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Talking Body: Local artists challenge cultural appropriation outrage

September 28, 2015

When Rachel Dolezal, a former chapter president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, was “outed” by her parents as a white woman after years of portraying herself as a ...


College transitions to Moodlerooms

September 21, 2015

Columbia has outsourced Moodle, the college’s learning management system, to Moodlerooms beginning in the Fall 2015 Semester. The decision was made due to the previous LMS’s unreliability and lack of ...

An Ethnic Food Tour of Chicago: Pilsen | The Columbia Chronicle

March 9, 2015

Pilsen a Lower West Side neighborhood is known for its vibrant murals, authentic Mexican cuisine and an immigrant community largely dominated by Hispanics.The culturally rich neighborhood makes many Hisp...

LGBTQ leaders seek national training

By Campus Editor

February 2, 2015

Several students have been selected to receive special training in leadership for their demonstration of LGBTQ activism on campus.Five members of Common Ground, Columbia’s LGBTQ organization, will be attending the National Conference on LGBTQ Equality: Creating Change, an annual gathering of more than 3,500 activists and allies run by the National LGBTQ Task Force Feb. 4–8. The conference provides seminars and other skill-...

Lott Hill, executive director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence (left) and Precious Davis, assistant director of diversity recruitment in the Office of Admissions, (right), opened the discussion at the Nov. 18 LGBTQ Forum, setting the tone for attendees to contribute. 

Course reductions unite LGBTQ community

November 24, 2014

Following weeks of outrage from the LGBTQ community and its allies on campus over the planned reduction in section offerings of the Gay and Lesbian Studies I and II classes, the college administration hosted...

Soccer is back

By Nader Ihmoud

October 3, 2011

The Columbia Renegades have added indoor and outdoor co-ed soccer teams to the list of sports available at Columbia.The teams were added during meetings held the week of Sept. 26 after several students volunteered for leadership positions, according to Kevin Hartmann, president of the Renegades.“Soccer’s always been a sport that’s had a lot of interest at Columbia, but we’ve never had a student really step up to ta...

Using turntables to make his mark

By Shardae Smith

November 1, 2010

Once a month, The Chronicle profiles people on campus who are doing interesting or important things. We’re always watching for faculty, staff and students with a story to tell. Here’s someone you should know.If you’ve attended a student event at Columbia within the last three years, then you have probably seen Olu Adelabi spinning on the turntables. Also known as DJ Continental, the Kalamazoo, Mich., native has been ...

Cutting edge activists on campus

By Drew Hunt

September 13, 2010

Critical Encounters has selected social activists Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonnano as this year’s Artists in Residence, an annual designation that brings notable artists and media makers to campus to work hand-in-hand with Columbia students.Bichlbaum and Bonnano, known collectively as the Yes Men, are a pair of political provocateurs dedicated to exposing major corporations’unethical practices.While on campus, they will spearh...

Performance pushes art, political boundary

By CiaraShook

October 26, 2009

La Pocha Nostra, performance troupe of artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña, will bring “Corpo Illicito: The Post-Human Society #69” to Columbia on Oct. 30 as part of the first installment in Critical Encounters’ Artists in Residence series.Gómez-Peña said the group is devoted to erasing the borders between art and politics. “Corpo Illicito” pushes boundaries of faith, culture, identity, race and how people perceive their ow...

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