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College Council announces College Assembly

By Lisa Schulz

October 10, 2011

The soon-to-be-dissolved College Council officially announced approval of the Faculty Senate bylaws at its Oct. 7 meeting, along with the upcoming College Assembly proposal and several other new topics.The assembly is a public discussion held three times a semester. The first College Council meeting of the 2011–2012 academic year was held in the Hokin Lecture Hall at the Wabash Campus Building, 623 S. Wabash Ave., led b...

Bike racks see little use

By Contributing Writer

October 10, 2011

by  Sam Bohne, Contributing WriterColumbia’s new and much-hyped bicycle parking lot at 754 S. Wabash Ave. is getting little use, as shown by random checks of the lot.On Oct. 3, the number of bicycles parked in the lot—which is intended to provide added bicycle storage space and security—ranged from one bicycle at approximately 8 a.m., five bikes at noon and eight at 3:30 p.m. Numbers throughout the rest of the week staye...

Student filmmakers showcased in New Visions Festival

By Lisa Schulz

September 12, 2011

Columbia’s Film and Video Department has joined with the Music Department to create the New Visions Film Festival, in which the work of nine film students will be showcased in the Recital Hall of the Sherwood Community Music School, 1312 S. Michigan Ave., on Sept. 29.Other hosts of the event are the Sherwood and the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance, a South Loop and South Side community organization.Adjunct Film and Video faculty member Jeffrey Jon Smith, also curator of the program, will host the 90-minute-long showing in the 10...

Hot Yoga: An inside look

By Cristina Aguirre

March 26, 2011

Yoga, meditation and deep breathing have been shown to build flexibility, increase memory retention and improve focus. For people willing to explore the wide range of yoga classes available, a hot yoga studio, Bikram Yoga Chicago recently opened a new location, 47 W. Polk St. Classes take place in 105 degree rooms and students move through a series of 26 poses. The Chronicle's Assistant Health & Fitness Editor, Katy Nielsen...

Council closes 2009-2010 year

By CiaraShook

May 10, 2010

The College Council meeting on May 7 was the last of the 2009-2010 academic year. Committees gave concluding reports and a new executive board was elected to the council.Beyond hearing from reports of administrative officers and standing committees, the 2009-2010 council was adjourned and the 2010-2011 council elected next year’s executive committee and officers. Though this year’s council was on its way out, there was sti...

‘Avatar’ cinematographer re-visits campus

By CiaraShook

February 22, 2010

Mauro Fiore sat in an armchair before a filled auditorium at Film Row Cinema as part of the Conversations in the Arts series. He reminded students of the importance for everyone to find their own path.Students, faculty, alumni and members of the public sat in on a conversation between Bruce Sheridan, chair of the Film and Video Department, and filmmaker and alumnus Fiore on Feb. 16 at the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.In...

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