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Mark Kelly, who has worked at the college for more than three decades, is stepping down to work as the commissioner of the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Mark Kelly accepts city job, exits college after 32 years

July 7, 2016

Mark Kelly, Columbia’s longest-serving administrator and one of the most well-known higher-ups among students. has accepted a position with the city of Chicago and is stepping down as vice president o...

Early education is a worthwhile investment

May 9, 2016

A recent study from the Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis highlights how students’ socioeconomic status and race relate to their educational development, according to an April 29 New York Times article.The study indicates that students low on the socioeconomic spectrum perform as much as three grade levels behind where they should be. It also revealed race-related disparities in grade levels even among stude...

My farewell address

By Jeff Lyon

May 9, 2016

As many of you know, I will be leaving Columbia this June after 28 years. The memories I am taking with me are mostly good ones. I estimate that I have touched the lives of some 2,000 journalism students in that time, a source of great satisfaction to me. Many of them have gone on to successful media careers, and I hope I’ve played at least some small role in that success. Conversely, some may have gone into other prof...

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Manifest aims to ‘animate’ art community

May 2, 2016

Columbia will come together on May 13 for the final celebration of the academic year, uniting every department to celebrate the 16th annual Manifest Urban Arts Festival. More than 2,000 student artists...

Security hires to improve safety, but lack of information worrisome

By Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2016

Upticks in on-campus violence in recent years have caused many college campuses to enforce more stringent security policies and procedures.This year, Columbia has been among the schools reconsidering their security protocols in order to prevent crime on campus. Six new part-time employees, holding the position of “watch commanders,” were hired by the office of Safety & Security during the Fall 2015 Semester in an effo...

Frankie Cosmos released its acclaimed sophomore album Next Thing, April 1.

Frankie Cosmos ready to be your ‘Next Thing’

April 25, 2016

Greta Kline—better known by her stage and band name Frankie Cosmos—is a prolific artist by any appellation. With more than 40 releases between her previous persona Ingrid Superstar and the current ...

Columbia celebrates Earth Day through meditation | The Columbia Chronicle

April 25, 2016

Columbia celebrated Earth Day April 22 in the HAUS at the Quincy Wong Center in the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building. Student host Lauren Moore, senior and business & entrepreneurship major, welcomed st...

The Columbia Chronicle staff was recognized as the No. 1 college paper in the state Feb. 20 at the Illinois College Press Association awards and won 22 individual prizes in various categories. 

Chronicle named No. 1 college paper in Illinois

February 29, 2016

The Columbia Chronicle staff of 34 students took home first place for General Excellence along with 22 other awards from the Illinois College Press Association convention Feb. 20.The Chronicle collected ...

Onye Ozuzu, Interim Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, is starting a new committee called Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, that focus on enhancing the values of diversity, equity and inclusion across the campus.

DEI committee announced, members from various backgrounds

February 8, 2016

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee—one of the newest Strategic Plan implementation committees—has been formed by President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, according to a Jan. 28 email from Kim to faculty and sta...

“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....

Communication, interviews will continue to become more difficult

By Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2015

When the campus community read The Chronicle’s Nov. 23 Front Page story about the quiet cancellation of Story Week, one of the college’s most prominent literary events for nearly two decades, there was a sweeping outcry among students and faculty.The week the story was published included ripples of disappointment expressed through conversations in the college’s hallways and through social media comments and online share...

Students call for improved SFS phone, online customer service

Students call for improved SFS phone, online customer service

November 23, 2015

Serina Johnston, a senior theatre major, contacted the Student Financial Services Office through its online chat function Nov. 9 to resolve an issue with the second half of her tuition refund, which s...

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