The Columbia Chronicle

Free agency frenzy

Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

March 17, 2014

The Chicago Cubs and White Sox are projected to depress baseball fans across the city this summer, and if it were not for NFL free agency, I would have to unjustly bore you with news of spring baseball t...

Lying and creativity linked

Dishonesty increases creativity, study says

March 3, 2014

Society may frown upon dishonest behaviors, but two related Harvard studies have found that lying may increase creativity.The studies conducted in 2012 and 2013 measured the relationship between disho...

Cutting print editions of college newspapers disservice to campus

By Gabrielle Rosas

April 16, 2012

Research conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2010 showed that the print newspaper is slowly becoming a nostalgic item. Approximately half of U.S. citizens get their news online, preferring the mobility and accessibility of an iPad or laptop. In fact, 44 percent of people who took the survey said they get most of their news from the Web or on a mobile device. The future of the mainstream media lies in the post-digital ag...

Faculty salaries not to blame for tuition hikes

By Editorial Board

April 16, 2012

Columbia’s tuition will increase approximately 5 percent next semester, President Warrick L. Carter announced earlier this year. Why tuition was raised is still hazy, and no clear answers have been given. But some, such as Vice President Joe Biden, are blaming college professors and their salaries for nationwide tuition hikes.Biden and David C. Levy, president of Cambridge Information Group, are both mistaken in their assumpti...

Barriers as suicide prevention wouldn’t work at Columbia

By Editorial Board

April 9, 2012

Mental health is an important concern at any college or university. In the last decade, reaching out to troubled students has become even more pressing in the wake of recent campus shootings and a few well-publicized suicides across the nation. Even Columbia has had its fair share of less-publicized suicide scares, especially at residence halls. Some researchers are coming forward to advocate “means restriction,” a suicide...

Proposal for third airport should be axed

By Editorial Board

April 9, 2012

For years, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has advocated for a third airport in Chicago’s South Suburbs near the town of Peotone. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has instead pushed for a fourth runway at O’Hare International Airport as part of his $7.3 billion infrastructure plan. He told the Chicago Sun-Times that “O’Hare’s capacity will grow by the size of Midway’s total capacity.” In response, Jackson once again argued that ...

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