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Columbia’s first student-run late night show, “Columbia Tonight,” had its first live taping Nov. 18.

Students to debut Columbia’s first late night show

November 28, 2016

Drawing inspiration from other colleges and several popular late night shows, students created Columbia’s first late night style talk show, showcasing student talent and entertainment, according to the show’s creators. Kate McDermott, a sophomore television major, and Natalie T...

Faculty Senate met Nov. 11 to discuss how to support students struggling with election outcomes and progress made on the Graduate School proposal.

Senators discuss politics in classrooms, graduate school progress

November 14, 2016

Columbia’s Faculty Senate met for the first time following the presidential election, at which  the top of the agenda was how the college will support students struggling with the results. Greg Foster-Rice, Faculty Senate president and associate professor in the Photography Depa...

Provost email reminds faculty of Strategic Plan goals, discusses curricular review

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden reminded faculty of Columbia's goals for the Strategic Plan implementation and the college's curricular review process in an Oct. 25 email.

November 7, 2016

A reminder about the college’s continuing Strategic Plan goals and the curriculum review process was sent in an email to faculty Oct. 25 by the Provost’s Office. But, after members of the college community received the message, some were still unsure of the college...

Leap Semester nearly postponed, application deadline extended

Leap Semester nearly postponed, application deadline extended

By Campus Reporter

October 31, 2016

Days after Columbia announced a new international studies program to the college community, the college called for a delay in the scheduled January 2017 launch and extended application deadlines to ac...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim responded to students’ questions and concerns during the biannual “Let’s Chat” event.

Kim ‘chats’ about student concerns, college’s future

October 24, 2016

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim answered students’ questions and concerns regarding dropping enrollment, curricular changes and the recently launched rebranding campaign at the biannual, Student Government...

The “Stop Fashion Next” petition posted on,  which had 128 signatures as of press time, includes five demands such as the halt of the proposed curricular changes, most specifically the elimination of the Fashion BFA program. 

Fashion petition demands ‘go back to the drawing board’

October 17, 2016

A petition demanding a halt to curricular changes in the Fashion Studies Department was published online Oct. 10 by an anonymous group of students and faculty.The “Stop Fashion Next” petition posted...

Administrators’ salaries rise, college’s financial cushion dwindles

Administrators’ salaries rise, college’s financial cushion dwindles

October 10, 2016

In the midst of tuition increases, a shrinking endowment and a decreasing number of college employees, administrator compensation rose, including a multimillion-dollar payout to a former president, according to t...

Enrollment at 20-year low, Provost says, ‘Keep the faith’

Final enrollment numbers for the Fall 2016 Semester published on the Office of Institutional Effectiveness’ website revealed a 9.4 percent decrease in last year’s total—down from 8,961 students to 8,120 students.

By Campus Editor

October 3, 2016

Despite predictions that 2016 would be the year of enrollment “turnaround,” official figures showed a net loss of nearly 850 students, marking one of Columbia’s largest drops during its seventh cons...

Students’ services affected by department cuts

Students’ services affected by department cuts

By Campus Reporter

September 26, 2016

Department budget cuts caused reductions to staff and cuts to student services in the Television, Art & Art History, Design and Photography departments.According to Sharon Ross, interim chair of th...

Astronomer ties art inspiration to cosmological data

By Campus Reporter

September 26, 2016

An immense telescope being built in the Cerro Pachón Mountains of Chile, which will house the world’s largest digital camera and gather about 20 terabytes of data per night, was the subject of a colloquium arranged by the Science & Mathematics Department Sept. 21.The main functions of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope outlined in the presentation, held at the Ferguson Auditorium in the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Buildi...

Wearden addresses enrollment comments, Fashion BFA

Wearden addresses enrollment comments, Fashion BFA

September 26, 2016

A conversation on Sept. 23 between Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden and The Chronicle about clarifications of past coverage—see box below for specifics—evolved into a wide-ranging discussion o...

President and CEO Kwang-wu Kim kicked off Faculty and Staff Convocation at Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., Sept. 16.

Administration addresses state of Columbia and new changes at Faculty and Staff Convocation

September 19, 2016

Columbia’s top administration addressed pressing topics including curriculum improvements, the second year of the Strategic Plan and rebranding at this years Faculty and Staff Convocation.President ...

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