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Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts of more than $105 million could impact CTA rehabs and fixes at multiple locations throughout the city, according to press release from the Regional Transportation Authority.

Proposed budget cuts will severely affect CTA

April 2, 2015

BUDGET CUTS TO Chicago Transit Authority finances of more than $130 million proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner may further stifle CTA construction, take away CTA station improvements, inconvenience riders even...

Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, has said increasing the average class size by one student could save the college $1 million a year. The college is also currently exploring larger lecture hall style classes to be implemented in future semesters.

How big is too big? College weighs in on increased class sizes

March 30, 2015

Students can expect larger class sizes in some courses offered next semester when fall 2015 registration goes live April 6, as courses with up to a 200-student capacity could be introduced to the curriculum.A...

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Columbia alums shine in Goodman Theatre play

March 30, 2015

Two Columbia alumni have returned to Chicago after successful stints on Broadway to act in the Goodman Theatre’s production of the late August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running,” which opened March 7.A.C...

Filip Zadro, a senior audio arts & acoustics major from Croatia, created a project that aims to deliver access to clean water in parts of the world that struggle with finding pure water sources.

Student nationally recognized for eco-friendly project

March 30, 2015

After a year of intense planning, expansive research, in-depth storyboarding and building a web of global contacts, Filip Zadro, a senior audio arts & acoustics major from Croatia, has been selected to...

Gates to deliver budget transparency to faculty, students

Gates to deliver budget transparency to faculty, students

By Campus Reporter

March 16, 2015

To increase transparency surrounding the budget for the 2015–2016 fiscal year, the college is launching two websites that contain information about where the college’s money is going.The websites, ...

Assyrian community protests against ISIS | The Columbia Chronicle

March 16, 2015

About 200 members of Chicago’s Assyrian community gathered at Federal Plaza, 230 S. Dearborn St., in the Loop on March 13 to denounce ISIS militants and the killings of Assyrians in their native coun...

The First-Year Seminar program, designed to introduce new students to the college, has been eliminated, resulting in the termination of seven employees.

FYS program cut, employees terminated

March 16, 2015

First-Year Seminar, the class most first-year students are required to take, will be absent from the Fall 2015 class catalog.In a March 11 collegewide email, the college announced that the First-Year ...

Homan square not so off-the-books

By Metro Editor

March 9, 2015

An inconspicuous warehouse in Chicago has captured the world’s attention.Homan Square, 3379 W. Fillmore St., is a former Sears Roebuck & Co. warehouse owned and operated by the Chicago Police Department since 1999. It houses the Evidence and Recovered Property Section and is open to the public. Homan Square is the only CPD facility “where members of the public can collect evidence recovered during a now complete c...

SFS aims to educate students on finances

SFS aims to educate students on finances

March 9, 2015

With new leadership, students may see some changes to the Office of Student Financial Services in the near future.Since starting at the college on Feb. 2, Cynthia Grunden, assistant vice president of S...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Mayoral race continues with promises, campaign strategies

By Natalie Craig

March 9, 2015

As between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, the continuation of the mayoral race brings new campaign advertisements, strategies and promises.The race is closer now with only two candidates left in the running after Emanuel was forced into a runoff election Feb. 24 when he failed to receive 50 percent of the vote plus one single vote. Garcia, who won more than 33.9 percent o...

Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh and one half of the comedy duo “Flight of the Conchords” Jemaine Clement star as vampires learning to deal with the mundane modern world in the vampire film “What We Do in the Shadows,” which was released in the U.S. after a crowdfunding campaign.

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ a bloody good watch

March 2, 2015

The inevitable string of vampire comedies has a long list of failures: Nicolas Cage’s ill-conceived “Vampire’s Kiss,” Eddie Murphy’s hack job “Vampire in Brooklyn,” the “Scary Movie” creat...

Columbia has partnered with South Loop Strength & Conditioning to offer CrossFit, a hybrid exercise program.

Columbia gets ‘CrossFit’

February 23, 2015

CrossFit is in the running to be offered as a new fitness program for Columbia students this semester.The college is entering a trial partnership with the South Loop Strength & Conditioning CrossFit...

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