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Hired then un-hired: students lose on-campus job offers, workers get reduced hours

Hired then un-hired: students lose on-campus job offers, workers get reduced hours

September 21, 2015

Hadley Hendon, a junior cinema art + science major, walked out of the Office of Student Employment on Sept. 1 having just finished the necessary paperwork to begin working at Columbia’s Film Cage seve...

Local Chicago Two Live Crew cover band, Too White Crew, performed at last year’s Mayfest celebration in Lakeview. The band returns for this year’s celebration on May 16.

Mayfest kicks off summer festival season in Chicago

May 11, 2015

With temperatures warming and the sun revealing itself after months of hiding, StarEvents’ annual Lakeview Mayfest event, 3100 N. Ashland Ave., is jump starting the outdoor festival season May 15–17.Fea...

Marketing manager Leslie Cooke, left, and Laura Collins, of Isabelli Media Relations, lean back on a new attraction called

‘Epic’ campaign boosts Chicago tourism

May 4, 2015

Chicago will be expecting more tourists within the next couple of months as the city launches a new tourism campaign titled “Chicago Epic.”Choose Chicago, which brings regional, national and interna...

Members of the SaveColumbia coalition protest the finalization of the Strategic Plan outside the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on May 1. The group demanded a meeting with the college’s administration.

Students sit in, Kim slips out

May 4, 2015

Officers from the Chicago Police Department lined the lobby of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building as the six remaining participants of the SaveColumbia coalition’s May 1 protest outside the president’s of...

Students had the opportunity to express concerns regarding the college on April 28 during the Student Government Association-sponsored Pizza with the President.

Kim addresses Strategic Plan at Pizza with the President

May 4, 2015

Students had the opportunity to dish out their concerns directly with President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim over a slice of pizza at the April 28 Student Government Association-sponsored Pizza with the Presi...


Moodle outages to decrease with new host

May 4, 2015

Starting in the Fall 2015 Semester, Moodle, the college’s learning management system, will be hosted and supported by Moodlerooms, an external service provider with additional storage, according to an Apr...

Shantel Cribbs and Jina Katura of ConSoul perform to a full audience during Columbia’s Got Talent on April 22 at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building.

Standing room only at Columbia’s Got Talent

April 27, 2015

Stage Two, in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building, reached capacity on April 22 as performers took to the spotlight for Columbia’s Got Talent, an annual talent competition hosted by the Columbia Urban...

After three seasons, volleyball team still not set

By Sports & Health Reporter

April 27, 2015

Changes in leadership and a failed attempt to join a competitive league have contributed to a disappointing year on the sidelines for the Renegades volleyball team. The team was unable to play competitively this year. The Renegades joined the co-ed Players Sport and Social Group, but because the season’s first game occurred during Spring Break, the Renegades were no longer eligible to compete, according to Vinny Cavello,  ...

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden met with the Faculty Senate on April 17 to respond to the Senate’s letter regarding the decision to eliminate First-Year Seminar. 

Provost admits failure to communicate in FYS decision

April 20, 2015

In a single email, the First-Year Seminar program was dissolved with no clear replacement set in place—a move that resulted in the termination of the employment of six lecturers and one staff member...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Spike Lee announces feature film ‘Chiraq,’ Emanuel up in arms

By Managing Editor

April 20, 2015

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee announced this month that he would be shooting his next feature film “Chiraq” here in Chicago.The film, made for Amazon Studios, will emphasize the subject of “black-on-black violence” and how it affects communities on the South Side, according to an April 15 Chicago Tribune report. Lee plans to focus on the Englewood neighborhood, which is considered to be one of the city’s most...

Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Success, visited the Student Government Association’s April 14 meeting to express his concerns that members of the SaveColumbia coalition are misinformed about the objectives laid out in the Strategic Plan. 

Administrators, SGA fear students misinformed

April 20, 2015

Administrators are beginning to question students’ understanding of the Strategic Plan and its proposed actions as the #SaveColumbia movement gains momentum.Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Suc...

“Raise your hand if your class load has been reduced, you’ve been terminated or you have not been given the sections you’re used to having,” said Nic Ruley, an adjunct professor in the Television Department at the April 9 forum hosted by P-Fac to address concerns among students, staff and faculty.

Campus organizes #SaveColumbia

April 13, 2015

Shouts of support echoed throughout the eighth floor of the college’s 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on April 9 as students and faculty alike shared their frustration with recent administrative decisions ...

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