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President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s contract has been extended through the 2023-2024 school year, more than a year earlier than expected. 

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s contract extended despite C-Fac allegations

November 18, 2018

In a unanimous decision, the Board of Trustees extended President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s contract to the end of the 2023-2024 academic year, more than a year earlier than expected and a week after C-Fac and OurColumbia called for his resignation.   Kim’s previous contract was ...

Chicago environmental activists called on McDonald's to boycott unsustainable meat suppliers Tyson and Cargill in a Nov. 13 Rally for Clean Water. 

Chicago, environmental activists not McLovin’ McDonald’s eco practices

November 17, 2018

Consumer and environmental rights activists and local restaurants want people to think twice before picking up their next Big Mac. During a Nov. 14 Rally for Clean Water, global environmental organiz...

Chicago-native and third place winner of American Idol season 10, Haley Reinhart, performed at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Nov. 5 for her

‘Ba-ba’ bopping to Haley Reinhart

November 8, 2017

Lincoln Hall was transported back in time to the '60s Nov. 5, riding thepowerhouse vocals and sultry jazz melodies of Haley Reinhart. Reinhart was accompanied by two stellar opening acts from offbea...

Local film provides environmental education

Local film provides environmental education

March 6, 2017

Climate change and human impact on the earth are issues that will be explored by The One Earth Film Festival, which aims to generate discussion of environmental issues through timely films.The films will b...

New test predicts if astronauts are ready for longer missions


By Sports & Health Editor and Assistant Sports & Health Editor.

December 8, 2014

Throughout history, traveling to new frontiers has presented explorers with the promise of adventure  but  the reality of isolation and confinement. While these hurdles are present traveling across oceans...

The main office of the college archives on the 4th floor of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. building holds documents relating to Columbia’s history. This is one of eight on-campus spaces that houses these archival materials in addition to one off-site storage unit.  

College archives not held in ideal conditions

October 13, 2014

To better organize and consolidate the college’s archives, Columbia’s administration is planning to create new campus spaces to house college records, which are currently not stored under recommended archival conditions. Presently there are eight storage spaces for the archives...

Strong Eyebrow Game

Strong eyebrow game

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

May 5, 2014

Columbia student Sydney Zenon has one strict fashion rule for herself: She cannot leave the house without filling in her perfefectly-plucked eyebrows. As she delved into the world of makeup during her ...

Facebook users willingly giving up right to privacy

By Tyler Davis

November 26, 2012

We’ve all heard the legend of how Facebook started. A young, drunk Mark Zuckerberg created a website in 2003 on which students could rate the hotness of their peers based on photos that weren’t quite public. Fast forward totoday, and Zuckerberg has made billions of dollars from exploiting people’s information.The thing to remember about Facebook, or anything mostly funded by advertising, is that we are a product, not...

O’Hare soars to top of green movement

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 12, 2012

As city officials seek to improve energy and emissions policies downtown, O’Hare International Airport is setting its own national and international benchmarks forenvironmental consciousness.At the fifth annual Airports Going Green Conference, held Nov. 5–7 at the Westin River North Hotel, 320 N. Dearborn St., O’Hare was recognized for its promotion of clean energy use and its plan to implement energy-efficient cargo l...

Little Village app entered in Chicago-wide contest

By Lisa Schulz

October 10, 2011

Three female students in Columbia’s Interactive Arts and Media Department contributed to the creation of “Mi Parque,” Spanish for “My Park,” a versatile and bilingual smartphone application for the “Apps for Metro Chicago” contest, which was held in The Loft, 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building on Oct. 7.The community-focused app tracks progress on the transformation of Little Village’s 23-acre, formerly toxic industri...

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