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Faculty Senate approves new major proposals

Faculty Senate approves new major proposals

December 14, 2015

The Faculty Senate at its Dec. 11 meeting approved proposals for three new majors and a new minor, which will be sent to the Office of the Provost for approval.Previously, the Academic Affairs Committee...

New procedures to improve academic review process

New procedures to improve academic review process

December 7, 2015

The college now has a clear set of guidelines for revising existing academic policies and procedures and creating new ones.An Academic Policy Review Manual has been approved to address a lack of communica...

Marijuana dispensaries to open in Chicago and statewide

By Gretchen Sterba Metro Reporter

November 18, 2015

Medical marijuana dispensaries have opened across the state for the first time since Nov. 9 when the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program began. Among them was Dispensary 33, a medical marijuana dispensary located in the Andersonville/Uptown area at 5001 N. Clark St.Dispensary 33, which held an open house on November 14-15, is one of many 15 dispensaries in Illinois that sells medical marijuana to people with one of 30...

Diversity at Columbia Part I: Many initiatives but stalled progress

Diversity at Columbia Part I: Many initiatives but stalled progress

November 16, 2015

Lance Cox, a senior cultural studies major, said he can usually determine a professor’s cultural awareness based on their course syllabus. He said when students do not see things relatable to their li...

Columbia should use its own artists to create student center

Columbia should use its own artists to create student center

November 9, 2015

Columbia students have long called for the addition of a student center to the college’s otherwise disjointed group of campus buildings, a facet of many other area colleges that proves valuable to uniti...

‘Steve Jobs’ finds humanity in the abstract

‘Steve Jobs’ finds humanity in the abstract

November 2, 2015

Released Oct. 23, the Danny Boyle-directed “Steve Jobs” unfolds through a series of vignettes depicting the dramatic backstage occurrences of three iconic product launches—the Macintosh 128K in 198...

Faculty clearance no longer required for registration

Faculty clearance no longer required for registration

November 2, 2015

To ease the registration process for continuing students, they will no longer be required to meet with faculty advisors before they can sign up for classes.Brian Marth, director of the College Advising...

It’s OK to love your selfie

By Copy Editor

October 26, 2015

About 20 young women from the Alpha Chi Omega sorority at Arizona State University attended a Sept. 30 Diamondbacks baseball game in Phoenix when two MLB announcers mocked the girls for taking selfies. “That’s the best one of the 300 pictures I’ve taken of myself today,” one announcer said as some of the girls’ images were placed on the screen for a television shot. “Hold on, gotta take a selfie with the hot dog,...

College’s net revenue continues to decrease

College’s net revenue continues to decrease

By Campus Editor

October 26, 2015

Columbia’s net revenue during the 2013–2014 academic year was the lowest it has been since the 2009–2010 academic year, according to the college’s most recent Form 990, an annual financial docum...

College seeks to fill dean positions

College seeks to fill dean positions

By CAMPUS REPORTER

October 26, 2015

The college initiated searches for new deans for the schools of Media Arts and Fine & Performing Arts during a pair of open forums in which faculty and staff could discuss qualities they are seeking i...

Columbia’s higher-ups pay lip service to transparency

By Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2015

Every year, The Chronicle analyzes and reports on the college’s most recently published Form 990, the financial document all nonprofit organizations must send to the Internal Revenue Service on an annual basis. This form discloses the salaries of Columbia’s highest-paid officials but with a two-year delay. As a private institution, the college is not required by law to reveal salary information earlier than the IRS release date,...

Strategic Plan committees off and running

Strategic Plan committees off and running

October 26, 2015

The Strategic Plan implementation committees have received their assignments and will begin working on their first-year goals, according to Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden. As reported Oct. 5 b...

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