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Mathew Shenoda will begin his new position as dean of Academic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and special adviser to the president in June.

Kim creates new position, appoints diversity leader

February 6, 2017

Matthew Shenoda, interim chair of the Art & Art History Department and an associate professor in the Creative Writing Department, has been appointed as the new dean of Academic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and special adviser to the president, according to a Feb. 2 statemen...

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee will be holding an open forum Oct. 31 to allow the college community to give feedback for their mission statement, released through an Oct. 5 email from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim.

DEI announces new mission statement, nomination process

October 21, 2016

Columbia's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is taking steps to complete the third goal of the college’s Strategic Plan pillar “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Engaging Difference,” accordi...

Chicago 350 founder Melissa Brice speaks at “Raptivate!,” the first event of the Chicago Climate Festival on Oct. 5 at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Campus.

Chicago kicks off first Climate Festival

October 10, 2016

The month-long Chicago Climate Festival held its inaugural event, “Raptivate!,” on Oct. 5 at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Campus, 1110 W. Belden Ave.Christine Skolnik, founder of the festival, said she...

Diversity Part II: Lack of progress hurts employee recruitment, retention

Diversity Part II: Lack of progress hurts employee recruitment, retention

April 11, 2016

According to recently reported racial and gender demographics, Columbia’s faculty, staff and administration reflect far less diversity than that of its student body.The data, which shows that approximately 50 pe...

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrated through art and political discussion

April 11, 2016

The office of Asian-American Cultural Affairs hosted an event April 8 at the Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery, 619 S. Wabash Ave. “Falling In: A Teach-In for Students from China” discussed social ...

New York Times endorsement means nothing for Clinton

By Associate Editor

February 8, 2016

As some political experts and voters may have expected, Hillary Clinton took home a victory Feb. 1 at the Iowa Caucus. Unexpectedly, she won by the slimmest of margins—49.9 percent to Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders’ 49.6 percent. Just days before, The New York Times had announced its greatly anticipated endorsements for the presidential primaries. Clinton went into the caucus with the Times’ support in tow, as sh...

The Gender Inclusive Initiative aims to raise awareness about issues like preferred pronoun usage at the college.

Gender inclusive initiatives announced two months late

November 2, 2015

The LGBTQ Office of Culture & Community, along with Multicultural Affairs and Common Ground, launched the Gender Inclusive Initiative in early September, calling for preferred pronoun awareness and gender...

Let’s all go to the movies: A look at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival

By Jeremy Freeman Contributing Writer

October 27, 2015

The 51st annual Chicago International Film Festival, which presents more than 150 films from 50 countries, is running daily through Oct. 29 at AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St. in the heart of the Loop.When people think of the phrase “film festivals,” four events come to mind; Cannes, Sundance, Venice and the Toronto International, but the Chicago International Film Festival is different from the hundreds of other film festiva...

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Po-Po Pot Procedures

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 21, 2014

Toking up outdoors is a popular activity among Columbia students living in student housing. The growing acceptance of both medical and recreational marijuana may tempt herb-loving young adults to spark up on...

Food for thought

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

October 1, 2012

Laughter from dozens of students filled the multipurpose studio in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building Sept. 26 during the Multicultural Affairs Office’s Family Reunion. The smells of fresh pita bread, kabobs and egg rolls melded with the steady stream of voices. While one band played, two staff members practiced salsa steps and twirls. Students lined up to sample cuisines of various cultures represented in the student body,...

“Work of Art” runner-up visits Columbia

By Dannis Valera

April 23, 2012

In observance of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, the Office of Asian American Student Affairs brought in Young Sun Han. Han was a contestant on the second season of Bravo's reality show "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist." During the show, Han won four out of the nine challenges and made the finals, where he finished as the runner-up. Dennis Valera, the Assistant Multimedia Editor, sat down with Han to ask him about his ca...

Emanuel tackles budget

By Editorial Board

October 24, 2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel summed it up perfectly on Oct. 12 while presenting his first budget to the City Council when he said, “Chicago cannot afford this kind of government any longer.” Most city residents already realize this, yet it has taken 10 straight years of red ink to finally get someone to take action. That someone is Emanuel, who deserves credit for tackling this $635 million beast of a deficit without any tricks ...

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