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Improvements to suburban transit could boost

Improvements to suburban transit could boost economy

March 17, 2014

Plans to improve the transit system in a western suburb could draw more people to the city and encourage economic development.Melrose Park’s Broadway Avenue Corridor, located on Broadway Avenue from No...

Car-free streets not worth the hassle

February 24, 2014

As Chicago’s downtown population continues to grow, community groups have raised questions about how to balance city planning with residential life. The Active Transportation Alliance, an organization that lobbies for bicycle and pedestrian resources, has proposed shutting down portions of major streets to make way for car-free, bike- and pedestrian-friendly areas.While the ATA may have residents’ best interests at heart...

Provost candidate Stan Wearden spoke to faculty, staff and students Feb. 11 about his plans for Columbia if he gets the job. He addressed current issues such as the rising cost of higher education, new student demographics and Columbia’s masters’ program.

Columbia provost candidate in the hot seat

February 17, 2014

Stan Wearden, Columbia provost finalist and dean of the College of Communication and Information at Kent State University, proposed ideas for improved online classes, less emphasis on school rankings and revisiting the college’s mission statement during his Feb. 11 presentation in t...

Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics

February 17, 2014

Mixed media artists James Connolly and Kyle Evans discuss the meaning behind their project, Cracked Ray Tube, which is featured at Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics, an exhibit curated by '1...

Roosevelt and Columbia students taking part in an open gym on Thursday, Feb. 6 after discussions for a 5-on-5 basketball tournament to take place this spring at Roosevelt University's Goodman Center.

Sunday League brings basketball back to Columbia

February 10, 2014

A NEW INTRAMURAL basketball league could help Columbia’s struggling basketball team recruit new players for the coming season. The 5-on-5 league, which began Feb. 9, is open to both Columbia and Roose...

Multimedia Editor Job Description

By Alice Werley

May 3, 2013

Multimedia DeskThe Multimedia Desk is responsible for creating visually stimulating content in video, photo and audio platforms. This section is unique in that it doesn’t have a specific beat, so there is more freedom in topic coverage. That said, collaboration with the other desks (Campus, Metro, Sports & Health, Arts & Culture) is highly encouraged. The desk is also responsible for producing a number of suppleme...

Day Of the Dead Celebrations

By James Foster

November 5, 2012

Chicago celebrated the Day of Dead in a variety of ways on Friday. Residents of Pilsen staged their annual procession. At Columbia students and faculty took to the streets in costumes that culminated in a fashion show.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="http://@columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/DOD_publish_to_web/soundslider.swf" width="500" height="440" targetclass="flashmovie"][/kml_flashembed]...

Sexual selection saves, says study

By Lindsey Woods

April 23, 2012

By Brandon Smith, Contributing WriterImagine there are 10 ladies in a room with 40 prospective fellows. The girls know exactly which type of guy they would like to be seen with in public, and the guys aren’t that picky. But there is a catch—the girls each have to pick their one guy in the dark.In some respects, that is what some species are being forced to deal with. Entire genetic lines of fish are at risk because toxic wa...

Recycling Program salvages 178.5 tons of waste

By Heather Scroering

April 16, 2012

While the college has referred to the Recycling Program in its sustainability plan as “arguably the most robust sustainability-related program at Columbia,” the 10-person operation has been recommended for reorganization since the beginning of the prioritization process.Though the program faces possible staff cuts and decreased funding, the student-operated organization recycled approximately 48 percent of waste on campus...

Punch drunk fly love

By Emily Fasold

April 2, 2012

Humans aren't the only ones who hit the bottle to cope with sexual frustration.According to new research from the University of San Francisco, sex-starved male fruit flies also seek the solace of alcohol.Authors of the study, published last month in the journal “Science”, attribute this self-medicating tendency to a brain chemical in flies called Neuropeptide F, which escalates in Volume after mating and boozing. They...

Fitness Center seeks fittest student

By Nader Ihmoud

March 19, 2012

Strong, athletic and in-shape Columbia and Roosevelt University students flocked to the Fitness Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court, March 13–18 to prove who was the fittest of them all.The week long Fitness Challenge entailed five straight days of various competitions. The first- through third-place finishers in these matches received points—first place acquired 3 points, second place got 2 and third place acquired 1—and the ...

Watercooler streams internationally

By Lisa Schulz

March 19, 2012

In the contemporary office, the water cooler is a key place for the free flow of information. At Columbia, however, WatercoolerJournal.tv is an online undergraduate- and instructor-run academic journal the Television Department started in September 2010 to stimulate critical dialogue.TV episodes are critically analyzed by students, but due to an increasingly international following, the journal is accepting submissions from...

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