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Karen Lewis, president  of CTU, spoke to the media during a rally in the Loop on Feb. 4.  

CTU, supporters protest budget cuts, layoffs

February 8, 2016

Days after rejecting the Board of Education’s latest contract offer, more than 3,000 members and supporters of the Chicago Teacher’s Union protested alleged “toxic swaps,” layoffs and budget cut...

Mental health services lead to healthy students, better retention rates

By Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2015

As Columbia continues to implement the Strategic Plan and budgets are redistributed, one issue that should not go unnoticed is the college’s need to continue focusing attention on providing students proper access to mental health resources. Many new programs, as well as continuing ones, are being offered to students to de-stress and cope with mental health issues.Even the college’s library hosted a “De-stress Fest,” i...

“Krampus!” actors performed a short scene from the play at Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza Dec. 1, next to the Grand Timber Haus.

He knows when you’ve been naughty—Krampus is coming to town

December 7, 2015

Instead of receiving coal, naughty kids this Christmas season will face being terrorized by the monster Krampus, thanks to a holiday production the Strangeloop Theatre is scheduled to run Dec. 7–8 and Dec....

Does diversity committee delay show lack in planning?

By Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2015

As Columbia makes strides toward better supporting diversity at the college, such as through the Nov. 30 announcement of the formation of the Strategic Plan implementation committee intended to oversee the application of its diversity, equity and inclusion goals, concerns remain about how these next steps will be carried out.The emailed announcement, which came from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, noted that faculty and staf...

An Academic Policy Review Manual was approved Nov. 16 by the Faculty Senate and the Office of the Provost to create a centralized 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...

The feedback from students about the Big Chicago courses has been positive, said Suzanne Blum Malley, senior associate provost.

Big Chicago garners mixed feedback

November 30, 2015

After nearly a semester at the college, the Big Chicago first-year experience courses and the New Student Commons are receiving mixed feedback from faculty and students.New Student Commons groups, led...

Explore alternate realities with Pictureplane

Travis Egedy, commonly known as Pictureplane, will perform songs from his new album at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., on Nov. 28. 

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 23, 2015

Pictureplane, the solo project of musician Travis Egedy, has been noted for its kaleidoscopic mixture of industrial, noise, hip-hop and rave sounds.Prior to the inauguration of Pictureplane, Egedy studie...

Bronzeville’s Sir The Baptist tackles religion and violence in new single

William James Stokes has been pursuing activist efforts since his father got him involved as a child, he said. 

By Dana Mack

November 16, 2015

William James Stokes, a Bronzeville native better known for his fusion of gospel and hip-hop music under the moniker Sir the Baptist, released his new single “Wake Up” through streaming service TID...

Senior Associate Provost of Academic Affairs Suzanne Blum Malley addressed the Integrated First-Year Experience committee Oct 21.

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...

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden met with chairs of the Strategic Plan implementation committees Sept. 29 to discuss the plan’s implementation.

Strategic Plan committees to feature collegewide involvement

October 5, 2015

following months of crafting the college’s Strategic Plan, the document will now be put into action by five implementation committees.According to a Sept. 22 email to faculty and staff from Senior Vice President ...

P-Fac: ‘No confidence’ in college administration

vote of no confidence


October 5, 2015

Columbia’s Part-Time Faculty organization overwhelmingly voted no confidence in President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim and his administration, according to a Sept. 30 P-Fac press release provided by Nancy Trav...

Luftwerk Solarise: Florescence (transparent acrylic, suspension wire) at the Garfield Park Conservatory.

Solarise installation lights up Garfield Conservatory area

September 28, 2015

“Solarise,” a series of site-responsive light and sculpture installations created by Luftwerk—the artistic collaboration of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero—is on display at the Garfield Park Conserv...

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