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New ‘Dean of BS’ satirizes college

New ‘Dean of BS’ satirizes college

December 7, 2015

Columbia gained a new—and fake—administrative position via Twitter Dec. 1, whose title is “Interim Dean of Bullshit.” So far, the dean’s contributions to “growsynthesize” the college include ton...

R.I.P. Story Week

R.I.P. Story Week

November 23, 2015

Columbia’s Story Week, which was due to celebrate its 20th anniversary this spring as one of the largest literary festivals in the Midwest, has been discontinued because of collegewide budget constraints...

Marijuana dispensaries to open in Chicago and statewide

By Gretchen Sterba Metro Reporter

November 18, 2015

Medical marijuana dispensaries have opened across the state for the first time since Nov. 9 when the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program began. Among them was Dispensary 33, a medical marijuana dispensary located in the Andersonville/Uptown area at 5001 N. Clark St.Dispensary 33, which held an open house on November 14-15, is one of many 15 dispensaries in Illinois that sells medical marijuana to people with one of 30...

Ventra app development surges after feedback phase

Ventra app development surges after feedback phase

September 28, 2015

The upcoming Ventra app for mobile devices, which is expected to make paying for CTA, Metra and Pace transportation services easier, has made headway in development following the completion of a recent te...

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...

Communication is crucial between the college and its students

By Kyra Senese, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2015

Columbia is known for welcoming students to the college in fun, eccentric and creative ways. Welcome Week, Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly’s famed “Hell yeah!” Liturgy and Convocation encourage students to embrace their campus. Some Chronicle staff members will not recall such easy-breezy memories of their first week of the school year, however, thanks to new interview policies that have not been so welco...

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...

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

May 4, 2015

Ingredients5 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples1 cup white sugar1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 cup water1 cup oats 1 cup flour1 cup brown sugar1/4 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup butter, me...

We’ve got you covered—for now

By Editorial Board

April 20, 2015

Columbia’s motto is “Esse Quam Videri,”which translates as “to be, rather than to seem.” It is time to be a college that cares about its students rather than merely seem like a college that cares about its students.This sentiment has spurred the staff of The Columbia Chronicle to speak out about the massive budget cuts it will face amid the maelstrom of change the college will experience in the next academic year....

Strategic Plans go both ways

By Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2015

The reactions of the campus community to the Strategic Plan have been varied, garnering support for its boldness from some while drawing the ire of an ever-growing population of faculty, staff and students.In this issue, sources’ displeasure with the plan is evident, and the college community’s chilly attitudes toward voicing their opinions have seemingly thawed. Last week few people would comment, let alone answer reque...

Columbia’s strategic sham

By Editorial Board

April 13, 2015

Following the conclusion of a two-week feedback phase intended to give the college community a chance to offer input on the recently released Strategic Plan, there seems to be one group whose voice is decidedly absent from the discussion. Students—the group whose input should be valued above all—posted little feedback to Civic Commons, begging the question: Does student input even matter? The administration has made small...

Church of Scientology of Chicago relocating facility to Printer’s Row

Church of Scientology of Chicago relocating facility to Printer’s Row

April 13, 2015

The Church of Scientology of Chicago, also known as the Hubbard Dianetics Foundation, located at 3011 N. Lincoln Ave. in Lakeview, is relocating to a 50,000-square-foot, six-story building on Printer...

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