The Columbia Chronicle


Negotiations with P-Fac make progress

By Lisa Schulz

September 19, 2011

Columbia’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, and representatives of the administration have been negotiating a new contract since March 2010 and are streamlining their teams so that only two members are representing each side to simplify the decision-making process.“Progress is being made in the negotiations,” said Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs, who became part of the college’s large...

From Burlesque to Bookstores

By Gregory Cappis

September 6, 2011

After having a couple of drinks at a bar on South State Street, a man wakes up naked in an alley without his belongings. He has no recollection of the past several hours except for talking to a woman in a dark bar and drinking a strange-tasting cocktail.This was a common occurrence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when the South Loop was known as the largest red-light district in the country. During the past 100 y...

How to: Get whiter teeth

By Contributing Writer

May 2, 2011

by: Hiba Abdillahi, Contributing WriterWhether you’re going on a first date or interviewing for an internship, having a white smile can give you the confidence boost you need.“Your teeth are naturally white, but it is the things you eat and how you take care of them that make them lose their color,” said Carol Sag, certified dental assistant at the RiverWalk Family Dental, in Naperville, Ill. With these five steps, you...

Blizzard pummels city, shuts down college

By Amanda Murphy

February 6, 2011

The city was engulfed in mounds of snow, citizens were hounded by 67 mph winds and people were forced to abandon their cars in an attempt to get home. These conditions forced Columbia to close for two-and-a-half days whenthe third largest snowstorm in Chicago’s history hit on Feb.1.The blizzard, which lasted until the afternoon of Feb. 2, left the city in a state of disarray. The extreme conditions forced the college to close to ensure the safety of Columbia students and employees.“Every decision we made was based upon...

City envisions new mayor, old mayors named Daley

By Darryl Holliday

November 15, 2010

With the midterm election over, public discussion has shifted focus toward the mayoral race.On Nov. 9, the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., hosted “Who’s the Boss?: Chicago’s Next Mayor,” a conversation exploring Chicago’s political landscape from the 1950s to the near future.Moderated by Laura Washington, a Chicago Sun-Times columnist, the panel included Dawn Netsch, professor emeritus of law at Northwestern University and former Illinois Comptroller; political anal...

Library finds new home above ground

By Luke Wilusz

March 8, 2010

A ragtag team of renegade librarians sits in a room on the second floor of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 621 W. Belmont Ave., discussing plans to bring people between their shelves to make as much noise as possible. Needless to say, this isn’t your typical library.Nell Taylor started the Chicago Underground Library in 2006 in the apartment she shared with her boyfriend. Since then, the library has been housed in four ...

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