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The Workload Committee drafted a faculty workload policy that was approved to move forward during Faculty Senate’s March 31 meeting.

Faculty Senate votes on new workload policy

April 3, 2017

During a special Faculty Senate session held March 31, members voted to move forward with the proposed Academic Year Workload Policy to be sent to the Statement Review Committee.  The faculty voted 22-4 in favor of sending the policy to the Statement Review Committee, which will mak...

MSI aims to increase youth climate change education

MSI aims to increase youth climate change education

By Eric Bradach

November 21, 2016

To help inform a younger generation on the effects of climate change, the Museum of Science and Industry received a 3-year grant of approximately $500,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrat...

Faculty Senate met Nov. 11 to discuss how to support students struggling with election outcomes and progress made on the Graduate School proposal.

Senators discuss politics in classrooms, graduate school progress

November 14, 2016

Columbia’s Faculty Senate met for the first time following the presidential election, at which  the top of the agenda was how the college will support students struggling with the results. Greg Foster-Rice, Faculty Senate president and associate professor in the Photography Depa...

Faculty Senate discussed the response to life insurance cuts and the goal to make pay raises more accessible at its Oct. 14 meeting

Faculty Senate addresses insurance cuts, performance-based raises

October 17, 2016

The Faculty Senate addressed life insurance benefits cuts, performance-based salary raises and accommodations needed for the increased number of disabled students at its Oct. 14 meeting.Jeanne Kelly,...

Astronomer ties art inspiration to cosmological data

By Campus Reporter

September 26, 2016

An immense telescope being built in the Cerro Pachón Mountains of Chile, which will house the world’s largest digital camera and gather about 20 terabytes of data per night, was the subject of a colloquium arranged by the Science & Mathematics Department Sept. 21.The main functions of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope outlined in the presentation, held at the Ferguson Auditorium in the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Buildi...

‘Stone’ review

By Contributing Writer

October 25, 2010

by: Sean LechowiczMarketed as your run-of-the-mill erotic thriller, director John Curran’s “Stone” is an excellent example of subdued fantasy filmmaking. This past decade ushered in the revitalization of the fantasy genre. Landmarks of the genre, like the “Lord Of The Rings” and “Harry Potter” films, predominate audience’s comprehension of what fantasy entails. However, “Donnie Darko” proves the genre isn’t ...

Up close, personal with musicians

By CiaraShook

September 28, 2009

Columbia’s Music Department hosts this fall’s Artists in Residence, a program that brings musicians to the college. This year’s musicians include Ivan Neville, Jon Faddis, Terence Blanchard, Udo Dahmen and Vincent Gardner.In the past, Artists in Residence brought the artists to the college for a few days.  This year, the Music Department has given most of them a week-long stay at Columbia.“I think it’s going to ...

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