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Free community college could boost education access

February 17, 2014

Tuition and education-related fees have steadily increased in recent years, and state governments have begun debating measures to reduce the cost of higher education. In Tennessee, Oregon and Mississippi, legislators have presented plans to make community college free for two years, which could increase access to higher education but requires high standards to prevent dropout rates from increasing.The Tennessee Promise pr...

Administrators address Faculty Senate concerns

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 10, 2012

At its meeting Dec. 7, the Faculty Senate had an open discussion with college deans and top administrators to address concerns about transparency that the Senate raised in a Nov. 27 letter to administrators, as reported by The Chronicle Dec. 3.The discussion focused on the merger of the Marketing Communication and Arts, Entertainment & Media Management departments, the possible split of the School of Fine & Performing Ar...

Faculty Senate raises concerns

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 3, 2012

In a Nov. 27 statement sent to college administrators, the Faculty Senate expressed “serious concern” regarding the administration’s decision-making process during this “important period of transition” for Columbia.The letter stressed the importance of two specific concerns: transparency and communication.“To be clear, [the Senate is] not commenting here on the efficacy of specific decisions, but on the lack of...

For whom the Bone and Bell tolls

By Trevor Ballanger

November 26, 2012

Local band Bone & Bell’s music creeps up on listeners with a soft, sweet tone and erupts into a symphony of powerful vocals from lead singer Heather Smith.Smith released her first EP, “Loom,” in 2010 and was later joined by drummer Ryan Farnham; bassist Rick Roberts; and bassist and guitar player Jason Tuller to create Bone & Bell, with its distinctive psychedelic flurry of haunting sounds. Their latest EP, ...

Neo-’60s heartbreak artist

By Emily Ornberg

November 19, 2012

Kirby Kaiser’s vintage style of music transports listeners to a time of sugary pop melodies seasoned with retro, doo-wop harmonies. Her music may even be mistaken for that of ’60s girl groups like The Supremes and The Shangri-Las. Kaiser, however, is a 19-year-old Boystown resident.Inspired by heartbreak, Kaiser started writing music in high school after Fiona Apple’s songs helped her through boy troubles. She issued her...

Upcoming theater season puts Chicago on Mainstage

By Ivana Hester

October 15, 2012

The curtain is rising on the Theatre Department’s 2012-2013 Mainstage Season, which will explore different Chicago themes.All of the plays have elements of satire and are linked to Chicago either by setting or contributor, said Albert Williams, a senior lecturer in the Theatre Department.“[The department] wanted this season to be about Chicago because we wanted to educate the public and our students about this wonderfu...

Let conversations begin

By Ivana Hester

October 1, 2012

Columbia’s Conversations in the Arts, will kick off Oct. 16 with a reunion of “La Bamba” cast members Esai Morales, Elizabeth Peña and Lou Diamond Phillips as part of Columbia Night at the Chicago International Film Festival the evening is presented on behalf of the School of Media Arts.This year’s CITA keynote speakers also include Debbie Allen, noted for her work on the TV show “Fame;” and broadcast journalis...

Professor Pepper spices up the campus

By Ivana Hester

September 4, 2012

After several years spent in the laboratory, adjunct faculty member Koch Unni’s creation has come alive. And it’s hot.The KOCHTERRII™, named after Unni and his partner, Terri Reardon, a floriculturist-propagator at the Chicago Park District, is now ready for consumption. According to the Garfield Park Conservatory, which owns the trademarked product, the pepper is hotter than a jalapeño but tamer than cayenne. Howe...

Academic Team’s letter endorsed by Faculty Senate, Chairs Council

By Lindsey Woods

June 6, 2012

An open letter written by the Blueprint | Prioritization Academic Team in response to President Warrick L. Carter's prioritization recommendations has been officially endorsed by both the Faculty Senate and the Chairs Council. The letter was read by Suzanne Blum Malley, associate professor in the English Department and member of the Academic Team, at the listening forum held May 25. The Faculty Senate announced its endorsement in...

Story Week tells another chapter

By Lisa Schulz

April 2, 2012

Hundreds of people swarmed Columbia’s campus and sponsors’ venues to sit back and listen to the fictional stories, conversations, concerts and advice from faculty and featured authors.The 16th annual Story Week Festival of Writers encompassed 21 events from March 18–23 in locations throughout Chicago. Discussion topics ranged from gender differences in literature, Q-and-A sessions, music, publishing tips and more under t...

Students, faculty, alumni perform Columbia’s first charitable cabaret

By Lisa Schulz

February 13, 2012

Under a dimmed chandelier, surrounded by a piano and chairs, hopeful students, faculty and alumni stepped onto a small stage to belt out adventurous songs in an effort to attract scholarship funds.“An Evening of Cabaret: Journeys and New Beginnings” was the first fundraiser for the Betty Garrett Musical Theatre Scholarship held Feb. 4 in Studio 404 of the Theatre Building, 72 E. 11th St. The scholarship, established i...

Upcoming summits stir excitement

By Aviva Einhorn

January 30, 2012

As Chicago prepares for this May’s NATO and G8 summits, city officials are trying to keep their focus positive and avoid worry about the potential consequences protests could present.Chicago organizations and institutions came together Jan. 25 at the Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., and disclosed plans to prepare residents for the summits, as well as initiatives to incorporate the international spirit into public prog...

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