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The Chronicle takes you behind its story of ‘Confusion surrounds composting initiatives.’

October 4, 2019

Through her reporting efforts, News Editor Kendall Polidori found that many faculty, staff and students were confused on how composting initiatives were carried out on campus, especially within the city...

Columbia composting efforts and reflection room

Columbia composting efforts and reflection room

September 18, 2019

On this episode of Chronicle Headlines, we talk to Director of the Student Center Andy Dutil, as well as take a look at composting efforts at Columbia....

Confusion surrounding composting initiatives at college, University Center

Confusion surrounding composting initiatives at college, University Center

September 16, 2019

      During New Student Convocation, student orientation leaders, along with the college’s Sustainability Assistant Christian Williams, stood next to three composting and five rec...

Lollapalooza increases green initiatives

Lollapalooza increases green initiatives

August 2, 2019

Empty beer cups, water bottles, paper plates and napkins are some of the many pieces of trash found on the Lollapalooza grounds. With more than 100,000 people expected to be in attendance at the fe...

Administrative accountability can foster transparency

By Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2014

Every year, when Columbia’s Form 990 tax records are released, The Chronicle writes its annual “highest-paid” article—a piece that details how much the college’s top administrators are paid, including base salary, bonuses and nontaxable benefits such as healthcare.As reported in the article on the Front Page, this year was no exception. Detailing former President Warrick L. Carter’s final year at the college, a...

Ken Dunn Collects Chicago’s Compost

April 14, 2014

When excess food spoils or goes to waste, it is moved to landfills, producing methane and accelerating climate change—unless it is composted. Ken Dunn, president and founder of Resource Center, a no...

About fUGGin’ time

By Sophia Coleman

November 4, 2012

Sorry sorority girls, but I’ve heard glorious news: The era of UGG boots may finally be coming to an end.The company reported Oct. 25 that sales are down 31 percent and it plans to slash prices. A pair of the sheepskin atrocities currently costs between $135–$200, a hefty price for marshmallow-shaped feet soaked in winter slush.“The worst is yet to come,” Sam Poser, an analyst at brokerage firm Sterne Agee, told the Huffington Post ...

Earth, worms, rats feed off compost

By Lisa Schulz

November 13, 2011

Earth wasn’t the only consumer benefiting from Columbia’s compost project launch in August 2011. Rats were also curious to explore the mix of fresh sandwich scraps, apple cores, leaves, soil and coffee grounds. But as winter arrives, critters shouldn’t.The Recycling Outreach Program’s new compost project was first put into action at Columbia events, like new student Convocation. College cafes were added to the food wa...

AlertWave notification system a work in progress

By CiaraShook

February 28, 2010

An alarm sounded Feb. 18 in campus buildings including the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building and the Music Center, 1014 S. Michigan Ave. Students, faculty and staff, confused by the tone, left the buildings.What they were actual hearing was a test of the AlertWave system, adopted by the college in late 2008. Bob Koverman, associate vice president of Campus Safety and security, who joined Columbia’s administration last spring...

Students benefit from design contest

By Lauren Kelly

October 18, 2009

This fall Columbia is hosting the second Manifest Design Competition, a student-based art contest to design the official artwork and graphics for Manifest 2010. All current students can propose work and vote for the winning design on Columbia’s Web site after the submissions are posted.The winner of the competition will win a $500 prize and work with a creative printing service to get the final product ready for distribu...

Composting in the city

By Ashley Badgley

February 8, 2009

Composting in Chicago may not seem relevant in the winter months, but it’s happening everywhere, according to several composting groups. Many people living in tiny apartments only have house plants to raise oxygen levels, but they can reuse their organic waste the same way a suburban household would.Urban composting is a major focus for Chicago Home Composting, a University of Illinois extension program. The group consist...

Excitement over excrement

By Meryl Fulinara

September 28, 2008

Nance Klehm, a professional ecologist, is trying to make No. 2 her No. 1 priority.Humble Pile is a nutrient looping project started by Klehm that utilizes the composting of human excrement and urine through the use of a dry toilet. With the project now in its second phase-composting-Klehm has started holding workshops at the Mess Hall, 6932 N. Glenwood Ave., to discuss the project and celebrate the end of phase one- collecti...

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