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Corbin Merriman

Athlete Profile: Corbin Merriman

March 3, 2014

Performing on "Saturday Night Live” has been a long-time dream for Corbin Merriman, and it is one of the reasons he chose to attend Columbia, but his decision ultimately came down to the college having ...

Chronicle staff earns top honor

Chronicle named best newspaper in Illinois

March 3, 2014

The Columbia Chronicle was named best in state and collected 18 other awards from the Illinois College Press Association Feb. 22. The Chronicle, which was categorized as a non-daily at a college...

Hilton partnership furthers Wabash Arts Corridor

By Tyler Eagle

January 28, 2013

Columbia and Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., have partnered to display student art on the back of the hotel.The partnership is part of the Wabash Arts Corridor project, an initiative dedicated to transforming the seven blocks worth of buildings on South Wabash Avenue, between Congress Parkway and Roosevelt Road, into a gallery of student work, according to Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs.Kelly said he select...

Wildcats upset Gophers, show life at home

By Nader Ihmoud

January 23, 2013

The Northwestern University Wildcats upset the No. 12-ranked University of Minnesota Golden Gophers 55–48 at Welsh Ryan Arena on Jan. 23.Wildcats Head Coach Bill Carmody went to a 1-3-1 defense during the second half, and it flustered the already struggling Gophers even more, according to senior guard Reggie Hearn.The Gophers turned the ball over 10 times during that stretch, after only committing 5 turnovers during the...

Wildcats claw back, but Hoosiers prevail

By Nader Ihmoud

January 20, 2013

The Northwestern University Wildcats were knocked in the mouth early by the No. 2 ranked Indiana University Hoosiers on Jan. 20. Although the Wildcats did not lose their spirit, the team ultimately lost 67–57 at Welsh Ryan Arena.The Hoosiers built a 14-point lead, restricted the Wildcats to a dismal 30 percent shooting and only allowed them to make 1 of 9 three-point field goal attempts during the first half. Although Nort...

Wildcats, Fighting Illini renew rivalry

By Nader Ihmoud

January 16, 2013

The Northwestern University Wildcats men’s basketball team looks to bounce back on the road against state rival University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign on Jan. 17.The Wildcats suffered a massive defeat at the hands of the Iowa Hawkeyes Jan. 13 when the team shot a dismal 29 percent from the field.Following the loss, Wildcats Head Coach Bill Carmody called on his veteran players to step up their performance. He said th...

Administrators address Faculty Senate concerns

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 10, 2012

At its meeting Dec. 7, the Faculty Senate had an open discussion with college deans and top administrators to address concerns about transparency that the Senate raised in a Nov. 27 letter to administrators, as reported by The Chronicle Dec. 3.The discussion focused on the merger of the Marketing Communication and Arts, Entertainment & Media Management departments, the possible split of the School of Fine & Performing Ar...

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...

Liberian journalist speaks about genital mutilation

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

December 3, 2012

Approximately two out of every three women in Liberia are subjected to genital mutilation, according to Mae Azango, a Liberian journalist who has written extensively about the issue.Azango spoke at a Nov. 29 event hosted by DePaul University Law School, where she discussed female genital mutilation, or cutting, as both a cultural rite of passage and a violation of human rights laws, especially in light of the United Nations...

Maryland Hands Northwestern Rare November Loss

By Nader Ihmoud

November 27, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats' first loss of the season came at the hands of the University of Maryland Terrapins 77-57 at Welsh-Ryan Arena.After winning four straight ACC/Big Ten Challenge games, the team's failure to secure rebounds and execute on scoring opportunities ultimately doomed the Wildcats."[It was] a horrible effort on the boards by the whole squad," said Wildcats' sophomore guard Dave Sobolewski.The T...

The Chicago Seven

By James Foster

November 26, 2012

Preservation Chicago is an organization that seeks to protest Chicago's historic landmark buildings. Each year they put together a list of the seven most endangered architectural gems in the city. The old Prentice hospital, which made the list this year, has been in the news lately and will be demolished in the coming months.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="http://columbiachro...

Food truck drivers sue city over ordinance

By Kaley Fowler

November 26, 2012

Although a City Council ordinance, approved Oct. 31, has designated 21 new parking spaces for food trucks, several owners are claiming the city’s food truck map unfairly favors established eateries.In conjunction with the Institute for Justice, a libertarian public interest law firm, three truck owners filed a lawsuit Nov. 14 against the city seeking to overturn several provisions of the ordinance. Disputed passages incl...

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