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Suzanne Blum Malley departs college after 25 years, but feels Columbia is in ‘excellent hands’

Suzanne Blum Malley departs college after 25 years, but feels Columbia is in ‘excellent hands’

November 8, 2019

After nearly 25 years of working at Columbia, Senior Associate Provost Suzanne Blum Malley has acquired institutional knowledge of the college described by some as irreplaceable, but when the opportu...

Suzanne Blum Malley named provost at Methodist University

Suzanne Blum Malley named provost at Methodist University

November 3, 2019

Former-interim provost Suzanne Blum Malley has been named provost of Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she will be reunited with Columbia's former Senior Vice Preside...

Six faculty members promoted to rank of professors

Six faculty members promoted to rank of professors

June 14, 2019

Six former associate professors at Columbia are celebrating their promotions to the rank of professor this summer after nearly a yearlong application process. Promoted were: Paul Catanese in the Art a...

Security breach affects employees, family members

Security breach affects employees, family members

March 12, 2018

A data security breach resulted in the disclosure of the names and Social Security numbers of Columbia employees and their family members on IRIS, the college’s internal website. The college learned Feb. 15 that SharePoint, the search portal application used to apply for the Tu...

Alderman, activist search for reform updates

Alderman, activist search for reform updates

February 27, 2017

After more than a month since the U.S. Department of Justice released its report on the Chicago Police Department and a new administration has taken office in Washington D.C., activists and aldermen are now...

Editor’s Note: Administrators’ downfall will be overcontrolled communication

Editor’s Note: Administrators’ downfall will be overcontrolled communication

February 6, 2017

Columbia often preaches transparency and the importance of communicating to all stakeholders, but when it comes to major happenings in and outside the college, this semester is off to a shaky start....

Leap Semester nearly postponed, application deadline extended

Leap Semester nearly postponed, application deadline extended

By Campus Reporter

October 31, 2016

Days after Columbia announced a new international studies program to the college community, the college called for a delay in the scheduled January 2017 launch and extended application deadlines to ac...

College appoints three members to Academic Affairs

By Campus Editor

April 18, 2016

During the Spring 2016 Semester, the college experienced a string of new appointments to the upper administration, including the announcement of five new positions as outlined in the Strategic Plan, three of which have now been filled. Most recently, Columbia appointed three administrators to the Office of Academic Affairs on April 12, including Brian Marth as assistant provost of Academic Services, Onye Ozuzu as dean of t...

‘Lincoln’s Undying Words’ shows former president’s evolution

‘Lincoln’s Undying Words’ shows former president’s evolution

By Arts & Culture Reporter

April 4, 2016

Chicago history fans and Lincoln lovers can learn about the final years of President Abraham Lincoln’s life through speeches and artifacts on display in the Chicago History Museum’s latest exhibit, “Lin...

College continues turnover: hiring, promotion overhaul

College continues turnover: hiring, promotion overhaul

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 ...

College scooped on own new dean announcement

College scooped on own new dean announcement

February 27, 2016

The weekend before an official announcement was to be made to the Columbia community, news broke unexpectedly Feb. 26 that Eric Freedman, a finalist for the position of dean of the School of Media Arts, h...

Father Pfleger says Chicago change starts with youth

February 8, 2016

Columbia’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Black Student Union conducted a Q&A with Father Michael Pfleger Jan. 3 in Ferguson Hall at the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building. Students and faculty li...

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