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Provost search draws to a close, two finalists chosen

Provost search draws to a close, two finalists chosen

January 27, 2014

The search for a new provost, a post that has been held on an interim basis for more than two years, is winding down, as two finalists will be visiting the campus Feb. 4 and 11. The names of the finalists have not been released but will be revealed to the student body when the ...

Ward named finalist for national scholar-athlete

By Nader Ihmoud

October 24, 2012

Northwestern Wildcats’ senior offensive lineman Patrick Ward has been chosen as a finalist National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award.Ward, who has a 3.94 grade point average, is one of 15 student-athletes to be given honor. He spoke to media following practice Oct. 24 about his academic career, and life after football.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTmG2v_XJvs&feature=share&list=UUqerVuylo788XoxT...

Skatalites continue to jam

By Alex Stedman

October 22, 2012

Band breakups are all too common, but some bands stay active for decades.Since its formation in 1964, Jamaican ska band The Skatalites has released 15 studio albums and had a number of lineup changes after a few band members died.The current members—Lester Sterling, alto saxophone; Doreen Shaffer, vocals; Azemobo Audu, tenor saxophone; Andrae Murchison, trombone; Kevin Batchelor, trumpet; Val Douglas, bass guitar; Natty ...

Instructor talks about new book, future plans

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 22, 2012

by Jack Reese, Copy EditorAdam McOmber, an adjunct faculty member in the English Department, has always had a passion for literature. He published a book of short stories, “This New & Poisonous Air,” in June 2011, and is also the managing editor of Hotel Amerika, the department’s literary magazine. Like most writers, he juggles numerous jobs but retains his expert passion for the strange and morbid.McOmber’s d...

Carter cries over Love affair

By Heather Scroering

October 15, 2012

After the snafu between President Warrick L. Carter and Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, I’m left feeling more confused than ever by our administration.To recap, our president told a cabinet meeting he was going to remove “interim” from Love’s provost title. She passed the news along at her Provosts’ meeting because Carter had already told a roomful of people, and the group to...

Faculty Senate flexes muscle

By Lisa Schulz

April 9, 2012

Just seven weeks before President Warrick L. Carter will make his prioritization decisions, along with the Board of Trustees, the Faculty Senate discussed accelerating the search for a new president and an appropriate response to Carter’s public rebuke of a student, which was described as “wrong” by the Senate president.Newly established channels of direct communication between the Senate and the Board Chair Allen Turner...

Interim provost ranks programs, proposes new departments

By Heather Scroering

March 5, 2012

The Center for Black Music Research has been at Columbia since 1983. Producing several publications, possessing a vast research collection of black music of the United States and African diaspora and host of many national and international conferences, the CBMR is one of a kind.However, while funding is becoming more pressing with the decline of enrollment and the rise of student debt, the CBMR is at risk of disappearing from...

Faculty fear cuts; tiers to come

By Lisa Schulz

February 27, 2012

Columbia President Warrick L. Carter has requested the Faculty Senate weigh in on the prioritization process and upcoming searches for the president, provost and vice president of Institutional Advancement positions.Other discussion at the Feb. 24 Senate meeting held in the Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan Ave., revolved around possible budget cuts, the transparency of prioritization to students and raises for facul...

Negotiations with P-Fac make progress

By Lisa Schulz

September 19, 2011

Columbia’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, and representatives of the administration have been negotiating a new contract since March 2010 and are streamlining their teams so that only two members are representing each side to simplify the decision-making process.“Progress is being made in the negotiations,” said Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs, who became part of the college’s large...

Columbia personnel pursue promotions

By Lisa Schulz

September 3, 2011

Columbia’s newly named department heads and administrators boast impressive resumes as creators of comic books, interactive media, fashion commentary and more.Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Len Strazewski and Fashion Studies Chair Debra Parr have more than just new titles this year—they have filled newlycreated positions.They are joined by Robin Bargar, who was announced Dean of the School of Media Arts. Vice Pre...

Provost/Senior Vice President Steven Kapelke leaves Columbia

By Brianna Wellen

June 3, 2011

In a startling development, Provost/Senior Vice President Steven Kapelke parted ways with Columbia on May 31 after 10 years of service. An official statement from President Warrick Carter said Kapelke left to “pursue other opportunities,” though the conditions surrounding his departure are still unclear. Dr. Carter is on sabbatical until July 31 and unavailable for further comment until then, though in his official stat...

Scrumptious Shepherd’s pie

By Amanda Murphy

January 31, 2011

The Irish have a knack for creating meals that warm you up during the cold winter months. Foods from the Emerald Isle are hearty, wintry weather favorites because they know what to eat when it’s cold and dreary outside. Shepherd’s pie is a filling meal that gives protein, vitamins and minerals—all in one casserole. It’s the perfect comfort food for someone looking for an easy-to-make and healthy-to-eat dish.First, prehe...

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