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A Twin Towers project, located at 2211 N. Milwaukee Ave., is shooting for completion by the end of 2016.

Residents perturbed about Logan Square developments

December 14, 2015

Construction of new developments on the 2200 block of Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square is raising concerns among residents regarding affordable housing availability and gentrification in the neighborho...

NFL Draft punts graduation  back to The Chicago Theatre

NFL Draft punts graduation back to The Chicago Theatre

December 14, 2015

A “domino effect” of scheduling issues stemming from the return of the NFL Draft to Chicago next spring is causing Columbia to reverse field and send its 2016 commencement ceremonies back to the Chica...

The staff of Columbia College Chicago formed a rally to demand increase in cost of living adjustment

Staff members rally for cost of living adjustment, foresee a possible ‘brain drain’ of college employees

December 14, 2015

Eric Koppen, a repair technician in the Cinema Art + Science Department, commutes two-and-a-half hours by train to work every day from his home in Sandwich, Illinois. Because he cannot afford a car, K...

Does diversity committee delay show lack in planning?

By Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2015

As Columbia makes strides toward better supporting diversity at the college, such as through the Nov. 30 announcement of the formation of the Strategic Plan implementation committee intended to oversee the application of its diversity, equity and inclusion goals, concerns remain about how these next steps will be carried out.The emailed announcement, which came from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, noted that faculty and staf...

New developments to join the South Loop

December 7, 2015

Alderman Will Burns 4th Ward, along with various Chicago developers, announced Nov. 30 that two new buildings will soon be built in the 1100 block of Wabash Avenue. The announcement was made at 1104 S. Wa...

Diversity committee to be formed through self-nominations

Diversity committee to be formed through self-nominations

December 7, 2015

Nearly eight weeks after the Strategic Plan Implementation committees formed, the college introduced a new committee to oversee the plan’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals.In a Nov. 30 email to fac...

Focus group demands better Columbia hires

Focus group demands better Columbia hires

December 7, 2015

A recent focus group conducted by the college revealed that some industry employers deem Columbia students as “self-absorbed” and lacking adequate business knowledge.Students were criticized for vario...

Communication, interviews will continue to become more difficult

By Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2015

When the campus community read The Chronicle’s Nov. 23 Front Page story about the quiet cancellation of Story Week, one of the college’s most prominent literary events for nearly two decades, there was a sweeping outcry among students and faculty.The week the story was published included ripples of disappointment expressed through conversations in the college’s hallways and through social media comments and online share...

College Wi-Fi connectivity said to be growing worse

Technologically, Columbia is up to 15 years behind, said Byron Nash, chief information officer and associate vice president of Technology Services on Nov. 13. 

By Campus Reporter

November 30, 2015

Many Students and faculty contend that the college’s Wi-Fi network has been more unreliable and difficult to connect to this semester than in previous semesters. As reported Nov. 23 by The Chronicl...

Big Chicago uses technology to manage large classes

Big Chicago uses technology to manage large classes

November 30, 2015

Students and faculty are divided on the effectiveness of the new technology being used to teach the Big Chicago courses, the college’s reconceived first-semester freshman class.To facilitate the new c...

Students call for improved SFS phone, online customer service

Students call for improved SFS phone, online customer service

November 23, 2015

Serina Johnston, a senior theatre major, contacted the Student Financial Services Office through its online chat function Nov. 9 to resolve an issue with the second half of her tuition refund, which s...

Graduate student searches for Paris’ untold stories

Graduate student searches for Paris’ untold stories

By Campus Editor

November 23, 2015

By the night of Nov. 13, the terrorist attacks on Paris that killed at least 129 people that day were known worldwide. Within two days, Michael Esparza, a graduate journalism student, was on a plane o...

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