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Hired then un-hired: students lose on-campus job offers, workers get reduced hours

Hired then un-hired: students lose on-campus job offers, workers get reduced hours

September 21, 2015

Hadley Hendon, a junior cinema art + science major, walked out of the Office of Student Employment on Sept. 1 having just finished the necessary paperwork to begin working at Columbia’s Film Cage seve...

Big Mouth’s open mic night offered diversity in its performances and featured spoken word, comedy and music including acts such as Serena Isabelli, Leah Griffith and Mr. Wall Street.

First Big Mouth yields big turnout

September 14, 2015

Students gathered in the Conaway Center of the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building laughing, singing and cheering on various acts to commence Big Mouth, the first in a series of open mic nights occurring throughout...

The power of design: A new look for a familiar friend

By Kyra Senese, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2015

As incoming students get acclimated to their new home at Columbia, they will find themselves immersed in change at nearly every turn. What they will quickly learn is that the college is in the process of implementing its Strategic Plan, a 40-page document drafted  by the college and approved by the board of trustees throughout the last year, and that this plan will shape all of their future experiences at Columbia. The ...

Wearden discusses Strategic Plan implementation, Faculty Senate voices ideas, concerns

By Campus Editor

August 27, 2015

Faculty members were given an outline of their role in the Strategic Plan’s implementation for the upcoming academic year at the first Faculty Senate meeting of the Fall 2015 Semester Aug. 21.Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden presented senators with plans for how they can complement the administration’s efforts regarding the plan’s implementation.Wearden said he met throughout the summer with the Faculty...

Art Institute partnership to allow students greater access to museum resources

By Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2015

With a simple flash of their school I.D., all Columbia students now have year-round free access to the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Complimentary admission to the museum, which was rated the No. 1 museum in the world in 2014 by TripAdvisor, an American travel website that offers reviews of travel-related facilities and institutions, officially began June 15 for all current students.Free access to th...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim was appointed to his role as Columbia’s 10th president on Feb. 26, 2013.

Kim advises incoming students on first-year success

June 18, 2015

While incoming students get acclimated to their new surroundings at Columbia, they will also learn who the college’s higher-ups are and how certain individuals will impact their academic experience.Du...

Strategic Plan approved by board of trustees

By Managing Editor

May 18, 2015

Despite recent efforts from a coalition of students, staff and adjunct faculty to halt the implementation of the Strategic Plan, the board of trustees’ unanimously approved the college’s five-year improvement plan at its May 12 meeting, according to a collegewide email from Dick Kiphart, chair of the board of trustees.“[The Strategic Plan] is a move that will enhance students’ education experience,” Kiphart said. ...

Chicago-based groove rockers Woo Park were the featured band at this year’s FreQ Out and are performing in July at Chicago’s newest music festival, Mamby on the Beach.

Woo Park mixes multiple genres in debut Smokes release

May 11, 2015

The sounds off Chicago-based groove band Woo Park’s debut album, Smokes, are hard to classify to genre. Bobbing bass lines and bluesy electric guitar create a jazzy feel at first, but ever-changing synt...

Dogs, humans exchange oxytocin rushes

By Sports & Health Reporter

May 11, 2015

Dogs are known for being a man’s best friend because of the close bond many dog owners share with their pups. This bond is solidified when dogs gaze at their owners, according to a study published in the April 17 edition of the journal Science.Researchers at Azabu University in Japan have found that when dogs and humans exchange gazes, both experience rushes of oxytocin. Oxytocin, often called the “the love hormone,” is...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim is approaching the end of his second year in his role. Kim has been criticized for not meeting with student protesters during a May 1 protest led by SaveColumbia, a coalition of campus community members that aims to combat tuition increases and large class sizes.

Kim: We need to communicate better

May 10, 2015

Nearly a week after SaveColumbia, a coalition of students, staff and faculty protesting recent administrative actions and the Strategic Plan, launched a picket and held a sit-in on the 600 S. Michigan Ave. B...

Students had the opportunity to express concerns regarding the college on April 28 during the Student Government Association-sponsored Pizza with the President.

Kim addresses Strategic Plan at Pizza with the President

May 4, 2015

Students had the opportunity to dish out their concerns directly with President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim over a slice of pizza at the April 28 Student Government Association-sponsored Pizza with the Presi...

Manifest 2015

Marching toward Manifest 2015

May 4, 2015

Graduating students, led by Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Success, and the Jones College Prep High School marching band will march down Wabash Avenue on May 15, chanting, “Hell yeah, I did it!...

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