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Interim Chair of the Theatre Department Peter Carpenter will be leaving the college as of June 28 for a job at the University of Florida.

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...

Theatre Department students attended an Oct. 26 forum held by Peter Carpenter, interim chair of the Theatre and Dance departments, to discuss an Oct. 19 email announcing students participating in a mainstage production in the Spring 2017 Semester must enroll in a three-credit course.  

Theatre mainstage productions to include Spring 2017 class, students voice concerns

October 31, 2016

A group of more than 30 students gathered at a forum to voice concerns and raise questions after receiving a Theatre Department email Oct. 19. The email stated that students must enroll in a course if they ...

Axe throwing brings buzz, concern to West Loop

Participants at Bad Axe Throwing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, learn how to throw axes  with help from the axe throwing coach, which acts as the host of the party group.


September 8, 2016

When Chris Bowles found out he was expected to throw axes for amusement, he was terrified. But after getting trained by an axe throwing coach and learning the safety rules, the fun began at Bad Axe Throwing...

Dennis Hastert, former U.S. speaker of the House, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for violating federal banking laws on April 27. 

Former U.S. speaker of the House sentenced for hush money payments

May 2, 2016

Former Speaker of the U.S. House Dennis Hastert was sentenced April 27 to 15 months in prison and ordered to pay $250,000 to a victims’ fund after pleading guilty to withdrawals of hush money that wen...

‘Jurassic World’ finds balance with new, old elements

By Office Assistant

June 17, 2015

No one goes to see a “Jurassic Park” sequel expecting it to outshine the sheer awe and glory of the original—It just doesn’t seem possible.With that being said, if a record-breaking $511.8 million global opening weekend at the box-office is anything to go by, naysayers may find themselves dumbfounded.After a slew of disconcerting trailers, die-hard fans of the series like myself wondered whether “Jurassic World...

New leadership to shape next academic year

By Managing Editor

May 28, 2015

Several faculty and staff members at the college will assume new leadership positions for the 2015–2016 academic year.According to a May 15 collegewide email from Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, several college members’ roles will be shifted as of July 1 to further various initiatives geared toward improving the college’s operations.John Green, current interim dean of the School of Fine & Performi...

Marketing manager Leslie Cooke, left, and Laura Collins, of Isabelli Media Relations, lean back on a new attraction called

‘Epic’ campaign boosts Chicago tourism

May 4, 2015

Chicago will be expecting more tourists within the next couple of months as the city launches a new tourism campaign titled “Chicago Epic.”Choose Chicago, which brings regional, national and interna...

“Unforgotten,” a traveling outdoor art exhibit that memorializes victims of gun violence in Illinois, was curated by FCB Chicago Advertising Agency in partnership with the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and was unveiled April 10 outside St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St. 

Traveling art exhibit honors gun violence victims

April 20, 2015

FCB Chicago Advertising Agency has reached out to the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence to create a traveling outdoor art exhibit that memorializes victims of gun violence from Illinois.Jordan S...

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden met with the Faculty Senate on April 17 to respond to the Senate’s letter regarding the decision to eliminate First-Year Seminar. 

Provost admits failure to communicate in FYS decision

April 20, 2015

In a single email, the First-Year Seminar program was dissolved with no clear replacement set in place—a move that resulted in the termination of the employment of six lecturers and one staff member...

Strategic Plan advertisements

Recent program eliminations spark mistrust in Strategic Plan, administration

April 13, 2015

Following the March 23 unveiling of the Strategic Plan draft during Spring Break, posters encouraging the college community to “continue the conversation” by sharing its feedback online at the college...

Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts of more than $105 million could impact CTA rehabs and fixes at multiple locations throughout the city, according to press release from the Regional Transportation Authority.

Proposed budget cuts will severely affect CTA

April 2, 2015

BUDGET CUTS TO Chicago Transit Authority finances of more than $130 million proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner may further stifle CTA construction, take away CTA station improvements, inconvenience riders even...

Columbia’s Faculty Senate met March 20 to discuss the administration’s decision to eliminate the First-Year Seminar Program to achieve collegewide budget cuts. 

Faculty Senate announces Lecturer Committee

March 30, 2015

In the wake of the college’s March 11 disclosure of its decision to eliminate  the First-Year Seminar program, the Faculty Senate announced the creation of a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer committee ...

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