The Columbia Chronicle


Student complaint system needs revision

April 7, 2014

When a student has a personal disagreement with a professor, the two should ideally sort it out themselves —however, that does not always happen. As reported March 31 by The Chronicle, such was the case when a student complained last semester about Humanities, History & Social Sciences professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict” class.The student, who considered content of Chehade’s class biased, compla...

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...

Homeless students invisible on college campuses

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 5, 2012

During the 2011 blizzard, dubbed the “Snowpocalypse,” most college students were busy partying indoors as snow piled up outside. However, one student spent those days huddled at a bus stop, trying to stay warm.With his clean shirt and jeans, trimmed hair and bright smile, it isn’t obvious that Aaron James Flowers, a junior radio student who also goes by Jay Babii SwagLoud, was recently homeless. But Flowers is just on...

Editor’s Note: Prioritize student wellness

By Heather Scroering

November 5, 2012

While some at Columbia believe the college’s artistic nature is too unique to be compared to other institutions, there’s one issue that no college campus can deny—obesity.Almost 30 percent of American college students are overweight or obese, according to the American College Health Association, so it is no longer enough to live by the old proverb, “Early to bed, early to rise keeps you healthy, wealthy and wise....

Columbia offers for-credit, non-credit fitness classes

By Kyle Rich

October 1, 2012

The fall semester is underway, and Columbia is again ensuring students have plenty of options for staying healthy and fit.The Office of Student Engagement offers a variety of weekly exercise classes for the mind and body at the Fitness Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court. As in previous years, they are free of cost. Columbia also offers similar classes for credit, which can leave some to wonder which option is best.Fall fitness cla...

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 ...

2 E. 8th replaces Buckingham for fall 2012 student housing

By Lisa Schulz

March 5, 2012

A sweet floral scent lingers in the 2 E. 8th St. building’s marble and bronze-plated lobby, inviting Columbia back for five more years of cheaper hospitality in its soon-to-be refurbished dorm rooms.Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs, signed the $21 million lease Feb. 29, locking in 14 floors for on-campus student housing. The lease period is from fall 2012 through spring 2017, and will replace the current co...

FAR hosts game night

By Nader Ihmoud

November 7, 2011

As the temperature continues to drop, Fitness, Athletics and Recreation is giving students the option to spend their time at the gym for Game Night instead of staying in and doing the usual “Hump Day” routine, on Nov. 9.Wednesday the event will be held at the Fitness Center in the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court from 7 – 10 p.m. Game Night will have board games, a “Magic: The Gathering” tournament and game...

Change for more transparency

By Vanessa Morton

October 24, 2011

The Humboldt Park community came together on Oct. 18 to voice its concerns and address questions about the future of its schools to Illinois legislators and Chicago Public Schools’ officials.Rep. Cynthia Soto (D-Chicago.), a member of the Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force; and Sen. Iris Martinez (D-Chicago), also a member of the CEFTF, co-hosted a “Chicago Public Schools’ Actions and Facilities Policies” town h...

New fitness program options this semester

By J_Howard

September 27, 2010

The groups of students you see running down the street are not trying to get away from the math exam they didn’t study for. Instead, they have likely joined one of the new programs offered by the Fitness Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court, this semester to Columbia students.The new fitness programs require no additional fees. They include a Back to Nature Boot Camp, intermediate and advanced running groups, flag football and ...

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