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Vice President of Enrollment Management Michael Joseph said the admissions team has been “aggressively” signaling to prospective students that classes will be in-person in the fall because even entertaining the idea of online courses could negatively impact enrollment.

Columbia ‘anxious,’ while optimistic for Fall 2020 enrollment despite predictions of national decline

April 21, 2020

Across the country, colleges and universities are bracing for expected enrollment declines for the Fall 2020 semester because of the coronavirus pandemic and rocky transitions to remote learning. Wh...

Transfer students want more from Columbia

November 9, 2015

Columbia’s Student Government Association is known to listen to and tackle the concerns of students around campus. Now, transfer students say there’s a lack of communication between them and their advis...

Precious Davis, assistant director of Diversity Recruitment Initiatives, said she has made efforts to discuss issues facing the LGBT community, Including working with Miley Cyrus in the Happy Hippie Foundation to combat injustices facing homeless youth, LGBT youth and other marginalized groups. 

Precious Davis talks diversity and inclusion at Columbia

October 19, 2015

Precious Davis, the college’s assistant director of Diversity Recruitment Initiatives, has taken the MTV Video Music Awards stage, visited the White House, been featured in Miley Cyrus’s #InstaPri...

Big Mouth’s open mic night offered diversity in its performances and featured spoken word, comedy and music including acts such as Serena Isabelli, Leah Griffith and Mr. Wall Street.

First Big Mouth yields big turnout

September 14, 2015

Students gathered in the Conaway Center of the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building laughing, singing and cheering on various acts to commence Big Mouth, the first in a series of open mic nights occurring throughout...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim was appointed to his role as Columbia’s 10th president on Feb. 26, 2013.

Kim advises incoming students on first-year success

June 18, 2015

While incoming students get acclimated to their new surroundings at Columbia, they will also learn who the college’s higher-ups are and how certain individuals will impact their academic experience.Du...

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...

FOIA this, CPD

By Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2014

For more than 12 years, The Chronicle has run some version of “Off The Blotter,” the back page section of the newspaper detailing crimes that have occurred within the South Loop. This week, our readers will find that the blotter section is less detailed than normal. On Sept. 4, several reporters and editors from The Chronicle were informed that the Chicago Police Department’s 1st District office would no longer allow ou...

Columbia College Transfer Students

College eases transfer process with IAI

September 2, 2014

With the decline of transfer student enrollment in recent years exceeding the decline in new freshmen enrollment, Columbia’s administration is implementing transfer-friendly policies.  Effective this semester, the school has joined the Illinois Articulation Initiative, making tran...

The Chicago Bliss opened its 2014 season with a 25–21 come-back win against the Los Angeles Temptation May 9 to defend their 2013 national championship title.    

A blissful return for LFL

May 12, 2014

The Bliss, Chicago's resident team in the Legends Football League, formerly known as the Lingerie Football League, is on a quest for a repeat championship win this summer. After picking up w...

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Columbia eases transfer process

March 3, 2014

To better accommodate incoming transfer students’ credits, Columbia sent a statement of intent to the Illinois Board of Higher Education Feb. 25 asking to participate in the Illinois Articulation Initiative, a statewide program meant to ease the transfer process between particip...

Transitioning Transfers to Columbia

By Ivana Hester

December 10, 2012

The rising cost of higher education has many students searching for affordable alternatives, such as attending community college to complete general education classes before transferring to a four-year institution.To attract these transfer students, Columbia launched an initiative at the beginning of the year to make transfer students’ transition more seamless and create a more transfer-friendly community, according to Keri Walter...

Carter faces, explains challenges in State of the College address

By Contributing Writer

April 4, 2011

By Vanessa Morton, Contributing WriterColumbia administration, faculty, staff and students recently gathered to hear from President Warrick L. Carter at the annual State of the College Address. The event gave the administration and student body a chance to discuss what is going on within different aspects of the college community.Hosted by the Student Government Association, the address was held at the Loft, in the 916 S. W...

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