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Keeping secrets has never been easier

Transient electronics do disappearing act

April 14, 2014

Destroying the evidence is becoming easier thanks to the increasing demand for transient technology.Transient electronic devices, which dissolve when triggered, were inspired by the need to delete data when...

President Kwang-Wu Kim addresses students and faculty during his April 8 State of the College address.    

Presidential address foreshadows profound changes

April 14, 2014

Columbia is making a dent in its financial deficit, which reached $3.5 million in the 2013–2014 fiscal year. “We are inching toward zero with the good will and participation from pe...

Wishful Thinking

Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

April 7, 2014

The NBA is in the final stretch of the season as teams such as the New York Knicks and the Atlanta Hawks battle for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.Immediately following the April 7 ...

Wise Ass: April Fool’s Edition

April 7, 2014

Wise Ass, Student Programming Board's open mic comedy night, celebrated April Fool's Day at Haus, 623 S. Wabash Ave. The April 1 event featured acts such as We Cute, Charaidan and Columbia's improv gro...

Iymen Chehade, an adjunct professor in the Humanities, History & Social Sciences Department,  spoke to students, staff and supporters at a March 20 forum on academic freedom in the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. One of Chehade’s sections of The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict was cancelled in November, which recently sparked national attention and campus controversy.

Professor calls academic freedom into question

March 31, 2014

To adjunct history professor Iymen Chehade, reducing the number of sections of his course “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” from two to one was an attempt by Columbia’s administration to silence him, violating his academic freedom. To Steven Corey, chair of the Humanities, H...

‘Bachelor’ romance a rosy illusion

By Associate Editor

March 31, 2014

As another season of “The Bachelor” comes to a close, star Juan Pablo and his new girlfriend, Season 18 winner Nikki Ferrell, are lighting up the press circuit with their budding romance, but as Pablo settles into life in the limelight, “The Bachelor” continues to misrepresent itself as a matchmaker. The show consistently misleads its contestants and viewers by creating a false image of what real relationships are like...

Budget cannot soldier through renovation

March 17, 2014

Chicago’s finances are in dire straits, but even in the face of the looming budget shortfall, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is dreaming up expensive renovations for Soldier Field. Clearly, the reality of Chicago’s fiscal difficulties has not hit him hard enough.Emanuel said in a press briefing following the March 5 City Council meeting that he wants to draft a 5,000-seat expansion of Soldier Field in an attempt to host the Super B...

Colleges must provide food for thought

March 17, 2014

One of the popular stereotypes of college students is that they are starving, but it turns out that many actually do go hungry, giving the cliché a serious edge.A study conducted at Western Oregon University and published Jan. 9 in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that 59 percent of the university’s students struggled with limited access to food at some point in 2013. When students are unsure of where t...

Mozart’s inheritance: Discovering the science behind child prodigies

By Opinions Editor

March 10, 2014

At 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night, most 11-year-olds are already in bed after an afternoon of soccer practice, homework and TV. Yerin Yang, however, is arched over the polished ebony surface of a Steinway piano in Palatine, Ill., intently studying a 50-page Chopin concerto and practicing for the chance to perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Barefoot in her teacher’s softly lit studio, Yang moves her small hands acro...

College communication must include sexual assault

By Associate Editor

March 10, 2014

As Northwestern University students protest their college administration’s handling of a student’s report of being sexually assaulted by a professor, the issue is gaining national attention and forcing students to examine how their own colleges deal with rape.While Columbia proficiently reports sexual assaults as mandated by federal law, the college could do more to prevent sexual assaults. The college’s current appro...

Ryan Argast, a junior arts, entertainment & media management major, fronts the pop-rock band Marina City, which is scheduled to perform March 13 at this year’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

Featured Artist: Ryan Argast

March 10, 2014

Junior AEMM major Ryan Argast almost became the next Justin Bieber. Instead, he formed his six-piece band, Marina City, with members of his former backup band. The band has toured the country and will be performing this year in Austin, Texas at the South by Southwest music and film festival for the second time. Video produced by Samantha Tadelman, Multimedia Editor, stadelman@chroniclemail.com.

AEMM students to tout talents at SXSW

AEMM students to tout talents at SXSW

March 3, 2014

The Arts, Entertainment & Media Management Department will send 90 students to this year’s South by Southwest film, music and live performance festival March 12–16 in Austin, Texas. This will be the program’s fifth year attending the popular film and media fest...

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