The Columbia Chronicle

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...

Renegades soccer starts season with shutout

By Brandon Smith

October 22, 2012

With a victory already under its belt, the Renegades soccer team is optimistic this will be its best season to date.The team pulled off a 3-0 shutout victory Oct. 14 against the Irish Keepers club team. The Renegades hope the opener will set the tone for the rest of the season, team captain Juan Rangel said.“Last season, we had a really bad go at it,” he said. “But this year we have done a better job of organizing the ...

Farmworkers protest Cultivate Fest

By Dannis Valera

September 24, 2012

On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) staged a protest at Chipotle's Cultivate Festival in Lincoln Park. The CIW is a Florida farmworker organization that developed the Fair Food Program, a partnership between farmworkers, tomato growers, and ten leading food corporations--Chipotle has not signed to be a part of the program.At the protest, the CIW and their allies criticized Chipotle, saying the c...

A ‘wise’ Wolfe once said

By Trevor Ballanger

August 1, 2012

It's early on a Sunday night, and I am one of the first people at the bar where Henry Wolfe is opening for singers Eleni Mandell and Algebro. As the sun goes down I watch about 20 people filter into the small venue to watch him perform, and can't help but be intrigued by him, taking note that his mother is Meryl Streep and of his own seemingly quiet repute.Meanwhile, Wolfe is somewhere in Lincoln Park feasting on Chicago...

The art of ink: local tatoo parlor holds art show

By Brian Dukerschein

November 28, 2011

For many years, getting a tattoo meant going to a parlor, flipping through pages of standardized designs and letting some guy named T-Bone stick a needle in your arm. Now it involves collaborating with an artist who may just hold a degree, contributing to what some are calling the “art school generation” of tattoo professionals.Lee Leahy, owner of the Family Tattoo parlor at 2125 W. Belmont Ave., said many rising tattoo artist...

A very Klingon Christmas

By Amanda Murphy

November 21, 2011

‘oH ‘oH HochHom Dun poH vo’ DIS. No, that’s not gibberish. No, a cat didn’t walk across the keyboard. It’s Klingon for “Its the most wonderful time of the year.”For the second holiday season, The Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., is putting on “A Klingon Christmas Carol,” a variation of the timeless Charles Dickens production based on the trademark sci-fi show “Star Trek.” With twists and c...

Documentary uncovers health catastrophe

By Drew Hunt

November 29, 2010

In the past decade, Jeff Spitz, associate professor in the Film and Video Department, has experienced continuing success in his independent film career—so much that he now stands at the forefront of a movement dedicated to righting the wrongs of an environmental disaster.It all started in 1997, when Spitz was approached by a man who came across an old film his father shot, which featured a group of Native Americans.According to Spitz, what initially began as a simple idea to return the f...

Board will extend president’s contract

By Drew Hunt

November 22, 2010

In his 10th year as Columbia president, Warrick L. Carter has signed a contract extension that will ensure his leadership through the 2014 academic year.The decision, which was announced in a press release on Nov. 8, was reached unanimously by the college’s Board of Trustees during the summer.“The trustees are generally very happy with Dr. Carter’s work,” said Len Strazewski, associate journalism professor and facul...

Candlelight vigil held for recent teen suicides

By Meghan Keyes

October 11, 2010

Members and allies of the LGBTQ community gathered in DePaul’s Lincoln Park quad on Oct. 8 to honor teens who recently committed suicide because of harassment. Attendees held candles and listened quietly to speakers tell their stories and encourage people to action, even when the sound system failed and a megaphone was used instead.Nine people were honored during the vigil: Raymond Chase, 19; Tyler Clementi, 18; Cody Barker, 17; Ha...

Manifest’s Destiny

By LauraNalin

December 7, 2009

Each year, Columbia hosts an annual urban arts festival, Manifest, to showcase the graduating student’s and alumni’s body of work. The six-day-long celebration will include Industry Night and will culminate with Manifest and senior graduation parties to bring the creative community of the college together.An informational meeting was held on Dec. 1 to discuss the plans for the 2010 commencement week. The meeting was held in ...

Apple to improve Red Line station

By Patrick Smith

October 31, 2009

An agreement between the Chicago Transit Authority and Apple Inc. will bring nearly $4 million in improvements to the rundown North and Clybourn Red Line station, while giving the computer giant a chance to blanket the stop with Apple advertising and possibly rename it.In the agreement, Apple pledged nearly $4 million for the renovation of the interior and exterior of the station. In exchange, the CTA will lease the driveway next t...

The one-man jam

By LauraNalin

October 26, 2009

The crowd eagerly waited inside Lincoln Park’s packed Park West venue, 322 W. Armitage Ave., before the start of Keller Williams’ latest show on Oct. 17. The stage was meant to give the audience the feeling that they were standing within the interior of a guitar shop. Each of the instruments were given price tags and signs reading “You Break It, You Buy It” and “Shoplifters Will Die Slowly” donned the walls. An...

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