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

By Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2016

Throughout the summer, The Chronicle made a goal of pursuing in-depth campus coverage as aggressively as it would during the academic year. As massive changes hit the college during the last few months‚Ä...

CiTE eliminated, lack of administrative announcement raises questions among faculty, staff

CiTE eliminated, lack of administrative announcement raises questions among faculty, staff

August 23, 2016

Despite the lack of a formal announcement, Columbia’s Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence was closed and many of its programs discontinued this summer.The college quietly removed the CiTE we...

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‚Äôs top administrators alike gathered to share both sadness and joy as Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly said goodbye to ‚Äúhis home‚ÄĚ at the college before beginn...

Interim V.P. 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...

Protesters block traffic on the Dan Ryan Expressway on the city's South Side during evening rush hour in protest of the fatal shootings of two black men by police in Minnesota and Louisiana.

‘It is our duty to fight for our freedom’: Protesters link arms, stop traffic against police shootings

July 8, 2016

As clouds and pouring rain personified the gray and tense moments of the past week, protesters gathered on Chicago’s South Side and into oncoming traffic to peacefully protest and become voices of the Black...

Mark Kelly, who has worked at the college for more than three decades, is stepping down to work as the commissioner of the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

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...

College appoints new leadership, timeline set for Graduate School

By Editor-in-Chief

June 27, 2016

Newly appointed leadership of the restored School of Graduate Studies will begin discussing more uniform education policies with graduate program directors and students this summer, according to the school's new dean, Constantin Rasinariu.Rasinariu, formerly the interim dean of the School of Media Arts, was announced as the dean of the School of Graduate Studies in a June 7 email from Senior Vice President and Provost Stan ...

Part-time faculty union President Diana Vallera enters the Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn St., May 18 for an ongoing National Labor Relations Board hearing regarding full-time staff members' eligibility to teach courses and have union representation.

P-Fac members, more college witnesses take stand in NLRB hearing

June 6, 2016

Following the testimony of full-time staff, members of the college’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, and other college employees were called as witnesses in a National Labor Relations Board hearing re...

NLRB hearing begins with college, staff questioning

Attorney Michael Persoon (Left) along with Nic Ruly (center) and part-time faculty union president Diana Vallera enter the Dirksen Federal Building 219 S. Dearborn St., Suite 808 on May 18 for a hearing regarding a dispute between P-Fac and full-time staff members who teach part-time.

By Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2016

Columbia College’s adjunct union, P-Fac, is contesting the right of staff workers, who are presented by the U.S. of C.C., to teach part-time classes at a National Labor Relations Board hearing that bega...

Jon Stern, the college’s former vice president of Alumni Relations and Development, departed from the college May 17.

Development, Alumni Relations VP out after nearly two years

May 19, 2016

Jon Stern, the college‚Äôs vice president of Alumni Relations and Development, left the college May 17, holding the position for less than two years.Stern is leaving to ‚Äúpursue other opportunities,‚Ä...

Faculty Senate welcomes new members,  approves end-of-year motions

Faculty Senate welcomes new members, approves end-of-year motions

May 9, 2016

In its last meeting of the semester on May 6, the Faculty Senate introduced its latest motions and approvals before introducing new members and open seats.¬†Before adjourning its 2015‚Äď2016 members t...

The Second City e.t.c. A Red Line Runs Through It. Lisa Beasley Aasia Bullock Peter Kim Katie Klein Julie Marchiano Scott Morehead. 

Second City‚Äôs ‚ÄėRed Line Runs Through‚Äô select stations

May 9, 2016

The Second City e.t.c.‚Äôs 40th Revue opened May 5 with a refreshing change‚ÄĒa predominantly female cast for the second time in company history‚ÄĒbut only a few belly laughs.‚ÄúA Red Line Runs Through It...

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