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Several instructors awarded Chicago arts grants a 'great testament to the faculty at Columbia'

Several instructors awarded Chicago arts grants a ‘great testament to the faculty at Columbia’

April 20, 2020

As many artists lose their jobs or face creative roadblocks while they shelter in place, the city of Chicago is awarding $10,000 grants to 13 local artists—one of whom is in the Columbia community. Althou...

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 ...

Cynthia Grunden, assistant vice president of Student Financial Services, said she encourages students to reach out to their state-level elected officials to solve the Monetary Award Program grant funding issues.

SFS reaches out to address student concerns

April 25, 2016

While students wait for Illinois government to fund delayed Monetary Award Program grants, Columbia’s office of Student Financial Services is readying new financial advising services to help student...

Fo Wilson (3rd from top right), an art & art history professor awarded a $25,000 unrestricted grant, said she focuses on different representations of truth in her work.

3Arts celebrates innovative artwork of Columbia professor

October 19, 2015

Fo Wilson said it was her many questions about the African roots of European modernism and the contributions made by the African diaspora to modern design that drove her to do the work she does today.Wi...

Lady Gaga kills it in ‘AHS’ premiere

By Managing Editor

October 12, 2015

Lady Gaga made her television acting debut during the fifth season premiere of "American Horror Story" Oct. 7.Cast as The Countess, a vampiresque kidnapper who stays in the Hotel Cortez, Lady Gaga  slays—literally.While "American Horror Story" is far from Lady Gaga's first venture into acting—she's had small roles in films like "Machete Kills" and "Sin City 2" and played a number of roles in her music videography—her...

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iPhone separation anxiety found in college students

January 26, 2015

Being separated from a ringing iPhone can lead to symptoms of physiological anxiety , as well as decreased cognitive performance, according to a study published Jan. 7 in the Journal of Computer-Medi...

Forcing professors to report assault is wrong

By Editorial Board

December 1, 2014

As the issue of sexual assault on college campuses continues to gain national attention, some institutions are mandating that professors report these crimes to their colleges even if students reveal that information to their professors in confidence, according to a Nov. 6 The Chronicle of Higher Education report.Forcing professors to report possible assaults puts them in an uncomfortable position and also violates the trust s...

U of M program successfully addresses mental illness

By Multimedia Editor

November 17, 2014

There has been much talk about illness on college campuses, and colleges are slowly adjusting to combat these issues. However, there is one sector that needs more attention—student athletes.In a 2014 survey of approximately 7,000 students from nine colleges and universities, only 10 percent of athletes used mental health services compared to the 30 percent of nonathletic students, according to the Healthy Bodies Study. Wi...

Gov. Pat Quinn discusses the $6.2 million grant that the state awarded to Columbia for the 2014–2015 academic year to improve curricula and pay for construction costs. Quinn visited the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., on Oct. 28. He is up for reelection Nov. 3.

Illinois grants Columbia $7.2 million

November 3, 2014

As the gubernatorial race gets down to the wire, incumbent Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is vocal about his administration’s commitment to higher education. Quinn appeared on campus Oct. 28 to announce that the state government would give the college a $7.2 million grant to improve...

Eden Unluata (right), adjunct faculty in the Interactive Arts & Media and Interdisciplinary Arts departments, teaches “Squishy Circuits and Little Bits” and uses kits that teach students basic circuitry at Donald L. Morrill Math & Science School.

Faculty fellows work on convergence academies

October 20, 2014

The Center for Community Arts Partnerships has named 13 faculty fellows to receive $52,000 in grant money to work on community engagement  projects for CCAP’s Convergence Academy program throughout the year. The program is partnering with two Chicago Public Schools to bring digit...

Governor Signs Landmark Legislation on Women’s Equality Day to Guarantee Women the Right to be Both Mothers and Employees CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced he has signed a landmark new law that will fight the widespread but often overlooked practice of discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace. The law provides job protections for pregnant women and requires that reasonable accommodations be made in the workplace so expectant mothers can continue working without fear for their health or the health of their child. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensuring full equality for women in Illinois.

Quinn signs maternity bill

September 8, 2014

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation on Aug. 26 that will protect and guarantee pregnant women’s rights to employment. Quinn collaborated on the bill with State Representative Mary Flowers and State Senator...

Story Week receives 3-year grant

By Megan Purazrang

January 24, 2013

Columbia’s Fiction Writing Department was granted new funding support for this semester’s Story Week Festival of Writers, an event that draws a diverse group of writers to the campus to help student writers find a voice through readings, conversation and author Q-and-As.Beginning this semester, the department will receive $9,000 annually until 2016 from the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foun...

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