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College should have shared data breach information sooner, experts say

College should have shared data breach information sooner, experts say

June 10, 2020

Eight days after the school fell victim to an attack by NetWalker, a group of data hackers, Columbia officials sent a collegewide email stating the college is “working diligently around the clock with ...

Guest Column: Bachelor's degree in three years? How to get your diploma ASAP

Guest Column: Bachelor’s degree in three years? How to get your diploma ASAP

December 30, 2019

Editor's Note: The following tips come at the advice of an alumna of Columbia whose tips have not been officially endorsed by the Career Center. The Chronicle encourages all students to meet with their...

Gestures worth a thousand words: body language and dating

Gestures worth a thousand words: body language and dating

By Katherine Savage

February 11, 2019

When out at a bar or coffee shop, friends often have a “save me” signal to use when someone approaches and starts an unwanted conversation. This expression is a clear indication they want out of t...

How much snow would it take for Columbia to cancel class?

Who says we have to say goodbye?

By Zoë Eitel

February 12, 2018

Chicago lived up to its reputation as one of the coldest and snowiest places outside of the Antarctic during the week of Feb. 5 when temperatures fell into the negatives. As the snow started falling due t...

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

February 9, 2018

Whether you have been in a relationship with your partner for five years, one year or even six months, the question “Should we move in together?” may arise. At first, the big step may seem like a great idea, but before you take the plunge, ask yourself these crucial questions to make sure the move is right for you.Why do I really want to move in with them?This can be a hard question to ask yourself, but it is important to take the time to evaluate your own emotions and have an honest conversation with yourself. You may tell your friends, “Oh, I need a roommate anyway—why not split the rent with someone I love?” or “We basically live together anyway,” or “They stay over all the time, half of their things are at my place, it’s not going to be that different.” Yes and no.      Living with someone you’re dating is not a giant sleepover. Despite your preconceptions, everyone needs space.     When a couple shares a home, there is no escape from seeing each other. Sure, you can tell them to stay in the other room—if you have a multiple bedrooms, which I highly recommend—if you get into an argument or have a frustrating day, but simply sitting in a different room isn’t always enough.      While you can always count on some alone time because we all have different schedules, seeing your partner every day can put strain on a relationship.How will we handle basic “roommate conflicts”?It’s not always easy to tell your roommate to clean up the dishes or not to leave crusty toothpaste in the sink. But imagine having to tell your significant other that.      It can be hard because you love them and you don’t want to start a “silly” argument, but feeling comfortable in your home is important. Before moving in together, couples should discuss what they expect from each other in terms of cleanliness and how to confront one another when those problems arise. Make sure you’re on the same page.      Even though you are dating, if you move in together you need to divide up the cleaning—and shopping—equally. One partner buying all the groceries and cleaning the bathroom will cause frustration and put more strain on the relationship. Don’t bottle up your frustrations until you want to explode. Communicate.Am I having any doubts?Make sure you and your partner have had multiple, honest discussions about this decision and that living together is what you both genuinely want.      If they decide they want to, that’s great. Now you need to ask yourself if you have any doubts. If you do, communicate your reservations. Every couple has issues, some more manageable than others, but do not assume that they will miraculously get better once you move in together.       Even if your relationship does not appear to have any problems, ask yourself if you are ready.      If you need more time, that is not a bad thing. You know what they say, the best things are worth the wait. SIDE NOTE: If they cut your hair off without your permission, don’t move in with them

CPD attributes gun violence reduction to new tech

CPD attributes gun violence reduction to new tech

By Savannah Eadens

January 22, 2018

After a year littered with news headlines about Chicago’s gun violence, the city reported a 21.55 percent reduction in shootings for 2017 compared to 2016. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Depart...

Big Mouth’s open mic night offered diversity in its performances and featured spoken word, comedy and music including acts such as Serena Isabelli, Leah Griffith and Mr. Wall Street.

First Big Mouth yields big turnout

September 14, 2015

Students gathered in the Conaway Center of the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building laughing, singing and cheering on various acts to commence Big Mouth, the first in a series of open mic nights occurring throughout...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim was appointed to his role as Columbia’s 10th president on Feb. 26, 2013.

Kim advises incoming students on first-year success

June 18, 2015

While incoming students get acclimated to their new surroundings at Columbia, they will also learn who the college’s higher-ups are and how certain individuals will impact their academic experience.Du...

‘Stills’ move Art Institute

Sarah Charlesworth. Patricia Cawlings, Los Angeles, 1980, printed 2012, No. 10 of 14 from the series Stills. The Art Institute of Chicago, Krueck Foundation and Photography Gala Funds,2013.129. © Estate of Sarah Charlesworth. Courtesy the Estate of Sarah Charlesworth and Maccarone.

By Arts & Culture Editor

December 8, 2014

Conceptual artist and photographer Sarah Charlesworth’s series “Stills” is being shown in its entirety for the first time at The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., and is evoking a var...

‘No Genre’ music seminar brings B.o.B, DJ MoonDawg to campus

Rapper B.o.B advises students on the importance of developing meaningful industry relationships.

By Assistant Campus Editor

November 17, 2014

The Student Programming Board partnered with Atlantic Records to bring a panel of distinguished members of the hip-hop community to campus.Hip-hop artists Bobby Ray Simmons Jr., who performs under the name B...

Lena Waithe offers tips for success

Lena Waithe returns to Columbia to offer aspiring film students advice about how the industry works.

By Assistant Campus Editor

October 27, 2014

Lena Waithe, a 2006 Columbia alumna and screenplay writer based in Los Angeles, returned from L.A. to her hometown for the premiere of “Dear White People,”- which she produced, at the Chicago Intern...

College appoints new executive director of Career Initiatives

College appoints new executive director of Career Initiatives

September 22, 2014

The Portfolio Center and the Office of Student Employment will work more closely together this fall semester after the appointment of Christie Andersen Asif as the college’s new executive director of Career Initiatives. A committee of faculty, staff and administrato...

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