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Columbia announces new dean of students

Columbia announces new dean of students

January 23, 2017

John Pelrine was recently appointed as the new dean of students, according to a Jan. 6 email sent to faculty and staff from Vice President of Student Affairs Sharon Wilson-Taylor. At Columbia, Pelrine will oversee student- related areas— including Student Relations, Serv...

New DEI committee members, student advisory group announced

New DEI committee members, student advisory group announced

By Campus Reporter

November 21, 2016

The newest additions to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, as well as a new student advisory group, were announced to the college community in a Nov. 11 email from President and CEO Kwang-W...

Students watched the election night results Nov. 8 at the Student Government Association’s Presidential Party, the night before President-elect Donald Trump received the required number of electoral votes to become the 45th president of the U.S. 

Students follow election night results at Presidential Party

November 14, 2016

Students anxiously watched the tight race between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican President-elect Donald Trump during the Student Government Association’s Presidential Party Nov. 8, cheering Democratic wins and booing when states went to Trump. When the even...

Historical walking tour reveals unknown, spooky side of Chicago

Historical walking tour reveals unknown, spooky side of Chicago

By Arts and Culture Reporter

October 24, 2016

Lincoln Park is now one of Chicago’s premier North Side neighborhoods, but in the 19th century, it was known as City Cemetery. A series of tours explores the history of the neighborhood as a home for...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim responded to students’ questions and concerns during the biannual “Let’s Chat” event.

Kim ‘chats’ about student concerns, college’s future

October 24, 2016

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim answered students’ questions and concerns regarding dropping enrollment, curricular changes and the recently launched rebranding campaign at the biannual, Student Government...

The Student Government Association announced vacant senator positions at the first meeting of the Fall 2016 Semester on Sept. 6.

SGA seeks new students to fill senator positions

September 12, 2016

Columbia’s Student Government Association announced its need to fill senator positions to new students at its first senate meeting of the Fall 2016 Semester.The meeting, held Sept. 6 at the Loft, located in...

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...

CPD should not be able to ditch body cams

April 18, 2016

In the third fatal shooting this year by Chicago Police Department officers, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the chest April 11 during a chase in which he was suspected of driving a car involved in a shooting earlier the same day, according to an April 13 Chicago Tribune article.A video posted to Facebook by someone in the neighborhood at the time of the shooting showed officers gathering around the boy and shining flashlights aro...

Junior business & entrepreneurship major Kaela Ritter, Megan Perrero, a freshman journalism major and Bree Bracey, a sophomore theatre major, will join the Student Government Association’s executive board next academic year.

SGA elects new executive board for 2016–2017

April 18, 2016

The Student Government Association announced its three new top officers—all first-year or transfer students who ran unopposed—for the 2016–2017 academic year following the organization’s first open ele...

Transfer students want more from Columbia

November 9, 2015

Columbia’s Student Government Association is known to listen to and tackle the concerns of students around campus. Now, transfer students say there’s a lack of communication between them and their advis...

Precious Davis, assistant director of Diversity Recruitment Initiatives, said she has made efforts to discuss issues facing the LGBT community, Including working with Miley Cyrus in the Happy Hippie Foundation to combat injustices facing homeless youth, LGBT youth and other marginalized groups. 

Precious Davis talks diversity and inclusion at Columbia

October 19, 2015

Precious Davis, the college’s assistant director of Diversity Recruitment Initiatives, has taken the MTV Video Music Awards stage, visited the White House, been featured in Miley Cyrus’s #InstaPri...

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