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City balancing act

By Vanessa Morton

February 21, 2012

As thousands of protesters, delegates and reporters descend on the streets of Chicago this May during the G-8 and NATO summits, the city must find a way to handle the volatile mix without showing a repressive side to the public.Hoping to bask in the spotlight as it hosts both summits for the first time, Chicago plans to use the opportunity to boost its status as a world-class city and give an exponential boost to its econo...

Far to host Wii Fit Night

By Nader Ihmoud

November 14, 2011

The end of the semester is approaching, and students can find themselves overwhelmed by school-related stressors. Columbia’s Fitness, Athletics and Recreation group is inviting students to Wii Fit Night to forget their worries.FAR will host the event on Nov. 17 at The Loft in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building, from 6 – 8 p.m. Event Coordinator Megan Smith said there will be only one Wii game console available. Two to fou...

Arm wrestlers have CLLAWs out for charities

By Katy Nielsen

April 25, 2011

Lady arm wrestlers dressed as bananas, Strawberry Shortcake and Abraham Lincoln strutted around a dimly lit bar playing up their wrestler personas and collecting money for charities while an arm wrestling battle took place on stage.It was a combination of improvisation and athleticism on April 15 at Joe’s Bar on Weed Street, 940 W. Weed St., which housed the Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers event, one of four annual...

Student anxieties addressed at block party

By Katy Nielsen

November 1, 2010

For many students, graduation is around the corner. In addition to studying for exams, students are organizing their portfolios, searching for jobs and emotionally preparing themselves for post-college life. Columbia recognized that by holding its Graduation Block Party at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building on Oct. 27.The goal of the block party, according to Jill Summers, director of the Student Affairs Office of Sp...

SGA to combat financial burdens

By Katy Nielsen

September 20, 2010

An anti-graffiti campaign, a new student center and a partnership with Metra are some of the Student Government Association’s initiatives, which were presented at its first meeting for the coming year on Sept. 14.The SGA will also work to increase student enrollment, maintain a clean campus, fill its Senate seats and add more bike racks.SGA President John Trierweiler, senior broadcast journalism major, said he is optimis...

The state of a ‘student-focused’ institution

By CiaraShook

March 15, 2010

Warrick L. Carter, president of Columbia, said although enrollment was down for the 2009-10 academic year, prospective students still display great interest in attending.Carter gave his annual State of the College address before faculty, staff and a handful of students on March 10. The State of the College Address was hosted by Columbia’s Student Government Association. Carter spoke of Columbia’s achievements, challeng...

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