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Ronald Sodini, the new associate vice president of Security, assumed his new role on Jan. 12 and plans to create an office that is more accessible to students and to develop policies that reflect the concerns of those on campus.

New associate vice president of Security brings policing experiences to campus

January 26, 2015

There is a new face at Central Command this semester. Ronald Sodini, the new associate vice president of Security, assumed duties Jan. 12 preceding the Jan. 30 retirement of Robert Koverman, his predecessor...

Obama: Make college affordable, not free

By Editor-In-Chief

January 26, 2015

While much of the nation applauded President Barack Obama’s call for free education at community colleges during his Jan. 20 State of the Union Address, I must admit I felt a little salty. After years of paying Columbia’s arguably exorbitant cost of attendance, the idea of free college for society en masse is a little hard to accept.  I was more disturbed by the apparent shift in American thought about higher education...

Communication and Media Innovation

Department merger spawns search for new chair

January 26, 2015

Nearly a year after the college’s announcement of the merger of the Advertising and Public Relations programs and the Journalism Department, an interdisciplinary committee has selected a name for the new ...

How to stay fit and healthy this year

January 26, 2015

Losing weight and taking care of your body is hard work, but three Chicago trainers sat down with The Chronicle to discuss how people can get fit and stay healthy.How to reach the trainers:Nnamdi Ugbaj...

Part-time faculty association votes yes on disaffiliation from parent union IEA-NEA

By Campus Editor

January 21, 2015

Following nearly a month of campaigning to disaffiliate from IEA-NEA, the Illinois Education Association part of the National Education Association, Columbia’s part-time faculty association voted 232–50 on Jan. 21 to disaffiliate from its parent union.Only 286 ballots were received out of a total 585 adjuncts who were eligible to vote, according to a Jan. 21 press release from Diana Vallera, president of P-Fac and an adju...

Mental Illness

Mental health care inadequate despite overwhelming need

December 8, 2014

Nearly one in five American adults experienced symptoms of mental illness in the last year, according to a 2013 survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2013 Nation...

Risky drinking habits prevalent among young adults

Binge Drinking

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

December 8, 2014

It is common for young adults to first experiment with alcohol in their college years, but given the stresses that come with the transition to college and their newfound freedom, those students are at risk o...

Xcend, Columbia’s show choir, performed popular song covers Dec. 4 at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., during “Spectrum,” the group’s third annual benefit concert. The event raised money for the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., an LGBTQ community center in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. This year, Xcend raised more than $300, according to Alex Heffner, a junior public relations major and the vocal director for Xcend.

Show choir hosts benefit for the Center on Halsted

December 8, 2014

People packed into the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., chatting as they munched on cotton candy and popcorn. The buzzing of conversation ceased and the crowd turned its attention to the stage as the ...

E.D. visits relating to synthetic cannabinoids skyrocket

E.D. Visits

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

December 1, 2014

Despite the major differences between synthetic cannabinoids and marijuana, people are increasingly turning to the synthetic drug in search of a legal high, but the consequences could be dangerous.The to...

Graphic artist compares average male body shape across countries

Average

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

December 1, 2014

The average body mass index of the American male aged 30–39 is 28.6, nearly one point away from the medical qualification of being obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Na...

Graphic cigarette warning labels reduce smoking rates

Cigarettes

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

November 24, 2014

In an effort to reduce cigarette consumption, Canada became the first country to mandate graphic warning labels depicting the negative effects of smoking on cigarette packaging in 2001. Since then, the co...

Video Games

Link found between action video games and learning

November 24, 2014

Arguments against the excessive playing of video games have been pervasive, but all the hours spent in front of the TV playing “Call of Duty” instead of studying for finals may actually be productive...

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