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Tanya Harasym and Clint Vaupel, full-time staff members who teach, stand in support of about 55 others seeking representation from P-Fac.

Full-time staff and P-Fac disagree on union inclusion

November 23, 2015

Full-time staff members who teach at the college are calling for representation by Columbia’s part-time faculty union but are facing pushback from members of the adjunct union’s steering committee, accordi...

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US of CC continues fight for cost-of-living increase

November 23, 2015

after three years of bargaining with the college, Columbia’s staff union still may not see cost-of-living raises in its upcoming contract, according to statements made by President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim ...

Two lawsuits in two weeks: P-Fac files  federal complaints against college

Two lawsuits in two weeks: P-Fac files federal complaints against college

November 2, 2015

P-Fac, Columbia’s part-time faculty union, filed a federal lawsuit against the college Oct. 21—the union’s second filing within a two week period.                  The union’s latest s...

P-Fac: ‘No confidence’ in college administration

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October 5, 2015

Columbia’s Part-Time Faculty organization overwhelmingly voted no confidence in President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim and his administration, according to a Sept. 30 P-Fac press release provided by Nancy Trav...

Cultural Center belts out gospel

A song book featuring Thomas A. Dorsey's popular song Take My Hand, Precious Lord.

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 20, 2015

Chicago’s music history spans many decades and multiple genres. “Chicago’s Gospel Truths,” an exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., opened April 15 and focuses on the les...

Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, has said increasing the average class size by one student could save the college $1 million a year. The college is also currently exploring larger lecture hall style classes to be implemented in future semesters.

How big is too big? College weighs in on increased class sizes

March 30, 2015

Students can expect larger class sizes in some courses offered next semester when fall 2015 registration goes live April 6, as courses with up to a 200-student capacity could be introduced to the curriculum.A...

Student workers not expendable

By Editorial Board

March 16, 2015

By 2019, Chicago’s minimum wage will increase to $13 thanks to the efforts of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council to raise the standard of living for Chicago residents. With the new ordinance, the minimum wage will reach $10 in July and increase each year for the next four years. It will be years before it can be determined whether this wage hike succeeds in lifting thousands above the poverty line, but it seems like pr...

Tony Merevick

Former student recognized for LGBTQ reporting

February 2, 2015

A Columbia alumnus is creating buzz for his in-depth coverage of LGBTQ news.Tony Merevick, a 2012 journalism alumnus, worked for BuzzFeed from September 2013 to October 2014, where he wrote “A Year La...

Green Street Smoked Meats, 112 N. Green St., brings a fresh take on casual barbecue to Chicago with its industrial decor and minimalist style. Guests can try fanciful cocktails, such as the Sweet Tea Bourbon.

Good Southern cooking gets ultra-urban twist

May 5, 2014

At the far end of a cobblestone alleyway surrounded by brick walls with chipping paint, the smell of Texas-style barbecue lingers in the West Loop. The source of the smell is Green Street Smoked Meats, ...

Sleeping At Last - Ryan O'Neal

Sleeping At Last still wide awake

March 31, 2014

As the Christian-rock genre was reaching its peak in 1999, Christian rockers Sleeping At Last were just hitting their stride in Wheaton, Ill. Over the course of the next decade, the members went from emo o...

Liquor moratorium dries up West Town

Liquor moratorium dries up West Town

February 3, 2014

Even in a city with a growing number of breweries, liquor moratoriums and dry precincts hamper brewers in opening up tasting rooms and bars, an obstacle that is preventing one West Town brewery from maki...

Vallera Charges Dropped

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 6, 2012

The disciplinary actions against Diana Vallera, P-Fac president and adjunct faculty member in the Photography Department, were dropped during a Nov. 15 meeting between the administration and Vallera, according to Nancy Traver, P-Fac spokeswoman and adjunct faculty member in the Journalism Department.As reported by The Chronicle Sept. 4, Vallera was to be disciplined by Columbia for claiming that the Office of the General C...

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