The Columbia Chronicle

Donors recognized at luncheon

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 12, 2011

Scholarship recipients stood on every other step of the spiral staircase leading to the second floor, greeting visitors. On the second floor, a lunch was prepared for all to enjoy while students and administrators thanked and honored special guests.The first Students First Scholarship luncheon took place on Dec. 6 in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. Students, alumni, scholarship donors, administration and Columbia’s Bo...

Big East Powerhouse

By Etheria Modacure

January 31, 2011

The NCAA Women’s Final Four will be held in Indianapolis, and one program looks to make the short trip from Chicago to the Conseco Fieldhouse. The DePaul University women’s basketball team has been winning games with an aggressive playing style on both sides of the basketball court and may be one of the select four teams playing for a championship in April.The Blue Demons are off to one their best starts in program histo...

Do you hang with big eaters?

By J_Howard

November 15, 2010

Obesity has been epidemic in the United States for years. Recent statistics show obesity rates continue to rise even with fitnesspromotions everywhere.According to a study published in the PLoS Computational Biology journal on Nov. 4, obesity rates will hit 42 percent of all Americans by 2050. Moreover, our susceptibility to obesity is influenced by people around us. The study examined individuals who were measured every ...

Tilting toward consumer

By HermineBloom

October 25, 2010

After slipping quarters into the slot, the player is welcomed by flashing lights, chiming bells and an arcade voice reminiscent of the ’80s. A tiny, silver sphere emerges onto the playfield. With a simple push of a button, the ball is sent flying over ramps, under bumpers, missing targets and falling into holes and saucers. The player acquires points by manipulating the ball’s course in the hopes of keeping it alive. Thi...

On top of it all

By BenitaZepeda

November 30, 2009

Salaries for Columbia’s top 10 highest paid administrators increased slightly during the 2007 - 2008 academic year. The increase occurred just one year before Columbia faced its first-ever decreased enrollment numbers and a funding level that fell short of the projected budget amidst a daunting economic climate.In an annual survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Columbia’s President Warrick L. Carter has fal...

Big Losses, small gains

By BenitaZepeda

October 5, 2009

On Sept. 25, President Warrick L. Carter announced the budget for Columbia’s 2010 fiscal year, which began on Sept. 1 and will end on Aug. 31, 2010.  The announcement displays how the college has been affected financially during the current economic climate.The 2010 budget’s key goals focus on three main areas.  The first is investing $1.4 million for the operation of the Media Production Center, which was approved i...

Alumni gangster flick to debut at film festival

By Ciara Shook

September 13, 2009

Six Columbia alumni will debut their first feature-length film, Chicago Overcoat, at the Chicago International Film Festival on Oct. 10. Loosely based on the Chicago crime syndicate, Chicago Overcoat tells the story of Lou Marzano, an aging gangster who is upset with the way the mob functions in the modern era and wants it to be as it was in his day. Columbia is the presenting sponsor at the Chicago International ...

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