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‘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...

College, chair accused of employment discrimination

College, chair accused of employment discrimination

May 11, 2015

Philippe Ravanas, chair of the Business & Entrepreneurship Department, and the college are defending discrimination charges brought by a professor whose employment at the college was terminated after the S...

Former SGA vice president of Finance takes on new role as president

Former SGA vice president of Finance takes on new role as president

May 4, 2015

Jerel Ballard, a sophomore journalism major, has participated in the Society of Professional Journalists, the Columbia College Association for Black Journalists and the Student Government Association since enr...

Budget transparency goes digital

Budget transparency goes digital

March 30, 2015

Students wondering what their tens of thousands of tuition dollars are doing within the college’s budget can now know with the launch of the college’s new budget web pages. Developed by Michelle Gat...

Enrollment declines, national average rises

Enrollment declines, national average rises

February 16, 2015

While the national enrollment of students at four-year private, nonprofit colleges has increased in recent years, Columbia, like other private colleges in Illinois, has suffered continuous enrollment ...

Renegades improve, softball team still winless

By Nader Ihmoud

October 23, 2011

Drinking beer and listening to “Jock Jams” propelled the Isotopes, the Kurtis Production-based softball team, to a 17-11 victory over the Renegades on Oct. 18 at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.The Renegades failed to win their second game of the season, which was called four and a half innings into the game after the league’s 55-minute time limit was exceeded. The Renegades were plagued by defensive errors, but their off...

New leaders up for the challenge

By Katy Nielsen

September 6, 2010

Columbia appointed new chairs this summer for the departments of Arts, Entertainment and Media Management and Fashion Studies.  Philippe Ravanas was named chair of AEMM, and Michael Olszewski was chosen to head the new department of Fashion Studies.Ravanas is the former vice president of communications for Euro Disney and worked for Christie’s Auction House in both New York and London.He has taught all over the world and ...

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