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Members of the Chicago Tap Theatre perform in

Columbia alumnus featured in Sweet Tap Chicago show

March 1, 2019

Uniquely choreographed tap dancing is set to a mix of rock, soul and R&B for Chicago Tap Theatre's Sweet Tap Chicago show.Taylor Mallory, a 2010 music business alumnus, is the main vocalist and emce...

Senior fashion studies major Colette Green created “Tubman” T-shirts that feature Harriet Tubman with an ice cream tattoo. The line will be introduced at her pop-up shop April 29 at Lil Epic Design, 2412 W. North Ave.

Fashion student’s designs mix dessert with powerful women

April 24, 2017

After hearing the news in April 2016 that historic abolitionist Harriet Tubman would be replacing former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, senior fashion studies major Colette Green started thinking about what that bill would look like. Also drawing from personal inspiration...

Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Robin Kelly introduce legislation to provide employment to at-risk youth

April 21, 2017

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL), unveiled two pieces of legislation aimed at addressing youth unemployment in high-poverty areas April 18 at the Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Mi...

During a Faculty Senate session April 14, members discussed updates to the college’s workload policy and approved a motion calling for additional transparency and communication in the statement review process.

Faculty Senate discusses input in statement review process

April 17, 2017

During its April 14 session, Columbia’s Faculty Senate presented the current draft of the Academic Year Workload Policy document, edited to remove gender-specific and hyperbolic language, replace passive voice with active voice, and improve clarity and consistency. As reported Apri...

Tipping the scale: Adjuncts accuse administration of demanding 'unethical' grade changes

Tipping the scale: Adjuncts accuse administration of demanding ‘unethical’ grade changes

April 10, 2017

After a student missed 10 of the 15 class sessions for a course, adjunct professor in the Creative Writing Department Marcia Brenner gave the student a failing grade. Soon after, she said college administrators asked her to change the grade to a pass. The college’s faculty manual ...

Students 20 years old and over are eligible to reside at Arc at Old Colony, 37 W. Van Buren St., for the 2017-2018 

Columbia adds Arc to upcoming housing, drops two dorms

March 6, 2017

Columbia's housing options for the 2017–2018 academic year will feature a new residence to replace the two buildings that will be taken off the portfolio starting in Fall 2017, according to a Feb. 24 email to students. The dorm buildings at 777 S. State St. and The Flats, 829 S. ...

Chronicle again named No. 1 non-daily college newspaper

Chronicle again named No. 1 non-daily college newspaper

February 27, 2017

For the second consecutive year, The Chronicle staff received a first place award for General Excellence as well as 31 others at the Illinois College Press Association convention Feb. 18. In addition to the General Excellence honor, for which the newspaper was competing against 12 no...

Junior cultural studies major Emily Hodshire started a petition calling for the LGBTQ Office of Culture and Community coordinator position to be filled. It became vacant after former coordinator Lex Lawson’s departure in September 2016.

Students push for quicker replacement of LGBTQ Coordinator

February 3, 2017

A petition calls for Columbia to fill the position of Office of LGBTQ Culture and Community coordinator, following former coordinator Lex Lawson’s departure in September 2016 and a lack of response from college administrators. A total of 148 supporters have already sign...

Protesters brought traffic to a stop in front of the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., during the Jan. 20 protests of President Donald Trump.

Inauguration spurs citywide reaction

January 23, 2017

Racism, Islamophobia and anti-public schools rhetoric were some of the criticisms Chicagoans voiced against Donald Trump Jan. 20 as he was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States.Just as th...

Five panelists, each representing  a department or organization from the college, offered students and faculty their perspectives on the 2016 election results at the Nov. 29 College Assembly.  

Assembly addresses post-election concerns

December 5, 2016

Onye Ozuzu, dean of the School of Fine & Performing Arts, recalled her 7-year-old son crawling into her bed on Election Night and asking whether their family was going to have to leave the country when it became clear Trump was going to win. Having to address student and facu...

Socialist Students was created as a chapter of the national Socialist Alternative organization to give a voice for young people to promote progressive ideas, according to Clark Nguyen, a member of Socialist Alternative. 

Socialist club politicizes students, advocates for change

November 28, 2016

Students recently opened a chapter of the national Socialist Alternative organization at Columbia to politicize students and promote activism.Ryan Hartson, a senior creative writing major and vice pres...

Residents concerned about homeless in Altgeld Park

According to Illinois Sex Offenders Registry records, 13 registered sex offenders have a homeless shelter near Altgeld Park listed as their address, causing concern from locals.

By Eric Bradach

November 28, 2016

North Lawndale residents stopped using Altgeld Park in North Lawndale because of the large number of homeless people, said several locals alarmed by the recent uptick. The homeless, who spend their ni...

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