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Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois Democrats agreed to provide emergency funding for various state colleges and universities as well as the state-funded Monetary Award Program. It has yet to be known how the MAP funding will affect Columbia.

State legislature approves higher education funding

April 23, 2016

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and state Democrats came to a rare agreement April 22 to provide emergency funding for Illinois institutions of higher education as well as the state-funded Monetary Award Progra...

The Columbia Chronicle staff was recognized as the No. 1 college paper in the state Feb. 20 at the Illinois College Press Association awards and won 22 individual prizes in various categories. 

Chronicle named No. 1 college paper in Illinois

February 29, 2016

The Columbia Chronicle staff of 34 students took home first place for General Excellence along with 22 other awards from the Illinois College Press Association convention Feb. 20.The Chronicle collected ...

Eric Freedman, who is currently dean of the James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University in Charolotte, accepted the position of Dean of the School of Media Arts at Columbia, beginning July 1

College scooped on own new dean announcement

February 27, 2016

The weekend before an official announcement was to be made to the Columbia community, news broke unexpectedly Feb. 26 that Eric Freedman, a finalist for the position of dean of the School of Media Arts, h...

New Grammys ceremony, same diversity issues

By Managing Editor

February 8, 2016

With the 58th annual Grammy Awards just a week away, Grammy fever is at an all-time high. Everyone from music industry professionals to news outlets like Rolling Stone and Billboard is weighing in on who deserves a win at the Feb. 15 ceremony.In a Feb. 4 Billboard article, titled "Confessions of a Grammy Voter: Industry Heavyweights Share Their Predictions — and Gripes," a pair of Grammy voters anonymously revealed their ...

Chicago Feminist DIY

She’s in the band: Local DIY scene fosters feminist community

January 25, 2016

Against a backdrop of multicolored string lights adorning the brick wall behind her, a petite woman with poufy hair dressed in white brandished her microphone like a baton, pointing it toward the crow...

Does diversity committee delay show lack in planning?

By Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2015

As Columbia makes strides toward better supporting diversity at the college, such as through the Nov. 30 announcement of the formation of the Strategic Plan implementation committee intended to oversee the application of its diversity, equity and inclusion goals, concerns remain about how these next steps will be carried out.The emailed announcement, which came from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, noted that faculty and staf...

Love and Leather: What’s your safe word?

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 30, 2015

Between the notorious smut of E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” and the leather-laden imagery of a plethora of pop-stars like Rihanna, Madonna and Lady Gaga, BDSM—once an underground phenomenon—has penetrated the mainstream culture, though public reactions still vary.BDSM—variously known as kink, leather or fetish—is a catch-all term for lifestyles and sexual practices that involve bondage and discipline (B&...

College approves planning, development of new student center

Columbia should use its own artists to create student center

November 9, 2015

Columbia students have long called for the addition of a student center to the college’s otherwise disjointed group of campus buildings, a facet of many other area colleges that proves valuable to uniti...

Alumnae take on music ‘Empire’

Singer-songwriter Liza Micelli, a music alumna who plays piano has appeared on several episodes of “Empire” with twin sister Dina who plays the drums.


October 19, 2015

Three Columbia music alumnae were cast as background musicians for the locally filmed, Emmy-nominated TV show “Empire,” where they work side-by-side with many top music industry professionals.Since being cast ...

Upcoming Sam Smith release more commercial, less genuine

By Managing Editor

October 5, 2015

A little more than a year has passed since singer-songwriter and four-time Grammy winner Sam Smith's soulful croonings and longing lyrics burst onto the U.S. mainstream music market.His debut album, In The Lonely Hour, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 after its May 26, 2014, release. The album, catapulted to success by Smith's hit single "Stay With Me" and collaboration with English electronic music duo Disclosure on the s...

‘Empire’ confronts racial inequalities

By Managing Editor

September 28, 2015

Fox's latest ratings phenomenon, "Empire," continued its streak of drawing massive audiences during its Sept. 23 season 2 premiere. According to Nielsen, more than 16 million viewers tuned in to catch the latest drama of Cookie and the rest of the Lyon family.In stark contrast to the show's softer first season's opening, which featured an emotional studio session with the fictional record label's newest R&B crooner, th...

Margaret Cho shares personal stories and confronts social issues in her comedy special “psyCHO.”

Margaret Cho talks ‘psyCHO,’ what drives her insane

September 28, 2015

Many comedians have made emotional women the butt of their jokes throughout the years, calling females “psycho” or “insane” for expressing themselves. However, Margaret Cho’s  latest concert spe...

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