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It is still illegal to smoke marijuana in public and on campus.

Cannabis comes to campus: High taxes and long lines are a buzzkill, students say

February 3, 2020

Editor’s note: The Chronicle refers to an anonymous source under the pseudonym of John Doe for the source’s legal protection from criminal punishment for selling cannabis.   By the time p...

The Congress Parkway Bridge and the Civic Opera House  have new plans to redesign the unused space.

Chicago preparing for major Riverwalk expansion

September 25, 2017

Chicago is planning to renovate three locations to further expand the city’s Riverwalk and is currently receiving public feedback to help select a design.The back of the Civic Opera House, the area...

Millennials need proper education on opioid crisis

Millennials need proper education on opioid crisis

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

September 5, 2017

An Aug. 30 study by the American Society of Anesthesiologists concluded that while opioid use among millennials is declining, young people are unaware of all the repercussions of drug abuse and need a be...

Criminal justice reform bill has friends, foes on both sides

Criminal justice reform bill has friends, foes on both sides

By Caroline Bowen

March 27, 2017

As the cycle of violent crimes in the city continues, state lawmakers continue to push for policies that better combat gun violence. The latest initiative promotes longer sentences for repeat gun offend...

Overall crime and liquor issues decrease in 2015-2016 report

Overall crime and liquor issues decrease in 2015-2016 report

October 10, 2016

The college’s most recent annual crime and safety reports saw a decrease in crime collegewide, including a 40.9 percent drop in liquor violation referrals and a 35.6 percent drop in drug violation refe...

Students from Chicago-area institutions, including Columbia, have lobbied for MAP grant funding from the budget-stymied state. The most recent rally (above) was on Feb. 16.

Lost without a MAP: College unable to fund monetary awards for 2016– 2017

April 4, 2016

Columbia will not fund student Monetary Award Program grants for the 2016–2017 academic year, according to President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim.The decision announced on April 4, two days after more than 3,000 pro...

Psychiatry’s drug habit fails patients

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 16, 2015

Psychiatry—now a booming industry as well as a trusted, supposedly empirical science—first developed as a medical specialty in the early 1800s. Its purpose was the treatment of those severely disoriented individuals who were confined to sanitariums and mental asylums. We would now recognize that these patients suffered from conditions that are largely medical, such as dementia, brain tumors or seizures.It wasn’t until ...

‘STEM’ disparity has early origin

Portrait of Marie Curie in her laboratory

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

December 1, 2014

The gap between the sexes in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics has narrowed considerably since the 1970s. Although that disparity has been addressed in certain respects, the root ...

Klosterman speaks candidly at Columbia

Klosterman speaks candidly at Columbia

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

October 27, 2014

When many aspiring writers ask a favorite author how to make it as a writer, they receive the usual answers. When famed bestselling author and magazine columnist Chuck Klosterman answers, he tells them t...

Crime reports reveal increase in theft

Crime reports reveal increase in theft

October 13, 2014

An outbreak of thefts is plaguing Columbia’s campus, resulting in stolen backpacks, phones, wallets, a laptop and a bicycle. In an Oct. 3 email to the college community, the Office of Campus Safety & Security warned students that there has been an increase in thefts occu...

College reports leaders’ pay

College reports leaders’ pay

October 6, 2014

Even as tuition continued to increase, former President Warrick L. Carter and 13 other members of Columbia’s administration collected total compensation of more than $200,000 in 2012, according to the college’s most recent Form 990, an annual tax audit that nonprofits are require...

Columbia College Transfer Students

College eases transfer process with IAI

September 2, 2014

With the decline of transfer student enrollment in recent years exceeding the decline in new freshmen enrollment, Columbia’s administration is implementing transfer-friendly policies.  Effective this semester, the school has joined the Illinois Articulation Initiative, making tran...

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