellphone bills may be the new hotbed of fraud, according to a recent Citizens Utility Board report.The report, released Dec. 7 in conjunction with the wireless research firm Validas, shows that the number of cramming charges, or fraudulent third-party fees for services that customers have not solicited, has almost doubled during the last year.The findings indicate that scam artists are targeting cellphone users who do not c...

To master or not to master

By Brianna Wellen

November 7, 2011

My parents both have master’s degrees. When I was young and I caught them doing something that I was not allowed to do, such as eating in their room instead of the kitchen, their go-to quip was, “When you have a master’s degree you can do whatever you want.”I realize now that this was their way to avoid explaining to me that they were adults and I was a child, so the rules were different. At the time, however, it w...

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