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Tuition, housing costs increased for 2019-2020

Tuition, housing costs increased for 2019-2020

November 27, 2018

Full-time student tuition will increase from $26,090 to $26,610 for the 2019-2020 academic year, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced in a Nov. 27 email to students. The Board of Trustees approved a 2 percent full-time tuition increase and a 3.5 percent on-campus housing pr...

Australian band The Faim is hungry to join the American rock scene

Australian band The Faim is hungry to join the American rock scene

November 13, 2018

Australian band The Faim is kicking off its first U.S. tour Nov. 10  following the release of its first EP Summer is a Curse. They will perform at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Nov. 16.The six...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim discussed a 2 percent tuition increase during the SGA meeting Oct. 31.

‘Let’s slow it down this year’: Tuition raises, but not as much as it could have

November 6, 2017

Students can expect larger bills after a 2 percent undergraduate tuition increase and an average 2.8 percent increase in on-campus housing costs were announced Oct. 31 during an annual presentation by President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim and other administrative leaders at a Student Governm...

Showcase promotes visibility of transgender artists, community

The “Transgender Day of Visibility 2017: Artist Showcase” March 31 will feature 30 artists including Luna Luxe, whose photography will be on display.

By Blair Paddock

March 27, 2017

Pink and purple waves swirl together and form a tornado. To viewers, the photograph seems to be a storm from an alien planet, but in reality it is a digitally-enhanced image of Vaseline smeared on a mi...

Experts: Enrollment decline, tuition increase is ‘vicious circle’

Experts: Enrollment decline, tuition increase is ‘vicious circle’

November 28, 2016

After President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim recently announced a 4 percent tuition increase for the 2017–2018 academic year, higher education experts said they were concerned about the college’s financial state and stability. As reported Nov. 21 by The Chronicle, Kim announced in a Nov...

The Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan Ave. houses the college's dance majors. 

Dance, Theatre departments merge as chair steps down

August 5, 2016

The Dance and Theatre departments will be combining this fall as John Green, chair of the Theatre Department for several years steps down and Peter Carpenter, acting chair of the Dance Department, becom...

Columbia: a campus divided

By Editorial Board

March 9, 2015

Columbia tends to reject change the way a transplant patient rejects a new organ: The immune system attacks the new organ and shuts it down. Although Columbia has not quite hit that point, students have been resistant to the onslaught of changes the college is undergoing.Many Columbia students would have a hard time naming college administrators and their job titles let alone what those jobs entail, so when budget cuts, depar...

Jeff Spitz, assistant professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, co-produced the documentary “Food Patriots” about the importance of growing and eating local, organic food. 

Food movement sparked by professor

March 10, 2014

What started as an illegal but harmless chicken farm in a Columbia professor’s backyard is now a Chipotle-sponsored documentary about where food comes from. “Food Patriots,” produced by Groundswell Educational Films—a nonprofit production company co-founded by Jeff Spitz, a...

President Kwang-Wu Kim meets with the Student Life Advisory Board Feb. 5 to gather input regarding future tuition increases and scholarship funding. 

Columbia announces tuition increase

February 10, 2014

Despite calls for tuition freezes, full-time Columbia students will have to pay approximately $752 more for the 2014–2015 academic year. The college’s board of trustees voted to increase tu...

Top highlights of 2011–2012

By Heather Scroering

April 30, 2012

Blueprint prioritization process:The yearlong prioritization process, which the college implemented last June to re-allocate funds and evaluate the strength of every academic and business program within the college, has been the talk of the campus all year. Two committees of faculty and staff members­—one focusing on academics, the other on business—were created to guide the process. No program escaped scrutiny, as each ...

Faculty salaries not to blame for tuition hikes

By Editorial Board

April 16, 2012

Columbia’s tuition will increase approximately 5 percent next semester, President Warrick L. Carter announced earlier this year. Why tuition was raised is still hazy, and no clear answers have been given. But some, such as Vice President Joe Biden, are blaming college professors and their salaries for nationwide tuition hikes.Biden and David C. Levy, president of Cambridge Information Group, are both mistaken in their assumpti...

College announces ‘average’ tuition increase claim conflicts with national data

By Alexandra Kukulka

February 13, 2012

Columbia students will be paying 5.2 percent more for tuition and fees beginning next semester, according to a collegewide email from President Warrick L. Carter. The email declared that the increase was “in line” with the national average for private colleges in the U.S.However, according to The College Board, which tracks college tuition throughout the U.S., there is no way Carter could know what other colleges and u...

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