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Provost email reminds faculty of Strategic Plan goals, discusses curricular review

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden reminded faculty of Columbia's goals for the Strategic Plan implementation and the college's curricular review process in an Oct. 25 email.

November 7, 2016

A reminder about the college’s continuing Strategic Plan goals and the curriculum review process was sent in an email to faculty Oct. 25 by the Provost’s Office. But, after members of the college community received the message, some were still unsure of the college...

Enrollment at 20-year low, Provost says, ‘Keep the faith’

Final enrollment numbers for the Fall 2016 Semester published on the Office of Institutional Effectiveness’ website revealed a 9.4 percent decrease in last year’s total—down from 8,961 students to 8,120 students.

By Campus Editor

October 3, 2016

Despite predictions that 2016 would be the year of enrollment “turnaround,” official figures showed a net loss of nearly 850 students, marking one of Columbia’s largest drops during its seventh cons...

‘Bubble zone’ ordinance serves valid need

September 6, 2016

Chicago’s controversial “bubble zone” ordinance is under attack by the Pro-Life Action League and the Live Pro Life Group, as reported Aug. 23 by The Chicago Tribune. The groups often protest in front of abortion clinics and sued the city to invalidate the law they say is unconstitutional. The law allows patients visiting medical facilities an 8-foot “bubble” of space between them and protesters once they are 50 ...

Notable Native: Joyce Percel

Joyce Percel, who works for Chicago Cares, said its annual Serve-a-thon will take place on June 25. She said it is estimated to bring in 5,000 volunteers. 

By metro editor

May 9, 2016

Joyce Percel realized shortly before graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that she did not want to pursue a career with her degree in chemistry, but wanted to make a career out...

Harrington College of Design students have successfully transferred to Columbia after Harrington announced it will close its doors by August 2018.

Harrington students settle in at Columbia after college closing

November 30, 2015

The nearly 145 students who transferred to Columbia from Harrington College of Design at the beginning of the Fall 2015 Semester are almost finished with their first semester at Columbia.Columbia accepted t...

Senior Associate Provost of Academic Affairs Suzanne Blum Malley addressed the Integrated First-Year Experience committee Oct 21.

Strategic Plan committees off and running

October 26, 2015

The Strategic Plan implementation committees have received their assignments and will begin working on their first-year goals, according to Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden. As reported Oct. 5 b...

Art Institute partnership to allow students greater access to museum resources

By Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2015

With a simple flash of their school I.D., all Columbia students now have year-round free access to the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Complimentary admission to the museum, which was rated the No. 1 museum in the world in 2014 by TripAdvisor, an American travel website that offers reviews of travel-related facilities and institutions, officially began June 15 for all current students.Free access to th...

Video Games

Link found between action video games and learning

November 24, 2014

Arguments against the excessive playing of video games have been pervasive, but all the hours spent in front of the TV playing “Call of Duty” instead of studying for finals may actually be productive...

The Art Institute of Chicago was named the no. 1 museum in the world by TripAdvisor on the site's second–annual Traveler's Choice Awards list. 

Art Institute named top museum by TripAdvisor

September 29, 2014

On Sept. 16, the Art Institute of Chicago was named the No. 1 museumin the world by popular travel site TripAdvisor as part of its annualTraveler’s Choice Awards.Kevin Carter, senior public relations manag...

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