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Theatre Department Interim Chair departs from college

Theatre Department Interim Chair departs from college

May 15, 2019

Interim Chair of the Theatre Department Peter Carpenter announced his departure from the college. His last day will be June 30. In a May 15 email to The Chronicle, Carpenter said he was offered a po...

College plans next steps after dean departures

College plans next steps after dean departures

June 19, 2018

Following announcements of the departure of two deans in one week, the college is preparing to make changes in its school leadership and curriculum to continue Strategic Plan initiatives. T...

Onye Ozuzu to step down as school dean

Onye Ozuzu to step down as school dean

May 30, 2018

Onye Ozuzu is stepping down as dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts and professor in the Dance Department in July to join the University of Florida, Gainesville, as dean of the College of the Arts, according to a May 30 email announcement from Senior Vice President and Pro...

Counseling services should help students, not hurt them

By Editorial Board

May 7, 2018

How can students feel safe at Columbia if therapy dogs in the library seem more helpful than counseling services?As reported on Page 24, two students who alleged they were sexually assaulted on campus tried to get help from the Title IX and Counseling Services Offices, but inadequate care by the college only made their situations worse.It is deeply troubling that two students who had already faced harrowing personal trauma could...

Reflections & Replacements: College talks provost departure

Reflections & Replacements: College talks provost departure

April 16, 2018

Following President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s April 6 announcement that Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden will be stepping down in June 2019, the college community is reflectin...

Higher taxes called on to drive city improvements

Higher taxes called on to drive city improvements

October 30, 2017

Chicagoans Could soon be seeing increased fees when riding in an Uber or paying their cell phone bill if the mayor has his way.Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2018 budget proposal asks that cell phones and lan...

Canvas receives positive feedback

Canvas receives positive feedback

September 5, 2017

The college is transitioning to a new learning management system after receiving positive feedback about the system’s use during the summer. Many courses are set to use the platform starting this semester. The college signed a contract to use Canvas to improve its delivering o...

New chairs prepare to lead departments

New chairs prepare to lead departments

July 11, 2017

Duncan MacKenzie, new chair of the Art and Art History Department, and Mary Filice, new chair of the Business and Entrepreneurship Department, were appointed to their new leadership positions May 9, are spending the summer working on new initiatives within their departments. Onye ...

Kim creates new position, appoints diversity leader

Kim creates new position, appoints diversity leader

February 6, 2017

Matthew Shenoda, interim chair of the Art & Art History Department and an associate professor in the Creative Writing Department, has been appointed as the new dean of Academic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and special adviser to the president, according to a Feb. 2 statemen...

New DEI committee members, student advisory group announced

New DEI committee members, student advisory group announced

By Campus Reporter

November 21, 2016

The newest additions to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, as well as a new student advisory group, were announced to the college community in a Nov. 11 email from President and CEO Kwang-W...

DEI announces new mission statement, nomination process

DEI announces new mission statement, nomination process

October 21, 2016

Columbia's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is taking steps to complete the third goal of the college’s Strategic Plan pillar “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Engaging Difference,” accordi...

Chicago kicks off first  Climate Festival

Chicago kicks off first Climate Festival

October 10, 2016

The month-long Chicago Climate Festival held its inaugural event, “Raptivate!,” on Oct. 5 at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Campus, 1110 W. Belden Ave.Christine Skolnik, founder of the festival, said she...

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