The Columbia Chronicle

Campus building gets a ghostly facade

By Ivana Hester

September 17, 2012

Renovations to the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building are coming to an end, and the innovative facade is almost complete.The new design features a ghostly image replicating the original terra-cotta front designed by William Carbys Zimmerman in 1913. Close inspection reveals the design is composed entirely of miniature birds etched into glass panels.According to Alicia Berg, vice president of Campus Environment, it was 2004 alumnus...

New age for Local Historians

By Brian Dukerschein

December 12, 2011

Acoustic folk musician and Columbia senior Zach Harris, 22, knows how to make music with limited resources. In 2009 and 2010, he used borrowed microphones and his laptop to record two self-penned albums in his bedroom under the moniker Birds and Kings. In 2011, Harris released his third album, “Apartment Sessions I,” as Zachary Gunn & the Local Historians, which features his new wife and Columbia alumna, Elspeth Ryan...

Columbia starts hydro farming

By Katy Nielsen

November 29, 2010

Columbia is pushing for more green spaces this year, and the next project includes windowfarms and the possibility of an outdoor garden.Lena Milcarek, senior marketing communication major, presented her video about urban farming at Chicago’s GreenTown Conference 2010. The problem with farming in Chicago is the climate, Milcarek said.“Windowfarming is the answer to growing food in the winter,” she said.Windowfarms use re...

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