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Changes to Semester in LA program appeal to motivated students

Changes to Semester in LA program appeal to motivated students

September 5, 2017

The Semester in LA Program is changing this fall, expanding from five to 15 weeks and focusing more than ever on internship opportunities. Karen Loop, the program’s associate dean, said the changes are in response to the school’s five-year Strategic Plan, “Achieving Our Gre...

Jordanna explores vulnerability in new video

Jordanna explores vulnerability in new video

April 3, 2017

Viewers may be initially drawn in by the drawl of her voice, bouncy beat and hypnotic dancing, but the camera soon fades out, returning to a lavishly set dinner table on which Jordanna smashes a wine bo...

CPS puts emphasis on powerful principals

CPS puts emphasis on powerful principals

November 28, 2016

Chicago Public Schools and The Chicago Public Education Fund launched a new citywide effort to ensure all public schools have quality principals. The new Chicago Principal Partnership launched Nov. 3...

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...

Students follow election night results at Presidential Party

Students follow election night results at Presidential Party

November 14, 2016

Students anxiously watched the tight race between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican President-elect Donald Trump during the Student Government Association’s Presidential Party Nov. 8, cheering Democratic wins and booing when states went to Trump. When the even...

College cuts ‘non-strategic’ items, looks for more places to save

College cuts ‘non-strategic’ items, looks for more places to save

November 7, 2016

Department funding continues to fall while overall administrative expenses rise and a multi-million-dollar cash flow is being used to fund the Strategic Plan, according to the college’s officia...

Students prepare for annual gaming conference

Students prepare for annual gaming conference

November 7, 2016

Interactive arts & media students got the opportunity to learn about the world's largest professional game industry event and how they can make the best of their experience at a Nov. 3 student discussion hosted by senior interactive arts & media major Becca Hallstedt. The...

Columbia recognized for voter registration efforts

Columbia recognized for voter registration efforts

October 17, 2016

During the presidential election season, Columbia’s Student Government Association, along with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, has offered  a range of opportunities for on-campus voter registr...

CPS should offer more meaningful solution to budget crisis

September 19, 2016

The Chicago Teachers Union is threatening to strike in October, which would be the fourth time it has done so since 2012 although this year, the key issue is restoring funds to the schools, not raising teachers’ salaries.Chicago Public Schools is calling a strike unnecessary and unlikely and has shown it is willing to compromise by offering the union a raise, but CTU is insisting that the continuous decrease in school funds...

SGA seeks new students to fill senator positions

SGA seeks new students to fill senator positions

September 12, 2016

Columbia’s Student Government Association announced its need to fill senator positions to new students at its first senate meeting of the Fall 2016 Semester.The meeting, held Sept. 6 at the Loft, located in...

Dance, Theatre departments merge as chair steps down

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...

State legislature approves higher education funding

State legislature approves higher education funding

April 23, 2016

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and state Democrats came to a rare agreement April 22 to provide emergency funding for Illinois institutions of higher education as well as the state-funded Monetary Award Progra...

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