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Vallera Charges Dropped

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 6, 2012

The disciplinary actions against Diana Vallera, P-Fac president and adjunct faculty member in the Photography Department, were dropped during a Nov. 15 meeting between the administration and Vallera, according to Nancy Traver, P-Fac spokeswoman and adjunct faculty member in the Journalism Department.As reported by The Chronicle Sept. 4, Vallera was to be disciplined by Columbia for claiming that the Office of the General C...

Results Update

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

Here are the results as of 7:45 p.m.:Tennessee and Arkansas have been called in favor of Romney.New Jersey has gone to Obama. Obama has 79 electoral votes and Romney has 73.Democrats have gained two Senate seats. Twenty-eight House seats have gone to Democrats and 56 to Republicans.

Update from Bill Foster campaign, 11th District

By Ivana Hester

November 6, 2012

District 11 has been redrawn, making this year’s race between Republican candidate Judy Biggert and Democratic candidate Bill Foster is a tight one.This win would mark Fosters return to Congress, and as he was an Illinois representative for the 14th Congressional District from March 2008 to January 2011 when he lost to Randy Hultgren.Foster stands firm on issues such as improving the economy, creating jobs and increasin...

Schneider wins over Dold in 10th District

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 6, 2012

In one of the closest races of the night, with both candidates taking the lead numerous times throughout the evening, Democrat Brad Schneider won the race for congressman in of Illinois 10th District, the first of his party to win the district in the last 33 years.Republican incumbent Robert Dold, who held the position for two years, thanked the crowd that gathered at his event at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire, Ill., for th...

Homeless students invisible on college campuses

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 5, 2012

During the 2011 blizzard, dubbed the “Snowpocalypse,” most college students were busy partying indoors as snow piled up outside. However, one student spent those days huddled at a bus stop, trying to stay warm.With his clean shirt and jeans, trimmed hair and bright smile, it isn’t obvious that Aaron James Flowers, a junior radio student who also goes by Jay Babii SwagLoud, was recently homeless. But Flowers is just on...

Missing student, faculty member found

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 5, 2012

When members of the Columbia community go missing, the college aids in the search to find them.Recent efforts focused on professor emeritus Bernard Wideroe of the Art & Design Department, reported missing Oct. 8, and DeLontay Cooper, a freshman fashion studies major, reported missing Oct. 23.Both have been found, according to Robert Koverman, associate vice president of Safety & Security. However, Wideroe, 74, died from ...

Carter creates change

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 29, 2012

President Warrick L. Carter was Columbia’s highest-paid employee in the 2010–2011 fiscal year with an income of $351,205, according to the college’s most recent Form 990, an annual tax document all nonprofit institutions and organizations must submit to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.Carter’s salary decreased from the previous fiscal year because he received a $45,000 bonus in 2009, compared to a $3,384 bonus in ...

Absent mayor, active community

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 29, 2012

As the City Council’s Nov. 15 deadline to approve the 2013 budget looms, a group of aldermen is seeking to narrow the divide that has emerged between the council and the public that emerged after Mayor Rahm Emanuel cancelled the traditional public budget forums.The Progressive Caucus of the Chicago City Council, which was formed in 2011, is composed of core City Council members including aldermen Bob Fioretti (2nd), John Ar...

How To: Improv

By Dannis Valera

October 29, 2012

Improvisation, better known as improv, is an un-scripted, spontaneous form of acting where the story, the characters--the whole scene is created on the spot.The Chronicle sat with BriElle Munizzi, Columbia's Improv Club President, and asked her some tips on how to be a successful improv player.http://youtu.be/JPLwn5P5Rmk"Improv" "Theater Improv" "Theatrical Improv" "Stage Improv" "Improvisation" "Stage Improvisation" "Theater Improvisati...

Halloween’s innocence scared away

By Sophia Coleman

October 29, 2012

When I was a kid, the nights leading up to Halloween consisted of crafting costumes with my family. The smell of spray paint, foam and markers filled the air, and a monstrous mess grew on the floor of the garage. In 1993, my mom and dad designed beautiful sea creature costumes for my sister and me, artfully cut from pieces of spongy foam and painted with lifelike precision. When the masterpiece was placed over my head, I tran...

10th Anniversary of Pilsen Open Studios

By Ahmed Hamad

October 29, 2012

45 Studios in Pilsen opened their doors for the public on Oct 20th and 21st to celebrate the 10th anniversary of 18th Street Pilsen Open Studios event as part of the Chicago Artists Month 2012.The Multimedia team covered the event, and interviewed Montserrat Alsina, the Coordinator of the event and few artists who had their work shown at different locations in Pilsen.http://youtu.be/S0WHkiFE-PM...

Art of storytelling

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 29, 2012

He claps, snaps, hits his chest and widens his eyes, and the crowd bursts into laughter. He goes on with his story, unfazed by the sudden response from the audience.This was a scene from the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Lecture series featuring Peter Cook, a performance artist who is also an associate professor in the ASL–English Interpretation Department.During his Oct. 25 presentation, “Performance N...

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