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Student exhibit ‘Empathic Evolution’ targets inner emotion

By Lisa Schulz

January 30, 2012

Shreds of soft, ceiling-to-floor curtain surrounded by a pod of four cushions paired with headphones playing ambient music hung just inside a window shutting out downtown traffic and constant horn honks.This is one of the many interactive art displays in the “Empathic Evolution” exhibit, which offers viewers a chance to explore their place in the artwork and experience a connection with artists through their oeuvre, accord...

Student radio produces professionals

By Alexandra Kukulka

January 23, 2012

The glass doors next to the security desk on the first floor of the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building are locked, preventing any chaos or sound from the outside hall from disturbing WCRX-FM, Columbia’s underground radio station.After ringing the doorbell and entering the station, you’ll see plaques lined up on the wall of the entryway leading to the studio. WCRX has won many awards, including eight Communicator Awards in...

Re-cycled roadways

By Kaley Fowler

January 23, 2012

As cycling continues to gain popularity in Chicago, the city has taken to revamping its roadways to accommodate bicyclists. The latest stride in this effort is now underway.The Chicago Department of Transportation and Mayor Rahm Emanuel have come together to develop the Streets for Cycling Plan 2020, which is anticipated to be ready by June 2012.According to Mike Amsden, Streets of Cycling 2020 project manager, the plan...

J-Term courses seek evaluation

By Lisa Schulz

January 17, 2012

For some, the holiday break means migrating home for hibernation. For others, it means nestling inside Columbia’s buildings to analyze zombie movies and experience other peculiar annual courses for spring semester credit.J-Term courses, held from Jan. 3–14—one week shorter this year than previously—are “disarrayed” and in need of re-evaluation, according to Pan Papacosta, professor in the Science and Mathematics Department. Papacosta, ch...

Faculty Senate talks new committees

By Lisa Schulz

December 5, 2011

Launching a representative body for a college faculty filled with creatives can be a challenge.Now, as the six-month-old Faculty Senate organizes committees, it is wrestling with questions of duplication and autonomy.The Senate’s last meeting of the semester was held on Dec. 2 in the Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan Ave., at which soliciting service and expertise from other colleagues, such as faculty and staff, was d...

College Council announces College Assembly

By Lisa Schulz

October 10, 2011

The soon-to-be-dissolved College Council officially announced approval of the Faculty Senate bylaws at its Oct. 7 meeting, along with the upcoming College Assembly proposal and several other new topics.The assembly is a public discussion held three times a semester. The first College Council meeting of the 2011–2012 academic year was held in the Hokin Lecture Hall at the Wabash Campus Building, 623 S. Wabash Ave., led b...

Photo aides cut out of the picture

By Lisa Schulz

September 26, 2011

A “large number” of student workers in Columbia’s Photography Department were dismissed for the fall 2011 semester because of budget constraints. The department’s annual budget was reduced by 30 percent. The Photo I academic course and the darkroom lab experienced the largest number of layoffs throughout the department.The majority of the cuts were in classroom aides who offered assistance to students with questions a...

Ginger peach chicken

By Tiela Halpin

February 7, 2011

Now that the blizzard has relented and the roads are mostly clear, consider heading over to the grocery store to buy some simple ingredients to make a sweet and savory chicken dish.Ginger peach chicken combines the sweetness of the peaches and the spiciness of the ginger to make this dish a win-win. It is easy to make and is great for dinner parties or a night in with friends.All you need are five simple ingredients: four chi...

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