The Columbia Chronicle

Historic building to house Columbia’s futuristic library

By Alexandra Kukulka

September 10, 2012

As students settle into their new dorms and academic departments, Columbia’s library is entering the planning phase of a new project.The college purchased the Johnson Publishing Co. building, 820 S. Michigan Ave., for $4.75 million in November 2010, creating space for a new “technological” library. This addition, expected to open in fall 2015, will geographically connect the campus and serve as a meeting ground for s...

Wild winter weather

By Lindsey Woods

January 17, 2012

This season’s warm weather and minimal snow may be something to celebrate by those who enjoy driving without ice or walking without soggy feet, but for those who revel in winter, it’s a disaster. Bare mountain slopes and high temperatures are nothing to cheer about for those who relish winter recreation.Until last Thursday the new year was bringing 50-degree weather and sunshine, and not everyone is happy. Winter spor...

Columbia takes over publishing headquarters

By Shardae Smith

November 22, 2010

Columbia has added a new, centrally located building to its ever-growing urban campus in the form of the Johnson Publishing Company’s Michigan Avenue headquarters, the acquisition was announced on Nov. 16.Johnson Publishing, 820 S. Michigan Ave., the nation’s largest African-American publishing company and producer of Ebony and Jet magazines, sold the property to the college for an undisclosed price and plans to reloca...

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