The Columbia Chronicle

No tact in P-Fac’s no confidence vote

By Editorial Board

October 5, 2015

The results of a vote of no confidence in the current administration, approved by 85 percent of the college’s part-time faculty union was announced on Sept. 25, as reported in the Front Page story. A vote of no confidence demonstrates that P-Fac no longer finds the administration and the Board of Trustees suitable to govern the college.Voting, which initially opened June 24, was extended twice during the summer to include non...

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, a graduate of the University of Chicago, spoke to supporters inside the university’s Rockefeller Chapel on Sept. 28.

University of Chicago feels the ‘Bern’

October 5, 2015

StuDents sitting in the pews of the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Chapel at 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. roared as Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders encouraged young potential voters to ...

Jeff Awards recognizes Columbia talent

Laurel Vogel, a senior theatre major, was nominated for the 2015 Equity Jeff Awards for her role in the ensemble of the Hypocrite Theater's production of

By Campus Reporter

October 2, 2015

More than a dozen alumni and faculty and a current student from Columbia's Theatre Department have been nominated for this year's Equity Jeff Awards, an annual award that recognizes excellence in Chicago...

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...

Mark Grba, an investigator from Chicago’s Office of Inspector General (left), Jim Nagle, an adjunct professor in the English Department (middle) and Mark Klein, a P-Fac elections committee chairperson and an adjunct faculty member in the Art + Design Department, (right) returned to the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building with the ballots from the Jan. 21 election.

P-Fac vote spurs union investigation

January 26, 2015

After a month of its leadership campaigning for separation, the Part-Time Faculty union has voted to disaffiliate from its parent union, the Illinois Education Association-National Education Associatio...

Diana Vallera, president of the Part-Time Faculty Union and an adjunct professor in the Photography Department, said she worked with the college to accommodate adjunct faculty members that missed the deadline for submitting teaching availability forms for the Spring 2015 semester.

College addresses adjunct faculty teaching availability form issue

October 27, 2014

For the past few weeks, it looked as though some adjunct faculty members were in danger of not receiving teaching assignments for the Spring 2015 semester because they had not submitted teaching availability forms on time. However, the college has resolved the issue and accommodate...

Faculty salaries not to blame for tuition hikes

By Editorial Board

April 16, 2012

Columbia’s tuition will increase approximately 5 percent next semester, President Warrick L. Carter announced earlier this year. Why tuition was raised is still hazy, and no clear answers have been given. But some, such as Vice President Joe Biden, are blaming college professors and their salaries for nationwide tuition hikes.Biden and David C. Levy, president of Cambridge Information Group, are both mistaken in their assumpti...

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