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Lacking the true meaning

By Bethany Reinhart

December 7, 2009

Inspired by a question posed by one of my co-workers, I set out last week to write a column filled with reasons why I love the holiday season. After a discussion about why she’s a scrooge, my co-worker asked what the holidays mean to me. For a person with rather candid opinions who usually doesn’t shy away from a debate, I found myself momentarily speechless. What do the holidays mean to me?Images embedded in my brain for y...

Manifest’s Destiny

By LauraNalin

December 7, 2009

Each year, Columbia hosts an annual urban arts festival, Manifest, to showcase the graduating student’s and alumni’s body of work. The six-day-long celebration will include Industry Night and will culminate with Manifest and senior graduation parties to bring the creative community of the college together.An informational meeting was held on Dec. 1 to discuss the plans for the 2010 commencement week. The meeting was held in ...

Holly Jolly Trolley Food Drive spreads holiday cheer

By CiaraShook

December 7, 2009

If the entire student body, which comprises more than 11,000 people, were to donate just $1 or a single canned food item, it would be “incredible” in the present economic climate, according to Cheryl Morton-Langston, director of Columbia’s WCRX radio station.WCRX 88.1 FM and the Radio Department will host their 7th annual Holly Jolly Trolley Food Drive on Dec. 10 and will be accepting donations for the Greater Chicag...

College Council wraps up fall semester

By CiaraShook

December 7, 2009

In a speedy College Council meeting on Dec. 4, general announcements were made with a review of Columbia’s graduate programs and retention reports at the forefront of the discussion.The council was led by Hope Daniels, associate professor of Radio and vice president of College Council on the eighth floor of the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.The council elected sole candidate Arvis Averette, instructor of Humanities, Histo...

Choreographic Project to showcase students’ work

By CiaraShook

November 30, 2009

In an evening organized by Columbia undergraduates, the Choreographic Project exemplifies the college’s creed of teaching young professionals with a collection of performances created entirely by students.The Dance Department will present Choreographic Project, the product of a culminating classroom experience showcasing six students’ work during their time at Columbia. The student choreographers are Lisa Leszczewicz,...

On top of it all

By BenitaZepeda

November 30, 2009

Salaries for Columbia’s top 10 highest paid administrators increased slightly during the 2007 - 2008 academic year. The increase occurred just one year before Columbia faced its first-ever decreased enrollment numbers and a funding level that fell short of the projected budget amidst a daunting economic climate.In an annual survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Columbia’s President Warrick L. Carter has fal...

Thanksgiving not just about turkey anymore

By JeffGraveline

November 30, 2009

The food might headline Thanksgiving Day celebrations across the United States, but backyard football could be considered the opening act to turkey day festivities.Across the United States, families and friends are gathering hours before the bird hits the table to hit each other in “Turkey Bowl” games.“Ever since I’ve had my [driver’s] license until about college started, it was always play football with my buddies in...

Marijuana law reform group aims to dispel myths

By LauraNalin

November 30, 2009

Columbia students have created a chapter of the nationally-recognized group NORML, an organization aimed at dispelling what it says are the myths and propaganda regarding marijuana.NORML, which stands for National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, is headed at Columbia by President Benji Marton, junior fiction writing major and Tommi Swift, senior film and video major. The two friends decided to form the group at...

Fuller released on bond

By LauraNalin

November 30, 2009

Kevin Fuller, associate professor of biology and chair of the Columbia College Council, is free on bond following a Nov. 23 preliminary hearing relating to his Nov. 19 arrest on charges of distributing child pornography via the Internet. U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Cox released Fuller, 41, after setting a $100,000 signature bond, ordering him to have no contact with children and no use of computers and the Internet.Fuller’s ...

LGBTQ observes World AIDS Day

By CiaraShook

November 30, 2009

Though the diagnosis of HIV/AIDS is no longer a death sentence, K. Bradford, coordinator in the Office of LGBTQ Culture and Community, said there is still a great deal that people don’t know about the disease.LGBTQ, a group that is part of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, will observe World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 to stress the importance of awareness and testing among the Columbia community, but it will do so in a much mo...

Negotiations conclude between union, administration

By LauraNalin

November 30, 2009

The United Staff of Columbia College settled with the college’s administration on Nov. 12 after three years of contract negotiations.  Since Nov. 1, 2006, the union had been attempting to finalize its first contract dealing with wages, hours and working conditions with the administration.As previously reported by The Chronicle on Sept. 28, members of the US of CC had been negotiating staff hours and working conditions, a...

A question of substance

By BenitaZepeda

November 23, 2009

Fortunately, my mother loved me. She might have killed me if she didn’t. I was a curious little boy, and persistent, content to fire off a string of “why” questions—or “how” or “how come” at any unexplained quirk of the world I was exploring. Alas, my mother was not omniscient and never knew enough answers to satisfy me. Still, I delighted in asking a question and getting an answer, but each answer simply fue...

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