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Columbia Professor Researches Retention Rates

Columbia Professor Researches Retention Rates

May 12, 2014

After four years of research, Pegeen Reichert Powell, associate professor in the English Department and director of programming for the Writing and Rhetoric courses, has published her first book “Retention and Resistance: Writing Instruction and Students Who Leave.” The boo...

Diversity Statistics

Educating ‘the other’ at Columbia

May 12, 2014

Marcus Martin, former president of the Black Film Society and senior Cinema Art + Science major, spoke in a student-produced documentary to express his frustration with Columbia’s lack of diversity in its faculty. The Black Film Society, a student organization that hosts critical d...

Rising temperatures and sea levels could cause major setbacks to the wine industry

Wine industry can’t take heat

May 12, 2014

Climate change is reportedly depleting the nation’s coastlines, but land is not the only thing affected —the wine industry is also baking in the sun.Rising global temperatures are expected to have n...

Lauren Keeling, junior art + design major, and Ameena Igram, junior communications major at DePaul University, donate food to displaced residents in Valparaiso, Chile.  A forest fire spread through the hills, forcing thousands of residents to evacuate their homes.

Students aid fire-ravaged city in Chile

April 28, 2014

Thick smoke blackened the sky as a wildfire spread through Valparaiso, Chile, forcing more than 10,000 residents to evacuate their homes. After firefighters extinguished the flames, Lauren Keeling, a junior art + design major at Columbia, and Ameena Igram, a junior communications ma...

Millennials prove themselves not worst generation

By Opinions Editor

April 28, 2014

Everyone has heard the cliche: Millennials are lazy, entitled, dependent and obsessed with social media. Though every generation may gripe about the uselessness of the next, these false stereotypes of millennials could be damaging office policies and perspectives.Instead of generalizing millennials as irresponsible, older generations should examine the issues of the social climate we grew up in before casting judgment for how well or p...

Levi Sherman, an interdisciplinary book & paper arts graduate student, is currently creating a series of books about Colombian coffee after traveling to the country for research in December.

Featured Artist: Levi Sherman

April 28, 2014

Levi Sherman, a graduate interdisciplinary book & paper arts student, is using his letterpress printing expertise to research, write and create a series of books about Colombian coffee culture. In addition to receiving Columbia’s Aiko Fellowship for his work, Sherman trav...

Piano keys

Federal government ‘poaching’ vintage instruments

April 21, 2014

The Obama administration’s new attempts to protect endangered African elephants are causing some string musicians to panic.Importing and exporting ivory in the U.S. has been illegal for nearly 100 yea...

Reason for decreased discrimination, harassment reports unclear

By Opinions Editor

April 7, 2014

Illinois saw a significant drop in the number of workplace harassment and discrimination charges in 2013, but the state still ranked fifth highest in the nation for such complaints.While the number of complaints filed decreased nearly 13 percent from 2012–2013, Illinois managed to tally more charges than 45 other states in 2013, according to a 2013 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission report. The EEOC report showed that ...

Biggert admits defeat

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 7, 2012

After conceding defeat in the 11th Congressional District, Judy Biggert admitted defeat to Bill Foster after a hard-fought campaign that saw hundreds of millions of dollars in negative attack ads and super PAC contributions.According to Illinois Sen. Kurt Dillard, Biggert ran one of the classiest campaigns in Illinois history."Sometimes the map wins," Dillard said. “We can be immensely proud of our friend and congresswoman. I have seen ...

Schneider wins over Dold in 10th District

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 6, 2012

In one of the closest races of the night, with both candidates taking the lead numerous times throughout the evening, Democrat Brad Schneider won the race for congressman in of Illinois 10th District, the first of his party to win the district in the last 33 years.Republican incumbent Robert Dold, who held the position for two years, thanked the crowd that gathered at his event at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire, Ill., for th...

Report Duckworth and Walsh preview, 8th District

By Contributing Writer

November 6, 2012

by: Elizabeth Earl, contributing writerThe race in Illinois’ 8th Congressional District between Democrat Tammy Duckworth and republican Joe Walsh is heating up.Duckworth’s platform stands on one she established when she lost her congressional race in 2006. The 8th district encompasses the northwestern suburbs of Barrington, Gurnee, Winthrop Harbor, Palatine, Woodstock and a number of smaller townships. Much of the distr...

Schneider wins in 10th District upset

By Contributing Writer

November 6, 2012

By Doug Pitorak, contributing writerFor the first time in more than 30 years a Democrat won Illinois’ 10th Congressional District.Democrat Brad Schneider defeated incumbent Robert Dold in a race that proved to be the closest of all the Illinois congressional elections.Illinois Democrats approved a remapping of the districts after the 2010 census that partly aimed to give the party a better chance at winning the 10th district...

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