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Collegewide death notices should not be an afterthought

By Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2016

Members of the college community have recently raised concerns about the school’s failure to announce the deaths of former members of the community.The subject most recently came up at the first Faculty Senate meeting of the Spring 2016 Semester, held on Feb. 12, when Professor Eric May of the Creative Writing Department noted that no announcement had been made of the death of Betty Shiflett.Shiflett, professor emerita of ...

In response to coverage of the cancellation of Story Week

In response to coverage of the cancellation of Story Week

December 14, 2015

Let me start by saying I have no beef with Courtney Zellars; she’s a good writer and an excellent addition to the Fiction MFA program; however, in her letter to the editor (Response to coverage of S...

Communication, interviews will continue to become more difficult

By Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2015

When the campus community read The Chronicle’s Nov. 23 Front Page story about the quiet cancellation of Story Week, one of the college’s most prominent literary events for nearly two decades, there was a sweeping outcry among students and faculty.The week the story was published included ripples of disappointment expressed through conversations in the college’s hallways and through social media comments and online share...

Story Week ends without proper communication of its conclusion

By Editor-in-Chief

November 23, 2015

“Author the culture of your time,” is one of many slogans Columbia repeatedly touts at its orientations and open houses, but what serves as arguably the biggest opportunity for students to do just that has been quietly canceled. Freshmen and transfer students, along with Chicago’s devoted literary community, will miss one of Columbia’s most celebrated events this spring. For the last 19 years, Columbia students a...

R.I.P. Story Week

R.I.P. Story Week

November 23, 2015

Columbia’s Story Week, which was due to celebrate its 20th anniversary this spring as one of the largest literary festivals in the Midwest, has been discontinued because of collegewide budget constraints...

Designer Matthew Hoffman began the “You Are Beautiful” project in 2002, which has since  spread to every continent. 

‘You Are Beautiful’ artist tells students not to fear failure

November 9, 2015

Matthew Hoffman, creator of the “You Are Beautiful” project, visited Columbia’s Design Department  in the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building on Nov. 5 for his talk, titled “Putting Yourself Out There....

Alderman to Chicago: ‘Death or taxes’

Alderman Carrie Austin (34th ward) argued in favor of the budget but admitted that

By Jordan Watkins

November 2, 2015

Paychecks in Chicago won’t go quite as far after Jan. 1 following the City Council’s Oct. 28 approval of more than $755 million in new taxes and fees.The council passed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2016 sp...

Bumble dating app is all buzz

By Campus Reporter

October 19, 2015

Dating can be hard for feminists, but there’s now an app for that, according to founder and CEO of the Bumble app, Whitney Wolfe. Bumble works like popular dating apps Tinder and Grindr but with a key difference, company executives say.Unlike competing apps, Bumble’s matches only last 24 hoursand in opposite-sex matches, the woman must make the first move by initiating conversation.“We think [Bumble] is actually goin...

Governor Signs Landmark Legislation on Women’s Equality Day to Guarantee Women the Right to be Both Mothers and Employees CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced he has signed a landmark new law that will fight the widespread but often overlooked practice of discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace. The law provides job protections for pregnant women and requires that reasonable accommodations be made in the workplace so expectant mothers can continue working without fear for their health or the health of their child. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensuring full equality for women in Illinois.

Quinn signs maternity bill

September 8, 2014

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation on Aug. 26 that will protect and guarantee pregnant women’s rights to employment. Quinn collaborated on the bill with State Representative Mary Flowers and State Senator...

New major offers students hands-on approach to ASL

March 10, 2014

Columbia’s American Sign Language-English Interpretation Department added a Deaf Studies major this semester, the only program of its kind in the Midwest.Unlike the department’s current ASL-English I...


Featured Artist: Ricardo Bouyett

February 24, 2014

When junior photographymajor and fine art photographer Ricardo Bouyett hikes up a mountain, explores a forest preserve or dances in a field, he brings his Canon 60D camera along. After delving into photography two years ago, Bouyett received the 2013 Applied Arts student award, w...

Story Week, a Columbia sponsored festival that features prominent authors has received a combined $25,850 in grants from three Illinois foundations. The festival will take place from March 16 to March 21 and is open and free to the public. The grants came from organizations such as the Chicago Community Trust, the Illinois Arts Council and Illinois Humanities Council.

New grants further Story Week’s diverse agenda

January 27, 2014

Story Week, an annual festival sponsored by Columbia that showcases prominent authors work across Chicago taking place from March 16 to March 21, has received a combined $25,850 in grants from three Illinois foundations. The festival received $15,000 from the Chicago Community...

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