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Strategic Plan sessions kick off at Columbia

Strategic Plan sessions kick off at Columbia

November 10, 2014

A series of roundtable discussions designed to attract input from students, staff and faculty kicked off Nov. 5 when attendees began weighing in on issues the college faces as it drafts its strategic plan. More faculty and staff members than students filled Ferguson Auditorium ...

Haka exhibit shines at Field Museum

By Nancy Cooper

November 10, 2014

In an era when twerking is taking center stage at many venues, The Field Museum is trying to educate people about a historic dance move called haka. The museum is hosting an exhibit through Dec. 1 about the traditional Maori dance used on the battlefield or to display pride and unity.Traditionally, haka includes very aggressive foot-stomping, tongue protrusions and rhythmic body slapping accompanied by a loud chant. Eric Rush, a New Z...

Miss Black Illinois USA | The Columbia Chronicle

November 3, 2014

Miss Black Illinois USA is a branch of the Miss USA pageant specifically focusing on the African-American community. The pageant encourages young black women to strive for excellence in fitness, scholastic ...

The rebirth of Columbia’s Record Label

November 3, 2014

Junior Business & Entrepreneurship Damian Keehn speaks about the “Arts & Entertainment Media Management”, class and Columbia’s record label. He said he hopes to bring awareness of the label and...

LeAlan Jones Educates the Information Generation | The Columbia Chronicle

October 27, 2014

First year seminar students expected the visiting author of “Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago” LeAlan Jones, to speak about his book. Instead, he leaves that topic behind an...

We need to recognize suicide rights

By Editorial Board

October 27, 2014

A 29-year-old California woman diagnosed with terminal brain cancer made national headlines for her decision to end her life by taking a prescribed lethal medication on Nov. 1.After being given six months to live, Brittany Maynard opted to undergo assisted suicide— “die with dignity”—a controversial practice that only three states in the U.S. permit. Maynard was diagnosed with brain cancer on New Year’s Day, and doct...

Lena Waithe offers tips for success

Lena Waithe offers tips for success

By Assistant Campus Editor

October 27, 2014

Lena Waithe, a 2006 Columbia alumna and screenplay writer based in Los Angeles, returned from L.A. to her hometown for the premiere of “Dear White People,”- which she produced, at the Chicago Intern...

CUMA presents Cypher Fridays at The Loft | The Columbia Chronicle

October 27, 2014

Columbia’s Urban Music Association hosts the second Cypher Friday in The Loft at 916 S.Wabash Ave. Students and local Chicago artists gathered to showcase their talents during an open mic session and h...

Virb terminates partnership with college

Virb terminates partnership with college

October 27, 2014

Virb, a website hosting platform, has terminated its partnership with Columbia after being bought out by the website host company Go Daddy in October 2013. Prior to the college’s partnership with Virb, which began in 2012, Columbia used an in-house system called WebAgent that host...

President Kim launches joint faculty, staff town hall meetings

President Kim launches joint faculty, staff town hall meetings

October 27, 2014

Throughout President Kwang-Wu Kim’s first year in office at the college, he placed a heavy emphasis on building relationships with students. This year, to bring more representation to Columbia’s faculty and staff, Kim is implementing faculty and staff meetings to hea...

Commencement is not about selfie opportunities

By Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2014

For weeks, I have listened to rumors swirl around campus that Commencement 2015 will not be held at the Chicago Theatre, the venue that has housed graduation for the last three years. As evidenced by the Front Page story about graduation, the rumors are true, and commencement will be held at the Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University this year and for the foreseeable future. Despite the administration making it clear to ...

Scholarship crawl raises funds, fosters faculty communication

Scholarship crawl raises funds, fosters faculty communication

October 20, 2014

Columbia’s Faculty & Staff Scholarship Initiative Committee hosted a pub crawl on Oct. 17 that toured three bars in the South Loop with all admission proceeds going toward a student scholarship fund. Faculty and staff members had drinks, dinner and conversation at the South L...

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