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The Chronicle’s Theater Guide

The Chronicle’s Theater Guide

By Molly Walsh

October 29, 2018

“On State Street, that great street, I just want to say, they do things that they don’t do on Broadway,” Frank Sinatra sang in his  song “Chicago.” Although New York City has The Great White Way, thespians...

Travis Truitt was selected as Columbia's new general manager of Student Media, effective Oct. 8. 

Travis Truitt selected as general manager of Student Media

October 8, 2018

The Chronicle and student media outlets will have a new general manager overseeing operations and supporting student workers. Travis Truitt, a 2009 graduate journalism alumnus, is being welcomed back to Columbia as the new general manager of Student Media, effective Oct. 8....

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New ‘Dean of BS’ satirizes college

December 7, 2015

Columbia gained a new—and fake—administrative position via Twitter Dec. 1, whose title is “Interim Dean of Bullshit.” So far, the dean’s contributions to “growsynthesize” the college include ton...

R.I.P. Story Week

R.I.P. Story Week

November 23, 2015

Columbia’s Story Week, which was due to celebrate its 20th anniversary this spring as one of the largest literary festivals in the Midwest, has been discontinued because of collegewide budget constraints...

Budget transparency goes digital

Budget transparency goes digital

March 30, 2015

Students wondering what their tens of thousands of tuition dollars are doing within the college’s budget can now know with the launch of the college’s new budget web pages. Developed by Michelle Gat...

Spring 2015 Enrollment

Enrollment declines, national average rises

February 16, 2015

While the national enrollment of students at four-year private, nonprofit colleges has increased in recent years, Columbia, like other private colleges in Illinois, has suffered continuous enrollment ...

Development slow on Media Communications Department

School of Media Arts Department Merge

By Assistant Campus Editor

September 2, 2014

Faculty and staff members have been meeting throughout the summer to discuss the merging of three of Columbia’s departments. As reported Feb. 13 by The Chronicle, the journalism, public relations and advertising programs will merge...

Infrared light highlights brain health

Infrared light highlights brain health

September 2, 2014

A new technique that employs infrared light to measure pulse pressure and arterial stiffness in the brain may also help illuminate connections between long-term brain health and the effects of stress, ag...

Sleeping At Last - Ryan O'Neal

Sleeping At Last still wide awake

March 31, 2014

As the Christian-rock genre was reaching its peak in 1999, Christian rockers Sleeping At Last were just hitting their stride in Wheaton, Ill. Over the course of the next decade, the members went from emo o...

Dean dismantles Marketing Department

By Campus Editor

February 24, 2014

Columbia’s Marketing Communication Department will be disbanded next semester, and the Journalism and Arts, Entertainment & Media Management departments will absorb its programs. The three concentrations currently housed in Marketing Communication are advertising, marketing and public relations. Advertising and public relations will be offered as majors in a new department that will also include the Journalism Depa...

Enrollment goes down, retention picks up

By Campus Editor & Assistant Campus Editor

February 17, 2014

Columbia enrolled 471 fewer students this semester than it did in the spring of 2013, a loss the administration anticipated because of similar losses in the fall. The college’s total enrollment dropped 4.9 percent from spring 2013 to spring 2014, but freshman retention rates went up, meaning more students are choosing to continue at the college, according to a Feb. 10 report from the Office of Institutional Effective...

Police overtime spending exceeds 2013 budget: Some officers O.T. earnings outpace salaries

By Metro Editor

February 17, 2014

Some Chicago Police Department officers’ 2013 overtime earnings exceeded their average yearly salaries, rekindling debates about the department’s overtime spending.According to 2013 city data, two officers each earned more than $90,000 in overtime, and 215 officers each earned more than $50,000. Total overtime spending was $103.5 million, exceeding the $93 million allotted in the 2013 budget.In an effort to reduce cri...

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