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Editor’s Note: Staff contract is victory for union, college administration

Editor’s Note: Staff contract is victory for union, college administration

November 28, 2016

After approximately four years of back-and-forth that included petitions, pickets, rallies and undeniable tension with the administration, the United Staff of Columbia College’s bargaining team an...

US of CC, college reach contract agreement after nearly four years

US of CC, college reach contract agreement after nearly four years

November 21, 2016

Following nearly four years of negotiations between United Staff of Columbia College and the college, a contract agreement has been reached, according to a Nov. 17 email the US of CC bargaining team sent t...

Staff members picket to stop ‘stonewalling’ contract agreement

Staff members picket to stop ‘stonewalling’ contract agreement

October 24, 2016

Holding signs that read “We are more than one percent!” and “Quit stonewalling,” members of the United Staff of Columbia College picketed the Library’s fifth floor as members of the bargaini...

Political panels urge student involvement in politics

Political panels urge student involvement in politics

September 19, 2016

Students and members of various political organizations learned about issues affecting Illinois, including inadequate youth participation in politics and the effects that campaign contributions have on candi...

Staff layoffs product of collegewide budget issues

Staff layoffs product of collegewide budget issues

June 6, 2016

More than 15 staff members of the college were notified May 31 that their positions had been eliminated due to budgetary constraints, despite no prior warning to the college's staff union.Nick Hoeppne...

Real Friends captures different vocal sounds for new album

Real Friends captures different vocal sounds for new album

April 29, 2016

Real Friends, Tinley Park, Illinois’ very own band of "sad boys," quickly grew into one of pop-punk’s most noteworthy acts after forming in 2010. The band became known for its honest, relatable lyrics...

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

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...

College Wi-Fi connectivity said to be growing worse

College Wi-Fi connectivity said to be growing worse

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...

P-Fac: ‘No confidence’ in college administration

P-Fac: ‘No confidence’ in  college administration

By CAMPUS REPORTER

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...

New progress reports, financial aid policies aim to motivate student success

New progress reports, financial aid policies aim to motivate student success

September 8, 2015

Changes in monitoring student attendance and evaluating academic progress for the 2015–2016 academic year are being introduced to flag at-risk students earlier in the semester. According to Ker...

US of CC in negotiations for new contract

US of CC in negotiations for new contract

May 11, 2015

Members of the United Staff of Columbia College, the college’s staff union, assembled outside of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on May 6 and passed out pizza slices to passersby, sending the messag...

Notable Native Chris Campbell

Notable Native Chris Campbell

April 1, 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...

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