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‘We’re here when they’re making history’: Paris J-Term students encounter Yellow Vest riots

‘We’re here when they’re making history’: Paris J-Term students encounter Yellow Vest riots

January 22, 2019

Getting locked in the Luxembourg Gardens with Yellow Vest protesters was not on the agenda for sophomore fashion studies major Elon Byers during her J-Term study abroad trip in Paris, France.“I knew t...

Editor’s Note: Looking ahead at what to expect for the spring semester

Editor’s Note: Looking ahead at what to expect for the spring semester

January 18, 2019

Each semester at Columbia brings new developments that impact our community and shape the college’s future. Much of what occurred during the Fall 2018 semester—administrative changes, tuition incre...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s contract extended despite C-Fac allegations

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s contract extended despite C-Fac allegations

November 18, 2018

In a unanimous decision, the Board of Trustees extended President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s contract to the end of the 2023-2024 academic year, more than a year earlier than expected and a week after C-Fac and OurColumbia called for his resignation.   Kim’s previous contract was ...

Alumna explores belonging, ‘otherness’ through poetry

Alumna explores belonging, ‘otherness’ through poetry

November 14, 2018

Growing up with a Nigerian Muslim mother and a black southern Baptist father in an all-girls, majority white Catholic school, Hafizah Geter, 2010 MFA poetry alumna, has always questioned where she belongs. An award-winning poet and editor, Geter is exploring what it fee...

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...

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...

Kim: We have to rethink this together

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 ...

Higher taxes called on to drive city improvements

Higher taxes called on to drive city improvements

October 30, 2017

Chicagoans Could soon be seeing increased fees when riding in an Uber or paying their cell phone bill if the mayor has his way.Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2018 budget proposal asks that cell phones and lan...

Canvas receives positive feedback

Canvas receives positive feedback

September 5, 2017

The college is transitioning to a new learning management system after receiving positive feedback about the system’s use during the summer. Many courses are set to use the platform starting this semester. The college signed a contract to use Canvas to improve its delivering o...

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...

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

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

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...

DEI open forum welcomes mission statement feedback

DEI open forum welcomes mission statement feedback

November 7, 2016

The majority of recently collected feedback on Columbia’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s drafted mission statement asked for definitions of the key terms “diversity, equity and inclusion,” according to Peter Carpenter, DEI committee member and Dance and Theatre De...

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