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Diversity Part II: Lack of progress hurts employee recruitment, retention

Diversity Part II: Lack of progress hurts employee recruitment, retention

April 11, 2016

According to recently reported racial and gender demographics, Columbia’s faculty, staff and administration reflect far less diversity than that of its student body.The data, which shows that approximately 50 pe...

Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Success, presented the 4 percent tuition increase at the Feb. 9 SGA meeting.

Fewer students, more money: Students pay up for enrollment drop

February 15, 2016

The college has announced a 4 percent tuition increase for the 2016–2017 academic year, raising the cost of a Columbia education to $24,590, nearly $1,000 more than the current tuition of $23,640.Ful...

Luther Hughes, a senior creative writing major was elected Student Government Association President during SGA's membership meeting on Dec. 15 at The Loft in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. 

SGA president: Ballard steps out, Hughes steps in

December 22, 2015

Luther Hughes, a senior creative writing major, was elected Student Government Association President following former president Jerel Ballard's early resignation.SGA's membership met Dec. 15 at The Lo...

The Faculty Senate approved three new majors and a new minor Dec. 11 to be sent to the Provost for approval and discussed a new faculty workload policy.

Faculty Senate approves new major proposals

December 14, 2015

The Faculty Senate at its Dec. 11 meeting approved proposals for three new majors and a new minor, which will be sent to the Office of the Provost for approval.Previously, the Academic Affairs Committee...

Suzanne Blum Malley, senior associate provost and chair of the Integrated First-Year Experience committee discussed expectations and ideas with other committee members.

Student representatives hold value in committees

December 14, 2015

They may not always attend meetings but student representatives are actively participating in the recently formed Strategic Planning Committees, which also include administrators, department chairs, full...

2015 music to continue after monumental Adele release

By Managing Editor

November 23, 2015

With the Nov. 20 release of Adele's third album, 25, it's clear that the 2015 year in music has reached its climax. According to Billboard, Columbia Records will ship as many as 3.6 million copies of the album during its first week, making it the largest number of new-release CDs shipped since *NSYNC shipped 4.21 copies in 2000. Adele's opening week will be massive, and her success will surely continue in weeks to come. Wh...

Jerel Ballard, a junior journalism major, president of SGA and community chair representative for BSU, led students at a Stand in Solidarity event in support of students at the University of Missouri. 

Students: ‘Perseverance, unity—we are all one community’

November 16, 2015

Students gathered in front of the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building with Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden and Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly on Nov. 13, sharing stories of racial in...

Fans question Beyoncé’s LGBT community support

By Managing Editor

November 9, 2015

Voters in Houston failed to approve a proposed equal rights ordinance Nov. 3 that would have marked an LGBT victory in the state of Texas.The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance  (HERO) would have prohibited discrimination based on a number of characteristics, including sexual orientation and gender identity. However, the bill failed to pass after 62 percent of the public voted against it.Opponents of gay marriage used fear tact...

College seeks to fill dean positions

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden, spoke to faculty and staff about what he seeks in potential dean candidates Oct. 21 at an open forum.


October 26, 2015

The college initiated searches for new deans for the schools of Media Arts and Fine & Performing Arts during a pair of open forums in which faculty and staff could discuss qualities they are seeking i...

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