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New security background checks lack Google search

New security background checks lack Google search

May 2, 2016

Google searches are available to anyone with internet access and can provide information that Columbia’s background checks of prospective hires do not. The college’s recent hiring of six new watch commander...

Kim shares update,  answers student questions

Kim shares update, answers student questions

May 2, 2016

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim addressed the college’s sexual assault awareness efforts and the upcoming rebranding initiative April 26 during the Student Government Association’s “Let’s Chat...

The Fat Cat Bar hosted a dinner at Mercy Housing Malden Arms, 4727 N. Malden St., April 20 as part of its “Uptown Initiative” for Mercy Housing Lakefront, a low-income housing organization. 

‘Uptown Initiative’ creates bar, housing facility partnership

April 25, 2016

A North Side bar is using its connection to low-income housing facilities to give back to the community through dinners and donations in what the owners are calling their “Uptown Initiative.”The Fat Cat ...

ConSoul

Biggest Mouth erupts with heart and soul

April 25, 2016

The soulful hip-hop duo ConSoul took first place and unleashed its feel-good energy, performing for the 421-person crowd at the 12th annual Biggest Mouth battle of the bands competition at the Metro, 373...

Diversity Part II: Lack of progress hurts employee recruitment, retention

Diversity Part II: Lack of progress hurts employee recruitment, retention

April 11, 2016

According to recently reported racial and gender demographics, Columbia’s faculty, staff and administration reflect far less diversity than that of its student body.The data, which shows that approximately 50 pe...

Old theater paper gets digital reboot

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By Arts & Culture Reporter

April 11, 2016

Before it ceased publishing in 2011, the Chicago theater community newspaper PerformInk was known as a resource for anyone in the local entertainment industry or looking to break into it.Now it’s bac...

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrated through art and political discussion

April 11, 2016

The office of Asian-American Cultural Affairs hosted an event April 8 at the Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery, 619 S. Wabash Ave. “Falling In: A Teach-In for Students from China” discussed social ...

Students and faculty participated in the Stencil Project, held at the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building on April 6, to help raise awareness of sexual assault.

Sexual assault awareness to expand through creative displays

April 11, 2016

Student Activities and the Office of Student Health and Support are working together to foster awareness of sexual assault across campus throughout April with student-produced creative films, poems and ga...

Students from Chicago-area institutions, including Columbia, have lobbied for MAP grant funding from the budget-stymied state. The most recent rally (above) was on Feb. 16.

Lost without a MAP: College unable to fund monetary awards for 2016– 2017

April 4, 2016

Columbia will not fund student Monetary Award Program grants for the 2016–2017 academic year, according to President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim.The decision announced on April 4, two days after more than 3,000 pro...

Columbia rocks student, alumni talent with  Manifest, ‘Big Walls’

Columbia rocks student, alumni talent with Manifest, ‘Big Walls’

April 2, 2016

Local art lovers and Columbia’s creatives can now celebrate their campus prior to the 16th annual Manifest urban arts festival with “Big Walls,” an event set for May 1 through May 13 that will feat...

The Columbia Chronicle staff was recognized as the No. 1 college paper in the state Feb. 20 at the Illinois College Press Association awards and won 22 individual prizes in various categories. 

Chronicle named No. 1 college paper in Illinois

February 29, 2016

The Columbia Chronicle staff of 34 students took home first place for General Excellence along with 22 other awards from the Illinois College Press Association convention Feb. 20.The Chronicle collected ...

Early college leader recalled as ‘tough’ but ‘tender’

Early college leader recalled as ‘tough’ but ‘tender’

February 22, 2016

Betty Shiflett, a former professor emeritus in the Creative Writing Department who was widely considered to have played a key role in the creation of what is originally known as the Writing/English Depart...

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