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Kim on enrollment: ‘We’ve taken it on the chin’

Kim on enrollment: ‘We’ve taken it on the chin’

February 5, 2019

Columbia is nearly half the size it was 10 years ago, but President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim and Vice President of Enrollment Management Michael Joseph introduced a 5-year plan Jan. 29 to get enrollment back...

What is a student center without students?

April 11, 2016

While the state continues to function without a budget, Illinois colleges must choose whether or not to fund students’ Monetary Award Program grants for a second academic year.  These state-funded grants for low-income students can make or break their ability to attend college at all.Some schools, such as the Illinois Institute of Technology, are seeking repayment of funds advanced in Fall 2015, while wealthier schools, su...

War: WTF is it good for?

War: WTF is it good for?

March 7, 2016

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” the film based on war reporter Kim Barker’s acclaimed memoir, “The Taliban Shuffle,” is an explosively entertaining, feminist war farce from “30 Rock” and “Saturday Nig...

Author Kim Barker says ‘WTF’ about the war on terror

Author Kim Barker says ‘WTF’ about the war on terror

By Film Critic

February 29, 2016

"Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” is a laugh-out-loud war comedy from “Saturday Night Live” scribe Robert Carlock. The film stars Tina Fey as Kim Baker, a war reporter in Afghanistan and Pakistan who is b...

New CPD training might be too little too late

February 8, 2016

Throughout the last few months, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Police Department have faced great scrutiny, including an investigation of CPD by the U.S. Justice Department for the shootings of civilians by police officers and the system that allows these tragedies to be repeated.Emanuel announced Jan. 28 that 12,000 Chicago police officers and 911 dispatchers will undergo eight hours of training on responding appropria...

Notable Native: Brandon Smith

Notable Native: Brandon Smith

By Metro Reporter

December 7, 2015

The Nov. 24 video release of Laquan McDonald being fatally shot 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014, by a Chicago police officer was controversial given its graphic content, but to Brandon Smith, a journalist who file...

Columbia filmmakers represented at the Chicago International Film Festival

Columbia filmmakers represented at the Chicago International Film Festival

October 13, 2014

Columbia showed a strong presence at opening night of the 50th Chicago International Film Festival, held at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph St.The screening of director Liv Ullmann...

Faculty remember Kim McCarthy’s life and legacy

Faculty remember Kim McCarthy’s life and legacy

September 15, 2014

Kimberly McCarthy, an associate professor in the Humanities, History and Social Sciences department, died Labor Day weekend after succumbing to a long battle with an illness. McCarthy died in hospice care in her home town of Santa Barbara, California, she was granted a medical leav...

College experiences departures, Koverman announces plans to retire

By Editor-in-Chief

July 22, 2014

As Kwang-Wu Kim heads into his second year as president, some familiar faces will be absent while new ones join the ranks of Columbia’s administration.Two high-ranking administrators, Diane Doyne, associate vice president of marketing and communications, and Warren Chapman, senior vice president, will have departed the college before the fall 2014 semester begins. The departures come after several other top administrative...

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