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OPINION: Violent criminals: They’re just like us

OPINION: Violent criminals: They’re just like us

By Jay Berghuis

February 9, 2019

From Netflix releasing the documentary series “The Bundy Tapes” Jan. 24 to Zac Efron’s new film “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” which premiered at Sundance Jan. 26, Ted Bundy is ev...

Health education is not the same as body shaming

Health education is not the same as body shaming

By Samantha Conrad

December 12, 2018

With the body positivity movement gaining more acceptance, people are becoming more confident and happy with their bodies, no matter the size or shape. However, many body positivity advocates glorify obe...

Tax forms: Salaries and revenue increase, contributions decrease

Tax forms: Salaries and revenue increase, contributions decrease

December 10, 2018

Columbia revenue was on the rise in the 2016 reporting year, but so were the college’s personnel costs. Columbia reported higher revenue and net assets for its 2016-2017 fiscal year, according to recently-released IRS 990 tax forms, but the gains came with a decrease in contribut...

How To Navigate Foreign Environments

By Sponsored Content

June 21, 2018

I could use some guidance. I’m preparing to travel abroad for the first time, thanks to my parents. They’re sending me to Europe at the end of the summer for two weeks, as a college graduation gift. According to my dad, “I shouldn’t enter the real world without having left the United States!” I’ve already spent the past couple of weeks planning my itinerary and my trek is jam-packed with iconic things to see. Just las...

College names new associate vice president of Facilities and Construction

By Molly Walsh, Managing Editor

June 8, 2018

Mahesh Mohnalkar was named the college’s new associate vice president of Facilities and Construction, according to a June 7 email statement sent to faculty and staff from Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jerry Tarrer. As associate vice president for Facilities and Construction, Mohnalkar is responsible for the planning and management of all physical campus facilities and serves as advisor to the presiden...

Tech Center to close for Bookstore renovations

Tech Center to close for Bookstore renovations

April 29, 2018

The college’s Tech Center will permanently close June 1, and the Bookstore will undergo renovations this summer to expand its technical support and retail services for students. The Bookstore, 624 S. Michigan Ave., will operate as Columbia  students’ main source for technolo...

Student with powerful, political message to perform at dance festival

Student with powerful, political message to perform at dance festival

April 22, 2018

Senior dance major Stephanie Banes’ performance piece “Who R U?” has been selected for a performance at the American College Dance Association’s National College Dance Festival after she performed at ACDA’s 2018 North-Central Conference in March. Banes said he...

Recent actions prove Columbia really cares

Recent actions prove Columbia really cares

September 18, 2017

With disasters everywhere—two hurricanes, more possibly on the way and the potential deportation of 800,000 immigrants—Columbia has stepped up to show its students that it does care about them. ...

TEDx speakers to ‘Evoke Presence’

TEDx speakers to ‘Evoke Presence’

March 13, 2017

Columbia's third TEDx conference will feature 10 individuals from various backgrounds speaking about the theme of “evoking presence” in their lives and careers during the annual event schedule...

Editor’s Note: To avoid disaster, college needs better rollout for buyout

Editor’s Note: To avoid disaster, college needs better rollout for buyout

March 7, 2017

The second employee buyout in two years was announced to faculty and staff March 1, and those who are eligible have already begun contemplating leaving Columbia, as reported on the Front Page. Vice ...

College offers faculty, staff buyouts

College offers faculty, staff buyouts

March 6, 2017

Columbia will soon attempt to reduce expenses and its workforce with its second employee buyout in two years, announced in a March 1 email to faculty and staff. According to Jerry Tarrer, vice president of Business Affairs and CFO who sent the email with Senior Vice President and Pro...

Alumna documentary premieres on PBS

Alumna documentary premieres on PBS

March 4, 2017

An alumna's documentary about the demolition of Chicago public high-rises, specifically Cabrini Green, made its national debut on PBS on Feb. 21. Ronit Bezalel, who created and directed the film, graduated with a masters from the Cinema Art and Science Department in 1999, where sh...

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