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Jessica Iorio, a sophomore business & entrepreneurship major, outlines student concerns about the   Strategic Plan’s final draft during an April 20 committee meeting with the college’s administration.

Strategic Plan surges forward despite collegewide resistance, concern

April 27, 2015

The Strategic Planning Steering Committee met for the final time on April 20 to present the final draft of Columbia’s five-year Strategic Plan to President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, but it was not until...

Exhibit puts juvenile prisoners on display

April 27, 2015

“Try Youth As Youth,” an exhibit that aims to spark social change, highlights the lives and trials of American youth in juvenile detention centers across the U.S.“Try Youth As Youth” is a project sp...

Buyout Criteria

Mass buyout brings workforce reductions

April 6, 2015

As part of the college’s ongoing efforts to reduce expenses, the administration is offering its first mass faculty and staff buyout program.According to Michelle Gates, CFO and vice president of Busi...

Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts of more than $105 million could impact CTA rehabs and fixes at multiple locations throughout the city, according to press release from the Regional Transportation Authority.

Proposed budget cuts will severely affect CTA

April 2, 2015

BUDGET CUTS TO Chicago Transit Authority finances of more than $130 million proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner may further stifle CTA construction, take away CTA station improvements, inconvenience riders even...

Chris Campbell

Notable Native Chris Campbell

April 2, 2015

Chris Campbell, a Homewood, Illinois native and DePaul University alumnus, founded Review Trackers in 2012 after working with a major retailer that was in need of a way to track and manage reviews posted by its online cu...

Budget transparency goes digital

Budget transparency goes digital

March 30, 2015

Students wondering what their tens of thousands of tuition dollars are doing within the college’s budget can now know with the launch of the college’s new budget web pages. Developed by Michelle Gat...

Gates to deliver budget transparency to faculty, students

Gates to deliver budget transparency to faculty, students

By Campus Reporter

March 16, 2015

To increase transparency surrounding the budget for the 2015–2016 fiscal year, the college is launching two websites that contain information about where the college’s money is going.The websites, ...

HR evaluates staff salaries

By Campus Reporter

March 2, 2015

To assess current positions and responsibilities of full- and part-time staff members, the college announced Feb. 9 in an email that the Office of Human Resources has launched a comprehensive staff compensation study.  Michelle Gates, vice president of Business Affairs and CFO, said information gathered through the study will be used to create standardized job descriptions for employees. This classification structure will ...

Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, attended the Faculty Senate’s monthly meeting on Feb. 27 to discuss faculty salary increases, among other issues. 

‘No guarantees’ for faculty salary increases

March 2, 2015

Faculty salary increases cannot be guaranteed for the upcoming academic year, Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, told the college’s Faculty Senate Feb. 27 at its monthly meeting. The an...

Columbia’s 2016 budget hints at deep cuts

By Campus Editor

March 2, 2015

Although it is early in the Spring 2015 semester, the college is already making preparations for the next academic year’s budget, a move that will result in staff reductions and budget cuts and require departments to project financial needs months earlier than in past years.Preparation for the 2016 fiscal year’s budget began the week of Feb. 16, and the college is taking a new approach to the budget-building process, accor...

Sound Off: ‘Ultraviolent’ Lana Del Rey footage serves no purpose

By Managing Editor

November 24, 2014

Lana Del Rey and Marilyn Manson fans were taken by surprise on Nov. 19 after a disturbing video featuring the artists leaked online. The video, directed by “Hostel” filmmaker Eli Roth, depicted a series of horrific scenes alluding to violence.The most alarming scene was a simulated rape of Lana by Roth, who is shown pressing her head down into a pillow and ends after he walks out of sight, cutting to a shot of the singer...

California-based pop-punk band New Found Glory has made its mark on its fans, over a 17-year career, culminating in the Oct. 7 release of its eighth studio album Resurrection.

‘My Friends Over You’ singer defines pop-punk genre

November 3, 2014

New Found Glory, a pop-punk band from Coral Springs, Florida, has made its mark on the genre. After the release of its hit song “My Friends Over You” in 2002 and parting with longtime guitarist St...

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