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Cubs make history after 108 years

By Metro Reporter

November 7, 2016

After 10 innings, seven games and 108 years, the Chicago Cubs are finally World Series Champions. During the Nov. 2 game, the team defeated the Cleveland Indians with a Game Seven score of 8-7.Lifelong Cubs fans Mike Cameron, 66, and his wife Chris Atkins, 64, of Wrigleyville joined celebrations in their neighborhood while watching the game outside of a bar on Addison Street after the victory. They said the title win was a ...

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee will be holding an open forum Oct. 31 to allow the college community to give feedback for their mission statement, released through an Oct. 5 email from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim.

DEI announces new mission statement, nomination process

October 21, 2016

Columbia's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is taking steps to complete the third goal of the college’s Strategic Plan pillar “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Engaging Difference,” accordi...

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 ...

Axe throwing brings buzz, concern to West Loop

Participants at Bad Axe Throwing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, learn how to throw axes  with help from the axe throwing coach, which acts as the host of the party group.


September 8, 2016

When Chris Bowles found out he was expected to throw axes for amusement, he was terrified. But after getting trained by an axe throwing coach and learning the safety rules, the fun began at Bad Axe Throwing...

‘Bubble zone’ ordinance serves valid need

September 6, 2016

Chicago’s controversial “bubble zone” ordinance is under attack by the Pro-Life Action League and the Live Pro Life Group, as reported Aug. 23 by The Chicago Tribune. The groups often protest in front of abortion clinics and sued the city to invalidate the law they say is unconstitutional. The law allows patients visiting medical facilities an 8-foot “bubble” of space between them and protesters once they are 50 ...

The ‘Undoing Racism’ workshop took place Aug. 25–26 as part of the ‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ goal in Columbia’s five-year Strategic Plan.

‘Undoing Racism’ workshop done as part of five-year Strategic Plan

September 6, 2016

Selected Columbia faculty, staff and students attended a mandatory “Undoing Racism” workshop held Aug. 25–26. The  event was led by The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, an international...

One-year Strategic Plan check-in

One-year Strategic Plan check-in

May 9, 2016

Nearly one year has passed since the board of trustees approved the college’s five-year Strategic Plan during its May 12, 2015 meeting.As such, the first year of implementing the 41-page document has i...

2015–2016 Year in review

By Campus Editor

May 9, 2016

Implementing Strategic Plan objectives, rallying against police brutality in Chicago and adding 18 murals to the Wabash Arts Corridor were just a few of the changes and challenges of the 2015–2016 academic year. The year opened with Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly’s annual “Hell Yeah” liturgy at Convocation during the new student welcoming in August.The annual celebration welcomed 2,700 new students to t...

Student enrollment, retention need to be higher-ups’ focus

Student enrollment, retention need to be higher-ups’ focus

April 18, 2016

As the Spring 2016 Semester begins to wind down, students, staff and faculty are attempting to imagine what Columbia’s climate will be like next fall. With a handful of new hires or promotions already announced throughout the last several we...

Emanuel’s opinion trumps all in choosing new ‘top cop’

April 4, 2016

 The next superintendent of the Chicago Police Department was set to be named by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and confirmed by the City Council soon after the Police Board’s recommendations were made public March 17. However, in a sadly unsurprising move, Emanuel decided those candidates were not up to par and appointed his own choice, Eddie Johnson, as interim superintendent.Johnson, who has worked for CPD for 27 years, was recen...

College continues turnover: hiring, promotion overhaul

Academic Affairs turnover

By Campus Editor

April 4, 2016

Approximately 19 current and new academic affairs positions—internal and external—will have undergone change this academic year, with even more changes expected in the upcoming year. Some positions include ...

Dezhane Rouse, a junior theatre major, performed a monologue titled “My Angry Vagina,” as well as pieces discussing issues of sexual assault and transphobia.

‘Vagina Monologues’ works to spread laughs and women’s anecdotes across campus

February 15, 2016

Dezhane Rouse, a junior theatre major, lamented societal pressures on women to sanitize their vaginas with items like douches and sprays.Rouse’s monologue, entitled “My Angry Vagina,” was part of ...

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