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Difference in candidates could mean easier provost selection

Difference in candidates could mean easier provost selection

March 1, 2019

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim's provost selection, which will likely be announced in March, will mark a distinct path for the future of Columbia and its leadership.Kim said the differences between the t...

Editor’s Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

Editor’s Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

May 1, 2017

The April 25 announcement of an interim chair of the Cinema and Television Arts Department may have come as a surprise to faculty and staff who didn’t even know of the new department’s existence....

Editor’s Note: When administrators, News  Office think you’re the enemy

Editor’s Note: When administrators, News Office think you’re the enemy

April 24, 2017

For readers who have noticed the administration’s participation in articles shrinking each week, it is not because of The Chronicle’s lack of trying. As readers can see in several Chronicle stories...

Editor’s Note: Students should help choose Honorary Degree Recipients

Editor’s Note: Students should help choose Honorary Degree Recipients

April 17, 2017

Besides walking across the stage and receiving a hard-earned diploma, one of the most memorable aspects of a student’s commencement experience is the speech from whomever sends them off into the w...

Editor’s Note: Would you attend class if no one forced you?

Editor’s Note: Would you attend class if no one forced you?

April 10, 2017

A battle is unfolding between the college’s part-time faculty union and the college administration over ostensibly unnecessary or unethical grade changes, as reported on the Front Page. For example,...

Editor’s Note: What does losing a new leader in two months say about Columbia?

By Megan Bennett

April 3, 2017

Retention among Columbia’s leaders is not a new struggle, but recently a high-level employee who likely broke the record for quickest turnover proves it may be a difficult place for outsiders to stay .As reported on the Front Page, the college’s first faculty ombudsperson Connie Meyer unexpectedly resigned March 29, less than two months after Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden announced her arrival in an email to ...

Editor’s Note: Hiring for nonexistent department undermines college input

Editor’s Note: Hiring for nonexistent department undermines college input

March 13, 2017

If program changes are pending approval, but the college goes forward with them anyway, are they really pending at all? Announced in a March 10 email from Dean of the School of Media Arts Eric Freedman, ...

TEDx speakers to ‘Evoke Presence’

TEDx speakers to ‘Evoke Presence’

March 13, 2017

Columbia's third TEDx conference will feature 10 individuals from various backgrounds speaking about the theme of “evoking presence” in their lives and careers during the annual event schedule...

Editor’s Note: To avoid disaster, college needs better rollout for buyout

Editor’s Note: To avoid disaster, college needs better rollout for buyout

March 7, 2017

The second employee buyout in two years was announced to faculty and staff March 1, and those who are eligible have already begun contemplating leaving Columbia, as reported on the Front Page. Vice ...

College offers faculty, staff buyouts

College offers faculty, staff buyouts

March 6, 2017

Columbia will soon attempt to reduce expenses and its workforce with its second employee buyout in two years, announced in a March 1 email to faculty and staff. According to Jerry Tarrer, vice president of Business Affairs and CFO who sent the email with Senior Vice President and Pro...

Alumna documentary premieres on PBS

Alumna documentary premieres on PBS

March 4, 2017

An alumna's documentary about the demolition of Chicago public high-rises, specifically Cabrini Green, made its national debut on PBS on Feb. 21. Ronit Bezalel, who created and directed the film, graduated with a masters from the Cinema Art and Science Department in 1999, where sh...

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...

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