The Columbia Chronicle

Art Institute partnership to allow students greater access to museum resources

By Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2015

With a simple flash of their school I.D., all Columbia students now have year-round free access to the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Complimentary admission to the museum, which was rated the No. 1 museum in the world in 2014 by TripAdvisor, an American travel website that offers reviews of travel-related facilities and institutions, officially began June 15 for all current students.Free access to th...

Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies

May 11, 2015

INGREDIENTS:1 cup brown sugar1/2 cup butter1/2 cup peanut butter1 egg1 teaspoon vanilla1 1/2 cup flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon saltINSTRUCTIONS:1. Preheat oven to 350 F.2. Combine brown su...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim is approaching the end of his second year in his role. Kim has been criticized for not meeting with student protesters during a May 1 protest led by SaveColumbia, a coalition of campus community members that aims to combat tuition increases and large class sizes.

Kim: We need to communicate better

May 10, 2015

Nearly a week after SaveColumbia, a coalition of students, staff and faculty protesting recent administrative actions and the Strategic Plan, launched a picket and held a sit-in on the 600 S. Michigan Ave. B...

West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White celebrates after being selected by the Chicago Bears as the seventh pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chi-town becomes Draft Town

May 6, 2015

The excitement builds, the pick is in. Commissioner Roger Goodell walks to the podium as fans cheer—finally, the 2015 NFL Draft has begun.For the first time since 1964, the draft returned to the Win...

Members of the SaveColumbia coalition protest the finalization of the Strategic Plan outside the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on May 1. The group demanded a meeting with the college’s administration.

Students sit in, Kim slips out

May 4, 2015

Officers from the Chicago Police Department lined the lobby of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building as the six remaining participants of the SaveColumbia coalition’s May 1 protest outside the president’s of...

LGBTQ Gender Fusions celebrates identity, diversity

By Campus Editor

April 27, 2015

LGBTQ people and allies packed into Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave., for an evening of food, dance, fashion and a keynote presentation from prominent transgender rights activist Geena Rocero for a celebration of diversity and identity.“I just want to gender f--k things and deconstruct all these notions of a gender binary,” said Rocero, a transgender fashion and beauty model who founded Gender Proud, an advocacy and awar...

Halftime from the Sideline

Road to the Eastern Conference Finals

April 20, 2015

I’ve been saying it all year and I’ll say it again: The Chicago Bulls are ready to win a championship this year, and it looks like they will.The Eastern Conference is full of teams that everyone e...

Cultural Center belts out gospel

A song book featuring Thomas A. Dorsey's popular song Take My Hand, Precious Lord.

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 20, 2015

Chicago’s music history spans many decades and multiple genres. “Chicago’s Gospel Truths,” an exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., opened April 15 and focuses on the les...

Vice President of Development & Alumni Relations Jonathan Stern said the department’s main goal is strengthening relationships with alumni and potential donors while also hiring a strong fundraising team.

High 6-figure gift donated for photography fellowship

April 20, 2015

Columbia’s trend of declining enrollment and its dependence on tuition as its primary source of revenue makes attracting philanthropic donors an essential goal.The college recently made strides towa...

“Raise your hand if your class load has been reduced, you’ve been terminated or you have not been given the sections you’re used to having,” said Nic Ruley, an adjunct professor in the Television Department at the April 9 forum hosted by P-Fac to address concerns among students, staff and faculty.

Campus organizes #SaveColumbia

April 13, 2015

Shouts of support echoed throughout the eighth floor of the college’s 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on April 9 as students and faculty alike shared their frustration with recent administrative decisions ...

Animation writer Kirker Butler answered questions from sophomore cinema art + science major Katie Daniel.

Comedy writer shares industry secrets during box lunch lecture

April 13, 2015

The cameras were rolling inside Studio A on April 8 as Kirker Butler, a famed animation writer, accompanied by Michael Niederman, chair of the Television Department, stepped onto the 15th floor of the 600 S. Mic...

Students Paul Abood and Jewell Donaldson help rebrand Lupe Fiasco’s nonprofit organization in “Agency,” a class in the Communication and Media Innovation Department that works with clients on their marketing needs.

Students help show go on with Lupe Fiasco nonprofit

April 6, 2015

Some marketing students will receive a real-life “Superstar” experience this semester.“Agency,” an 11-year-old class in the Communication and Media Innovation Department that pairs marketing st...

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