The Columbia Chronicle

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 ...

Columbia should try e-textbooks

By Lauren Kelly

October 5, 2009

Following the trend of many media outlets moving toward digital information, some publishers have made versions of their textbooks available for download online. At least seven publishers currently offer electronic textbooks through their online Web sites.Given Columbia’s progressive student body and history of innovation, switching to e-books would be an option worth investigating. Using electronic texts could prove to be more...


Alumni help with textbook costs

January 26, 2009

Despite the apparent gloomy economic situation our country seems to be facing, some Columbia students may see a little extra cash in their wallets this semester. This spring, the Columbia Alumni Association Network (CAAN) ...

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