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The Plant, 1400 W. 46th St., which hosts a diverse array of businesses, uniformly operates with urban sustainability in mind, taking advantage of aquaponics facilities and hydroponic food growers.

Green oasis sprouts in gray town

March 17, 2014

Inside the shell of a former meat-packing facility, the gurgle of rushing water, rich scent of tilled earth and bright green glow of new seedlings fill a small room. The plants, tended by South Side na...

‘Songs of the Wanderers’ returns to Chicago

‘Songs of the Wanderers’ returns to Chicago

March 17, 2014

The Columbia Dance Center’s collaboration with Taiwan’s most notable dance company is helping the Dance Department to better market itself. Columbia’s Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., co-presented “Songs of the Wanderers” with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan from Ma...

Free community college could boost education access

February 17, 2014

Tuition and education-related fees have steadily increased in recent years, and state governments have begun debating measures to reduce the cost of higher education. In Tennessee, Oregon and Mississippi, legislators have presented plans to make community college free for two years, which could increase access to higher education but requires high standards to prevent dropout rates from increasing.The Tennessee Promise pr...

By Rena Naltsas

Cupcake couture: The cloistered culture of Chicago’s Lolitas

November 5, 2013

When Lauri Eggert, a 30-year-old 2004 Columbia theater alumna, gets on the bus to meet her girlfriends downtown for tea, people can’t help but stare. For their monthly meet-ups, Eggert transforms hers...

Film & Video successes reach Hollywood

By Megan Purazrang

January 24, 2013

The achievements of Columbia’s alumni are many, specifically in the Film & Video Department. The new year has bestowed an array of honors on Columbia’s Film & Video alumni with 32 award recognitions for 2013.Such recognition not only benefits alumni, but also current students, perspective students and the institution as a whole, said Eric Winston, vice president of Institutional Advancement.“[Columbia alumni] ...

Wildcats’ offensive slump continues against Hawkeyes, lose big at home

By Nader Ihmoud

January 13, 2013

According to senior guard Alex Marcotullio, frustration is “pretty high” in Evanston, following the Northwestern University Wildcats (10-7 [1-3]) 70-50 loss to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes (12-5 [1-3]) at Welsh Ryan Arena, on Jan. 13.Although both teams shot terribly during the first half, Iowa managed to build a 10 point lead thanks in part to the Hawkeyes 14-4 run to end the half. The Wildcats had two stints, each ...

Faculty Senate raises concerns

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 3, 2012

In a Nov. 27 statement sent to college administrators, the Faculty Senate expressed “serious concern” regarding the administration’s decision-making process during this “important period of transition” for Columbia.The letter stressed the importance of two specific concerns: transparency and communication.“To be clear, [the Senate is] not commenting here on the efficacy of specific decisions, but on the lack of...

Chicago presents myriad ‘Nutcrackers’

By Alex Stedman

November 26, 2012

In 1816, German author E.T.A. Hoffmann wrote “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” a mystical tale about a young girl and her toy nutcracker’s endeavor to defeat a malevolent seven-headed rodent ruler.It would later inspire the libretto for Tchaikovsky’s cherished “The Nutcracker” suite, first performed in 1892 and now a Christmas staple. Chicago’s array of ballet and music venues have produced multiple renditio...

Local coalition demands elected school board

By Contributing Writer

October 26, 2012

by Elizabeth Earl, Contributing WriterA citywide coalition of parent, community and teacher organizations is partnering with the Chicago Teachers Union in an effort to pass a referendum for an elected school board in Chicago Public Schools.The group, Communities Organized for Democracy in Education, hosted a town hall meeting Oct. 23 at the Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., at which a panel with strong views on loc...

Former CFO sues Columbia

By Lindsey Woods

June 25, 2012

Columbia’s former Chief Financial Officer Michael DeSalle filed a lawsuit against the college, claiming he was wrongfully terminated for supporting former Columbia professor Zafra Lerman, who is in an ongoing legal battle with the school over her termination in 2009.The suit, which was filed on June 21, comes right after incoming Columbia CFO Ken Gotsch, who was hired in May, starts his new position at the college.DeSalle wa...

Academic Team’s letter endorsed by Faculty Senate, Chairs Council

By Lindsey Woods

June 6, 2012

An open letter written by the Blueprint | Prioritization Academic Team in response to President Warrick L. Carter's prioritization recommendations has been officially endorsed by both the Faculty Senate and the Chairs Council. The letter was read by Suzanne Blum Malley, associate professor in the English Department and member of the Academic Team, at the listening forum held May 25. The Faculty Senate announced its endorsement in...

Carter announces final recommendations, holds listening forum

By Lindsey Woods

May 26, 2012

By Heather Schroering and Lindsey WoodsWith only one step left in the year-long prioritization process before implementation, President Warrick L. Carter published his program recommendations in a 98 page document called "Blueprint for Action" to Columbia's website on May 22.While some of the document was similar to the previous Academic Team's "One Columbia" recommendations, some of Carter's suggestions were incongruent ...

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