The Columbia Chronicle

EDITORIAL: Historical campus buildings, student center deserve equal attention

By Editorial Board

September 24, 2018

The construction of the new student center is well underway with completion slated for late spring 2019. Students can witness the building’s construction. Over the past year, several campus buildings have been sold to help fund the center, such as the college’s share of the University Center, 525 S. State St., The Johnson Publishing Building, 820 S. Michigan Ave. and, most recently, 731 S. Plymouth Court. After it is bui...

Chicago creates basic income task force

Chicago creates basic income task force

September 21, 2018

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has created a task force to determine the viability of a guaranteed income program which would provide some Chicago residents a no-strings-attached monthly income.“If [Chicago gave] ...

The LGBTQ culture and community coordinator, Asian-American cultural affairs coordinator and African-American cultural affairs coordinator positions are being replaced by two intersectional coordinator positions in the new Student Diversity and Inclusion Office.

New Student Diversity and Inclusion Office in search of new staff

October 30, 2017

The search for a director and coordinator is underway in the new Student Inclusion and Diversity Office as a short-handed staff continues to provide programming. Formerly known as the Multicultural Affairs Office, the SDI Office changed its name and unveiled its new location on 618 S...

Cynthia Grunden, assistant vice president of Student Financial Services, said she encourages students to reach out to their state-level elected officials to solve the Monetary Award Program grant funding issues.

SFS reaches out to address student concerns

April 25, 2016

While students wait for Illinois government to fund delayed Monetary Award Program grants, Columbia’s office of Student Financial Services is readying new financial advising services to help student...

Cubs vs. Sox

Cubs, Sox clash in new exhibit

November 24, 2014

There may be no greater rivalry between Major League Baseball teams that share the same city than that of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox. The rivalry has lasted since the teams first took t...

Raising wage could alleviate poverty

By Editorial Board

September 29, 2014

As the fight to raise the minimum wage gains momentum in Illinois, the Chicago Sun-Times is attempting to personalize the issue with Faces of Minimum Wage, a new series featuring low-wage workers and small business owners directly impacted by the minimum wage.The paper published its second article in the series Sept. 19, highlighting successful Chicago restaurant owner Josh Rutherford. Rutherford began his career washing dishes ...

Wrigley Field, Home of Chicago Cubs.

Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can’t Live Without ‘Em

September 15, 2014

There is almost no limit to Lakeview-native Michael Mayor’s devotion to the Cubs. He endured his wife’s wrath for waking his two eldest sons—then ages 5 and 4—on the night of Oct. 14, 2003, ...

Bring farmers markets to West Side

April 21, 2014

Despite a sputtering spring, it’s almost summer in Chicago, which means the city’s farmers markets will soon be in full swing. However, not all Chicagoans have access to market stalls and fresh produce.Of the city’s 44 markets, only nine are located on the West Side. Among those, only one is south of the Eisenhower Expressway, leaving Lawndale and other lower West Side neighborhoods without easy access to the markets. Whi...

Gap between rich and poor widens

Information from Brookings Institution 

By Metro Editor

March 3, 2014

In Chicago and other cities nationwide, the gap between the rich and poor is expanding as the economy slowly recovers from the Great Recession, according to a Feb. 20 Brookings Institution study.The study, t...

Winter looming for Chicago’s homeless

By Kaley Fowler

October 22, 2012

Chicago’s homeless population will soon face extreme temperatures and exposure to the elements, causing shelters citywide to increase services and open their doors to larger crowds.Some shelters have begun collecting additional blankets, clothing and food to prepare for increased occupancy. According to Kevin Morrissey, director of development at the Franciscan House of Mary & Joseph, the public should express greater c...

Students teach in low-income schools

By Lisa Schulz

April 27, 2012

In the most poverty-stricken areas of the nation, the opportunity for a good education can be hindered because of low income. In an effort to create change, seven seniors from Columbia will contribute their knowledge to public schools across the country.The nonprofit organization Teach For America selects high achievers to teach in public schools throughout the U.S. Applicants for the two-year program are chosen annually ba...

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