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Attention back-to-school shoppers: Columbia bookstore will now be run by Barnes and Noble College

Attention back-to-school shoppers: Columbia bookstore will now be run by Barnes and Noble College

August 12, 2019

Although there will not be an in-store coffee shop like at DePaul University's downtown bookstore, now that Barnes and Noble College has taken over operations of Columbia's store, 624 S. Michigan Ave., studen...

Program closures stir emotions among faculty and students

Program closures stir emotions among faculty and students

February 15, 2019

Students and faculty reacted with sadness and a deepening mistrust for the administration as the news sunk in that two programs—Early Childhood Education and Dance Movement Therapy—will no longer be offered after the current cohorts complete their degrees. Junior e...

Tech Center to close for Bookstore renovations

Tech Center to close for Bookstore renovations

April 29, 2018

The college’s Tech Center will permanently close June 1, and the Bookstore will undergo renovations this summer to expand its technical support and retail services for students. The Bookstore, 624 S. Michigan Ave., will operate as Columbia  students’ main source for technolo...

Student with powerful, political message to perform at dance festival

Student with powerful, political message to perform at dance festival

April 22, 2018

Senior dance major Stephanie Banes’ performance piece “Who R U?” has been selected for a performance at the American College Dance Association’s National College Dance Festival after she performed at ACDA’s 2018 North-Central Conference in March. Banes said he...

Recent actions prove Columbia really cares

Recent actions prove Columbia really cares

September 18, 2017

With disasters everywhere—two hurricanes, more possibly on the way and the potential deportation of 800,000 immigrants—Columbia has stepped up to show its students that it does care about them. ...

Local bookstore’s monthly panels to provide space for artists, resistance

Local bookstore’s monthly panels to provide space for artists, resistance

January 30, 2017

Packed into the small corridors of an Andersonville bookstore, Chicagoans came together to inspire political change and build resistance in response to the inauguration of Donald Trump. Women and Children...

Area booksellers oppose new Amazon location

Area booksellers oppose new Amazon location

September 12, 2016

Local independent bookstores are expressing frustration with online shipping giant Amazon’s plans for a brick-and-mortar bookstore set to open in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood in 2017.The owners of...

Uptown bookstore to  embark on final chapter

Uptown bookstore to embark on final chapter

December 14, 2015

In 1966, Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood gained a new bookstore by the name of The Book Box, 4812 N. Broadway. Currently named Shake, Rattle & Read, the store is set to close its doors in 2016 afte...

Student feedback crucial for new center

By Editorial Board

November 16, 2015

After years of hope and speculation by students, the college’s board of trustees recently approved plans to build a student center, as reported Nov. 9 by The Chronicle. Slated to open in the Fall 2018 Semester, the student center will be located at 8th Street and Wabash Avenue, the current site of the Papermaker’s Garden. A nine-week planning phase will begin Nov. 17 to determine what the campus community would like the space to i...

Students suffer without books first weeks of class

Students suffer without books first weeks of class

February 17, 2014

The unusually bare shelves of Columbia’s bookstore, which left some students without textbooks for the first few weeks of the spring semester, could be the result of faculty members submitting late requests. Faculty members are supposed to fill out an adoption form that lis...

Big names making big bucks

By Samuel Charles

November 29, 2010

Brought on by economic woes, Columbia’s top administrators’ salaries remained static during the 2008–2009 fiscal year, according to the 990 tax form, which the Internal Revenue Service requires all nonprofit educational institutions to file.Once again, President Warrick L. Carter was the leading salary earner, pulling down $330,885, and Zafra Lerman, former head of the Science Institute, was second, with $244,861. Ler...

Simple Cuban fare

By JeffGraveline

February 8, 2010

I used to get a dish similar to this at my favorite Cuban restaurant back on the East Coast until I realized how easy and inexpensive it was to make at home.The dish is vegetarian and it can be vegan if you leave out the sour cream in the last steps. But meat eaters shouldn’t be turned off simply because of the vegetarian label—there is plenty of flavor in the beans and the added toppings. The beans are also an excellent source ...

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