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September 10, 2020

In high school, freshman filmmaking major Emily Teitelbaum did not have many options for student discounts and said she often paid full price for any purchase she made. As a new college student now ma...

Diana Vallera, President of the Part-Time Faculty Union, facilitates the collaborative conersation between Columbia students and faculty at the Save Columbia forum Nov. 2 in the 8th floor lounge of 600 S. Michigan Ave.

Illinois coalition of faculty and staff demand remote college instruction for fall

July 24, 2020

Unionized faculty and staff from various public and private Illinois colleges and universities throughout the state—including Columbia​'s part-time faculty union—are demanding an entirely remo...

Stipends help fill financial gaps for remote employees

Stipends help fill financial gaps for remote employees

June 22, 2020

After the screen on Meg Elliott's iPhone 5 broke and was not usable, she said part of her stimulus check went toward buying the iPhone SE because she needed a phone in order to work from home. "It w...

Editors' Note: As the Chronicle moves forward, move forward with us

Editors’ Note: As the Chronicle moves forward, move forward with us

May 25, 2020

It is safe to say there was collective shock among the staff when Alexandra Yetter announced she would not be returning to the Chronicle as editor-in-chief after the Spring semester—but as editors, ...

Staff members march in front of 600 S. Michigan Ave., where President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim's office is located, after widespread staff layoffs during the summer.

Staff union negotiations ‘productive’ despite delays

January 15, 2020

The United Staff of Columbia College, the college’s staff union, has been negotiating its contract for more than a year, but the end may be in sight. USofCC President Craig Sigele, who is also an adjunc...

Jo Cates, Columbia’s returning library director, hopes to introduce changes that will better align with student needs.

Library puts ‘glorious changes’ in motion following staffing reductions

September 30, 2019

After a nine-year absence from Columbia, Jo Cates returned as the library director in July with much more on her desk than just book orders and budget concerns. During a time when college libraries ac...

CFAC members see balance in new contract, staff feels left out

CFAC members see balance in new contract, staff feels left out

June 6, 2019

  After nearly two years without a labor contract, the new contract for part-time faculty is described by some as “balanced” for the college and union, but by others as “discriminator...

Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David officially enters her new role at the college Monday with big expectations on her shoulders from staff, faculty and the administration.

Faculty, staff expect new provost to put emphasis on communication and trust

June 3, 2019

With a cape gifted from students at Manifest, incoming Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David enters the college in the midst of some of its biggest challenges, including years of declining e...

Faculty, staff scholarship initiative back with new goals

Faculty, staff scholarship initiative back with new goals

February 19, 2018

With faculty and staff eager to financially assist students, the Faculty and Staff Scholarship Initiative has reemerged on campus, led by supporters from various departments with assistance from the Development and Alumni Relations Office. Since its inception in 2009 during the na...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim spoke to a full room of faculty and staff about updates about the school, his strategic plan and other topics that were brought up by questions from attendees. The talk was held Feb. 7 in Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

Kim: We have to rethink this together

February 12, 2018

In a packed room filled with faculty, staff and administration, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim detailed his vision for the college’s future, addressed ongoing concerns and gave updates on the ...

Kim Foxx acts on campaign promises for reform

Kim Foxx acts on campaign promises for reform

May 8, 2017

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has drafted legislation to create an additional layer of investigations in fatal, officer-involved shootings.Foxx, along with the help of state lawmakers in the...

US cannot be casual about increasing airstrike casualties

US cannot be casual about increasing airstrike casualties

By Arabella Breck

April 3, 2017

As many as 200 civilians have been killed in airstrikes in Mosul, Iraq, in recent weeks, including a strike March 17 that may have killed more than 100 people. These could be some of the highest death to...

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