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College announces new hires, promotions

By Campus Editor

July 24, 2015

A string of promotions and newly-hired personnel have been announced during the summer that could affect several departments throughout the 2015–2016 academic year.The emailed announcements, which were sent out June 15 through July 18, detailed four faculty and staff personnel changes at the college.The moves include the appointment of Miriam Smith as executive director of Alumni Relations, Suzanne McBride as interim chair of...

Conquering the Curve: The struggles and triumphs of Columbia College's baseball team

Conquering the Curve: The struggles and triumphs of Columbia College’s baseball team

May 11, 2015

With Columbia’s Renegades baseball team becoming more well-known on campus, the team’s original name has become a distant memory, even to those who have been at the college longer than a decade.Columbi...

Grand Theft Auto V

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ presents new problems for series

April 27, 2015

“Grand Theft Auto V,” the latest in Rockstar Games’ “Grand Theft Auto” series, has been re-released for PC platforms. Arguably the best version of the game for its adjustable graphics setting...

InterVarsity presents: Night of Worship

March 9, 2015

Columbia's art ministry, InterVarsity Arts held its first Night of Worship March 5 in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building at Stage Two. Columbia's own Jonathan McReynolds, Kristen Heard, Leland Philpot,...

“The Voices”

“The Voices” wickedly futile and wholly original

February 16, 2015

Simultaneously gruesome, surreal, quirky and hilarious, “The Voices” is an unwanted horror comedy offspring at the Sundance Film Festival circuit and a ready-made cult classic. Directed by Marjane ...

Inmates denied parole, lack available housing

By Managing Editor

February 9, 2015

Every year, approximately 1,200 state prison inmates are denied parole because they are unable to secure housing that complies with parole requirements. This process is referred to as “violation at the door,” which affects 1,000 convicted sex offenders and 200 other inmates without a sex crime background, according to a Jan. 25 Chicago Tribune article. The Illinois Department of Corrections is required to assist inmates on...

Columbia students and exchange students from Beijing Film Academy worked together last year during Global Digital City Phase I to expand their network internationally.

Global Digital City Phase II to begin in January

December 8, 2014

Cinema art + science students are partnering with the Beijing Film Academy during J-Term and spring break to create a documentary through the Global Digital City Interactive Documentary Project Phase II ...

‘STEM’ disparity has early origin

Portrait of Marie Curie in her laboratory

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

December 1, 2014

The gap between the sexes in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics has narrowed considerably since the 1970s. Although that disparity has been addressed in certain respects, the root ...

Featured Athlete: Vanessa Owusu

Vanessa Owusu

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

November 17, 2014

Vanessa Owusu, captain of the Roosevelt University Lakers women’s volleyball team and a senior sociology major, just wrapped up her fourth season on the team with a record of 22 wins and 17 losses.O...

Colleges could improve counseling

By Editorial Board

November 10, 2014

As the number of young adults enrolling in higher education continues to rise, the need for colleges to provide adequate services for students with mental illness has increased.Like most institutions, Columbia offers various forms of counseling to its students. The office of Counseling Services provides them with a maximum of 10 free individual sessions per academic year and an unlimited number of group therapy sessions. Al...

Auditorium Theatre worthy commencement substitute

By Editorial Board

October 27, 2014

After hosting the annual commencement ceremony at the Chicago Theatre for three years, the college announced Oct. 16 that this year’s graduation ceremonies would be held at the historic Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway.The Chicago Theater opted not to pursue a multi-year contract with Columbia, forcing the administration to find an alternative location, as reported Oct. 20 by The Chronicle...

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is bringing the NFL Draft back to the Windy City for the first time since 1963.

Chicago, NFL strike deal to bring 2015 draft to Windy City

October 20, 2014

For the first time since 1963, the NFL Draft will be held in Chicago, also marking the first time the draft will not be held in New York City since 1964. The draft will take place April 30–May 2 in t...

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