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Survey shows Columbia full-time faculty dissatisfied with college penny pinching

Survey shows Columbia full-time faculty dissatisfied with college penny pinching

October 29, 2018

A survey conducted by the Columbia Faculty Senate shows faculty members are more dissatisfied with the college compared to last year’s survey, particularly with regard to compensation, the administration and its policies. Yet, the survey reports most faculty members are...

Editor’s Note: Relationship between college, adjunct faculty must improve

Editor’s Note: Relationship between college, adjunct faculty must improve

October 15, 2018

A string of recent updates regarding the college’s relationship and collective bargaining with part-time faculty demonstrate a flawed rapport between the two parties, an issue that must be amended for th...

Co-directors appointed for Academic DEI

Co-directors appointed for Academic DEI

July 3, 2018

Raquel Monroe, associate professor in the Dance Department, and Folayemi Wilson, associate professor in the Art and Art History Department, have been appointed co-directors of Academic Diversity...

College plans next steps after dean departures

College plans next steps after dean departures

June 19, 2018

Following announcements of the departure of two deans in one week, the college is preparing to make changes in its school leadership and curriculum to continue Strategic Plan initiatives. T...

Hit by a Drunk Driver

By Sponsored Content

June 1, 2018

A college buddy of mine was driving home from work and was hit by a drunk driver. I keep insisting that he should hire a lawyer and take legal action as, even though he did not suffer major injuries, there was property damage and he had some minor injuries that required medical attention. And that does not include the emotional toll of having experienced an accident that should have never occurred in the first place. How can I con...

Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Matthew Shenoda resigns

Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Matthew Shenoda resigns

June 1, 2018

Dean of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Special Advisor to the President Matthew Shenoda is stepping down from his position to become the new vice president of Social Equity and Inclusion at the Rhode Island School of Design, according to a June 1 email announcement f...

Onye Ozuzu to step down as school dean

Onye Ozuzu to step down as school dean

May 30, 2018

Onye Ozuzu is stepping down as dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts and professor in the Dance Department in July to join the University of Florida, Gainesville, as dean of the College of the Arts, according to a May 30 email announcement from Senior Vice President and Pro...

Counseling services should help students, not hurt them

By Editorial Board

May 7, 2018

How can students feel safe at Columbia if therapy dogs in the library seem more helpful than counseling services?As reported on Page 24, two students who alleged they were sexually assaulted on campus tried to get help from the Title IX and Counseling Services Offices, but inadequate care by the college only made their situations worse.It is deeply troubling that two students who had already faced harrowing personal trauma could...

Climate change has bigger impact on low-income communities

Climate change has bigger impact on low-income communities

April 29, 2018

The link between climate change and its disproportionate impact on low-income communities may not often be seen, but it does exist, said Jacqueline Patterson, director of the National Association for t...

Reflections & Replacements: College talks provost departure

Reflections & Replacements: College talks provost departure

April 16, 2018

Following President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s April 6 announcement that Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden will be stepping down in June 2019, the college community is reflectin...

Wearden to step down as provost in June 2019

By Ariana Portalatin, Managing Editor

April 6, 2018

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden will be stepping down from his position in June 2019, according to an April 6 collegewide email from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. Wearden was appointed provost by Kim on Feb. 26, 2014, and began his role in June 2014 following a nationwide search and the position being filled on an interim basis for three years, as reported Feb. 28, 2014, by The Chronicle. Kim sta...

Discontinued programs may lead to faculty firing

Discontinued programs may lead to faculty firing

April 2, 2018

Faculty Senate will soon send the Board of Trustees its response to the administration’s proposal to discontinue education and creative arts therapies programs and terminate the programs’ tenured faculty. Raquel Monroe, Faculty Senate president and associate professor in the ...

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