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Veterans voice need for resources on campus

 

By Bethany Reinhart

March 2, 2009

Devon Edwards loves the spoken word, poems and music—something he came to understand about himself during his years in the United States Military. He feels comfortable in front of a large cr...

ShopColumbia plans for growth, new services

By Lauren Kelly

March 2, 2009

ShopColumbia, the on-campus store that features and sells student work, will begin to expand services for customers and become more involved with academic departments in the coming months.The shop, located on the first floor of the Wabash Campus Building, 623 S. Wabash Ave., has had increasing business from Columbia patrons and Chicagoans since opening Oct. 15 and is still evolving."We're still in our infancy, perhaps todd...

 

Student turns heads with Pac-Man design

March 2, 2009

Joe Jacks’ small idea has become a big reality. The 20-year-old television major was walking home from class several weeks ago when he noticed a tiny Pac-Man in a window at the 2 E. 8th St. Building. “How cool would it be to make...

 

Students spin tracks

March 2, 2009

There is a notion that all it takes to be considered a DJ is a laptop computer and a futuristic sounding name. Not so, says the Columbia College DJ Collective. “Originality in deejaying right now is a dying art,” said Paul Evang...

New competition ‘exposes’ students online

By Kaiti Deerberg

March 2, 2009

A new campus talent competition is calling for students to log on and win big using websites like Flickr and YouTube.The Admissions Office and the Student Communications Office is hosting the college's first online student talent competition called "Expose Yourself."The competition will have three categories for submission in audio, image and video. Students can upload their work on popular hosting sites to share online for ...

WEB EXCLUSIVE

 

By Bethany Reinhart

March 2, 2009

The Chronicle got to know a few of Columbia's student veterans in this story. Learn more about them here. Devon Edwards Devon Edwards joined the United States Navy in his junior year of high sc...

Lead on

By Timothy Bearden

February 23, 2009

Though the idea of living on-campus seemed like a good investment a first, Mariella Cinquegrani found out the experience came with a high price and little pay off.The sophomore graphic design major and her roommates, Chelsea Goldberg and Nikki Muri, lived on the seventh floor of the 18 E. Congress Parkway Building in fall 2008. On move-in day in August 2008, a parent of a friend who had seen the University Center of Chicag...

Student class redesigned for faculty

By Kaiti Deerberg

February 23, 2009

A popular Columbia course, Culture, Race and Media, has recently been adapted into a seminar, not only to teach students about the importance of cultural awareness in media, but instructors as well.The idea to adapt the class into a seminar for teachers was created by Soo La Kim and Lott Hill, co-directors of the Center for Teaching Excellence. Kim said the idea began after she and Hill discussed the course's success in sensiti...

Academic Integrity policy to be revamped

By Lauren Kelly

February 23, 2009

A revised academic integrity policy will greet students when they return to classes this fall.The new policy has been approved by the College Council, with a stipulation that it be reviewed by the General Council. After that review, it will be approved by President Warrick L. Carter and the board of trustees in coming weeks, and will become official. Still currently in draft form, it can be amended at the next College Counc...

 

Hip-hop legend offers wisdom to students

February 23, 2009

As part of the ongoing event series for African Heritage Month at Columbia, legendary music pioneer Chuck D of rap group Public Enemy spoke in front of a packed crowd at the Film Row Cinema in the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., on F...

‘Hidden secret’ showcases fashion history

By Deborah Fellinger

February 16, 2009

Maria Pinto. Chanel. Dior. Perry Ellis. These items can be found at Saks Fifth Avenue or perhaps in the closet of a socialite, but also right on Columbia’s campus.Located in the 618 Building, 618 S. Michigan Ave., the Fashion Columbia Study Collection contains some 6,000 items, including wedding dresses, jewelry, shoes, hats, undergarments, uniforms and clothing from around the world.Relocated from the 1006 S. Michigan A...

Renaissance man David ‘Dino’ Dolak does it all

By Kaiti Deerberg

February 16, 2009

Columbia instructor David Dolak is known to some around campus as "Dino Dolak." Students rush to sign up for his Dinosaurs and More: Geology Explored class where students excavate fossils, create dinosaur projects and visit the Field Museum. But paleontology is not the only thing Dolak is getting students involved in. He used his folk music roots to found Acoustic Kitchen, an open-mic night for students, started Columbia's...

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