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Multicultural Affairs honors Black History Month with alumni panel | The Columbia Chronicle

February 27, 2017

The office of Multicultural Affairs and Development & Alumni Relations honored Black History Month with an African-American alumni panel discussion. The alumni talked about their experiences in their respective fiel...

Junior cultural studies major Emily Hodshire started a petition calling for the LGBTQ Office of Culture and Community coordinator position to be filled. It became vacant after former coordinator Lex Lawson’s departure in September 2016.

Students push for quicker replacement of LGBTQ Coordinator

February 3, 2017

A petition calls for Columbia to fill the position of Office of LGBTQ Culture and Community coordinator, following former coordinator Lex Lawson’s departure in September 2016 and a lack of response from college administrators. A total of 148 supporters have already sign...

Columbia has been ranked second by on its national, collegiate leaderboard, created, for the college’s voter registration rates among students. 

Columbia recognized for voter registration efforts

October 17, 2016

During the presidential election season, Columbia’s Student Government Association, along with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, has offered  a range of opportunities for on-campus voter registr...

Onye Ozuzu, chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and  dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, announced the committee’s progress and future plans at the April 11 college Assembly at the Stage Two Auditorium in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. 

Assembly asks to imagine Columbia’s diversity thriving

April 18, 2016

Acknowledging that its work is still in the preliminary stages following the committee’s Jan. 8 formation, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee discussed its mission at an April 11 assembly ...

Globe Chat: Central Asia | The Columbia Chronicle

April 18, 2016

Students from the International Student Affairs and Asian American Cultural Affairs hosted Globe Chat: Central Asia, centered around international students and their cultures. The students talked abou...

Columbia celebrates the Year of the Monkey

February 15, 2016

Columbia celebrated the Lunar New Year Feb. 12 in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. The event, which displayed Asian culture, served food and hosted Karaoke, was sponsored by several organizations inc...

Alumnus works to bring Detroit back to its feet

Phillip Cooley, co-owner of Slows Bar BQ, said he thinks the culinary arts can help rejuvenate the city of Detroit.

By Campus Reporter

February 8, 2016

Phillip Cooley, a 2000 cinema art + science alumnus, is an entrepreneur on a mission to strengthen the city of Detroit.Cooley's experience in Detroit ranges from being a janitor at a rock 'n' roll mot...

An Academic Policy Review Manual was approved Nov. 16 by the Faculty Senate and the Office of the Provost to create a centralized process.

New procedures to improve academic review process

December 7, 2015

The college now has a clear set of guidelines for revising existing academic policies and procedures and creating new ones.An Academic Policy Review Manual has been approved to address a lack of communica...

The Gender Inclusive Initiative aims to raise awareness about issues like preferred pronoun usage at the college.

Gender inclusive initiatives announced two months late

November 2, 2015

The LGBTQ Office of Culture & Community, along with Multicultural Affairs and Common Ground, launched the Gender Inclusive Initiative in early September, calling for preferred pronoun awareness and gender...

Let’s all go to the movies: A look at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival

By Jeremy Freeman Contributing Writer

October 27, 2015

The 51st annual Chicago International Film Festival, which presents more than 150 films from 50 countries, is running daily through Oct. 29 at AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St. in the heart of the Loop.When people think of the phrase “film festivals,” four events come to mind; Cannes, Sundance, Venice and the Toronto International, but the Chicago International Film Festival is different from the hundreds of other film festiva...

YouTube videos portray binge drinking as humor, not reality

YouTube videos portray binge drinking as humor, not reality

March 9, 2015

In the millennial era, many are not surprised that portrayals of youth in the media tend to include the element of excessive alcohol consumption when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention repo...

Lex Lawson, the college’s new coordinator of LGBTQ Culture and Community, assumed his new role Feb. 3. Lawson has worked within the LGBTQ community for more than 12 years and plans to bring his connections to various LGBTQ organizations within the Chicago area to Columbia.

New LGBTQ coordinator to foster collaboration, opportunities, celebration

February 16, 2015

LGBTQ life on campus may be a little more coordinated this semester with the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ latest hire.Chicago artist and activist Lex Lawson assumed the position of coordinator of LG...

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