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Faculty Senate raises concerns

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 3, 2012

In a Nov. 27 statement sent to college administrators, the Faculty Senate expressed “serious concern” regarding the administration’s decision-making process during this “important period of transition” for Columbia.The letter stressed the importance of two specific concerns: transparency and communication.“To be clear, [the Senate is] not commenting here on the efficacy of specific decisions, but on the lack of...

Do hookups trump romance in college?

By Kyle Rich

November 26, 2012

Sexual activity can be considered a favorite pastime of some college students, but while many think one-night stands run rampant on and off campus, new research indicates romantic relationships predominate.In a new study published in the September issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers at Brown and Syracuse universities challenged the notion that hookup culture is replacing romantic relationships among the college ...

Frequency of attack ads more impactful than message

By Kyle Rich

November 5, 2012

Political advertisements can be a powerful weapon for embattled candidates. Some attack policy, while others are more personal. But a new study suggests that it isn’t the content of negative political ads that make them effective but the waythey’re presented.Juliana Fernandes, an assistant professor at the University of Miami in Florida who specializes in political communication, supervised the study, which will be pub...

MLB gets cheaper in Chicago

By Kyle Rich

November 5, 2012

Though the White Sox’ and Cubs’ 2012 season may have strained the hearts of fans, spectators can expect next season to be less taxing on their wallets.Last month, both teams announced they will reduce ticket prices for the 2013 season.Lou Hernandez, director of public relations for the White Sox, said 87 percent of season ticket prices will be reduced or remain the same, and more than half of season ticket prices will decre...


By The Columbia Chronicle

October 22, 2012

by Heather Schroering, Editor-In-Chief and Ivana Hester, Assistant Campus EditorThe median annual income of recent Columbia graduates lags far behind that of other colleges’ alumni, nearly $7,000 below the national median for those in the arts and media fields and $5,000 below the median for all recent U.S. college graduates, a Columbia survey shows.In fall 2011, the college surveyed 2,500 Columbia alumni who graduated wit...

Daily Schedule/ Scores

By Nader Ihmoud

October 16, 2012

10/15MLB playoffsGame 2National League Championship SeriesSan Francisco Giants 7 St. Louis Cardinals 1WP: Ryan Vogelsong LP: Chris CarpenterSeries: Tied 1-1Oct. 16MLB playoffsAmerican League Championship SeriesNew York Yankees @ Detroit TigersYankees SP: Pat HughesTigers SP: Justin VerlanderSeries: Tigers lead 2-0...

Information Technology ensures faster Internet connection

By Alexandra Kukulka

September 24, 2012

Internet crashes are common in any office space with many users. Bruce Sheridan, chairman of the Film & Video Department, said his building has already experienced a wireless outage this year, something he said is a frequent occurrence.The Information Technology Department has figured out a way to solve this problem.The department has been working to update the college’s outdated infrastructure since January because of ...

Share the love

By Alex Stedman

September 14, 2012

At a glance, the Henrichs are a typical American family. Rami Henrich even describes her family as bland. Since meeting in 1974, Rami and her husband, Tom, raised two children, now ages 34 and 22. On a Monday afternoon, Rami, a psychotherapist, has several phones ringing in the family’s Evanston home and scrambles to sort out the situation. Tom, who is more relaxed, ignores the ringing. Together, they make a balanced couple. The...

Englewood program seeks to register voters

By Charles Jefferson

September 10, 2012

A group of community organizations in the Englewood neighborhood are working together to encourage more residents to register to vote in the 2012 election with hopes of persuading President Barack Obama to visit the area.The Englewood Votes initiative, a nonpartisan campaign, aims to register 5,000 new voters and increase turnout for future elections.Sonya Harper, an organizer of Englewood Votes, said she believes a visit fr...

Mayor Emanuel announces new provisions for Internet Essentials program

By Mark Minton

September 4, 2012

The Internet has become essential to the American lifestyle, yet many families still struggle to afford the service. To combat that, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is collaborating with Comcast to increase Internet availability.On Aug. 22, Emanuel announced plans for a second year of Chicago’s participation in Comcast’s nationwide Internet Essentials program, which gives low-income families access to a number of services promoting Int...

CTA restructures routes as part of de-crowding initiative

By Kaley Fowler

September 4, 2012

In an effort to accommodate growing ridership, the Chicago Transit Authority plans to restructure its bus and rail services as part of a de-crowding initiative.The CTA announced its intention to alter 48 bus routes and eliminate 12 in an Aug. 22 press release. CTA officials anticipate that the route restructure will accrue $16 million in savings that will be allocated toward increasing bus and rail service during rush per...

Chicago, you’re loved

By Alex Stedman

September 4, 2012

What started as a simple, weekend-long CD release show for a local musician escalated into a full-blown 30-day arts festival highlighting a variety of Chicago acts. Hence the name, “Chicago, I Love You.”Performances started Sept. 1, and free nightly acts will continue through Sept. 30 at Lilly’s Bar, 2515 N. Lincoln Ave. Organizer and singer/songwriter Tom Schraeder originally planned for a music-centered event to prom...

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