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

Editor’s Note: Yes, Trump’s disdain for media will also affect student papers

November 14, 2016

With President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, several groups, whether because of their sex, race or religion, have fears for their future and the current state of the country. Another group is also fac...

Editor’s Note: Kim is here until 2020—what has he done so far?

Editor's Note: New CFO needs to bring  financial confidence back

By Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2016

Following an eventful three years as head of the college, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s contract was extended until June 2020, as reported on Page 3.According to an Oct. 27 press release from the News...

Iconic fictional witches

Iconic fictional witches

By Managing Editor

October 31, 2016

They're spooky, they're beautiful, and they're powerful as hell. Witches show up in history books, present-day covens and Halloween decorations, but the best witches are depicted in TV shows and movies....

President Kim locked in until 2020

President Kim locked in until 2020

October 27, 2016

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s contract has been officially extended to June 2020, according to an Oct. 27 email from Board of Trustees Chairman Bill Wolf.The board’s decision to extend the cont...

Editor’s Note: Higher-ups should be fed up with staff contract halts, not just union

Editor's Note: New CFO needs to bring  financial confidence back

By Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2016

As reported on Page 3, members of the United Staff of Columbia College lined the entrance of a contract negotiation meeting Oct. 18, chanting and expressing frustrations. Some were even holding up copies o...

Editor’s Note: Campus limitations no excuse for lack of security

Editor's Note: New CFO needs to bring  financial confidence back

By Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2016

Attending college in an urban environment is, for most students, an exciting and nonthreatening experience. There are times, however, that challenge students’ sense of safety and prove a need for reform...

At the Chicago Teachers Union strike headquarters, 1642 W. Van Buren St., teachers handed out signs on Oct. 10 to teachers preparing for the possible CTU strike the following day. The strike never occurred due to a tentative agreement CPS offered CTU minutes before the midnight deadline. 

CTU avoids strike with tentative negotiations

October 17, 2016

Minutes before the midnight deadline Oct. 10, after many teachers had already collected strike materials, the Chicago Teachers Union announced it would not strike the following day because of a tentati...

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: Enrollment plummet proves need for administrative wake-up call

Enrollment plummet proves need for administrative wake-up call

By Editor-In-Chief

October 3, 2016

Columbia’s enrollment dropped for the seventh consecutive year, as reported in The Chronicle’s Front Page story. At 8,120 students—the decline began after 2008 when the college had 12,464—our enroll...

Editor’s Note: Students should be in curricular discussions, not shown the door

Editor's Note: New CFO needs to bring  financial confidence back

By Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2016

Columbia’s students, possibly more than ones at other higher education institutions, understand the importance of their curricula and programs staying relevant to what is currently happening in thei...

A multi-panel seminar hosted at Columbia, was aimed at educating students and members of the public about problems in Illinois, according to Sarah Brune, Executive Director of Illinois Campaign for Political Reform.  

Political panels urge student involvement in politics

September 19, 2016

Students and members of various political organizations learned about issues affecting Illinois, including inadequate youth participation in politics and the effects that campaign contributions have on candi...

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

Editor's Note: New CFO needs to bring  financial confidence back

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...

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