The Columbia Chronicle

Honors Program potentially linked to retention

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

October 15, 2012

Columbia’s honors program rankings have grown exponentially as of fall 2012, according to a report from the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.Data from the Office of Research, Evaluation and Planning suggest course offerings in the honors program are a factor in retaining second-semester freshmen. From fall 2011–2012, honors freshmen returned at a rate of 81.8 percent, compared to 70.2 percent who did not take honors cl...

New age for Local Historians

By Brian Dukerschein

December 12, 2011

Acoustic folk musician and Columbia senior Zach Harris, 22, knows how to make music with limited resources. In 2009 and 2010, he used borrowed microphones and his laptop to record two self-penned albums in his bedroom under the moniker Birds and Kings. In 2011, Harris released his third album, “Apartment Sessions I,” as Zachary Gunn & the Local Historians, which features his new wife and Columbia alumna, Elspeth Ryan...

Fernando Jones’ Blues Camp strikes a chord with musical youth

By The Columbia Chronicle

July 19, 2011

The darkened Columbia auditorium is filled with the sounds of the blues. On a stage crowded with musicians and instruments, the lead singer laments his misfortunes in love while expertly strumming his electric guitar. As he belts out the final note, the audience breaks into enthusiastic applause. It’s like any blues concert in the world, except for one significant difference.The broken-hearted, world-weary singer is 11 years ...

Columbia starts hydro farming

By Katy Nielsen

November 29, 2010

Columbia is pushing for more green spaces this year, and the next project includes windowfarms and the possibility of an outdoor garden.Lena Milcarek, senior marketing communication major, presented her video about urban farming at Chicago’s GreenTown Conference 2010. The problem with farming in Chicago is the climate, Milcarek said.“Windowfarming is the answer to growing food in the winter,” she said.Windowfarms use re...

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