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Jo Cates, Columbia’s returning library director, hopes to introduce changes that will better align with student needs.

Library puts ‘glorious changes’ in motion following staffing reductions

September 30, 2019

After a nine-year absence from Columbia, Jo Cates returned as the library director in July with much more on her desk than just book orders and budget concerns. During a time when college libraries ac...

The West Loop library branch, 122 N. Aberdeen St., opened on Jan. 17 and puts emphasis on serving all ages. 

New library branch opens in West Loop

February 5, 2019

Libraries can be silent and boring to some, but with advanced technology in addition to hard-copy books, the West Loop library is breaking tradition.On Jan. 17, the West Loop Chicago Public Library branc...

Bo Burnham captures a moment in time in 'Eighth Grade'

Bo Burnham captures a moment in time in ‘Eighth Grade’

July 12, 2018

Bo Burnham is a modern renaissance man. Since his humble YouTube beginnings in 2006 that quickly went viral, he has dabbled in mediums across the board, including a stand-up career that earned him spec...

Dean of Library Jan Chindlund retires

Dean of Library Jan Chindlund retires

July 3, 2018

After working at the college for more than a decade, Jan Chindlund retired as dean of the Library July 1. Chindlund was appointed dean of the Library in 2012 after coming to Columbia to serve as the Library's director in 2007. In a June 20 email sent to faculty and staff, S...

Jim Allen, communication director for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, noticed an up-tick in early and mail-in voting in the 2018 primaries.

Experts analyze primary election results

April 7, 2018

Illinois’ 2018 primary results are in and experts came together in an April 5 panel to analyze contributing factors to candidate selection.Hosted by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform at 69 ...

“Lemonade Summer,” by Gavi Mendez, is a comic book consisting of seven stories with characters representing  LGBTQ  people of color. 

Kickstarters and ‘Lemonade’ stands

March 26, 2018

Flipping through comic books as a child, Gabi Mendez, a first year graduate student at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, never found relatable characters. As a queer person of color, Men...

Student workers are not pennies to be pinched

Student workers are not pennies to be pinched

September 11, 2017

Several students are out of jobs they thought they had lined up for the Fall 2017 Semester. As reported on the Front Page, three of Columbia’s Open Labs have closed unexpectedly, leaving some student...

New treatment gives second chance to leukemia patients at U of Chicago

New treatment gives second chance to leukemia patients at U of Chicago

September 11, 2017

The University of Chicago Medical Center is one of the first hospitals to offer a new cancer treatment that is giving late-stage leukemia and lymphoma patients another chance for remission. A pediatric acu...

Committment to LGBT students cannot just be lip service

Editor’s Note: Committment to LGBT students cannot just be lip service

January 30, 2017

Students often choose to attend Columbia because of its advertised inclusivity and open-minded campus culture. However, instead of just marketing this type of mindset, the college’s administration and ...

Library Dean Jan Chindlund received the 2017 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Jan. 17, for the staff’s commitment to community engagement on campus.

Columbia wins national library award

January 30, 2017

Jan Chindlund, dean of the Library, said she has applied for the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award ever since she knew of its existence with the goal of entering Columbia until her staff won. After five years of implementing programs and formatting applications, the Library has ...

The Giving Tree, sponsored by Columbia’s Center for Community Arts Partnership and Library, donated school and art supplies to Adam Jimenez’s kindergarten class at Mahalia Jackson Elementary in Auburn Gresham.

‘Giving Tree’ gives back to CPS classrooms

December 12, 2016

Classrooms at Mahalia Jackson Elementary School will receive new school and art supplies from Columbia’s Center for Community Arts Partnership and the Library as part of its annual Giving Tree gift-giving project. In the past, the Giving Tree—which has taken place for the past si...

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...

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