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Columbia’s higher-ups pay lip service to transparency

By Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2015

Every year, The Chronicle analyzes and reports on the college’s most recently published Form 990, the financial document all nonprofit organizations must send to the Internal Revenue Service on an annual basis. This form discloses the salaries of Columbia’s highest-paid officials but with a two-year delay. As a private institution, the college is not required by law to reveal salary information earlier than the IRS release date,...

Reefer Rap

The Notorious B.I.G.

By Social Media Editor

April 21, 2014

Peanut butter and jelly. Batman and Robin. Jordan and Pippen. Hip-hop and marijuana. There are just some things that are incomplete without the other.You have probably seen posters in the dorms of Noto...

Photo Editor Job Description

By Alice Werley

April 12, 2013

Photo Desk The photography desk is responsible for all of the photographs in The Chronicle and its website. This includes taking the photos, correcting images, cropping images for the edition and writing captions. Each member of the desk must prepare and crop their own photos for publication on the web and in print the same day they are taken.Photo EditorResponsible for at least one photo essay each semesterTake responsi...

Bulldogs bully Wildcats and win

By Nader Ihmoud

December 8, 2012

The Northwestern Wildcats (7-3) began its five-game homestand by losing their third straight game at Welsh-Ryan arena against the Butler University Bulldogs (7-2), 74-65 on Dec. 8.Wildcats' head coach Bill Carmody credited their loss to the lack of offense produced, during the second half. While the Bulldogs shot 48 percent for the game, Northwestern's offense was held to a much lower 32 percent shooting from the field.Jar...

Carter creates change

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 29, 2012

President Warrick L. Carter was Columbia’s highest-paid employee in the 2010–2011 fiscal year with an income of $351,205, according to the college’s most recent Form 990, an annual tax document all nonprofit institutions and organizations must submit to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.Carter’s salary decreased from the previous fiscal year because he received a $45,000 bonus in 2009, compared to a $3,384 bonus in ...

Put faces to dollars

By Brianna Wellen

December 5, 2011

Once again, Columbia’s top paid staff members have been revealed, and once again, I am rethinking my career choice. President Warrick L. Carter’s annual pay is approximately 10 times more than I hope to make after college, if I’m lucky. While I’d like to imagine that the daily duties of those top 10 are grueling tasks causing them to give their heart, soul and plenty of overtime into creating the best environment ...

Top dogs make top dollars

By Heather Scroering

December 5, 2011

At a mere $13 million, Columbia’s income from grants and contributions lagged far behind that of comparable Chicago colleges in the 2009–2010 fiscal year. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s $67 million from grants and fundraising dwarfs Columbia’s take, which was only 29 percent of DePaul University’s $45 million.Such information can be found on Form 990, the tax document required to be submitted annually to the ...

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