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Lack of facilities hinders success of online photography courses, students and faculty say

Lack of facilities hinders success of online photography courses, students and faculty say

April 28, 2020

To complete assignments for her "Experimental Photography/Graphics Techniques I" course, Nyia Sissac has crafted a makeshift darkroom in her parents' laundry room. Even with clothes now tangled with s...

Update: Photography Department informs students classes will be online for remainder of semester

Update: Photography Department informs students classes will be online for remainder of semester

March 14, 2020

Updated 03/15/2020 at 2:58 p.m. with additional information. Senior commercial photography major Alie Stanton was worried when she learned that her last semester had been “put on hold” due to the corona...

Restricted access raises student concerns

Restricted access raises student concerns

November 4, 2019

Ava Butera photographs concerts and has accumulated most of the necessary camera gear for her work. But when she photographed Riot Fest in September, she said she was left without the correct lens an...

PVRIS gained attention last summer with its transformed electronic-based alternative sound. Its debut album, White Noise debuted on Nov. 4, 2014 via Rise Records.

PVRIS turns heads with static sound

February 9, 2015

Turning heads in the alternative music scene with its evocative sound, Lowell, Massachusetts, native band PVRIS (pronounced “Paris”) released its debut album White Noise in November 2014. In late ...

Graduate students in the Photography Department will soon be able to complete their master’s degree in a two-year time span instead of the previous three-year program.

Photo grad students find shorter path to success

January 26, 2015

Columbia’s campus will see changes during the next academic year, particularly the MFA photography program, which will experience a major restructuring.Beginning in the Fall 2015 semester, the program wi...

Confessions of an irrepressibly curious optimist

By Copy Chief

December 9, 2014

It was a painfully cold day in early March 2013 when I first swore I would never be a journalist. The demands were too much—I could never reasonably have a life, a family, hobbies or a vacation with this schedule. It was my first semester writing for The Chronicle and I swore it would be my last.I stayed on for another three semesters and now believe I cannot do anything with my life other than journalism. Obviously, so...

Administrators, including John Green, interim dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, and vice president and provost Stan Wearden, attended the Faculty Senate meeting Oct. 3 during which the senate discussed its concerns surrounding the restructuring of the Art + Design Department and the senate’s provost appointment policy. 

Art + Design Department slated to split in two

October 6, 2014

In an effort to properly allocate resources and better address art + design students’ needs, the college will begin to separate the Art + Design Department into two separate entities—the Design Department and the Art + Art History Department. During a faculty senate meeting Oct...

City puts breaks on ride-share companies

By Metro Editor

February 17, 2014

Ride-share companies, such as Uber and Lyft, are facing roadblocks because of regulations pro- posed by the mayor and a lawsuit filed by major cab companies. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Emma Mitts (37th Ward) introduced a draft ordinance to City Council Feb. 5 to standardize the currently unregulated ride-share companies. If the ordinance passes, ride-share companies would be required to pay an annual fee of $25,0...

Enrollment goes down, retention picks up

By Campus Editor & Assistant Campus Editor

February 17, 2014

Columbia enrolled 471 fewer students this semester than it did in the spring of 2013, a loss the administration anticipated because of similar losses in the fall. The college’s total enrollment dropped 4.9 percent from spring 2013 to spring 2014, but freshman retention rates went up, meaning more students are choosing to continue at the college, according to a Feb. 10 report from the Office of Institutional Effective...

Faculty strives for, hides transparency

By Lisa Schulz

March 19, 2012

The Faculty Senate boasted of its transparent discussions with Columbia's administration in its March 16 meeting, than a short time later declared a closed-door session to discuss the provost search.Prior to closing the meeting, the Senate’s discussion touched on newly presented financial models, reallocation of funds and search dates for a chief financial officer and provost. It also approved three new proposed majors in t...

P-Fac threatens complaint

By Lisa Schulz

March 12, 2012

Columbia’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, is threatening to file an unfair labor practices complaint with the National Labor Relations Board on grounds that the college has refused to provide bargaining dates to resume negotiations for a labor contract with the administration.The administration offered an extended contract proposal Dec. 19, 2011. P-Fac has not formally responded to the proposal but has been highly critical of ...

Vineyard, winery possible in the South Side

By Brianna Wellen

May 2, 2011

In a vacant lot on the South Side, a French-style chateau known as the Raber House is crumbling. The building, located at 5760 S. Lafayette Ave., is one of the few remaining in the city that predates the Chicago Fire and the city has owned it for the past 30 years. In 1996, the Raber House was granted landmark status. Despite the city’s best efforts, the building remains untouched by renovators, boarded up among acres of emp...

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