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New museum to bring blues history, live music to Loop

New museum to bring blues history, live music to Loop

April 3, 2017

Chicagoans will soon be able to experience live music at any time of day at the 50,000-square-foot Chicago Blues Experience museum, set to be completed in the Loop by 2019.Originally planned to be locat...

From Columbia to ESPN—DJ alum spins to football season

From Columbia to ESPN—DJ alum spins to football season

November 18, 2016

Jill Strange’s original, energizing sound has not only won her Fan Favorite and National Runner-Up of the 2016 Campus DJ National Championship, but most recently, the a 2015 cinema art + science alumna has been announced as the official DJ for this year’s ESPN college football...

WAC returns for fourth year

WAC returns for fourth year

October 24, 2016

Kelli Herndon, a student’s parent who traveled all the way from New York City to participate in the Oct. 21 Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl celebrations, was excited to experience what she normally does not ge...

Administrators’ salaries rise, college’s financial cushion dwindles

Administrators’ salaries rise, college’s financial cushion dwindles

October 10, 2016

In the midst of tuition increases, a shrinking endowment and a decreasing number of college employees, administrator compensation rose, including a multimillion-dollar payout to a former president, according to t...

Editor’s Note: VP announcement limits message, transparency questionable

Editor’s Note: VP announcement limits message, transparency questionable

By Editor-In-Chief

September 12, 2016

Sharon Wilson-Taylor, former associate vice president and Dean of Students who was asked to fill in as interim vice president of Student Success following Mark Kelly’s departure, was permanently app...

Sharon Wilson-Taylor named Mark Kelly’s successor, college scraps national search plan

Sharon Wilson-Taylor named Mark Kelly’s successor, college scraps national search plan

By Campus Editor and Campus Reporter

September 12, 2016

After serving as interim vice president of Student Success for  two months, Sharon Wilson-Taylor was named the permanent vice president of Student Affairs Sept. 7, according to an email sent to faculty ...

College cancels national search plans, appoints Sharon Wilson-Taylor as Mark Kelly’s successor

College cancels national search plans, appoints Sharon Wilson-Taylor as Mark Kelly’s successor

September 8, 2016

Sharon Wilson-Taylor was named vice president of Student Affairs Sept. 7, after 26 years at the college that included briefly serving as interim vice president of Student Success, according to an email sent ...

Kelly shares final ‘Hell Yeah,’ says goodbye to college community

Kelly shares final ‘Hell Yeah,’ says goodbye to college community

July 29, 2016

Students and the college’s top administrators alike gathered to share both sadness and joy as Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly said goodbye to “his home” at the college before beginn...

Interim Vice President of Student Success talks new role, carrying on Kelly’s work

Interim Vice President of Student Success talks new role, carrying on Kelly’s work

July 20, 2016

Sharon Wilson-Taylor, the college’s associate vice president and dean of Students, will temporarily replace current Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly starting Aug. 8.Wilson-Taylor, who was hired...

Mark Kelly accepts city job, exits college after 32 years

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...

New security policies to be piloted throughout summer

By Managing Editor

June 8, 2016

Students, faculty and staff will now have to show their Columbia IDs to gain access to the library in the 624 S. Michigan Building with other buildings soon to follow as part of an ongoing pilot program for ID checkpoints and access control at the college, according to Ron Sodini, associate vice president of Campus Safety & Security.The new ID checkpoint, which went into effect June 1, follow similar security measures to those that...

2015–2016 Year in review

By Campus Editor

May 9, 2016

Implementing Strategic Plan objectives, rallying against police brutality in Chicago and adding 18 murals to the Wabash Arts Corridor were just a few of the changes and challenges of the 2015–2016 academic year. The year opened with Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly’s annual “Hell Yeah” liturgy at Convocation during the new student welcoming in August.The annual celebration welcomed 2,700 new students to t...

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