The Chronicle

CFAC ratifies labor contract

CFAC ratifies labor contract

May 15, 2019

Columbia's part-time faculty union and the administration have signed a labor contract, with 95% of union members voting to ratify the contract, according to CFAC President Diana Vallera. Ratificat...

Union members, leadership eager to focus on students following contract agreement

Union members, leadership eager to focus on students following contract agreement

April 19, 2019

Despite the part-time faculty union and the college reaching a tentative agreement on a new contract April 17 after more than a year without one, some union members and students are looking for increased ...

Some union members feel ‘in the dark,’ others feel administration lacks respect for CFAC

Some union members feel ‘in the dark,’ others feel administration lacks respect for CFAC

April 16, 2019

With the part-time faculty union prepared to strike amid disagreements with college administration over a new labor contract, some students are upset at the possibility of canceled classes, and some un...

Kim’s contract extension a defensive act by college officials

Kim’s contract extension a defensive act by college officials

October 29, 2018

Eight days after the C-Fac union and OurColumbia coalition called for President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s resignation, the Board of Trustees extended his contract through the 2023–2024 academic year. Wha...

Four years in the making: staff says ‘yes’ to new contract

Four years in the making: staff says ‘yes’ to new contract

November 28, 2016

After nearly four years of negotiations that left Columbia’s union feeling underappreciated, the college and United Staff of Columbia College have come to a contract agreement, which will now take effect following its Nov. 22 ratification vote.  US of CC, the college’s staff un...

Staff members picket to stop ‘stonewalling’ contract agreement

Staff members picket to stop ‘stonewalling’ contract agreement

October 24, 2016

Holding signs that read “We are more than one percent!” and “Quit stonewalling,” members of the United Staff of Columbia College picketed the Library’s fifth floor as members of the bargaini...

Real Friends captures different vocal sounds for new album

Real Friends captures different vocal sounds for new album

April 29, 2016

Real Friends, Tinley Park, Illinois’ very own band of "sad boys," quickly grew into one of pop-punk’s most noteworthy acts after forming in 2010. The band became known for its honest, relatable lyrics...

New progress reports, financial aid policies aim to motivate student success

New progress reports, financial aid policies aim to motivate student success

September 8, 2015

Changes in monitoring student attendance and evaluating academic progress for the 2015–2016 academic year are being introduced to flag at-risk students earlier in the semester.According to Keri Walte...

US of CC in negotiations for new contract

US of CC in negotiations for new contract

May 11, 2015

Members of the United Staff of Columbia College, the college’s staff union, assembled outside of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on May 6 and passed out pizza slices to passersby, sending the messag...

Dry campus a wet blanket

By Editorial Board

February 16, 2015

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Columbia proudly touts itself as a “dry campus”—drinking, possessing or distributing alcohol is strictly prohibited on campus and at college-sponsored events held off campus, unless the college’s administration approves otherwise. While the college’s dry campus policy means well, it is a laughable and barely enforceable policy at best.The Chronicle in no way condones underage drinking or providing alcohol to minors...

Sports fans: Da Bears and da bees

By Copy Chief

January 26, 2015

Filed under Sports

Somebody had to give da Bears da talk, and it wasn’t da coach.Face it, the Bears were beyond underwhelming this year. Contrary to what the majority of Bears fans might be saying, it was not entirely because of poor coaching, though.Don’t get me wrong, I am not praising the 2014–2015 Bears coaching staff, but since the league and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision on the Ray Rice controversy earlier in the s...

Decision fatigue fuels calorie cravings

Decision fatigue fuels calorie cravings

October 27, 2014

Self-control is an important element of dieting, but dietary habits may play a role in self-control.Cravings for high-calorie foods and the strength to resist them has been linked to the part of the brain known...

We've got you covered