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TEDx speakers to ‘Evoke Presence’

TEDx speakers to ‘Evoke Presence’

March 13, 2017

Columbia's third TEDx conference will feature 10 individuals from various backgrounds speaking about the theme of “evoking presence” in their lives and careers during the annual event schedule...

Editor’s Note: To avoid disaster, college needs better rollout for buyout

Editor’s Note: To avoid disaster, college needs better rollout for buyout

March 7, 2017

The second employee buyout in two years was announced to faculty and staff March 1, and those who are eligible have already begun contemplating leaving Columbia, as reported on the Front Page. Vice ...

College offers faculty, staff buyouts

College offers faculty, staff buyouts

March 6, 2017

Columbia will soon attempt to reduce expenses and its workforce with its second employee buyout in two years, announced in a March 1 email to faculty and staff. According to Jerry Tarrer, vice president of Business Affairs and CFO who sent the email with Senior Vice President and Pro...

Alumna documentary premieres on PBS

Alumna documentary premieres on PBS

March 4, 2017

An alumna's documentary about the demolition of Chicago public high-rises, specifically Cabrini Green, made its national debut on PBS on Feb. 21. Ronit Bezalel, who created and directed the film, graduated with a masters from the Cinema Art and Science Department in 1999, where sh...

Students to debut Columbia’s first late night show

Students to debut Columbia’s first late night show

November 28, 2016

Drawing inspiration from other colleges and several popular late night shows, students created Columbia’s first late night style talk show, showcasing student talent and entertainment, according to the show’s creators. Kate McDermott, a sophomore television major, and Natalie T...

Five years, five CFOs

Five years, five CFOs

February 29, 2016

Michelle Gates, vice president of Business Affairs and chief financial officer, has left the college just one year and nine months after being hired in June 2014. Her last day was Feb. 26, according to a ...

Nonprofit aims to help artists manage student debt

Nonprofit aims to help artists manage student  debt

By Campus Editor

December 14, 2015

As mounting student debt generates a national conversation, a Columbia alumnus aims to help artists pay off loans, afford rent and continue to pursue their passions.Derrick Trumbly, a 2005 theatre alumnus...

Communications gap evident among college administrators

By Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2015

At the start of the academic year, many students are strapped for cash and in need of a campus job that can work around their class schedules. Campus jobs are a staple at every academic institution and provide not only a source of income but are often also educational opportunities housed within the students’ home department.The money from these campus jobs is often used to pay for books, tuition, fees and other expenses that go back...

Sunnyside Mall project adds spark to Uptown

Sunnyside Mall project adds spark to Uptown

September 14, 2015

Some longtime Uptown residents are working to bring unity and culture to one of Chicago’s most diverse neighborhoods.Starting with a “tactical urbanism” installation—the practice of making low...

Statewide MAP grant funding to decrease

By Campus Reporter

May 11, 2015

Though statewide funding for the Monetary Award Program grants—a sum of money given to college students by the state government—will decrease, affecting thousands of students’ financial aid, those at Columbia should see very little impact due to the college’s efforts to increase scholarship funding.Approved by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner in April, the decrease in MAP grant funding is a result of the state’s attempts to...

Budget concerns addressed at Faculty Senate

Budget concerns addressed at Faculty Senate

May 11, 2015

Michelle Gates, CFO and vice president of Business Affairs, visited the Faculty Senate May 8, continuing the conversation surrounding the 2015—2016 fiscal year budget.According to Gates, the proposed budget...

Exploring gender in the classroom: Columbia students seek feminist education

By Managing Editor

May 4, 2015

As the millennial generation ages, many are hopeful that long-standing societal problems including sexism will no longer be barriers to progress.However, some Columbia students fear that might not become reality.Gender equality within higher education has long been both a subject of interest and a goal of colleges across the country. Harvard Graduate School of Education lecturer Catherine G. Krupnick published a watershed ...

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