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Faculty, staff expect new provost to put emphasis on communication and trust

Faculty, staff expect new provost to put emphasis on communication and trust

June 3, 2019

With a cape gifted from students at Manifest, incoming Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David enters the college in the midst of some of its biggest challenges, including years of declining e...

SGA reflects on academic year goals

SGA reflects on academic year goals

May 6, 2018

As the 2017–2018 academic yearcame to a close, Student Government Association officers discussed the organization’s three goals for the year—connecting, informing and achieving—and talked about their accomplishments. SGA President and senior business and entrepreneurship ...

How will you decorate your graduation cap?

How will you decorate your graduation cap?

May 5, 2018

Graduation is a time for students to be recognized for academic, creative and collegiate achievements by receiving their degrees. Some students will also celebrate the occasion by decorating their graduation caps to show families and peers the significance of this achievement. Tra...

How much snow would it take for Columbia to cancel class?

How much snow would it take for Columbia to cancel class?

By Zoë Eitel

February 12, 2018

Chicago lived up to its reputation as one of the coldest and snowiest places outside of the Antarctic during the week of Feb. 5 when temperatures fell into the negatives. As the snow started falling due t...

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

February 9, 2018

Whether you have been in a relationship with your partner for five years, one year or even six months, the question “Should we move in together?” may arise. At first, the big step may seem like a great idea, but before you take the plunge, ask yourself these crucial questions to make sure the move is right for you.Why do I really want to move in with them?This can be a hard question to ask yourself, but it is important to take the time to evaluate your own emotions and have an honest conversation with yourself. You may tell your friends, “Oh, I need a roommate anyway—why not split the rent with someone I love?” or “We basically live together anyway,” or “They stay over all the time, half of their things are at my place, it’s not going to be that different.” Yes and no.      Living with someone you’re dating is not a giant sleepover. Despite your preconceptions, everyone needs space.     When a couple shares a home, there is no escape from seeing each other. Sure, you can tell them to stay in the other room—if you have a multiple bedrooms, which I highly recommend—if you get into an argument or have a frustrating day, but simply sitting in a different room isn’t always enough.      While you can always count on some alone time because we all have different schedules, seeing your partner every day can put strain on a relationship.How will we handle basic “roommate conflicts”?It’s not always easy to tell your roommate to clean up the dishes or not to leave crusty toothpaste in the sink. But imagine having to tell your significant other that.      It can be hard because you love them and you don’t want to start a “silly” argument, but feeling comfortable in your home is important. Before moving in together, couples should discuss what they expect from each other in terms of cleanliness and how to confront one another when those problems arise. Make sure you’re on the same page.      Even though you are dating, if you move in together you need to divide up the cleaning—and shopping—equally. One partner buying all the groceries and cleaning the bathroom will cause frustration and put more strain on the relationship. Don’t bottle up your frustrations until you want to explode. Communicate.Am I having any doubts?Make sure you and your partner have had multiple, honest discussions about this decision and that living together is what you both genuinely want.      If they decide they want to, that’s great. Now you need to ask yourself if you have any doubts. If you do, communicate your reservations. Every couple has issues, some more manageable than others, but do not assume that they will miraculously get better once you move in together.       Even if your relationship does not appear to have any problems, ask yourself if you are ready.      If you need more time, that is not a bad thing. You know what they say, the best things are worth the wait. SIDE NOTE: If they cut your hair off without your permission, don’t move in with them

Kim ‘chats’ with  concerned students

Kim ‘chats’ with concerned students

November 20, 2017

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim addressed students’ frustrations about the construction of the student center, students’ access to resources on campus and a variety of changes made to class offerin...

Anti-Trump group marches in light of election anniversary

Anti-Trump group marches in light of election anniversary

November 13, 2017

The recent one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s election galvanized critics nationwide to vent their frustration about the 45th president.More than 100 protesters rallied at Federal Plaza, 2...

Communication Department awaits results from program reviews

Communication Department awaits results from program reviews

November 6, 2017

The journalism, advertising and public relations programs in the Communication Department participated in program reviews Oct. 19–20 and await the final report. The programs were evaluated by external reviewers to ensure the programs remain up to date with curriculum, ...

Feminist film festival showcases variety of stories

Feminist film festival showcases variety of stories

May 2, 2016

The First Annual Chicago Feminist Film Festival in 42 years created an opportunity for national and international filmmakers to display work confronting topics not often addressed by mainstream media, su...

Pfleger tells tale of two cities

Pfleger tells tale of two cities

February 8, 2016

If Father Michael Pfleger could hijack a tourist bus to prove that Chicago is a tale of two cities—one where the North Side and Downtown look nothing like the West and the South sides—he would seize the o...

Transfer students want more from Columbia

November 9, 2015

Columbia’s Student Government Association is known to listen to and tackle the concerns of students around campus. Now, transfer students say there’s a lack of communication between them and their advis...

Gender inclusive initiatives announced two months late

Gender inclusive initiatives announced two months late

November 2, 2015

The LGBTQ Office of Culture & Community, along with Multicultural Affairs and Common Ground, launched the Gender Inclusive Initiative in early September, calling for preferred pronoun awareness and gender...

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