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Seven staffers laid off following termination of Columbia Online

Seven staffers laid off following termination of Columbia Online

July 17, 2020

After a May announcement that the program would be cut due to pandemic-related financial burdens on the college, the Columbia Online program concluded in June, resulting in staff layoffs. Lambrini Lu...

BREAKING: Kim addresses 'widespread unrest,' supports protesters

BREAKING: Kim addresses ‘widespread unrest,’ supports protesters

June 1, 2020

Over the weekend, Columbia was at the center of a series of downtown and South Loop protests for justice in the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and in similar incidents agains...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim listens as Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David discusses how the suspension of in-person classes will impact instruction.

Columbia is ‘on pause’: administrators address instruction in the age of the coronavirus

March 13, 2020

In response to the Thursday, March 12 email announcing the suspension of classes due to coronavirus concerns, several senior administrators spoke with the Chronicle on the college's plans to bounce back f...

Tax forms: College sees declining revenue; president and CEO receives 40% total compensation bump

Tax forms: College sees declining revenue; president and CEO receives 40% total compensation bump

February 29, 2020

2017 marked another year of enrollment decline for Columbia, and it was no surprise that total revenue also plummeted at a private school dependent on tuition dollars. The results were financially ...

Music student Dee Daniels shares his memorable learning experience during the Strategic Plan Workshop at the Student Center on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Looking to 2030: College seeks input for Master Plan

February 29, 2020

In 10 years, what do you want Columbia to look like? Should classrooms be set up differently? Should sustainability be more prevalent? Should the curriculum change? The college wants to know. Through a h...

Pushing forward: Campus leaders reflect on college's strengths, missteps and the future

Pushing forward: Campus leaders reflect on college’s strengths, missteps and the future

January 27, 2020

When Columbia was founded in 1890—at the time, called the Columbia School of Oratory—it was by two radical, progressive women named Mary A. Blood and Ida Morey Riley. The idea it was founded on was...

Editor's Note: Don’t leave us out when you envision Columbia’s future

Editor’s Note: Don’t leave us out when you envision Columbia’s future

January 26, 2020

As the new decade begins at Columbia, it is the perfect time for students and staffers alike to look back on how far the college has come and where it  can go in the next 10 years. As administrators...

Dean candidates discuss their vision for the School of Fine and Performing Arts

Dean candidates discuss their vision for the School of Fine and Performing Arts

January 21, 2020

After more than a year of an interim dean in the School of Fine and Performing Arts, the college is conducting an internal search for a permanent replacement. The role was formerly occupied by Onye Ozuzu...

Tuition for full-time students will increase by 2%, bringing it up to $27,142.

Costs for Columbia students to go up again

November 22, 2019

President and CEO Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim announced another increase in tuition and housing rates, this time for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is the third year in a row that tuition has been capped  at a 2% in...

Confusion surrounding composting initiatives at college, University Center

Confusion surrounding composting initiatives at college, University Center

September 16, 2019

      During New Student Convocation, student orientation leaders, along with the college’s Sustainability Assistant Christian Williams, stood next to three composting and five rec...

The Alexandroff family had a long history at Columbia until a position held by Norman Alexandroff, a former library staff member, was terminated at the beginning of the summer.

End of an era: Columbia’s last Alexandroff dismissed

August 20, 2019

When the Fall 2019 semester begins, it will be the first time since 1934 that an Alexandroff is not on Columbia’s payroll. On May 22, Norman Alexandroff, whose last-held position at the college was as a co...

Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David emphasized her

Provost Marcella David ‘saying all the right things’ in first collegewide address

August 19, 2019

In Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David’s first collegewide address since arriving in June, she went out of her way to show faculty she understood them, emphasizing her deep appreciatio...

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