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Transitioning Transfers to Columbia

By Ivana Hester

December 10, 2012

The rising cost of higher education has many students searching for affordable alternatives, such as attending community college to complete general education classes before transferring to a four-year institution.To attract these transfer students, Columbia launched an initiative at the beginning of the year to make transfer students’ transition more seamless and create a more transfer-friendly community, according to Keri Walter...

Old team, new blood

By Nader Ihmoud

November 5, 2012

The No. 25-ranked DePaul University Blue Demons women’s basketball team begins its season Nov. 9 with the annual Maggie Dixon Classic at McGrath-Phillips Arena, 2335 N. Sheffield Ave.Head Coach Doug Bruno is in his 27th season at the helm of the fast-paced Blue Demons. Even though six players of last year’s “magnificent seven” have returned, Bruno is not pleased with the team’s development following its blow-out victory...


By The Columbia Chronicle

October 22, 2012

by Heather Schroering, Editor-In-Chief and Ivana Hester, Assistant Campus EditorThe median annual income of recent Columbia graduates lags far behind that of other colleges’ alumni, nearly $7,000 below the national median for those in the arts and media fields and $5,000 below the median for all recent U.S. college graduates, a Columbia survey shows.In fall 2011, the college surveyed 2,500 Columbia alumni who graduated wit...

DePaul University basketball may be bouncing back to Chicago

By Kyle Rich

October 15, 2012

After decades of having its athletes travel 15 miles from campus for home games, DePaul University has finally recognized the need for closer quarters.Mayor Rahm Emanuel and DePaul officials recently hinted that the university may move its main basketball facility back to the city from its current location  at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. According to Greg Greenwell, director of athletic communications at DePaul, th...

In absence of blue light phones, students need alternative

By Editorial Board

October 8, 2012

Many urban campuses, including DePaul University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, have a “blue light system,” a series of emergency phone boxes that connect directly to campus security. UIC has more than 1,000 call boxes on its campus. While this may sound like a great security system for Columbia, our college’s downtown location makes its situation unique. It is easier for traditional campuses to implement t...

Discussing baseball with Bowman

By Lindsey Woods

April 16, 2012

If there is one sports team at Columbia that students know, it’s the baseball team. Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs, has been known to bring up the Renegades baseball team during freshman tours and orientation speeches, never forgetting to mention the championship they won in 2004.Despite its relative anonymity, the team still plays and has just started its spring season. Although The Renegades lost their o...

Bruno reaches for high hopes

By Nader Ihmoud

April 2, 2012

Despite his team’s season coming to an end, Head Coach Doug Bruno believes DePaul University’s Blue Demons will be capable of reaching their ultimate goal of winning a national championship and consistently competing in Final Fours before he has to say “adios.”The Demons women’s basketball team failed to reach its third Sweet Sixteen appearance in school history following its 63-48 loss to the Tennessee University ...

Protest groups present petitions to administration, call on students to walk out

By The Columbia Chronicle

March 5, 2012

By Sam Charles, managing editor, and Kaley Fowler, assistant metro editorSeveral on- and off-campus protest groups once again convened at Columbia to voice their disapproval of the direction in which the college is moving. But this time, their focus wasn’t strictly on Columbia but also on other downtown institutions.Members of P-Fac, Columbia’s part- time faculty union; US of CC, Columbia’s staff union; Occupy Columbia; and the Co...

Diamond in the Rough: The undocumented history of baseball at Columbia

By Lindsey Woods

February 27, 2012

Digging through Columbia’s archives, one finds hints of a baseball team: a brief mention in The Chronicle, a passing note on the website or just whispers in the hallway from students who know a friend of a friend who may have been on the fabled baseball team. But the championship flag of 2004 that once hung in the basement of the Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan Ave., has disappeared.The archives don’t tell the story ...

Health clinic suspends testing

By Lisa Schulz

February 27, 2012

Students who missed celebrating February as National Condom Month can still receive testing for sexually transmitted diseases, but they’ll have to travel off-campus and possibly pay their own way.For the first time in five years, the Student Health Center in the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court, posted a notice that HIV and STD testing was suspended for the spring 2012 semester because of budget cuts from the free ...

Blue Demons win important conference game

By Nader Ihmoud

February 13, 2012

With less than one minute remaining in the game, the crowd began celebrating the No. 22-ranked DePaul University Blue Demons’ (18-7) victory by singing “Happy Birthday” to junior guard Anna Martin Feb. 8 at McGrath-Phillips Arena, 1313 N. Sheffield Ave.Together Martin and forward Katherine Harry scored 48 of their team’s points in the 79-73 victory over the Villanova University Wildcats. Blue Demons Head Coach Doug ...

Blue Demons blows big lead, loses game

By Nader Ihmoud

February 6, 2012

The DePaul University Blue Demons have 11 wins, the most since the team’s 2007–2008 season, but that did not translate into a win Feb. 1 against St. John’s University’s Red Storm.The Demons lost 87-81 to the New York-based team after building a 12-point lead and permitting only 28 percent shooting in the first half.“[Our] defense in the first half compared to the second half [was] night and day,” said DePaul Head Coach Ol...

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