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Columbia administrators hear second round of questions, grievances from students, faculty, staff

By Samuel Charles

January 30, 2012

The second Town Hall meeting in as many months between members of Columbia’s full- and part-time faculty, administration, staff and students was held Jan. 27, with many of the same attendees pres- ent and themes of the initial meeting in December 2011 being revisited.Topics under the microscope included the treatment of part-time faculty and staff, a suggested freeze of tuition costs,more budget transparency,fair representat...

Second Town Hall Meeting

By Sara Mays

January 30, 2012

By: Sam Charles Managing EditorThe second town hall meeting in as many months between members of Columbia’s full- and part-time faculty, administration, staff and students was held on Jan. 27, with many of the same attendees present and themes of the initial town hall meeting last year being discussed.Taking questions from the audience were Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Louise Love, Interim Associate Pro...

Rashid Johnson’s “Message to the Folks” at Museum of Contemporary Art

By Trevor Ballanger

January 17, 2012

The Museum of Contemporary Art is making headway toward the beginning of a new series of exhibitions focusing on the contemporary art movement.The MCA, 220 E. Chicago Ave., will host its first major exhibition of Columbia alumnus Rashid Johnson beginning on April 14. Presently based in New York, Chicago-born Johnson is preparing to return to Chicago for his exhibition, “Message to the Folks,” which will focus largely on...

Unions join students to protest school policies

By Lisa Schulz

December 12, 2011

Last week’s town hall meeting grew out of a Dec. 6 protest at which Columbia’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, joined forces with staff and students to demand a chance to speak to the administration. For P-Fac, it would be the first contact since contract negotiations broke off five weeks ago.Picket signs bearing President Warrick L. Carter’s photo and slogans such as “institutional continuity,” “chop from the...

Town hall meeting airs grievances

By Samuel Charles

December 12, 2011

Facing relentless questioning from several different groups, Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Louise Love and Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Len Strazewski did their best to respond and shed light on some of the most high-profile problems currently facing the college. Love and Strazewski were only able to answer a small number of the more than 20 questions asked during the meeting beca...

Administration, protest groups town hall meeting

By Estefania Martinez

December 12, 2011

Facing relentless questioning from several different groups, Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Louise Love and Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Len Strazewski did their best to respond and shed light on some of the most high profile problems facing the college today. Love and Strazewski were only able to answer a small number of the more than 20 questions asked during the meeting because o...

P-Fac complaint charges Columbia

By Lisa Schulz

October 17, 2011

In an official complaint issued Sept. 30, the National Labor Relations Board charged Columbia with unfair labor practices against P-Fac, the college’s part-time faculty union.The complaint alleges the college refused to collectively bargain with the union, specifically mentioning Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, who "threatened that she would no longer meet informally with union represe...

Negotiations with P-Fac make progress

By Lisa Schulz

September 19, 2011

Columbia’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, and representatives of the administration have been negotiating a new contract since March 2010 and are streamlining their teams so that only two members are representing each side to simplify the decision-making process.“Progress is being made in the negotiations,” said Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs, who became part of the college’s large...

Board will extend president’s contract

By Drew Hunt

November 22, 2010

In his 10th year as Columbia president, Warrick L. Carter has signed a contract extension that will ensure his leadership through the 2014 academic year.The decision, which was announced in a press release on Nov. 8, was reached unanimously by the college’s Board of Trustees during the summer.“The trustees are generally very happy with Dr. Carter’s work,” said Len Strazewski, associate journalism professor and facul...

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