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Student Government Association’s all-female executive board reflected on what their proudest female moments are and who their female role models are in celebration of March as Women’s History Month.

Leading Ladies of SGA

March 15, 2019

The phrase “girls supporting girls” has never been more true than in the all-female Student Government Association executive board. “The world today—they’re scared of [having] women lea...

Transfer students want more from Columbia

November 9, 2015

Columbia’s Student Government Association is known to listen to and tackle the concerns of students around campus. Now, transfer students say there’s a lack of communication between them and their advis...

Precious Davis, assistant director of Diversity Recruitment Initiatives, said she has made efforts to discuss issues facing the LGBT community, Including working with Miley Cyrus in the Happy Hippie Foundation to combat injustices facing homeless youth, LGBT youth and other marginalized groups. 

Precious Davis talks diversity and inclusion at Columbia

October 19, 2015

Precious Davis, the college’s assistant director of Diversity Recruitment Initiatives, has taken the MTV Video Music Awards stage, visited the White House, been featured in Miley Cyrus’s #InstaPri...

President Kwang-Wu Kim answered students’ questions at the fourth and final Coffee With the President forum of the academic year. The Student Govern- ment Association hosted the series to allow for students to voice their opinions and concerns directly to the president. 

Kim talks transparency, tuition

May 5, 2014

President Kwang-Wu Kim said during the final Coffee With the President forum on April 30, that he plans to curb tuition increases, facilitate budget transparency and emphasize the value of a Co...

What does SGA exactly do?

By Dannis Valera

November 26, 2012

Columbia has had a Student Government Association for more than a decade, but the organization, along with many other student groups, struggles to grab students’ attention. However, it’s still pushing to be a voice for the student body, according to SGA President Cassandra Norris.Cassandra give The Chronicle a quick rundown about how SGA works and how being involved with SGA has influenced her life.Check out the full s...

Charlie Weber no longer ‘Underemployed’

By Trevor Ballanger

October 22, 2012

Young adults graduating from college often have big dreams and glittering expectations for their futures, although working at an entry-level job is a more realistic picture. This rings true for the characters of MTV’s latest scripted series, “Underemployed,” which premiered Oct. 16.Actor Charlie Weber plays Todd, a Chicago businessman who becomes a love interest of Daphne, an unpaid intern played by Sarah Habel.While ...

International student body reaches 200

By Heather Scroering

September 26, 2011

Columbia’s international student body has reached a new high with approximately 20 new students coming in this semester from abroad.Last semester, the international student count was 186. This semester, it’s 209, according to Gigi Posejpal, director of International Student Affairs.“They are able to explore [at Columbia],” Posejpal said. “They’re able to approach individuals to ask questions and find people who are willi...

Students speak out on prioritization

By Heather Scroering

September 26, 2011

The question of student involvement in the prioritization process was clarified at the Sept. 15 town hall meeting at Film Row Cinema of the 1104 Center when an attendee asked President Warrick Carter if students would participate in the decision-making process.There will be no direct student involvement, said Johann Lindig, consultant with the Academic Strategy Partners who will be guiding the process throughout the year. However...

Arm wrestlers have CLLAWs out for charities

By Katy Nielsen

April 25, 2011

Lady arm wrestlers dressed as bananas, Strawberry Shortcake and Abraham Lincoln strutted around a dimly lit bar playing up their wrestler personas and collecting money for charities while an arm wrestling battle took place on stage.It was a combination of improvisation and athleticism on April 15 at Joe’s Bar on Weed Street, 940 W. Weed St., which housed the Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers event, one of four annual...

Photographer Vivian Maier goes viral

By Matt Watson

January 24, 2011

John Maloof didn’t know what street photography was when he purchased several boxes of Vivian Maier’s photographs at the RPN Sales Inc. auction house in 2007. Maloof, a 29-year-old former Chicago real estate agent, now lives by the term.Eighty of Maier’s photos are currently on display at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., in an exhibit called “Finding Vivian Maier: Chicago Street Photography,” wh...

A line between expression, destruction

By CiaraShook

April 12, 2010

The Office of Campus Environment teamed with Columbia’s Student Government Association to launch a campaign to stamp out vandalism on campus.The campaign intends to bring the amount of money the college spends each year on vandalism repairs to students’ attention.According to Alicia Berg, vice president of Campus Environment, Columbia spent more than $645,000 repairing vandalism damage during the 2008-2009 academic year, which ...

The state of a ‘student-focused’ institution

By CiaraShook

March 15, 2010

Warrick L. Carter, president of Columbia, said although enrollment was down for the 2009-10 academic year, prospective students still display great interest in attending.Carter gave his annual State of the College address before faculty, staff and a handful of students on March 10. The State of the College Address was hosted by Columbia’s Student Government Association. Carter spoke of Columbia’s achievements, challeng...

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