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Survey shows Columbia full-time faculty dissatisfied with college penny pinching

Survey shows Columbia full-time faculty dissatisfied with college penny pinching

October 29, 2018

A survey conducted by the Columbia Faculty Senate shows faculty members are more dissatisfied with the college compared to last year’s survey, particularly with regard to compensation, the administration and its policies. Yet, the survey reports most faculty members are...

Editor's Note: Relationship between college, adjunct faculty must improve

Editor’s Note: Relationship between college, adjunct faculty must improve

October 15, 2018

A string of recent updates regarding the college’s relationship and collective bargaining with part-time faculty demonstrate a flawed rapport between the two parties, an issue that must be amended for th...

Vice President of Business Affairs and CFO Jerry Tarrer said there are no plans for a reduction in workforce following the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program currently being offered to some full-time faculty and staff who fill specific parameters.

College offers faculty, staff buyouts

March 6, 2017

Columbia will soon attempt to reduce expenses and its workforce with its second employee buyout in two years, announced in a March 1 email to faculty and staff. According to Jerry Tarrer, vice president of Business Affairs and CFO who sent the email with Senior Vice President and Pro...

Alumna documentary premieres on PBS

Alumna documentary premieres on PBS

March 4, 2017

An alumna's documentary about the demolition of Chicago public high-rises, specifically Cabrini Green, made its national debut on PBS on Feb. 21. Ronit Bezalel, who created and directed the film, graduated with a masters from the Cinema Art and Science Department in 1999, where sh...

Columbia’s first student-run late night show, “Columbia Tonight,” had its first live taping Nov. 18.

Students to debut Columbia’s first late night show

November 28, 2016

Drawing inspiration from other colleges and several popular late night shows, students created Columbia’s first late night style talk show, showcasing student talent and entertainment, according to the show’s creators. Kate McDermott, a sophomore television major, and Natalie T...

Experts: Enrollment decline, tuition increase is ‘vicious circle’

Experts: Enrollment decline, tuition increase is ‘vicious circle’

November 28, 2016

After President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim recently announced a 4 percent tuition increase for the 2017–2018 academic year, higher education experts said they were concerned about the college’s financial state and stability. As reported Nov. 21 by The Chronicle, Kim announced in a Nov...

The Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan Ave. houses the college's dance majors. 

Dance, Theatre departments merge as chair steps down

August 5, 2016

The Dance and Theatre departments will be combining this fall as John Green, chair of the Theatre Department for several years steps down and Peter Carpenter, acting chair of the Dance Department, becom...

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