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Recent actions prove Columbia really cares

Recent actions prove Columbia really cares

September 18, 2017

With disasters everywhere—two hurricanes, more possibly on the way and the potential deportation of 800,000 immigrants—Columbia has stepped up to show its students that it does care about them. ...

Mentally ill may be able to purchase guns, Congress’ hypocrisy can’t continue

By Editorial Board

February 27, 2017

Congress provided its fair share of triumphs for the Republican Party since Donald Trump became president, but a recent takedown of a sensible rule enforced by the Obama Administration is a win for no one. The Senate voted 57-43 on Feb. 15 to nix a regulation that requires the Social Security Administration to report to the FBI people who have a documented mental health condition and receive disability benefits so it will s...

Columbia announces new dean of students

Columbia announces new dean of students

January 23, 2017

John Pelrine was recently appointed as the new dean of students, according to a Jan. 6 email sent to faculty and staff from Vice President of Student Affairs Sharon Wilson-Taylor. At Columbia, Pelrine will oversee student- related areas— including Student Relations, Serv...

Historical walking tour reveals unknown, spooky side of Chicago

Historical walking tour reveals unknown, spooky side of Chicago

By Arts and Culture Reporter

October 24, 2016

Lincoln Park is now one of Chicago’s premier North Side neighborhoods, but in the 19th century, it was known as City Cemetery. A series of tours explores the history of the neighborhood as a home for...

Editor’s Note: VP announcement limits message, transparency questionable

Editor’s Note: VP announcement limits message, transparency questionable

By Editor-In-Chief

September 12, 2016

Sharon Wilson-Taylor, former associate vice president and Dean of Students who was asked to fill in as interim vice president of Student Success following Mark Kelly’s departure, was permanently app...

Sharon Wilson-Taylor named Mark Kelly’s successor, college scraps national search plan

Sharon Wilson-Taylor named Mark Kelly’s successor, college scraps national search plan

By Campus Editor and Campus Reporter

September 12, 2016

After serving as interim vice president of Student Success for  two months, Sharon Wilson-Taylor was named the permanent vice president of Student Affairs Sept. 7, according to an email sent to faculty ...

New director to lead Career Center, students toward success

New director to lead Career Center, students toward success

September 12, 2016

Erik J. Friedman was appointed as associate dean of Career Development and Industry Relations as Columbia’s Career Center enters its inaugural semester, according to a Sept. 7 email from Vice Presi...

College cancels national search plans, appoints Sharon Wilson-Taylor as Mark Kelly’s successor

College cancels national search plans, appoints Sharon Wilson-Taylor as Mark Kelly’s successor

September 8, 2016

Sharon Wilson-Taylor was named vice president of Student Affairs Sept. 7, after 26 years at the college that included briefly serving as interim vice president of Student Success, according to an email sent ...

Convocation urges students to explore city, themselves

Convocation urges students to explore city, themselves

By Campus Editor

September 6, 2016

This year’s New Student Convocation was the first step of freshman cinema art + science major Brandon Gassel’s adventure into Columbia—a journey where he is hoping to “become a part of something b...

Interim Vice President of Student Success talks new role, carrying on Kelly’s work

Interim Vice President of Student Success talks new role, carrying on Kelly’s work

July 20, 2016

Sharon Wilson-Taylor, the college’s associate vice president and dean of Students, will temporarily replace current Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly starting Aug. 8.Wilson-Taylor, who was hired...

Mark Kelly accepts city job, exits college after 32 years

Mark Kelly accepts city job, exits college after 32 years

July 7, 2016

Mark Kelly, Columbia’s longest-serving administrator and one of the most well-known higher-ups among students. has accepted a position with the city of Chicago and is stepping down as vice president o...

Sexual assault awareness to expand through creative displays

Sexual assault awareness to expand through creative displays

April 11, 2016

Student Activities and the Office of Student Health and Support are working together to foster awareness of sexual assault across campus throughout April with student-produced creative films, poems and ga...

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