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Five years, five CFOs

Five years, five CFOs

February 29, 2016

Michelle Gates, vice president of Business Affairs and chief financial officer, has left the college just one year and nine months after being hired in June 2014. Her last day was Feb. 26, according to a ...

Nonprofit aims to help artists manage student debt

Nonprofit aims to help artists manage student  debt

By Campus Editor

December 14, 2015

As mounting student debt generates a national conversation, a Columbia alumnus aims to help artists pay off loans, afford rent and continue to pursue their passions.Derrick Trumbly, a 2005 theatre alumnus...

Reefer Rap

Reefer Rap

By Social Media Editor

April 21, 2014

Peanut butter and jelly. Batman and Robin. Jordan and Pippen. Hip-hop and marijuana. There are just some things that are incomplete without the other.You have probably seen posters in the dorms of Noto...

Kobe totally a Carrie

By Lindsey Woods

October 29, 2012

The sports scene has been full of news lately. There’s the ongoing NHL lockout, David Stern stepped down as commissioner of the NBA and football season is in full swing. But despite this, there is one urgent nugget of news that everyone seems to be ignoring.Kobe Bryant, whose career is considered among basketball’s best, admitted to liking “Sex and the City” in a column published Oct. 25 on iVillage.com.Upon hearing this...

Carter creates change

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 28, 2012

President Warrick L. Carter was Columbia’s highest-paid employee in the 2010–2011 fiscal year with an income of $351,205, according to the college’s most recent Form 990, an annual tax document all nonprofit institutions and organizations must submit to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.Carter’s salary decreased from the previous fiscal year because he received a $45,000 bonus in 2009, compared to a $3,384 bonus in ...

Former CFO sues Columbia

By Lindsey Woods

June 24, 2012

Columbia’s former Chief Financial Officer Michael DeSalle filed a lawsuit against the college, claiming he was wrongfully terminated for supporting former Columbia professor Zafra Lerman, who is in an ongoing legal battle with the school over her termination in 2009.The suit, which was filed on June 21, comes right after incoming Columbia CFO Ken Gotsch, who was hired in May, starts his new position at the college.DeSalle wa...

Proposed gun registration law is far-fetched

By Editorial Board

February 20, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a statewide gun registry law Feb. 9 that would require handgun owners to register their firearm with the state and pay a fee of $65 for each weapon. Supposedly, the law would help police track down suspects in violent crimes and combat illegal firearm trafficking in Chicago.While a law that could help curb violence and crime as drastically as this one sounds like a great idea, Emanuel’s plan is...

Columbia in final stages of finding new CFO

By Brianna Wellen

June 2, 2011

The college’s search to replace former chief financial officer and vice president of Business Affairs Michael DeSalle has been narrowed down to two candidates.The two contenders, David Garafola and J. Randall Dempsey, separately spoke before a group of faculty members on May 23 and May 24 to discuss their background, qualifications and field any questions the group had about managing Columbia’s finances.As previously reporte...

Big East Powerhouse

By Etheria Modacure

January 31, 2011

The NCAA Women’s Final Four will be held in Indianapolis, and one program looks to make the short trip from Chicago to the Conseco Fieldhouse. The DePaul University women’s basketball team has been winning games with an aggressive playing style on both sides of the basketball court and may be one of the select four teams playing for a championship in April.The Blue Demons are off to one their best starts in program histo...

New leadership in Columbia’s Office of Business Affairs

By Samuel Charles

January 24, 2011

After Columbia’s former Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Business Affairs Michael DeSalle stepped down from the position he held for 22 years at the end of the fall 2010 semester, the college acted within a week to find someone to fill the vacancy. Patricia Heath, a principal partner at the executive services firm Tatum, was named interim CFO and vice president of Business Affairs until the assigned committee...

On top of it all

By BenitaZepeda

November 30, 2009

Salaries for Columbia’s top 10 highest paid administrators increased slightly during the 2007 - 2008 academic year. The increase occurred just one year before Columbia faced its first-ever decreased enrollment numbers and a funding level that fell short of the projected budget amidst a daunting economic climate.In an annual survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Columbia’s President Warrick L. Carter has fal...

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