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How Dr. Kim’s salary compares to other schools’ presidents

How Dr. Kim’s salary compares to other schools’ presidents

April 1, 2019

To most Columbia students, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim's 2016 compensation of $651,091 may seem like an astronomical amount of money, but how does his income compare to those of his peers at other co...

Merit pay system calls into question ‘subjective’ ranking system

Merit pay system calls into question ‘subjective’ ranking system

February 1, 2016

A number of full-time, nonunion staff members say they have found inadequate information and loopholes in the merit pay evaluation system introduced by the college on Jan. 12.The college will be allocating ...

Marijuana dispensaries to open in Chicago and statewide

By Gretchen Sterba Metro Reporter

November 18, 2015

Medical marijuana dispensaries have opened across the state for the first time since Nov. 9 when the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program began. Among them was Dispensary 33, a medical marijuana dispensary located in the Andersonville/Uptown area at 5001 N. Clark St.Dispensary 33, which held an open house on November 14-15, is one of many 15 dispensaries in Illinois that sells medical marijuana to people with one of 30...

Notable Native: Martin Machnica

Notable Native: Martin Machnica

December 1, 2014

While many Chicagoans walk past homeless people, Martin Machnica stops to interview them about their lives on the street. Touched by the stories of homeless individuals, Machnica has begun turning their s...

College reports leaders’ pay

College reports leaders’ pay

October 6, 2014

Even as tuition continued to increase, former President Warrick L. Carter and 13 other members of Columbia’s administration collected total compensation of more than $200,000 in 2012, according to the college’s most recent Form 990, an annual tax audit that nonprofits are require...

Bulldogs bully Wildcats and win

By Nader Ihmoud

December 8, 2012

The Northwestern Wildcats (7-3) began its five-game homestand by losing their third straight game at Welsh-Ryan arena against the Butler University Bulldogs (7-2), 74-65 on Dec. 8.Wildcats' head coach Bill Carmody credited their loss to the lack of offense produced, during the second half. While the Bulldogs shot 48 percent for the game, Northwestern's offense was held to a much lower 32 percent shooting from the field.Jar...

Duckworth defeats Walsh for 8th District

By Contributing Writer

November 6, 2012

by Elizabeth EarlContributing writerIn a tight, nationally-viewed race, Tammy Duckworth defeated Republican incumbent Joe Walsh in the Congressional Race for 8th District 56 percent to 45 percent. Duckworth who is bilingual, is the first Asian-American to represent Illinois in Congress.“I am proud to be your servant in Congress,” Duckworth said in her victory speech. “All Americans should be served by their government....

Top dogs make top dollars

By Heather Scroering

December 5, 2011

At a mere $13 million, Columbia’s income from grants and contributions lagged far behind that of comparable Chicago colleges in the 2009–2010 fiscal year. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s $67 million from grants and fundraising dwarfs Columbia’s take, which was only 29 percent of DePaul University’s $45 million.Such information can be found on Form 990, the tax document required to be submitted annually to the ...

Salary freeze chills faculty

By Heather Scroering

November 7, 2011

The recent announcement of a salary freeze has left Columbia employees, who have received raises only one time in the past three years, with more questions than answers.“We realize the financial circumstances of not only the [college], but the country,” said Tom Nawrocki, associate professor in the English Department and the president of the Columbia College Faculty Organization. “I have to say that full-time faculty ...

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