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Co-directors appointed for Academic DEI

Co-directors appointed for Academic DEI

July 3, 2018

Raquel Monroe, associate professor in the Dance Department, and Folayemi Wilson, associate professor in the Art and Art History Department, have been appointed co-directors of Academic Diversity...

College plans next steps after dean departures

College plans next steps after dean departures

June 19, 2018

Following announcements of the departure of two deans in one week, the college is preparing to make changes in its school leadership and curriculum to continue Strategic Plan initiatives. T...

Multimedia campus festival celebrates black artists

Multimedia campus festival celebrates black artists

February 5, 2018

Students can enjoy Columbia’s first Black Arts Festival presented by numerous student organizations and committees to provide an interactive platform for black artists to share their work. The festival will take place Feb. 8–10 at 1104 S. Wabash Ave. and feature dance perform...

Higher taxes called on to drive city improvements

Higher taxes called on to drive city improvements

October 30, 2017

Chicagoans Could soon be seeing increased fees when riding in an Uber or paying their cell phone bill if the mayor has his way.Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2018 budget proposal asks that cell phones and lan...

P-Fac files Unfair Labor Practice alleging contract violation

P-Fac files Unfair Labor Practice alleging contract violation

October 2, 2017

Columbia’s part-time faculty union filed an Unfair Labor Practice with the National Labor Relations Board against the college Aug. 22 for allegedly denying adjunct professors the opportunity to teach courses in the college’s online learning initiative, Columbia College Chicago O...

Alderman, activist search for reform updates

Alderman, activist search for reform updates

February 27, 2017

After more than a month since the U.S. Department of Justice released its report on the Chicago Police Department and a new administration has taken office in Washington D.C., activists and aldermen are now...

Kim creates new position, appoints diversity leader

Kim creates new position, appoints diversity leader

February 6, 2017

Matthew Shenoda, interim chair of the Art & Art History Department and an associate professor in the Creative Writing Department, has been appointed as the new dean of Academic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and special adviser to the president, according to a Feb. 2 statemen...

Editor’s Note: Administrators’ downfall will be overcontrolled communication

Editor’s Note: Administrators’ downfall will be overcontrolled communication

February 6, 2017

Columbia often preaches transparency and the importance of communicating to all stakeholders, but when it comes to major happenings in and outside the college, this semester is off to a shaky start....

Chicago kicks off first  Climate Festival

Chicago kicks off first Climate Festival

October 10, 2016

The month-long Chicago Climate Festival held its inaugural event, “Raptivate!,” on Oct. 5 at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Campus, 1110 W. Belden Ave.Christine Skolnik, founder of the festival, said she...

Students’ services affected by department cuts

Students’ services affected by department cuts

By Campus Reporter

September 26, 2016

Department budget cuts caused reductions to staff and cuts to student services in the Television, Art & Art History, Design and Photography departments.According to Sharon Ross, interim chair of th...

College appoints two new interim chairs

By Digital Content Manager & Campus Reporter

June 16, 2016

The college announced the appointment of interim chairs to the Art & Art History and Business & Entrepreneurship Departments on May 26. They assumed their roles June 1.Matthew Shenoda, an associate professor in the Creative Writing Department, is the new interim chair of the Art and Art History Department for the 2016-2017 academic year, replacing Jeff Abell, an associate professor in Art and Art History, who was appo...

From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

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