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Chronicle again named No. 1 non-daily college newspaper

Chronicle again named No. 1 non-daily college newspaper

February 27, 2017

For the second consecutive year, The Chronicle staff received a first place award for General Excellence as well as 31 others at the Illinois College Press Association convention Feb. 18. In addition to the General Excellence honor, for which the newspaper was competing against 12 no...

At the Chicago Teachers Union strike headquarters, 1642 W. Van Buren St., teachers handed out signs on Oct. 10 to teachers preparing for the possible CTU strike the following day. The strike never occurred due to a tentative agreement CPS offered CTU minutes before the midnight deadline. 

CTU avoids strike with tentative negotiations

October 17, 2016

Minutes before the midnight deadline Oct. 10, after many teachers had already collected strike materials, the Chicago Teachers Union announced it would not strike the following day because of a tentati...

Mark Kelly, who has worked at the college for more than three decades, is stepping down to work as the commissioner of the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Mark Kelly accepts city job, exits college after 32 years

July 7, 2016

Mark Kelly, Columbia’s longest-serving administrator and one of the most well-known higher-ups among students. has accepted a position with the city of Chicago and is stepping down as vice president o...

Students from Chicago-area institutions, including Columbia, have lobbied for MAP grant funding from the budget-stymied state. The most recent rally (above) was on Feb. 16.

Lost without a MAP: College unable to fund monetary awards for 2016– 2017

April 4, 2016

Columbia will not fund student Monetary Award Program grants for the 2016–2017 academic year, according to President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim.The decision announced on April 4, two days after more than 3,000 pro...

The Columbia Chronicle staff was recognized as the No. 1 college paper in the state Feb. 20 at the Illinois College Press Association awards and won 22 individual prizes in various categories. 

Chronicle named No. 1 college paper in Illinois

February 29, 2016

The Columbia Chronicle staff of 34 students took home first place for General Excellence along with 22 other awards from the Illinois College Press Association convention Feb. 20.The Chronicle collected ...

Through the acting and directing courses, students enrolled are able to collaborate on films during the semester, said Wendi Weber, lecturer in the Theatre Department. 

Students collaborate in acting and directing courses

December 14, 2015

A collaboration that began this semester allows acting students to participate in films by directing students as part of the courses they are taking. The Theatre and the Cinema Art + Science department...

Does diversity committee delay show lack in planning?

By Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2015

As Columbia makes strides toward better supporting diversity at the college, such as through the Nov. 30 announcement of the formation of the Strategic Plan implementation committee intended to oversee the application of its diversity, equity and inclusion goals, concerns remain about how these next steps will be carried out.The emailed announcement, which came from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, noted that faculty and staf...

College Wi-Fi connectivity said to be growing worse

Technologically, Columbia is up to 15 years behind, said Byron Nash, chief information officer and associate vice president of Technology Services on Nov. 13. 

By Campus Reporter

November 30, 2015

Many Students and faculty contend that the college’s Wi-Fi network has been more unreliable and difficult to connect to this semester than in previous semesters. As reported Nov. 23 by The Chronicl...

Christopher Chraca, a senior in the Music Technology Program, showed prospective students what people in the program have been creating in their classes during an open house event on Nov. 9 in the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building.

New program combines music, science

November 16, 2015

The college’s graduation ceremony in May 2016 will include Columbia’s first student to graduate with a bachelor of science degree in music technology. The degree is granted through the recently establi...

Document-based history education necessary

By Opinions Editor

November 16, 2015

This academic year, millions of elementary, middle and high school students are enrolled in American history classes. Depending on the politics of their state department of education or local school board, they may learn about how Christopher Columbus discovered America and how a bit over a century later, a friendship between Native Americans and English settlers resulted in the first Thanksgiving dinner. Attempts at making hi...

Tim Unsell (right) said he and Drew Mitchell (left) wanted to keep the store simple, so they could let the product shine.

Pilsen’s new 606 Records spins unknown artists

November 2, 2015

Many Chicagoans share a fondness for underground music labels, and Pilsen’s newest record store, 606 Records, 1808 S. Allport St., offers a new place to find those records.The record store opened on O...

Caiti Pina, senior creative writing major, captures the audience with her story of family dynamics and relationships.

From page to stage: Live lit brings written stories to life

November 2, 2015

Huddled in a small space known as The Teal Room in the back of Pub 626 in Rogers Park, audience members listened intently as Caiti Pina, a senior creative writing major, shared her experiences of breaking ou...

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