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Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois Democrats agreed to provide emergency funding for various state colleges and universities as well as the state-funded Monetary Award Program. It has yet to be known how the MAP funding will affect Columbia.

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...

Onye Ozuzu, chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and  dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, announced the committee’s progress and future plans at the April 11 college Assembly at the Stage Two Auditorium in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. 

Assembly asks to imagine Columbia’s diversity thriving

April 18, 2016

Acknowledging that its work is still in the preliminary stages following the committee’s Jan. 8 formation, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee discussed its mission at an April 11 assembly ...

Dean finalist proposes more collaboration between college’s media fields

By Campus Reporter

February 15, 2016

Eric Freedman, a finalist for the position of dean of the School of Media Arts, spoke to the college community Feb. 10 about his intentions to make connections and inspire collaboration in his potential position.According to a Feb. 12 emailed statement from Cara Birch,  the college’s spokeswoman, there were eight semi-finalists and two finalists for the position; only Freedman was invited to provide a public forum.Freedman...

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Student activity fee hikes brings new life to campus

February 8, 2016

The student activity fee will increase up to $20 for the Fall 2016 Semester, resulting in more student spaces to showcase  work and hold events.With a unanimous vote, the Student Government Association appr...

Luther Hughes, newly-elected SGA president and a senior creative writing major, encouraged students to join the association at the introductory social on Jan. 26.

SGA sets new agendas for diversity, transparency

February 1, 2016

Students convened in The Loft at 916 S. Wabash Ave. on Jan. 26 to meet the senators of Columbia’s Student Government Association and to learn more about SGA’s goals for the rest of the academic year.Luther H...

Luther Hughes, a senior creative writing major was elected Student Government Association President during SGA's membership meeting on Dec. 15 at The Loft in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. 

SGA president: Ballard steps out, Hughes steps in

December 22, 2015

Luther Hughes, a senior creative writing major, was elected Student Government Association President following former president Jerel Ballard's early resignation.SGA's membership met Dec. 15 at The Lo...

2015 music to continue after monumental Adele release

By Managing Editor

November 23, 2015

With the Nov. 20 release of Adele's third album, 25, it's clear that the 2015 year in music has reached its climax. According to Billboard, Columbia Records will ship as many as 3.6 million copies of the album during its first week, making it the largest number of new-release CDs shipped since *NSYNC shipped 4.21 copies in 2000. Adele's opening week will be massive, and her success will surely continue in weeks to come. Wh...

Professor Carl T. Bogus of Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island, argued against the Supreme Court's ruling of the second amendment, which gives Americans the right to protect themselves by owning a handgun.

Right to bear arms falls short in Chicago debate

November 23, 2015

The National Constitution Center held a debate Nov. 19 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., on whether the Supreme Court was correct in its ruling in the 2008 case of District of Colum...

Jerel Ballard, a junior journalism major, president of SGA and community chair representative for BSU, led students at a Stand in Solidarity event in support of students at the University of Missouri. 

Students: ‘Perseverance, unity—we are all one community’

November 16, 2015

Students gathered in front of the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building with Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden and Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly on Nov. 13, sharing stories of racial in...

Jerel Ballard, Student Government Association president and junior journalism major, said while it is sad to leave SGA, he is excited to pursue his end goals.

SGA President steps down

November 16, 2015

Tears were shed by the Student Government Association’s executive board during its Nov. 10 meeting at The Loft, 916 S. Wabash Ave., after SGA President Jerel Ballard announced he would resign from his ...

Robyn Wilson, a freshman dance major and one of two winners of Big Foot, said she started tap dancing when she was about 3 years old.

Students bring Big Foot back to the stage

November 9, 2015

Robyn Wilson and Joy Calhoun tied as winners of Big Foot, Columbia’s dance talent showcase held for the first time in two years on Nov. 5. at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave.The showcase’s dance styles...

Jahmal Cole

Notable Native: Jahmal Cole

November 2, 2015

Jahmal Cole likes to say he was raised on a Greyhound bus. Born in North Chicago, but having family in the southern part of the United States, Cole spent much of his childhood traveling between his hom...

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