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Super Bowl Predictions

By Doug Pitorak

January 28, 2013

by: Doug Pitorak and Nader IhmoudFor the first time in NFL history, two brothers are the head coaches of opposing Super Bowl teams. John and Jim Harbaugh, who coach the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers, respectively, will give new meaning to the term ‘sibling rivalry’ when their teams face off in front of the entire world Feb. 3. In similar fashion, The Chronicle has pitted two Sports & Health staffers agai...

Making cents of textbook sales

By Alexandra Kukulka

January 28, 2013

Textbooks are a necessary expense for college students, but that doesn’t make their often astronomical price tags any more bearable. Adding to the financial woe is the often frustrating experience of selling books, usually for much less than what students originally paid.But not many students know where that missing money ends up.When selling books back to the bookstore at the end of the semester, the most a student can b...

Game theory informs epidemic behavior

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

January 28, 2013

As Chicagoans battle this year’s flu season, researchers at Wake Forest University in North Carolina have been studying why some people get flu shots and others don’t, using unusual methodology: online gaming.The study examined the decision-making process behind getting a flu shot as well as the factors that dissuade people from doing so. According to Brian Richardson, director of public affairs at the Chicago Departme...

New year, new semester, new student president

By Alexandra Kukulka

January 28, 2013

As a child, Kendall Klitzke, a junior television major, wanted to be just like television personality Stephen Colbert. This aspiration naturally led Klitzke to Columbia to study the television industry in pursuit of an on-screen career, which she says showcases some of her best attributes: her sense of humor, ability to work efficiently and her endless amount of energy.At the end of the Fall 2012 semester, Klitzke, who was f...

The day the music died: How the recording industry is coping with digital piracy

Madonna

December 12, 2012

It was March, 1990, years before illegal file-sharing began compromising the music industry. According to a former Warner Bros. Records executive, a company representative was waiting to meet the dir...

Transgender students want change

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 10, 2012

It’s the first day of the semester and the instructor begins to read the attendance sheet, searching the crowd for students after each name. Suddenly, a young man turns red and shifts in his seat, palms sweating and heart pounding as his name is called and a personal secret is revealed.This is a reality for trangender students at Columbia, as the college does not acknowledge their preferred names on official documents. Ac...

Art’s last stand

By Trevor Ballanger

December 10, 2012

According to the now infamous Mayan calendar, humanity’s days have been numbered since the dawn of time, and come Dec. 21, all life on Earth will cease. For several Chicago artists, the apocalypse is a subject that inspires them to create new works depicting the end of the world and how itwill happen.Richard Laurent, an illustrator and adjunct faculty member in the Art & Design Department, said people today have a mor...

Administrators address Faculty Senate concerns

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 10, 2012

At its meeting Dec. 7, the Faculty Senate had an open discussion with college deans and top administrators to address concerns about transparency that the Senate raised in a Nov. 27 letter to administrators, as reported by The Chronicle Dec. 3.The discussion focused on the merger of the Marketing Communication and Arts, Entertainment & Media Management departments, the possible split of the School of Fine & Performing Ar...

Holipalooza raises holiday spirit, funds

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 10, 2012

When a crisis strikes, students are forced to figure out how to balance school and get through a tough time. To help those in crisis, two classes in the Arts, Entertainment & Media Management Department created an emergency fund.The fund, Creating ¢hange For Students By Students, will be administered through the Dean of Student’s Office and the Student Relations Team to provide students with food, clothing, shelter and trans...

Add ‘gender identity’ to anti-discrimination statement

By Editorial Board

December 10, 2012

Columbia’s anti-discrimination statement reads, “Columbia will not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or ethnicity by or of its students, faculty, or staff.”One category that is noticeably absent from the statement is gender identity. Should transgender students face discrimination, there is no guarantee they will receive the same prote...

Faculty Senate raises concerns

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 3, 2012

In a Nov. 27 statement sent to college administrators, the Faculty Senate expressed “serious concern” regarding the administration’s decision-making process during this “important period of transition” for Columbia.The letter stressed the importance of two specific concerns: transparency and communication.“To be clear, [the Senate is] not commenting here on the efficacy of specific decisions, but on the lack of...

NLRB trial concludes

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 3, 2012

by Lindsey Woods & Alexandra KukulkaThe legal proceedings involving Columbia’s part-time faculty union and the college resumed Nov. 27 after a month-long hiatus.Testimony on Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 concluded the trial in National Labor Relations Board court under administrative law judge Geoffrey Carter. His final decision concerning P-Fac’s accusations that the college is not bargaining in good faith will be announced Jan...

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